The season of giving is upon us! From Thanksgiving and Hanukkah to Christmas and Kwanzaa, (and let’s not forget Saturnalia and Pancha Ganapati) it’s that time of year when showing people how much they matter to us is a joyful and exciting tradition! So what’s on your gift list? Fruitcake? Chocolate coins? The ubiquitous (and ever-treasured) holiday sweater? All well and good. We all remember that reindeer sweater vest (trimmed with functioning jingle bells) that made the holidays of our youth complete!
There is nothing better than a partnership with our local community organizations and we have plenty of them. If it wasn’t for these partnerships we wouldn’t be able to gauge the current industry training needs, fulfill dreams, expand training skills and develop our workforce. So here is a shout out to just a few of those great partnerships – Thank You to Everyone!!!!!
A note from Barbara Butcher, a beloved Continuing Education HRD instructor; ……………………….First, I have to take a moment to say what a joy it is to be a part of the Human Resources Development Program of AB Tech working with HRD Coordinator, Gea Skeens, and her wonderful group of instructors and staff. This team of devoted educators is amazing and by far some of the best people I have had the pleasure of working with.
Don’t think you would like to be a nurse BUT you still would like to work in Health Care?? How about choosing to take a professional road less traveled in the form of working in an Ophthalmic doctor’s office?
You already know that WNC and particularly the Asheville area is teeming with healthcare organizations, nonprofit groups, and combinations of the two. But did you know that A-B Tech now offers two completely online, Continuing Education Certificate programs that can help you gain the skills you need to get in the game?
When Bob Dylan wrote the ballad named above it was an anthem of change—a call to move forward. In the world of manufacturing, Dylan’s lyrics can now be seen as prophetic. A decade ago people began talking about 3-D printing or “rapid prototyping.” The technology has progressed to include “rapid manufacturing,” more recently called “additive manufacturing.” This manufacturing process creates parts using successive layers of material (3D printing) instead of the traditi
The employees within these organizations, indeed the very organizations themselves, will either thrive and prosper or ultimately wither and die based on one core principal: the level of service they provide to their customers. According to a 2011 survey conducted by American Express: “78% of customers have bailed on a transaction or walked away fr
One of the important responsibilities of my job is to be in tune with the current and future trends of the workforce in Buncombe and Madison counties. So let me take a moment of your time and share some good news.
Where are the jobs right now? The top five industries where jobs are:
Healthcare and Social Assistance
Accommodation and Food Services
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
Ok, you are ready to take some classes to prepare for a new job, advancement in the workplace, or totally committed to giving your best to educating yourself to be successful in your next career. But first, what will the job market look like when you graduate or complete some of the workforce development classes at A-B Tech?