Credit for Life and Work: Northeast Offers Prior Learning Assessment Opportunity

Northeast State Community College now offers students the opportunity to earn college credit for prior life/work experiences. The College signed an agreement in fall 2012 with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) to evaluate work experience, professional training, military training, or other types of knowledge and determine if it qualifies for college-level credit. Through...

What are Soft Skills and Why are They So Important?

Sometimes the best tools for your career are those that you gain outside of the rigors of the classroom. Known simply as soft skills, they are the abilities and traits that relate to personality, attitude, and behavior. They are important in getting, and keeping, a job. “Employers are coming to us and saying ‘we’re looking for people with soft skills that know how to get to work on time,...
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Communication and Change Communicators must be flexible and adaptive to stay current

The way people access information and communicate seems to change almost daily. More than ever, smart phones and tablets are the go-to sources of information, displacing traditional broadcast and print media. Nonetheless, in spite of changes in technology, there will always be a need for communicators who can provide relevant content in appealing formats. For students looking for jobs in...

It’s More than Just Paint: The many repair roles of Auto Body Technicians

Instructor Roger Byington likes to joke that his students will probably develop obsessive-compulsive disorder while taking Northeast State’s Auto Body Collision/Repair classes. “I want them to develop professionalism and integrity, so they’re precise and critical of themselves when they work,” Byington said. “No one will have to point anything out to them because they’ll know whether...
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What are Soft Skills and Why are They So Important?

Sometimes the best tools for your career are those that you gain outside of the rigors of the classroom. Known simply as soft skills, they are the abilities and traits that relate to personality, attitude, and behavior. They are important in getting, and keeping, a job. “Employers are coming to us and saying ‘we’re looking for people with soft skills that know how to get to work on time,...
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Answering the Call

When emergencies happen, EMTs and Paramedics make the difference When we need help the most, emergency medical technicians and paramedics are the ones we call. They make a life or death difference when car wrecks, heart attacks, strokes, falls, burns, drug overdoses, and other medical emergencies occur. They have to be composed, decisive, and compassionate as they provide medical care at the...
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