Week in Review

Oct/03/2017 - 11:55am

It’s no surprise that careers in big data are booming. What is surprising is the new demand for data scientists. These experts are coming from a variety of business and computational sciences fields and, as it turns out, big data is a segment that requires all comers.

Movies like “Moneyball,” companies like Netflix, and statisticians like …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:53am

The working world is in upheaval, with technology changing the way we do pretty much everything. Some careers that used to be sure things aren't so sure anymore. How do you know which jobs are worth pursuing, and which aren't? We checked in with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to get the lowdown on …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:50am

More than a quarter of Americans hold a non-degree credential, with 21 percent completing a work experience program, new federal data shows. And many of these credential holders have well-paying jobs.

More than one quarter of Americans hold a non-degree credential, such as a certificate or an occupational license or certification, according to new data from …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:48am

The Obama administration last December decided to terminate federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, due largely to the controversial national accreditor's oversight of Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institute. The move set off a flurry among the roughly 270 colleges accredited by ACICS, most of them for-profits, which now have …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:46am

Snap-on’s Blackhawk brand has unveiled its new Blackhawk Postlift, a multi-purpose machine for diagnostics in light to full vehicle repair or as a lift for mechanical service on unitized body vehicles.

“The new Blackhawk Postlift takes up much less space than frame racks but is just as robust and powerful as traditional racks,” said David Zinkiewicz, …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:45am

Second annual event supports pre-employment collision education opportunities in greater Philadelphia market.

On Thursday, June 8, the Greater Philadelphia-area I-CAR committee held its second annual fundraiser at the Scotland Run Golf Club, in Williamstown, N.J. to benefit the Collision Repair Education Foundation and local collision repair school programs. Over 160 people participated in the golf tournament, …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:43am

When Congress reconvenes in September from its August recess, it must confront a daunting to-do list. By Sept. 30, the nation’s debt limit must be lifted in order to avoid defaulting on our obligations; an appropriations bill must be passed in order to keep the Federal government open and providing essential services; and the Children’s …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:41am

The Senate appropriations committee will consider Thursday a spending package that boosts the maximum value of the Pell Grant by 1.7 percent, using funds from the program’s reserves.

The spending package — part of a bill funding the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies — also holds steady current funding …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:40am

Angela Goodson is one of 15 undergraduate/pre-licensure students nationwide and the only one from a Michigan college or university who has received a scholarship to attend the 2017 conference of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association in Phoenix, Ariz.

Goodson received the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s Board of Directors Student Scholarship as a nursing student at Baker …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:38am

A Nebraska hospital has closed its doors due to a nursing shortage, according to a Kearney Hub article published online June 8. CHI Health Good Samaritan closed its Transitional Care Unit after management suffered staffing challenges.

“TCU, previously located on the fourth floor of the main hospital building, was a separate, skilled nursing facility that provided …

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