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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Center Gives Student Veterans a Place of Their Own

Northeast State recently unveiled its new center for student veterans – a space all their own to recline, relax, and be comfortable in the company of other vets. The center is a long-time wish come true for Pat Chandler, Northeast State’s coordinator for Veteran Affairs, who has worked with veterans since she started with the College in 1968. “I just feel like they are a special population...
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Ready, Willing, and Able: Grant to help students boost job-hunting skills

It always helps to have an edge in the job market. Northeast State stands ready to give students that edge with a recent $150,000 grant to support advanced technology workforce training opportunities throughout Northeast Tennessee. The funding is provided through a Walmart Foundation grant, which is managed by the American Association of Community Colleges. It is referred to as the JRWA...

Northeast State at 50 – A Legacy of Excellence

A long-ago U.S. education act breathed life into Northeast State. The simple charge: provide “education for persons of substantially varying needs.” Through the years, there have been name changes, different presidents, new buildings, and a thousand other transformations. But Northeast State has always held true to that original mission of serving individuals with diverse needs. [caption...
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50th Anniversary Calendar of Events for 2016

January 11 50th Celebration Kick-Off - Blountville campus 19-21 Elizabethton 20th Anniversary - Elizabethton campus February 10, 17 & 24 Back to Classroom Lectures - Blountville campus March 12 Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver concert - Blountville campus 19 Denim & Diamonds Event - Grace Meadows Farm, Washington County April TBA  Empower the Extraordinary Campaign Kick-Off -...
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Northeast State Comes to Bristol

Northeast State Community College has received approval from the Tennessee Board of Regents to bring higher education to downtown Bristol. The College’s new teaching site is located at 620 State Street, location of the former H.P. King Building. J. Allen Hurley, president of Vision, LLC and former CEO of Touchstone Wireless, recently purchased the property from the City of Bristol and has...