Posts tagged “Education”

May 23

Premium Lock UNC entrepreneurship program gets $18M boost

UNC-CH A family of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni has made an $18 million gift to the school's College of Arts & Sciences to more than double the size of its nationally recognized undergraduate entrepreneurship program, officials said Tuesday.

Updated May 22

Premium Lock 100+ scientists, statisticians pitch in to help non-profits at SAS hackathon

Non-profit organizations StepUp Durham, Habitat for Humanity, public health startup Counter Tools, and the Anti-Defamation League can make better use of data today after receiving plenty of expertise from volunteers at a SAS-hosted hackathon.

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May 15

Premium Lock Robot future: IBM acts for jobs on a best-in-class way forward via public-private partnerships (+ video)

In the second of a two-part report abot robotics' threat to jobs for humans in the future, Geoff Woollacott, Senior Strategy Consultant and Principal Analyst at Technology Business Research, outlines ideas from IBM to help people stay employed.

Updated May 11

Employers lead to fill job skills need in Johnston County

For the Workforce Development Center (WDC) of Johnston Community College, local biotech giants Grifols and Novo Nordisk provided the land, bought specialized equipment for training in biotech, and in some cases, helped pay for the instructors.

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Updated May 4

Grifols, Johnston Community College plant seeds of biotech careers in eighth grade learning lab

The "Discover the Plasma" week-long course taught in all Johnston County eighth-grade science classes provides an introduction to what's involved in a biotechnology career, and especially what goes on inside the large Grifols manufacturing facility in Clayton.

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April 24

Premium Lock 'Rewriting the Code:' Shepherding college women into tech careers

Triangle-founded nonprofit accepts inaugural class of 150 female student fellows in computer science and technology majors.

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Updated April 14

Premium Lock Research: How power and pressure impact performance

For many people, too much pressure in a business situation can lead to under performance or abject failure. New research from Columbia Business School shows that your power in relationship to others can determine how you respond to the pressure of high-stakes situations and whether you will succeed or fail.

Research says business pressures can lead to failure. Research says business pressures can lead to failure.

April 13

Premium Lock STEM For Kids makes Entrepreneur mag's top franchises list

Raleigh-based STEM For Kids, which developed and markets STEM education programs, has been named to Entrepreneur magazine's Top New Franchises list.

Updated April 13

Premium Lock Study says: Facebook may negatively affect your sense of well-being

Facebook may be bad for your sense of well-being. A John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study found interactions with Facebook can lead to negative effects.

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Updated April 13

Premium Lock UNC, Duke make list of top schools for an online master's degree in IT

Both the University of North Carolina and Duke are among the top 35 schools for obtaining an online Master's degree in Information Technology in 2017, according to College Choice.

College Choice includes Duke, UNC among top 35 schools for online IT Masters degree. College Choice includes Duke, UNC among top 35 schools for online IT Masters degree.

Updated April 13

Premium Lock AT&T stops its billionth robocall

FCC has resources to help stop robocalls Do you get frequent annoying robocalls? AT&T brags that it has blocked its billionth unwanted robocall using a new program that detects them via network data analysis. Proposed FCC rules could help all carriers take action to stop the calls

April 13

Premium Lock Ag Biotech workshops offer NC Teachers hands-on insight

Middle School teachers extract DNA from plant tissue in a previous Ag Biotech workshopi Middle and high school teachers have an opportunity to expand their knowledge of agricultural biotechnology in a pair of Ag Biotech Industry in the Classroom workshops beginning in July.

Updated March 29

Johnston Community College takes STEM 'out of the box' with countywide robotics team

Students in the JOCO ROBOS make executive, technical, financial, strategic and operational decisions that mirror those of successful engineering companies, priming them for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

March 22

JCC programs close skills gap for employers, interest gap for job seekers

Serendipitous moments were a common occurrence at the first-ever "Career in a Year Showcase" Tuesday night at Johnston Community College. In the large lobby of the Tart Building filled with information about 100 possible paths, all requiring less than a year to complete or for certification, job seekers had plenty of opportunity to happen upon the right fit.

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Updated March 21

Premium Lock Growing more STEM businesses and entrepreneurs in NC

STEM education news  It's no secret that North Carolina's public and private higher educational institutions have earned global prominence in their ability to successfully educate scientists, engineers and technologists. Every year significant numbers of our graduates are recruited by local and global corporations that have learned to value the scientific and technical capabilities of students and graduates of our great higher educational institutions. The looming question, however, is "How can we grow more of our own North Carolina STEM-based companies?"

Updated March 20

'A feeding frenzy' for entry-level candidates in health care careers

A good nurse aide will never be unemployed. Also in demand are phlebotomists and cardiovascular technicians. Training for these careers, along with home health aide or geriatric aide certifications, can be achieved in less than half a year.

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Updated March 14

Ready jobs await those with tech skills and a love of the road

The NC Truck Driver Training School (NCTDTS) at Johnston Community College has been continuously training truck drivers since 1949, shepherding them through technological change into well-paying jobs.

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