Returning to College?

Marquita Tittle, director of Career Services at Northeast State, says an adult who has spent years in the workforce should not feel intimidated about returning to college.  A significant percentage of Northeast State students are non-traditionals and perform well in college. “Our faculty remarks about the perspective non-traditional students bring to classrooms and how well that contributes to...

Wanted: Network Warriors

Computer Science program trains cyber security analysts The guardians of the cyber realm arm themselves with biometrics and encryption tools to protect the kingdoms. Northeast State Community College trains these e-warriors with the tools for combat in the rapidly expanding battleground of the cyber universe. “You can look all around the world at businesses small or medium in side to large...
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No time like the present for current GED test

If you’ve put off taking the GED test, it’s time to buckle down and get it done — especially if you’ve already completed some sections of the five-part exam. The current version of the GED test – known as the 2002 Series – will expire at the end of 2013 and be replaced with a new high school equivalency test on January 2, 2014. Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not...
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Gov. Haslam puts Tennessee Promise in motion

In May, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed the “Tennessee Promise” into law. The historic proposal, which was approved overwhelmingly by the General Assembly, commits to providing two years of community college or a college of applied technology (TCAT) absolutely free of tuition and fees to graduating high school seniors on a continuing basis. “Through the Tennessee Promise, we are...
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The Power of Polite

Good manners can be career magic Would you check for phone texts during an interview with a prospective employer or chew with your mouth open at a lunch meeting? Pamela Eyring, president and director of The Protocol School of Washington, the nation’s only accredited protocol and business etiquette school, and Barbara Pachter, author of “New Rules @ Work: 79 Etiquette Tips, Tools and...
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