CNA Certification in Michigan Eligibility Requirements

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In 1987, federal legislation Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA-87) was passed by Congress to improve the nursing and nursing-related cares in nursing homes. The legislation requires nursing homes to employ nurse aides who are trained and evaluated through state Nurse Aide training and Evaluation Program (NATCEP). The federal requirements included 75 hours training program which contains classroom instruction, lab training and16 hour's clinical hands-on experience in an approved facility, and a Written/Oral Test and Skill Test. The training program also requires inclusion of minimum OBRA required education requirements. Nurse Aides meeting federal requisites are awarded a CNA Certification and registered with the state Nurse Aide Registry.

In the state of Michigan, the State Department of Community Health has been entrusted the responsibility to develop a state CNA program that includes minimum OBRA requirements and accordingly, Michigan Nurse Aide Training Curriculum, 1989, was designed to train nurse assistants in direct patient cares. The complete duration of state approved NATP is federal legislation required 75 hours, divided between 34 hours class/16.5 hours lab and 24.5 hours clinical training. The administration of the state training program is the responsibility of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Professions.

Is Marketing a Good Venue for Vocational School Degrees?

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The cost for college tuition is absolutely too high, and the average student is taking out $20,000 per year in student loans at state colleges and paying over $1200 a year for textbooks. All I can say to that is; ouch. But what if you go to a vocational school to learn a trade, skill, or get the training for a specific job? Does that make more sense because when you get out you will be qualified to work in a given industry?

Remember you have to pay those student loans back, so perhaps a vocational school might be the right ticket, even though the regulatory authorities seem to have come down on vocational colleges for suggesting there will be guaranteed jobs when you graduate. The other day, I was talking to an acquaintance who lives in the upper Midwest and he decided that he would study marketing. He explained to me that; "Marketing will always be needed, and every great concept needs a voice."

Well, that's absolutely true isn't it? It hardly matters what a company is selling, they have to let everyone know because otherwise no one will buy it. It hardly matters if you have the greatest invention, innovation, product, or service on the planet, because if no one knows about it, and you haven't done your proper marketing, then no one's going to partake in a purchase. Therefore, marketing will obviously always be needed.

A Step-By-Step Guide To Becoming An LPN

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Quite a few nursing professionals have discovered that the position of LPN offers the fastest way to get into the health care field. Nowadays, one of the preferred ways to do this is by enrolling in online courses. Indeed, the advantages offered by online study, especially when it comes to convenience and cost, are making these classes an obvious choice for more and more students.

With the need for nurses at a record high around the nation, and so many people interested in getting into the profession, the following step-by-step process is one that anybody can use to start their career in practical nursing quickly.

Step 1 - Find A Good LPN School

The initial step in becoming a Practical Nurse involves locating, and graduating from an approved LPN training program. In nearly all cases, your practical nursing schooling can be finished either through distance education, at a private or public school or, in many instances, at a local community career training facility. This training will generally require an average of twelve months to complete.

A Day in the Life of a Cosmetologist: 5 Professionals Surveyed

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We surveyed five cosmetology certification program instructors at a local Technical College. We asked them their likes and dislikes about their careers as professional cosmetologists before they became instructors. Read on to get a feel for what a normal day is like for a professional beautician.

1. What are the best aspects of having a cosmetologist career?

2. What are the least desirable aspects of having a career in cosmetology?

3. What is a typical day like as a working cosmetologist?

What are the best aspects of having a cosmetologist career?

Resume Writing for the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Student

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Resume Writing for the Job Seeker

Upon completing your Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or other Vocational Training and Assessment Course, many students ask the question... "Now what?" If you are not already employed, creating a standout resume is the best bet at giving you the edge in today tough job market.

For your convenience I have created a sample resume below, basically a 'fill in the blanks' for job seeking students.

TIPS & TRICKS
  1. Keep your resume to two pages (three max!)
  2. Spell check, spell check, spell check (and proof read) - grammatical errors are not acceptable
  3. The real opportunity is within the cover letter so highlight your biggest achievements there
  4. Keep the front plain and pages spaced
  5. Without 'resume padding' put forward the best version of you

Vocational Trade School or University - Which Is for You?

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Many people around the world are engaged in vocational education and training as well as university level courses. However, when enrolling into a training program it is important to consider which medium of higher education is right for you. There are many differences between university and vocational education and training. Below these differences are outlined for your convenience.

University
  • Involves degrees, honours, masters and doctorate level courses and some universities offer associates degrees as a bridge between vocational education and university courses
  • Based on theoretical learning
  • Generally gives students access to professions that require formal qualifications (teachers, doctors, psychologists, lawyers)
  • Usually between three and 6 years, depending on course structure
  • Consists of lectures, labs and tutorials
  • Lectures generally are over 100 students, tutorials refined to about 30 students
  • You must have completed your high school diploma or as a mature aged student pass some other form of test

A Guide To Effective Business Writing

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A good personal assistant or secretary will need to have excellent command of the English language at her fingertips. Emails and letters may have to go out at a seconds notice. Likewise you are responsible for staff memos. Given that you will produce so many scrutinised pieces of writing for both clients and colleagues, your writing must be faultless.

There are easy rules and aspects for all PAs or Secretaries to revise that can help maintain your standard of English. Common mistakes include "their" and "there", all too often PAs send out email with these words being used in place of the other. Everybody will know the meaning of these words,but it is just all too easy to make these mistakes. Another common mistake is "were" and "we're", these have very different meanings but often substitute one another.

Also, be sure that you are clear on the difference between "can" and "may". I can write correctly, infers that I have the ability to write accurately. If I substitute "can" with "may"; the meaning changes and means that perhaps I will write correctly. This is a subtle difference that can make emails and letters look clumsy to the reader.

A Growing List of Auto Dispatcher Responsibilities

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Once upon a time, in an age before advanced telecommunications, the transportation industry had to rely solely on the transporter's knowledge of their geography, and records were made manually only after deliveries had been made and the transporter returned to their point of origin.

This was mostly the case before cars and trucks became the primary mode of transportation (across land), but nonetheless, the need for more advanced systems of organization became an obvious factor in improving the efficiency of transportation and delivery.

Today, the dispatcher has become an essential part of the transportation team. They not only give directions before the transporter sets out, and take records upon the transporter's return, but they continue to work with the transporter during the entire length of their journeys.

Because of the many responsibilities undertaken by the dispatcher, there are many schools and programs across the country that offer very specialized and competitive courses to train dispatchers. And with increasingly-sophisticated technologies, the number of responsibilities, and the training required, is constantly increasing.

Get Certified: Entry-Level Mechanic Positions

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Cars are complicated machines, and we rarely think of all the smooth-running technology required to drive our cars safely and comfortably. They are powerful machines synthesizing mechanics, electronics, combustion systems, and more.

The reason we feel secure in our cars is because we know that the people who work on servicing and repairing our cars are all highly-trained and certified to do the best job possible.

In Canada, many provinces have required certification programs for auto mechanics that ensure these specialists are held to the highest standard.

In Ontario and Quebec, for example, the certification programs are based on a three-level system. These systems total 6000 hours of training, with 2000 of these hours dedicated to actual work experience. Alongside the theoretical and practical training, one must also pass a written exam.

After successful completion of such a program, one is certified in that province.

Why Do Trainers Believe They Can Stop Learning Themselves?

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Self delusions are powerful

Once a teacher has a teaching or training position they believe that they can stop learning. I know that this does not apply to all trainers but in my experience it applies to a large number.

The trainers I have spoken to believe that they don't need to continue learning because they know all they need to know to teach people. Clearly they haven't asked their students about this.

Straight from the students mouths

As part of my review I spoke with various students from the Tafe being reviewed about their experiences with teachers and what could be done better to help students learn more effectively.

Become a Nurse and Help Change Lives

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If you enjoy working with people and like helping individuals in need, you are likely to enjoy a career as a nurse. In order for you to enjoy such a career, you're going to need to get an advanced education, something that can either be done at a specialized school or in some cases, can be done at a college in your local area. Of course, there is more to becoming a nurse than simply going to college and numerous things can be done to help give you a better opportunity to get the job that you desire. Here are some tips that can help you through the process so that you can enter into the workforce successfully.

If you are simply thinking about becoming a nurse but have not yet started your education, there are some things that you can do which will help you to get an early start. For example, many hospitals have volunteer programs that you can take part in to give you an idea of what you can expect when you actually become a nurse. This will not only assist you in getting an idea of what to expect but it can also get you recognized, especially if you plan on pursuing a career in the hospital. One additional benefit of volunteering is that it can help you to focus on what you intend on doing. Many volunteers continue to do so on their off months, even as they are attending college.

How to Become an Energy Audit Certified Professional

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How to Choose Energy Training Courses

Becoming an energy audit professional will position you in the job market, for the coming explosion in different energy technologies. You'll be able to learn about different areas specializing in various types of testing equipment that should include carbon monoxide analyzers, specialized equipment for testing blower doors, and combustion gas testers.

You'll be able to choose a course that offers professional certification from the Building Performance Institute or the Residential Energy Services Network, and you should be aware of any prerequisites before signing up for a course. Both BPI and RESNET are leading organizations for certification for home performance energy experts and certification helps in any job search or promotion.

Types of courses that a "professional organization" will offer should include the BPI Building Analyst Professional, BPI Insulation and Air Sealing Technician, BPI Envelope Professional, BPI Multifamily Building Analyst Professional, BPI Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Professional, BPI Heating Professional, RESNET HERS Rater and the NATE Certification course.

3 Ways to Bring Your Movie Closer to the Big Screen

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For script writers, movies exist everywhere. And by 'everywhere' I actually mean that literally. Devoted script writers tend to create movie scenes pretty much all the time and in any situation.

From the little things, like the smell of fresh bread roaming out of the corner bakery, to the big things, like social movements and global affairs, a writer can be inspired by almost anything.

But exactly does one do with an inspired idea? Writing a screenplay is a long and dedicated task, and even the greatest ideas in your head might not translate to the page. For example, a fantastic beginning won't necessarily culminate in a coherent ending.

Writing a screenplay requires a lot of forethought and preparation. You need a basic understanding of how acts, scenes and sequences work. You also need strong characters that learn and grow over the course of the story. You need to integrate a degree of sympathy and respect for your audience. You need believable dialogue. You need setting descriptions and fact checking. You need every line on every page to be better than anyone would expect.

Audio Engineers: Between Musicians and Producers

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Popping on your favourite album, you might begin to revel in the history of how that music was made.

This is how the normal daydream can sometimes go: A couple of friends decide to form a band. They practice in a basement or garage a couple of their favourite tunes before starting to write their own music. They get their first gig, then a few more, and maybe open for a much bigger name. They rent out proper jam space, beef up their gear, and begin to develop their sound. One night, they make a contact of someone who wants to produce their music and make an album.

After several months in the studio, with the band rocking their hearts out and the producer shaping their sound, style and image, the much-anticipated album is released. Now it's got a permanent spot on your mp3 player.

This formula is most likely an over-simplification; although there must be some cases in musical history that somewhat resemble this story. But there is one player missing from this equation.

A Look Inside Music Recording Through MIDI Technology

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How and when music first came to be part of our culture is a long and lengthy discipline. What was the first distinction between noise and music? When did poems begin to be recited to melodies and become transformed into songs? How has music been preserved and passed on beginning with oral traditions, then written score, and finally, to the more technologically-dependent medium of sound recording? From the rhythmic and repetitive pounding of percussion of more primitive music styles, to the theoretically complex arrangements of full orchestras in classical music, to the lo-fi raw energy of garage rock, music has a complex and diverse evolution.

One of the most recent developments in music technology is MIDI, which stands for musical instrument digital interface. It is first a tool for of both music composition and recording. It is simultaneously an instrument in itself as well as a device for controlling other instruments. It is part of the digital medium of using information about sounds instead of actual analog sounds. Finally, it is an interface connecting instruments with computers. Because of this final point, MIDI is very prevalent in today's electronic music scene, such as house and techno music, but can also be used as a tool to compose and experiment with broader classical arrangements.

How to Choose Between a Community College and a Technical College

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How do you know if you are a community college person or a technical college person? Well, the first thing you should ask yourself is "What are the differences between the two?" Once you know that, you can weigh the pros and cons of each and figure out which one is going to fit your lifestyle the best.

Lucky for you we've already done the research and laid out the benefits of both community colleges and technical colleges. We started by asking ourselves 3 basic questions for each type of college, and this is what we came up with.

    Who will do well in Community College vs. will do well in Technical College?
    What are the Community College pros and Technical College pros?
    What are the Community College cons and Technical College cons?

Who will do well in community college vs. will do well in a technical college?

Military Educations Benefits Explained: Post 911 GI Bill and More

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If you are looking to further your education and are attached to the military in any way, make sure you take full advantage of your military education benefits, specifically the GI Bill. Don't let it go to waste. Here are some of the basics of what you should know about your military education benefits and what they can do for you.

Military education benefits you may be eligible for include:

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill (New)
    The Montgomery GI Bill (Traditional)
    The Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)

What exactly is the GI Bill?

The GI Bill is actually a variety if bills in place to help active military, veterans and their family members pay for a higher level of education. This involves financial assistance for education-related expenses such as tuition, books, supplies and housing allowances.

Importance of Online Maths Tutor Services

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There are several benefits for you to develop your tutoring business online. The best thing about online tutoring is that it allows you to work from the comfort zone of your workplace/home, your prospective customer base reaches you online and you can work for any hours, you want.

Online learning has good reputation and it has further led to maths tutor and VCE tutor to offer tutoring services online. There is an increasing demand seen for online tutors to a great extent such that several students are considering tutoring services to prepare for scholarship tests.

Students can obtain services offered by an online math tutor at a fraction of the cost, when compared to other conventional methods of offering tutoring services. Their traditional subjects generally include Math, VCE tutoring services offered by tutoring franchises. Students, from high school or college can get individual help with the help of online tutoring.

Several companies are now offering tutoring services by making use of online services namely instant messaging, E-mail, video cam, video conferencing and virtual classrooms. There are number of tutoring services available on the Internet that too in a wide range of subjects and at different fee structure.

101: Foods to Help You Study Cert IV in Training and Assessment

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Like many Australians you may be beginning a training course or qualification through vocational education and training. This may be a first time qualification or a course that you are returning to study for. Some people find it hard to study after being away from the books for so long. I have outlined below for your convenience the food capable of improving your memory and concentration.

These foods have been proven to increase memory, the information processing capacity and overall brain function to help you study your Cert IV in Training and Assessment effectively.

1. Water: as you brain is over three-quarters water when it becomes dehydrated your memory power is reduced drastically meaning both mental and cognitive functions are decreased.

2. Vitamins: these are a great supplement to enhance a diet. Take magnesium to increase brain and memory function. Alternatively, selenium is a great mineral. Due to antioxidant properties, selenium removes toxins from the brain, clearing room for your brain to absorb memory loss preventing vitamin.

Become an Aircraft Mechanic

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Aircraft and avionics technicians and mechanics perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on aircraft and helicopters. In 2010 there were 142,300 employed mechanics.

By 2020 the forecast is 6% growth rate of aviation maintenance jobs, about 9,000 positions. This growth rate is a slower rate of growth than the overall growth rate projected for all jobs till 2020.

How does one become an aircraft mechanic or technician? It is not required to have a college degree but it may be helpful to have a degree to obtain your first job. Most mechanics and technicians learn their trade at an FAA-Approved Aviation Maintenance Technician School. Course work may last 18-24 months. About 30% of all aviation schools offer college degrees. The student may obtain a two (2) or four (4) year degree at selected schools. Recently employers are considering candidates for aviation maintenance positions more favorably on those applicants with a four (4) year degree.

Other aviation schools offer technical academic and practical courses. Aircraft trade schools offer an emphasis in airframe composite, avionics, jet engines, wiring, aircraft systems and much more. Additional courses are required in mathematics, electronics, computer science, mechanical drawing, F.A.A. regulations and much more.

Studying For The Bar - Bartending School

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Bartending is a fun, lucrative yet demanding profession, and there are generally speaking two routes to the top. You can start bussing tables, and gradually crawl up the greasy pole until maybe, just maybe, you finally make it to being a bartender, or you can get yourself a qualification in bartending at bartending school, and walk right into some of the hottest jobs around.

There are bartending courses all around the country, and if there isn't a good one near you, then look for one on line. Bartending school courses tend to be very flexible, to take account of the fact that people on them are often holding down a job whilst they study. Classes can be during day, during the evening, even at weekends. The best schools offer a mixture of serious study as well as a lot of fun, nightclub atmosphere classes - most people really enjoy their time at bartending school.

You will be expected to work hard and to take your course seriously; after all this is not just an enjoyable and rewarding profession, but one which carries a lot of responsibility for both the financial success of your bar and the well being and safety of both fellow employees and customers. So the whole range of subjects will be taught; legal, health and safety, professional skills, customer service, dealing with money, stock control, how to choose and look after the tools of your trade, how to dress, how to deal with difficult situations, and of course, the all important mixology.

Casual Jobs for Students - Good or Bad?

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Students often question themselves whether finding a casual work while studying is beneficial or detrimental to their career.

Researches point out that people who had casual job experience while studying are the highest achievers in life.

No matter what kind of casual job you embark on, it will always add to your professional and life experience. Even when the job is not tied to your field of study or pursuing career you will eventually see the benefits of casual jobs.

Casual work can arm you with a set of tools that will make you more independent and financially successful. If something isn't going well with your future job, you have the skills and experience to perform another temporary job or even switch career. Not to mention that many companies prefer to employ someone equipped with knowledge and experience in different areas or as they usually say, an all-rounded professional.

How To Use Success of Olympic Athletes To Inspire Your Own Career

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I enjoy watching sports. I follow Tennis around the world all the time. However, I rarely watch any other sports because they are not readily available on the Sports channels. I was soon hooked on the London Olympics 2012. I watched sports that I had never seen before, like Dressage. and Biking I was not keen on Boxing, I found myself willing our British girl, Natasha Jonas, to put more sting in each punch. I actually needed that rest too at the end of each round. What an enjoyable fortnight it was and I was wanting so much more.

I realised these athletes have great dedication and determination. They spend months and years in training with the final aim of becoming a gold medalist at the Olympics. It is a long time to remain focused, surely there are times when this determination wanes.

I found myself wondering how do they get themselves up in the morning and go training, when the spirits are low. Can their example relate to ordinary people's lives.

How to Find Cosmetology Schools and Beauty Schools

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How do you find cosmetology schools? Each aspiring cosmetologist is unique and will look for something different in their beauty schools of choice. For this reason, start by making a list of what is most important to you, narrow your search down to only the schools that meet this criteria, then visit those cosmetology schools in person to make your final decision.

Step 1 - Make a Cosmetology Schools "Wish List"

Start by making a list of what is most important to you, then narrow your search to only the schools that fit this criteria. Below is a sample "wish list" to get you thinking of the qualities you desire most in your dream cosmetology school.

Sample Wish List of Great Beauty Schools

    A complete cosmetology certification program that prepares you for your state board of cosmetology exams so you can get licensed.
    Access to an in-school cosmetology salon for hands-on experience
    Highly skilled and experienced instructors
    Flexible class scheduling
    A location close to home
    Accreditation
    Career placement services
    Availability of financial aid: scholarships, grants, loans and payment plans

How to Get Your Cosmetology Licensing in Colorado

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Congratulations! You've chosen to pursue a career as a cosmetologist in Colorado - which means you need to get your cosmetology licensing. This article outlines the steps you need to take to legally practice cosmetology in the state of Colorado by getting your license for cosmetology.

3 Steps to Getting Your Cosmetology Licensing

    Get an education from a state licensed school of cosmetology.
    Earn your cosmetology certification.
    Take and pass the state board of cosmetology exams.

Step 1: Get an education from a state licensed school of cosmetology.

Finding a school of cosmetology in or close to your area of Colorado should be no problem. Start with an internet search including the name of the closest city near you. Find everything from specialized cosmetology schools to career colleges, which feature professional in-school cosmetology salons for hands-on training and experience that employers look for.

Aged Care Workforce Set to Quadruple, Where Will It Take You?

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The Australian aged care workforce is in huge demand and as the nation prepares for the baby boomer generation to enter retirement, the ageing population is set to grow. Many Australians are already engaged in the aged care or disability care workforce, however, by 2050 that workforce is set to quadruple meaning that one in every twenty working Australian will be within the aged care sector. Many who are undertaking, or planning to undertake a vocational qualification, like the Certificate III in Aged Care or the Certificate III in Home and Community Care, can back up their passion for caring for people with a qualification.

This ensures the elderly population are receiving care from experienced and qualified individuals that have invested their time to learn the many facets of aged care. Studying an aged or home and community care course is the nations current industry standard and gives you access to Australia's fastest growing sector.

Certificate III in Aged Care - What Will You Learn?

The Cert III will teach you to administer personal care as well as supporting the elderly. You will strive to meet their psychological and emotional needs and gain knowledge to assist individuals with medication and illness. The course includes curriculum to teach students how to work effectively in different cultural environments.

Education and Training Study Tips

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Many thousands of students undertake and enrol in vocational education and training courses every year. However for those new to study, or returning to study, it can be difficult to get into an effective routine. The following article contains four good rules to follow that will help you achieve the most possible out of your education and training course.

Create a Study Space

Before beginning it is important to create your own study area. It is important that this area is available at any time and is free from disruptions like television. Keep this space clean as a de-cluttered area means a de-cluttered mind. Have a good light and chair at your desk and before sitting down to begin ensure that all materials needed are available - having to search for these later will get your mind out of the 'zone'.

A Guide To Effective Business Writing

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A good personal assistant or secretary will need to have excellent command of the English language at her fingertips. Emails and letters may have to go out at a seconds notice. Likewise you are responsible for staff memos. Given that you will produce so many scrutinised pieces of writing for both clients and colleagues, your writing must be faultless.

There are easy rules and aspects for all PAs or Secretaries to revise that can help maintain your standard of English. Common mistakes include "their" and "there", all too often PAs send out email with these words being used in place of the other. Everybody will know the meaning of these words,but it is just all too easy to make these mistakes. Another common mistake is "were" and "we're", these have very different meanings but often substitute one another.

Also, be sure that you are clear on the difference between "can" and "may". I can write correctly, infers that I have the ability to write accurately. If I substitute "can" with "may"; the meaning changes and means that perhaps I will write correctly. This is a subtle difference that can make emails and letters look clumsy to the reader.

Gaining The Benefits of Vocational Training Courses

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As the world's economics get tighter and tighter, more and more people are finding themselves in a situation where they need vocational training courses. The big problem is that they do not know what these are and how these can provide a benefit to them in the overall education process. Let me explain.

In the business and manufacturing world of today, many people are finding themselves in a situation where they have been laid off from the job they always thought was very solid and would take them all the way through to retirement. But the reality today is that businesses are cutting back and laying off all but the "essential personnel" in order to stay in business and remain competitive. So what happens is that though no fault of yours, you are suddenly finding yourself in a position that you have never been in since your college graduation, which is unemployed and wondering how to find a new job. You haven't even needed to create a resume in many years because you have been doing your job, and probably doing it very well, for a great number of years. But now the situation is entirely different for you.

Make Your Next Career Choice an Invaluable One

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There's more to the transport industry than just driving. There's got to be someone left behind, someone to make sure that everything is under control. A dispatcher is one of the most important jobs in the transport business, and is highly regarded as one of the most essential communication positions of any business. In fact, The Ontario Trucking Association has claimed, "[T]he dispatcher is one of the most important people in a road transportation organization. He/she is responsible for making critical decisions regarding the key operational function of the company."

Many transport businesses cannot operate without a reliable dispatcher. Someone must be present at home base, to tell drivers and operators where to go, and what is required of them. Dispatchers are responsible for the communications of the company. But in order to be hired, you must have experience. This is why taking dispatch courses is so important, especially considering the present day employment rates. In order to stand out in a pile of applicants, you need to be more than simply qualified. You need to have practical experience.

Transport Industry Jobs Have a Little Something for Everyone

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When someone says the word 'transport', the majority of us think of trucks. But there's more to it than that truck driver you see behind the wheel. There's actually a whole fleet of people that work behind the scenes to get him into that truck and safely to his destination. These people work together as a team to guarantee the success of their company as whole, much like a finely tuned automobile. And some of them never even have to leave the office.

Of course, a career in transportation can definitely entail driving an 18-wheeler. It just depends on what area you choose to specialize in. If you see yourself on the open road, then transportation courses can teach you what to expect, ensuring that you understand all the different aspects of the transport industry and all of the necessary safety measures that transport drivers are required to take in order to successfully complete their driving routes. And with no shortage of transport companies to choose from, you'll have little difficulty finding permanent employment once you obtain your trucking license. And in today's economy, the potential for guaranteed employment is extremely valuable.

Begin Your Health Care Field Career With CNA Certification in Alabama

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The passage of the federal Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA-87) legislation required each state, including Alabama to establish state and federal OBRA approved CNA Training program and evaluate the competency level of nurse aides. The federal legislation further requires candidates upon completion of the program must pass state approved CNA Certification in Alabama within 120 days to earn certification and to work legally in a variety of health care settings in the state.

CNA Training Program

The Alabama Department of Health approved training program requires nurse aides to complete, at least, 75 hours program, prior to earning their CNA Certification in Alabama. The program consists of 59 hours of theoretical classroom instructions and 16 hours of supervised clinical hands-on experience that must be performed in an approved facility among the residents, under the direct monitoring of a registered nurse.

Vocational Schools Are Just As Important If Not More So Than Universities Offering Social Sciences

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Okay so, you may not have considered this but I'm going to ask you to consider it today anyway. We know that the student loan bubble is a huge problem, and there is over $1 trillion in outstanding student debt currently in the United States. Each year we should expect that to grow, along with the tuition costs which have also been increasing at about 8% per year. In many regards this is a terrible tragedy for our society, especially at a time when our civilization is becoming more technologically advanced, and we need more people in the math and science fields. Okay so let's talk a little bit about vocational schools and their relevance to our economy and jobs in America.

You see, many employers are complaining that they have jobs available but no skilled labor. A cynic might say that these corporations merely want more corporate welfare in the form of employee training, and that might be part of their complaint, but the problem in this situation is real. We don't have enough skilled workers to take those specific jobs. This doesn't mean we don't have an unemployment problem? No, we surely do, and even if we could fill those jobs, it still wouldn't be enough to get America back to work in the percentages that we need currently, especially if we want to recover from this economy.

A Short Checklist of Auto Collision Estimation

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Car accidents can range from being a mild nuisance to a serious situation. The very first things we think about are the safety of any motorists, passengers or pedestrians who were involved. Only later, once the initial shock has subsided, do we begin to think of the damages done to our cars. Clearly the relief that nobody is harmed greatly overrides the consideration of the car's damage. But when cost of repairs becomes a factor, not to mention having to leave your car with a mechanic and have to get around with alternative transportation for a duration of time, we still want the best, most efficient and most cost-effective solution.

The very first step of collision repairs is the inspection and estimation. Sometimes there is more than one way to get your car back and up and running, from fixing parts to wholly replacing them, with different costs and advantages to each option. For this, the auto body collision estimator is a key player on the team that will fix up your car and put you back in the driver's seat. This specialist is trained to recognize, through a variety of methods, the extent of the damage and what is required to be road-ready again, using both their own observational skills as well as modern software programs. A course for auto body estimators will combine much theoretical training with practical experience to cover all aspects of estimation.

Forklift Requirements For Certification

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Forklift drivers and operators are a vital part of the many industrial and manufacturing companies worldwide. Without them, freight, cargo and all other types of shipment would be impossible to transfer or even transport. This is the reason why they too, must be trained and certified in order to be as effective in their line of work.

It may seem that they just drive a bigger than golf cart type of vehicle but actually they are not. The forklifts are specialized trucks, of different models, that must be handled very carefully in order to prevent accidents and of course, deliver goods in time.

Individuals wanting to work in this type of job have to satisfy a number of Forklift requirements for certification. This is needed not only by the companies wanting to employ them but is actually a law that is required across all states.

A Growing List of Auto Dispatcher Responsibilities

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Once upon a time, in an age before advanced telecommunications, the transportation industry had to rely solely on the transporter's knowledge of their geography, and records were made manually only after deliveries had been made and the transporter returned to their point of origin.

This was mostly the case before cars and trucks became the primary mode of transportation (across land), but nonetheless, the need for more advanced systems of organization became an obvious factor in improving the efficiency of transportation and delivery.

Today, the dispatcher has become an essential part of the transportation team. They not only give directions before the transporter sets out, and take records upon the transporter's return, but they continue to work with the transporter during the entire length of their journeys.

Because of the many responsibilities undertaken by the dispatcher, there are many schools and programs across the country that offer very specialized and competitive courses to train dispatchers. And with increasingly-sophisticated technologies, the number of responsibilities, and the training required, is constantly increasing.

Get Certified: Entry-Level Mechanic Positions

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Cars are complicated machines, and we rarely think of all the smooth-running technology required to drive our cars safely and comfortably. They are powerful machines synthesizing mechanics, electronics, combustion systems, and more.

The reason we feel secure in our cars is because we know that the people who work on servicing and repairing our cars are all highly-trained and certified to do the best job possible.

In Canada, many provinces have required certification programs for auto mechanics that ensure these specialists are held to the highest standard.

In Ontario and Quebec, for example, the certification programs are based on a three-level system. These systems total 6000 hours of training, with 2000 of these hours dedicated to actual work experience. Alongside the theoretical and practical training, one must also pass a written exam.

After successful completion of such a program, one is certified in that province.

Running Smooth: The Importance of Regular Checkups

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Everyone who drives is familiar with this situation: you're cruising along and all of a sudden, there's a noise coming from the engine that you haven't heard before, or maybe the feeling in the gas or brake pedal seems a bit off, or there's smoke, or a funny smell. There are many tell-tale signs that your car needs servicing and the best thing to do is to bring it in before the problem escalates. But what is equally important, is to bring your vehicle in for regular checkups and tune-ups even if everything seems to running smoothly. Similar to our own health, we don't always visit doctors when we feel ill, but have regular checkups to mark our physical development and watch for problems. Regularly-scheduled visits to the auto mechanic are just as important for maintaining a healthy engine and a safe ride.

How often you should bring your car in to the garage is based either on elapsed time, or the amount of kilometers driven since your last checkup. Not every aspect of the vehicle will be inspected on every checkup; but there are different recommended tune-up periods for different parts of the car. Knowing which order of priority to give to each part is an essential module in mechanic colleges.

Understanding The Advantages of Vocational Education

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In the uncertain business world of today, where workers are discovering that the solid job they have had for years is not nearly as solid as it once might have been, more and more people are turning to vocational education as a means to learn a new trade. Sometimes this is done out of necessity as the worker gets his layoff notice from his employer of many years, and very suddenly finds himself in the very unenviable position of needing to learn a new trade or skill as quickly as possible so that he can rejoin the work force. Other times it is because a person has finally determined that they have more to offer than a menial job they are doing and want to get trained in something more lucrative or more professional.

This is where vocational education plays a key part, since any of these prospective students has multiple choices in terms of how they will complete their course requirements through vocational courses, perhaps in a classroom setting, or with today's technology, perhaps via online distance learning.

It's because of this reason that nowadays, companies hire new employees who have successfully completed their vocational educational training and learned how to apply the newly learned knowledge on the job. Employers are also interested in these vocational school graduates because they have demonstrated an initiative to get the training they need, to set a goal of achieving it, and having achieved that goal, perhaps even getting their degree via vocational training. Companies today are not looking for the employee who needs guidance and direction every step of the way, because they already have an employee roster full of that type of person, but rather are looking for the kind of person who can recognize what needs to be done to achieve a goal, and go after it with the drive and initiative required.

From Crab Cakes to Commercial Roof Design

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"I couldn't stand the thought of slinging one more crab cake or spending one more day smelling of fish," Peter lamented as he thought back to a 6-year span of his life during his mid- to late-twenties when he worked as a waiter at a seafood restaurant.

"One day while working a double-shift, I went out to the parking lot to grab a quick nap in my car before my second shift of the day. As I sat in my car staring at the windshield, I knew right then and there that I needed to do something to make a change in my life. I knew going back to school was the right thing to do, I just didn't know for what or where."

Many people can certainly identify with Peter's story: working in a dead-end job, unhappy about the direction of your life, and feeling hopeless and confused about how to go about making any sort of change.

101: Certificate III in Aged Care - Career Prospects

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This article will look at the elderly care industry general, the course outline of the qualification and possible career prospects for students completing the aged and community care training course.

The Certificate III in Aged Care

Like many thousands of Australians, you may be working within the bustling field of aged care. Or, you may be considering a career in the aged or community care sector. Many people with an interest in caring for the nation's elderly undertake formal vocational qualifications. Currently, the Certificate III is the entry standard for the industry. This ensures older Australian's are benefiting from experienced and qualified individuals who have invested their own time into learning about the requirements of aged care.

The most popular qualifications is the Certificate III in Aged Care. However, a large majority of students also undertake vocational courses concurrently. An example may be undertaking the Cert III in conjunction with another related qualification like the Cert III in Disability Care or the Certificate III in Home and Community Care. There is also opportunity to progress onto higher qualifications including Cert IV and Diplomas.

Canadian Teens Prepare for Careers in Audio and Film Production

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Career counseling often starts in high school. In career orientation sessions, students are asked to reflect on their future careers, and the choices that they will have to make to get where they want in life. Students aiming for sound technology, cinema or film school in Canada are well advised to start this reflection as early as in their high school years to take full advantage of all of the related courses and activities that their secondary schools offer.

Knowing that you are headed for audio school, for example, can even influence your choice of high school. Some schools offer introductory sound engineering classes and clubs, where students can discover the field, while helping the school community, for instance, by working for the student radio station or helping with sound in the auditorium for talks and for theatrical or musical performances.

Music rooms in today's schools no longer contain only the tambourines of yesteryear. They are rigged up with microphones and sound systems that require student involvement. A good way to prepare for audio school is to get involved in your high school's music or drama department.

How Distance Education Courses Can Work for You

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There is a constant clamour for high quality education; however, certain challenges hindered the advancement of activities that should have made this possible. Lack of funds for the infrastructure of new school classrooms and buildings, escalating prices of tuition fees, low salaries and less benefits for teachers, proximity of schools; these are but some of the factors which learners are currently facing. This is the reason why online learning courses were introduced to answer that need.

Open Institutions are schools of learning that deliver online education courses. They provided the solution in bringing quality education and training to people wherever they may be. There is no need to worry about waking early everyday just to beat the morning traffic and arrive in school on time for class. The challenge of finding time for study has been solved as well because of curriculums that are specifically designed for self-paced learning. Access to daily topics of discussion and online training courses are made available 24 hours a day through the use of modern technology via computers and the Internet. The principles of education, online discussions, group projects and assessments are coursed through different kinds of media which include email, conferencing, message boards, chat rooms and video tutorials, to name a few. All a learner would need to have is access to a computer, stable Internet connection, dedication and focus to finish his or her chosen course.

Vocational Trade School or University - Which Is for You?

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Many people around the world are engaged in vocational education and training as well as university level courses. However, when enrolling into a training program it is important to consider which medium of higher education is right for you. There are many differences between university and vocational education and training. Below these differences are outlined for your convenience.

University

    Involves degrees, honours, masters and doctorate level courses and some universities offer associates degrees as a bridge between vocational education and university courses
    Based on theoretical learning
    Generally gives students access to professions that require formal qualifications (teachers, doctors, psychologists, lawyers)

CNA Certification in Michigan Eligibility Requirements

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In 1987, federal legislation Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA-87) was passed by Congress to improve the nursing and nursing-related cares in nursing homes. The legislation requires nursing homes to employ nurse aides who are trained and evaluated through state Nurse Aide training and Evaluation Program (NATCEP). The federal requirements included 75 hours training program which contains classroom instruction, lab training and16 hour's clinical hands-on experience in an approved facility, and a Written/Oral Test and Skill Test. The training program also requires inclusion of minimum OBRA required education requirements. Nurse Aides meeting federal requisites are awarded a CNA Certification and registered with the state Nurse Aide Registry.

In the state of Michigan, the State Department of Community Health has been entrusted the responsibility to develop a state CNA program that includes minimum OBRA requirements and accordingly, Michigan Nurse Aide Training Curriculum, 1989, was designed to train nurse assistants in direct patient cares. The complete duration of state approved NATP is federal legislation required 75 hours, divided between 34 hours class/16.5 hours lab and 24.5 hours clinical training. The administration of the state training program is the responsibility of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Professions.