SeaWorld’s Aquatica gets autism-friendly designation
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld officials say its Aquatica Orlando park is becoming the world's first water park to be credentialed for visitors with autism.
Aquatica Orlando on Tuesday received a designation as a "Certified Autism Center" from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards.
Grant boosts medical efforts in Michigan’s underserved areas
DETROIT (AP) — A federal grant is boosting the work of a Michigan program aimed at putting more health care professionals in underserved communities.
Former official charged with stealing from union
SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police have arrested a former union official they say embezzled more than $100,000 from a union for health care professionals.
Police say 33-year-old Christopher Matteson, of Harrisville, was arrested Tuesday on charges including embezzlement and forgery.
Torrington Senior Friendship Center offers continuing education for drivers
TORRINGTON, Wyo. — Goshen County drivers can get a refresher on driving education through the Smart Driver Course by AARP at the Senior Friendship Center.
The class is taught by Gary DeBolt, who took the class three times under former instructor Paul Novak. After Novak retired, DeBolt offered to take over as the Torrington instructor a year ago.
Debolt said the class is aimed at drivers over 50 who want to stay up-to-date on current driving trends.
After 35 years of visiting Dr. Gordon J. Christensen in Utah for his continuing education courses, Dr. Henry Zielinski Jr., Dr. Caroline Zielinski and staff welcomed Dr. Christensen to their hometown at the Mohegan Sun Conference Center recently through Benco Dental. He presented an update on the latest equipment and materials used in dentistry today. More than 300 doctors and their staffs from all areas attended. Dr. Christensen and his wife Rella, are the founders of CRA (Clinical Research Associates), the only non-profit testing center of dental materials in the world. From left, are Debbie Carichner, RDH, Melanie Kotch, C.D.A, E.F.D.A., Dr. Caroline C. Zielinski, Dr. Gordon J. Christensen, Dr. Henry J. Zielinski, Jr., Mary Ellis, C.D.A., E.F.D.A., Michelle Sisko, D.A., Judith Kratz, E.F.D.A., Megan Ferenchick, D.A., Sarah Brooks, R.D.H., Dawn Vincenti, R.D.H.
MALTA – Kishwaukee College's Continuing Education department will put on two three-hour presentations on American history at 9 a.m. Wednesday and 6 p.m. and April 18 at the college's Jenkins Auditorium.
The free presentations, titled "U.S. History and Today," will chronicle political and cultural history of the country starting in World War I. Information will be presented by amateur historian John LeGear.
The Sesame Place theme park in Pennsylvania has been designated a certified autism center, with staff trained in autism sensitivity and awareness by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards.
The credentialing board is an industry leader in autism training for professionals and educators. Sesame Place is the first theme park to receive the board's certification.
HUNTINGTON — Marshall University's Center for Continuing Education has added classes in geocaching and animal sculpture to its spring lineup beginning in April.
In the geocaching class, students will learn about the "game" of geocaching, which involves the use of a Global Positioning System-enabled device to search for hidden caches at locations marked by coordinates, according to a news release.
Survey: Job, salary prospects improving for UI graduates
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A recent survey indicates that University of Illinois graduates are finding better career prospects and are getting higher salaries.
The university's annual "Illini Success" survey shows that 89 percent of 2016-17 graduates who responded had secured a "first destination" within six months of graduation, Champaign's News-Gazette reported.
Saroj Lamichhane named ISU’s February Career Path Intern of the Month
POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s February Career Path Intern of the Month is Saroj Lamichhane, an intern with Continuing Education and Workforce Training.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health Office of Oral Health and its partners, the Connecticut Oral Health Initiative, and the Institute for Community Research, will present the one-day event, “Oral Health for Older Adults Inter-Professional Summit,” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Wallingford. The summit is free and open to medical and dental professionals, community health and social workers, and stakeholders from throughout the state.
FLORENCE, S.C. – Mullins' Neal Baxley was among several farmers from the Marion County area taking in the experience of the S.C. AgriBiz & Farm Expo on Thursday at the Florence Center. For many farmers who attended, the expo is a learning opportunity.
“I had a good time learning a lot of new things,” Baxley said. “I come to try to get some ideas to make the farm better. I get to see other farmers and have continuing education credits I can come out here and get.”
Vermont judge dismisses charge in racist threat case
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A judge has ruled there was not enough evidence to criminally charge a former University of Vermont student accused of making a racist threat in an overheard conversation.
The ruling by Vermont Superior Court Judge David Fenster became public Tuesday.
In October, UVM continuing education student Wesley Richter was charged with one count of disorderly conduct. Prosecutors had alleged that Richter made violent threats against black students in an overheard phone conversation.
KCC offering classes through continuing education
Several classes for creative expression and practical crafting are being offered by the Continuing Education Department at Kankakee Community College.
Walker signs bill loosening requirements for beauty parlors
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that makes it easier for cosmetologists licensed in other states to work in Wisconsin.
The measure Walker signed Monday also eliminates continuing education requirements for cosmetologists, barbers and manicurists.
The new law eliminates the requirement that an applicant for a license in Wisconsin have 4,000 hours of experience. Instead, they would have to only take a one-hour course educating them on Wisconsin laws and rules.
Ask George and Chuck: TREC: Continuing ed instructors now must pass exam
Q: I've been teaching continuing education for real estate licensees for 20 years. TREC now says I must take and pass an exam before I teach next year. Why do I have to comply with this?
A: TREC wants to confirm a minimum level of competence in its approved continuing education instructors, so don't gripe about it - get to studying.
Q: Why does the TREC contract specify a general warranty deed? I always heard a special warranty deed created less liability for sellers.
Wisconsin approves scaling back beauty parlor regulations
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Legislature has approved a proposal to eliminate continuing education requirements for cosmetologists and barbers in Wisconsin.
The bill sent to Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday would also make it easier for people licensed in other states to work in Wisconsin.
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Continuing education program to focus on addiction studies
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University has created a new noncredit continuing education program focused on addiction studies.
The program will unite addiction counseling professionals with professionals in health, law and education, along with community members who have personal experience with addiction.
HUNTINGTON — Marshall University's Center for Continuing Education will offer a program on the fundamentals of pottery wheel throwing from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1., in the Art Warehouse, 201 21st St., and continuing on succeeding Wednesdays through Dec. 13.
" This class will explore wheel throwing on a beginner and intermediate level," Allora McCullough, the instructor for the course, said in a news release.
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Marshall University's Center for Continuing Education will offer a basic computer course for adults who would like to expand their use of the World Wide Web and other internet resources beginning Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the university's Mid- Ohio Valley Center, 1 John Marshall Dr., Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
GREENWICH — The Garden Education Center of Greenwich is hosting author Andrea Wulf Tuesday to speak about and sign copies of her book, “Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation.”
The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the center, 130 Bible St., Cos Cob. Admission is free for members and $20 for nonmembers as part of the Mary C. Raymond Lecture Series.
The University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County’s fall community courses feature opportunities for personal fitness, enrichment and excursions across the state.
POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s October Career Path Intern of the Month is Stephanie Bachman, a senior majoring in English with an emphasis in public relations.
Trident Tech taking applications for job-training scholarships for some classes this week
Trident Tech will take applications this week for a job-training scholarship that covers the cost of some continuing education classes, but the deadline is coming up soon.
The Workforce Pathways program is returning for its third year with $180,000 in state funding for scholarships that don't consider students' past grades or financial need.
GREENWICH — Braulio Santiago, a 40 year Connecticut educator, will be Greenwich Public School’s adult and continuing education coordinator, effective Wednesday.
"I am looking forward to working with the community to expand and offer adult education classes that meet their interests and needs,” said Santiago. “Learning is a lifelong adventure."
Annual Air Link Education Conference set for Sept. 9
SCOTTSBLUFF — Air Link will offer its annual Education Conference on Sept. 9 at Regional West Medical Center. All first responders, emergency medical response personnel, and health care providers are invited to receive continuing education hours free of charge.
The Education Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Regional West Education Center, located on the upper level of the hospital’s lobby. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
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A degree preparation information session for those interested in furthering their education will take place Sept. 13 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Kauai Community College in the Office of Continuing Education and Training building room 106D.
The “What’s Next?” event is for people who want to learn about bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate and certificate programs.
Two Splendora ISD business department employees were recognized at the August Splendora ISD Board of Trustees' meeting for obtaining their Certified Texas School Business Official (CTSBO) designation.
Accounts Payable Clerk Julie Bolster and Inventory Specialist Tammy Butts were recognized by Assistant Superintendent Kevin Lynch for achieving this designation and for their outstanding work ethic.
It's important that seniors stay mentally active. Learning helps the brain, so taking a class can improve a person's cognitive abilities, rejuvenate their memory and help ward off Alzheimer's disease.
Community colleges are offering an increasing number of programs for seniors. Some are designed for people who want to develop new skills. Others are more for enrichment. One benefit of doing this is the lack of pressure that goes with these college programs.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A $7.5 million grant will help Duquesne Law School lead an effort to improve continuing education programs for Pennsylvania's judges, district judges, senior judges and justices.
Duquesne announced Tuesday the donation from alumnus Tom Kline that will create a center for judicial education named for the Philadelphia lawyer.
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — D.H. Lawrence Ranch Initiatives is partnering with the University of New Mexico Continuing Education to host a series of online creative writing workshops.
The University of New Mexico recently announced the workshops which are aimed at giving writers feedback and the opportunity to work with writing instructors. Classes cater to poets, novelists, short story writers and nonfiction writers.
Courses run from October through November and are limited to 15 participants per class.
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center is trucking in medical training to rural parts of the state.
Four trucks equipped to simulate emergency room, ambulance and other scenarios have been stationed in Kearney, Lincoln, Norfolk and Scottsbluff, where the school's College of Nursing has divisions.
The goal is to provide free continuing education to help doctors, nurses and paramedics renew their licenses.
Every weekday, Patrick Boles would rise before dawn, leaving home by 5 or 6 a.m. for a one-hour commute to work.
By the time Boles returned to his family in Fort Wayne, it was usually 11 p.m. or approaching midnight.
Wash, rinse, repeat.
Being principal at Lakeland High School was a 24-7 job, but it wasn't merely attending band contests and sporting events on Saturdays or musical performances and booster meetings on Sundays that prompted Boles to feel a little burned out.
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and Northeastern are partnering to provide educational opportunities for big league players.
Management and the players' association agreed to institute a continuing education program as part of the labor contract that started this season.
Under the partnership announced Tuesday, players will have access during and after their careers to courses that include undergraduate and graduate programs at the Boston-based university.
LIHUE — Senior Master Sergeant Ryan Voigt, second in command at the Kauai Community College clinical site for Tropic Care Kauai 2017, had concerns over the long lines outside the Office of Continuing Education and Training center Monday.
“There is a lady in her 90s waiting out there,” Voigt said to Ray Ho of the Kauai District Health Office. “If we give her some priority — it can’t be good for people of that age to be waiting that long — do you think we would have a situation?”
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is offering young students the chance to learn about developing video games at a camp this week.
The university's Center for Continuing Education says the camp is for students ages 10 to 17. It will be held Monday through Friday in Prichard Hall on Marshall's campus in Huntington. The cost is $125 per student.
Kishwaukee College Continuing Education is offering classes in July on how to fly a drone (remotely piloted aircraft) at two skill levels for community members. Each class is for three hours and costs $15.
STAMFORD — When Juan Lopez realized he had to do more to help his father and brother pay the household bills, he dropped out of high school to work in landscaping.
It didn’t take long for the Guatemalan national to learn the decision would bring negative consequences. At times, he said, he had trouble communicating with his boss.
“I didn’t understand him very well,” Lopez, a native Spanish speaker, recalled in an interview this week.
The Georgia Southern University Division of Continuing Education announces the addition of Reagan Daly as its marketing manager.With more than 13 years of marketing, promotions, client engagement, supervision and measurable results, Daly is charged with developing and implementing a marketing strategy for the Continuing Education division. She said she hopes to expand the division's market reach in support of university non-credit programs and conference services locally, regionally and...
Friends of Idaho State Parks offers new Natural History Courses in 4 parks
BOISE—Learn about the natural history of magnificent Idaho state parks in a new series of classes offered by the Friends of Idaho State Parks in partnership with the Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation.
Educators can earn one Boise State University continuing education credit for each two-day class.
Instructors will provide lessons incorporating geology, botany and other features of each park. Courses will meet on site at the parks.
PUHI — A free fashion boot camp will open the 2017 Kauai Fashion Weekend from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Kauai Community College Office of Continuing Education and Training, Room 106.
“Every one interested in fashion — make up, modeling, photography, and more — is invited to this free event,” said Sha Ali Ahmad, international designer of Ahmad Couture. “We will be training the models on walking the cat walk for this year’s KFW event on June 3, and anyone can learn from this.”
Montana's senior senator, Jon Tester, has received a national award for his work in career technical education.
Advance CTE gave Tester the award Wednesday, honoring him with the Congressional Star of Education for his work and support of career technical education.
Employers learn about grant programs and tax credits at working lunch series
Did you know that Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) offers continuing education training using grant dollars for your employees? And that Workforce Solutions can help you locate the right employees for your business needs at no charge to you? Sharing the benefits from partnering with WCJC and Workforce Solutions on these types of employer needs was the focus of the Working Lunch Series hosted by Central Fort Bend Chamber and held at Workforce Solutions – Rosenberg on April 20.
The Kishwaukee College Continuing Education department is offering several short-term training programs over the summer.
The Phlebotomy Technician, Pharmacy Technician and Veterinary Assistant programs will begin the week of May 8. All programs have a mandatory orientation from 7 to 8 p.m. May 3 at the college.
DETROIT (AP) — Three health systems will work with the city to train Detroit residents for entry-level health care jobs.
Mayor Mike Duggan announced the partnership with the Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Health System and St. John Providence on Thursday.
Training for patient care associates and patient sitters will be provided by Focus: HOPE and Oakland University's School of Nursing Continuing Education.
Whether it's a farm-to-table pizza party or instruction about how to play the ukulele, the classes offered through Flathead Valley Community College's Continuing Education Center are ever evolving with a mission of offering a variety of topics that interest area residents.
"We try to offer classes with the idea of something for everyone," said Susie Burch, who joined FVCC as director of economic development and continuing education in 2005.