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?
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 STILL HAVE TIME!
The realities of life dictate limits on what activities you can participate in. Going for a run? That might mean skipping that show you really wanted to see. Working late? Maybe that means you miss out on a family dinner. Every action requires that you weigh the costs and benefits of choosing one use of your time and money over another. Some of this happens subconsciously, but when it comes to caring for your body and mind- a bit more intentionality is needed.
I wish that parents today wouldn’t always insist on a 4 year degree, or any degree for that matter.
Sometimes you just have that child that wasn’t cut out for that type of educational rigor. Yes, you can grieve that if you wish, but wouldn’t you want your child to be making a good living, establishing their independence sooner than later, and doing it all while working in a good career?
We all face stressors in our daily lives: being cut off in traffic, having enough money to pay the bills, balancing work and home. But students face all of these and more! Class assignments, tests, final exams – and what do you do when you’ve been up all night with a sick child and you have a paper due the next day? While there are no easy answers, here are some ideas that may help during busy times.
In high-skilled workplaces, everyone must know how to identify problems and develop good solutions for those problems. One skill needed to successfully develop solutions to problems is called critical thinking. Critical thinking is the ability to apply reason and logic to new or unfamiliar ideas, opinions, and situations. Thinking critically involves seeing things in an open-minded way and examining an idea or concept from as many angles as possible. Improving your critical thinking skills means improving the way you think.