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In celebration of National Novel Writers Month, we’re asking authors their perspective on novel writing and some thoughts to share with aspiring writers. We also offered a perspective from two of our trainers in this past blog. We wanted to highlight a few great perspectives we’ve received so far. Read the rest of this entry »

In celebration of National Novel Writers Month, we’re asking authors their perspective on novel writing and some thoughts to share with aspiring writers. We also offered a perspective from two of our trainers in this past blog. We wanted to highlight a few great perspectives we’ve received so far. Read the rest of this entry »

We’re excited to celebrate National Novel Writer’s Month in November! As part of our recognition of novel writers, we’re asking others to share their thoughts for aspiring novel writers. We’ll be adding a blog series highlighting different perspectives throughout the month.

Two of our own great trainers are published authors: Roger Sakowski, who teaches Java classes, wrote a novel entitled From an Otherwise Comfortable Room.  And Janie Sullivan, who teaches business skills classes, has written multiple articles in magazines and newspapers, books on writing and teaching, fiction anthologies, and hundreds of online content articles.

Both Roger and Janie love to write, but they don’t make they’re living doing it.  We’ve asked them to share their stories with our readers. Read the rest of this entry »

To help address both the need for workforce readiness training for our current and retired Veterans and the need US companies and organizations have for competent technology professionals, Webucator will provide free technology training to all of our Veterans.

This includes courses on web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, more), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, Project), Photoshop, Dreamweaver, SQL, XML, and more. These are the same courses we sell to companies and organizations. Read the rest of this entry »

We’re excited to announce our new scholarship program, open to students currently studying Computer Science at any college or university.

Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students who show the greatest potential for leadership in the field of computer science. Our scholarships are not limited to students who plan to go into the field of computer science, but are open to all students who study computer science with the intention of using the knowledge gained to provide leadership in their chosen field. Read the rest of this entry »

In September, Apple released iOS 8, Xcode 6, and the Swift programming language, and we have scheduled classes that support this new technology. According to Apple, “Swift is easy to learn and use — even if you’ve never coded before. So now anyone with an idea can create something incredible.” Read the rest of this entry »

I have been reading a lot about education recently and one can’t read about education without reading about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for American high school students. STEM education is vital to the future success of our economy and our global competitiveness. According to the U.S. Department of Education the projected percentage increase in STEM related jobs outweighs other occupations.  For example, systems software developer jobs are projected to grow at 32% from 2010 to 2020; compared to 14% growth for all other occupations.

Technology is progressing at lightning speeds; from the phone in your pocket to the tools building our automobiles. As a technology professional, I can attest to the importance of learning and acquiring technical skills and knowledge. Today, more than ever before, organizations and companies around the globe are seeking intelligent and highly competent technology professionals. Technology is, and will continue to be, a driving factor in the success of our business and our economy. Read the rest of this entry »

As soon as my parents had children they started saving every penny they could to pay for our college education.  They both went to private liberal arts schools and they wanted us to be able to do the same, and to go to the best schools we could get into.  They believed strongly in the importance of a college education, and to a large extent their lives were geared towards giving their children this opportunity.  No going out to eat, no expensive vacations, no new cars.  Save, save, save.  College is what mattered.

My sister graduated from Princeton University in 1988, I graduated from Hamilton College in 1990, and my brother graduated from Pomona College in 1993.  We all had positive college experiences that prepared us for our futures, and we are all grateful to our parents for making these experiences possible.  I can’t imagine what I might have done instead of spending four years at Hamilton that would have better prepared me for my future.  Read the rest of this entry »

As a company that believes in the importance of providing resources for continued education and training, Webucator wanted to find out which skills or traits people considered to be the most essential for entering the workforce, or for supporting one’s constant success in an established career. Subsequently, we launched our “Most Marketable Skills” campaign where we surveyed various industry professionals, college graduates, business owners and entrepreneurs, asking them which aptitude they deemed most crucial and relevant to today’s job landscape. After carefully reviewing each insightful entry, we comprised the following top ten list of marketable skills: Read the rest of this entry »

At first glance, the recent reports on the employment of veterans make it seem like things are looking up. For example, the overall unemployment rate for all veterans dipped down to 6.6 percent this year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, post 9/11 veterans have a 50 percent greater unemployment rate than the average civilian population, and even though studies show, according to Crain’s Detroit Business, that it’s good for business to hire veterans, it remains true that they have a more difficult time finding the jobs they want than their fellow non-veterans.

Veterans who are still searching also claim that they face discrimination or a general sense of hesitancy from hiring managers due to preconceived misconceptions or generalizations about their mental state or applicable skills. This forces them to remain jobless or in low-paying positions well below their expertise, such as janitorial or security work. The pool of unemployed Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is also expected to grow and outpace the rest of the general population, making it more important than ever to address this issue head-on. James Jones, co-chair of the non-profit Call of Duty in Arlington, Virginia, earnestly states, “There is still much work to be done for our nation’s youngest veterans.” Read the rest of this entry »

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