What is an Apprenticeship?

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jul 2, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

Apprenticeships are training programs that use both classroom and on-the-job learning.

The idea of apprenticeships is to prepare people for careers in industries such as manufacturing, construction and new emerging industries (information technology, energy, etc.).

Apprenticeships help job seekers learn new skills, making them more marketable to employers seeking qualified workers.

Apprenticeship programs can be through individual employers, joint employer and labor groups, and/or employer associations.

Need Confidence?

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Mar 8, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

 Fake it until you acquire it!

“Do a consistent job of pretending you feel capable and charismatic and you’ll convince everyone, even yourself, that you’ve got things under control,” states Jason Selk, Ed.D., director of mental training for the 2011 World Series–winning St. Louis Cardinals and author of Executive Toughness.

Confidence (being self-assured) is valued in our American culture. Without it, you’ll find succeeding in college, career, and other aspects of life difficult. 

Below are simple tips to help you gain greater confidence at school, during an interview, and at work.

Occupy Critical Thinking (Part One)

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Nov 9, 2011 in , , | 2 Comments

In a recent article, employers complained younger workers don’t have Critical Thinking skills.

Having read that statement, (and using my Critical Thinking skills) I didn’t feel it was completely accurate, especially in light of certain political developments world-wide involving people under 30 years old. The article pointed out employers believed older workers had the edge, possessing more Critical Thinking skills than their younger coworkers.

What I know is this: Critical Thinking skills continue to be in demand and younger workers must convey they possess them.