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November 19, 2014

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Give the Gift of Learning This Season

As we celebrate the season of giving, you may be looking for a unique gift for a special person.  Would you like to inspire that person to develop their best qualities, or to just have a little fun?

November 13, 2014

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Give Yourself the Gift of Health and Safety

Here are 12 recommended tips from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) for self-care this season. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy—and enjoy the holidays!!

November 6, 2014

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Health Benefits of Dancing

How much thought have you given to dancing? Personally, the only dance experience I have comes from the jazz-square and grapevine-heavy choreography of our high school chorus shows. Does that count? Anyway, in the past few years, I’ve become a fan of Dancing with the Stars.

October 20, 2014

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Do You Know Someone That's 20-Something?

As a parent I sometimes get frustrated and feel as if my child, at 23 years of age, should already be established in a career and fully independent, but then I came across an article by Melinda Beck.  According to Beck their brain is still developing and will be well into their third decade of life – 30’s???

October 1, 2014

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Change is in the Air

Fall is a season of change. The leaves change, temperature drops, and suddenly there’s pumpkin-flavored everything. Here, nestled in the mountains, we get to experience the transformation that fall brings firsthand. Each year, the Blue Ridge Mountains trade in their distinctive hue for vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow that people travel from all over to see.

September 25, 2014

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5 Facts About Online Classes

Since 2002, A-B Tech Continuing Education Division has partnered with ed2go to provide online classes to our students. Here are five things you should know about our online classes:

September 4, 2014

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Wellness is the Right and Privilege of Everyone!

Yes, the right and privilege of everyone; there is no prerequisite for it other than your free choice.  Wellness begins with your lifestyle.  Your environment is important, heredity does play a part, and the health care system has an impact on your wellness, but only lifestyle is under your direct influence.  Since lifestyle is the key element in

August 28, 2014

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Registration for Continuing Education classes never ends!

If you have been to the A-B Tech website, seen our billboards around town or received our postcards in the mail, you may find yourself a little panicky that you need to register for your non-credit, continuing education class by mid-August.  Never fear; here is some clarification about the difference between registering for non-credit classes and credit classes, and the good news is…YOU ST

August 14, 2014

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Jump Start a New Career in Health Care

Health care programs, especially those centered in allied health are a major focus for community colleges.  No sector since 2001 has been as consistent in employment growth year after year.  Private hospitals and nursing residential care facilities have been among the biggest gainers adding over 2 million jobs since 2001.

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