The Catalyst

The Catalyst is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 1, 2015

2015 Annual Conference
Rivers of Change Bridges to Opportunity!September 28-30Hilton Portland & Executive TowerPortland, OROutstanding Training at an Affordable Price!Who Should AttendDeansDirectorsVice PresidentsExecutive DirectorsAssociate Vice PresidentsAssociate Vice...
About Nccet
OVERVIEWThe National Council for Continuing Education & Training (NCCET) is committed to providing its members with benefits that keep them up to date on new trends, help maintain a personal and professional network, and give access to the latest...
BEST PRACTICES: Eight Secrets to Setting High-Value Appointments
Imagine if a prospect told you "Lack of preparation on YOUR part does not necessitate an emergency on MY part"....? Unfortunately, what usually happens is worse, they just avoid you.If you are not prepared to start something that is meaningful to you...
COLLEGE PROFILE: Lone Star College Providing Programs for a Growing Workforce
Seven years ago Lone Star College (LSC) combined workforce education and continuing education into one division creating the Office for Workforce Education & Corporate Partnerships, which included a redesign of customized training into what is termed...
Education as Change
It has been said that you cannot step into the same river twice. No matter our organization or industry, most of us feel that we are swimming in change and change initiatives. Many of us have come to the conclusion that change is neither good nor bad;...
Filling Jobs Local Employers Need
Lake Michigan College Apprenticeship ProgramManufacturing in the U.S. has made a dramatic comeback, yet many companies face a serious challenge: They do not have enough skilled workers to meet the needs of their customers. According to SME research,...
It Takes More Than Talent
I love music and of course when I was younger, I had aspirations to "make it" as a professional drummer/percussionist. I was fortunate enough to have a father who exposed me to some of the great jazz artists of our time. As a result, I originally believed...
President's Page
Greetings!You may recall about one year ago, NCCET surveyed our members to determine how best to provide the information, programs, and services to impact your professional development and ultimately, your ability to serve students, business, and industry...
Revisiting Online Program Delivery for Workplace Training
For those who may have looked at on-line delivery to support workforce learning in the past, there are a number of new developments that warrant revisiting decisions to adapt current on-ground programs to fully on-line or hybrid delivery modes. These...
Training for High Tech Industries
MiraCosta College Technology Career InstituteMiraCosta College and the City of Carlsbad are celebrating the opening of a new Technology Career Institute in a city-owned building where workers will be trained in the skills needed to fill the growing demand...
Wadhwani Foundation
The Wadhwani Foundation is a nonprofit private philanthropic foundation whose focus is to place students into well-paying jobs through its Race to a Job program, (RTAJ). The mission of RTAJ is to dramatically enhance student employability whilst reducing...
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