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Free tuition for skills training still available to offset COVID hardships | Work

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Mid-Plains Community College is partnering with the Nebraska Department of Labor and Department of Economic Development to provide free tuition to qualified applicants for training in high-wage, high-demand career fields.

More than 400 scholarships are still available through the Nebraska Workforce Retraining Initiative for anyone who has become unemployed or underemployed as a result of COVID-19.

Mid-Plains Community College is partnering with the Nebraska Department of Labor and Department of Economic Development to offer the initiative, which provides free tuition to qualified applicants for training in high-wage, high-demand career fields.

With so many scholarships still available, the application deadline has been extended to Oct. 16. The length of each program of study will vary based on the needs of the various industries. All programs will be complete by May 2021.

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40,000 Young Women and Men in Nigeria will be Equipped Annually with Entrepreneurial Skills through EDC Partnership with the Mastercard Foundation

Lagos, Nigeria — Today, the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) announced a partnership with the Mastercard Foundation to launch the Transforming Nigerian Youths program. Recognizing that employment is a pathway out of poverty, the program seeks to create a network of entrepreneurial and managerial change makers, particularly young people and women across the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector, in Nigeria. In a bid to help reduce the unemployment rate in the country, the free training program aims to boost employment creation and sustainable livelihoods.

This program is open to all and is primarily focused on the Lagos, Kano, and Kaduna states. Through this program, 40,000 young people will be supported with the resources and learning required to start, grow, and expand their businesses. The program will also provide support and resources to young people who want to become employable in the creative and agricultural sectors.

In the last decade,

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Three Skills Leaders Should Master For The Modern Business Environment

Founder & Head Coach/CEO, The Funds2Orgs Group.

How many times have we heard “the new normal” this year? A lot. However, although it may feel like it’s a new phenomenon, the new normal has been with us for a long time. All 2020 did was accelerate what was already happening in society and our work environments. 

For instance, many companies had already started moving to hire remote contractors or freelancers instead of bearing the cost of having full-time staff. And, we understand how machine learning and artificial intelligence has redefined a lot of what workers do. As an entrepreneur, I think that we are moving toward a human-centric workforce that is heavily intertwined with artificial intelligence. As a result of these massive changes that have been underway for some time, essential elements necessary to navigate the continual uncertainty are adaptability and continual learning.

In their book Competing in

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Strictly’s Neil Jones is wowed by girlfriend Luisa Eusse’s skating skills amid visa claims

By Ryan Smith and Bryony Jewell For Mailonline

16:37 27 Sep 2020, updated 16:38 27 Sep 2020

It was recently claimed that his new girlfriend Luisa Eusse has been reported to the Home Office by her ex, for allegedly staying in the UK on an expired visa.

But Neil Jones and his new partner shared footage of themselves putting the drama behind them on Saturday, when they visited a Manchester skateboard park together.

The Strictly Come Dancing star, 38, took to his Instagram account to share footage of himself arriving at the city’s Projekts MCR Skatepark, while his 23-year-old Colombian partner did the same.

Getting on board: Strictly Come Dancing star Neil Jones’ new girlfriend Luisa Eusse shared footage of herself skateboarding at a park in Manchester on Saturday

‘I fell in love with this skatepark,’ dancer Luisa captioned footage of herself showing off her skills in the urban space,

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Family farms invited to apply for free business skills training

Applications are open for the next intake of family farmers wanting to take part in The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme (PFRP).

The scheme, now in its fifth year, offers free business skills and environmental management training worth £2,000 a farm to family farm businesses with either livestock or dairy as their main enterprise.

The programme is delivered through a series of workshops run in 15 locations across the UK each year, with up to 20 farming families taking part in each location.

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The workshops focus on a range of topics, including business planning, understanding accounts, budgeting and environmental planning.

Registrations are open until 31 October 2020, but the workshops will not take place until local social-distancing regulations allow.

Every farm also uses a business health check tool to look at their strengths and weaknesses and benchmark costs against similar farms.


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Brandon Porcasi Puts His Business Skills in Fruitful Test With the Opening of Curbside Mexican Grill

Brandon Porcasi Puts His Business Skills in Fruitful Test With the Opening of Curbside Mexican Grill

Brandon Porcasi, an alma mater of Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, recounts some of the inspiring goals towards the startup of Curbside Mexican Grill.

Rockville Center, NY – In a recent update on their website, Curbside Mexican Grill, a topnotch Rockville Center Mexican food restaurant, issued an update concerning their top owner Brandon Porchasi. Even though the restaurant enjoys management from the two brothers who are business partners as well, Brandon Porchasi had the chance to share his personal experience. 

Speaking on the phone with his alma mater, Brandon shared his classwork experience with opening a real business. One of the top rules of entrepreneurship is, everything that an entrepreneur does is for the benefit of the business. By this, he recounts how this principle guides and gears him towards the success of the company. 

He said that when he gets a rare day of the business from their

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Veteran couple brews up successful business thanks to military skills | Article

For two Ft. Stewart veterans, a brewing hobby has bubbled over into a fulltime job.Dr. Kristen Boucher and retired Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeremy Boucher opened the doors to Split Fin Brewing in Midway, Ga., in June and both attribute their business’ early success to the skills they gained while serving.Jeremy, a Springfield, Massachusetts-native, most recently served as a maintenance technician with the 3rd Infantry Division on Fort Stewart and retired earlier this year after 22 years of service.Kristen, a Syracuse, New York-native, served as a chemical officer for four years before leaving the military in 2017. She now works as a Department of the Army civilian at Hunter Army Airfield.The couple married in 2016 and said a brewery was definitely not in the plan at the time.“I actually never drank beer until I met my wife,” Jeremy said.Fatefully, Kristen’s aunt sent a winemaking kit years before. The next

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HP, AU Commission Sign MoU to Collaborate for Development of Entrepreneurial Skills in Africa

HP Inc. in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster entrepreneurial learning in Africa.

The aim of the MoU is to further cement the collaboration between these two parties in building entrepreneurial skills across the continent and to leverage HP Foundation’s Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE).

HP LIFE provides people in the region with access to 32 free, online courses in seven languages to build key business competencies as set out in the AGENDA 2063.

AGENDA 2063 is Africa’s blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future.

It is the continent’s strategic framework that aims to deliver on its goal for inclusive and sustainable development and is a concrete manifestation of the pan-African drive for unity, self-determination, freedom, progress, and collective prosperity.

HP Inc. and the AUC have agreed to exchange information and material on

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World-Class Finance Skills That Can’t Be Automated

Creativity, courage, and empathy: Why savvy CFOs seek skills that bring humanity into their financial functions.

I love setting big, audacious goals, both personally and professionally.  

As the CFO of an equally ambitious digital workflow company, we’ll need to pull several levers to reach our $10 billion and beyond revenue goal. One of those critical levers for me will be developing and attracting top-notch talent and building a world-class finance organization.   

It starts with integrity  

The number one trait I look for is integrity.  

Integrity is who we are at our core. It means doing the right thing when no one is watching. Reputations are built (and lost) with integrity, or lack thereof. And once you lose it, it’s nearly impossible to recover. Integrity is at the core of every world-class finance organization.  

Next, I look for 

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Cengage Announces Expansion of Online Skills Business to Meet Growing Demand for Workforce Development and Reskilling

BOSTON, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Well-positioned to meet the surging demand for online certificates and micro-credentials, Cengage, an education and technology company, today announced plans to expand its Online Skills business. Through its current ed2go business, Cengage is already a recognized leading provider of online instructor-facilitated courses and career training programs for the adult continuing education and training markets. Leveraging its portfolio of globally recognized content and deep understanding of the digital learning experience, Cengage aims to build on current success and greatly broaden its offering in this rapidly growing segment.

“At Cengage, our mission has always been to meet students where they are and ensure they have access to affordable, high-quality learning materials that can help them succeed,” said Michael E. Hansen, CEO, Cengage. “The need for continued career training and reskilling as individuals progress in their career is becoming essential for advancement. We see this

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