From Career Treadmill to Fast Track

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Katie Brewer, Senior Policy Analyst for the American Nurses Association on Nursing and the Future of Health Care

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Katie Brewer PhotoKatie Brewer, senior policy analyst for the American Nurses Association, shares insights into nursing as a career and its impact on the future of health care in the US. An extremely diverse career field, nursing offers opportunities in direct patient care in facilities and homes, public health and wellness, education, research, public policy and many other specializations. The common draw to nursing is a desire to care for people. The aging population coupled with a growing shortage of nurses creates many career opportunities in the field. Learn about ANA’s vision and mission, nursing education, funding and certification, career advancement resources available.

To learn more visit www.ana.org ; the Association of Colleges of NursingDiscover Nursing, and the National Student Nurses Association .

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Janet Bray, Executive Director of the Association for Career and Technical Education on Preparing the Workforce of Tomorrow

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Janet Bray PhotoJanet Bray is Executive Director of the Association for Career and Technical Education, the largest national education association dedicated to preparing youth and adults for careers. Janet shares how CTE impacts over 50 million students in secondary and post secondary schools and provides employers with qualified employees. She discusses:

  • the hottest careers;
  • the knowledge and skills required in today’s workplace;
  • the importance of aligning academics and careers;
  • effective delivery models around the country;
  • benefits of CTE;
  • best practices and their results.
  • CTE has reduced the dropout rate, improved career prospects, and facilitated worker retraining. For additional information listen to the show or visit http://www.acte.org/

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    Curtis Miller, Director of Education for the American Farm Bureau Foundation, on Careers in the Farming & Ranching Industry in the 21st Century

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    Curtis MillerCurtis Miller serves as Director of Education for the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.  He  develops new educational materials and provides internal expertise on agricultural literacy and awareness among students and consumers. While only 2% of the population works on farms, over 15% works in food, fiber, and green industry segments that produce, package, and distribute food. There are significant numbers of job openings in management, sales, science, and engineering, and the educational areas of the agricultural industry among many other opportunities. Curtis shares an optimistic future for agriculture as the worldwide population continues to expand. For additional information visit www.fb.org. The Foundation’s website is www.agfoundation.org.  A new online game on careers in agriculture is available at www.myamericanfarm.org. For a clearinghouse on jobs in the industry visit www.start2farm.gov.

    For more from Curtis Miller, listen to the entire show from March 7, 2011 on VoiceAmerica’s archives.

    To jumpstart your job search and career advancement today, visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com for 7 FREE videos that will transform your career.

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    Vicki Wiederkehr, Business Consultant on the Cardinal Rules of Entrepreneurship and E-Commerce

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    VickiWiederkehrVicki Wiederkehr, founder of Cardinal Selling Services, LLC, is an author, instructor and speaker. Vicki conducts entrepreneurial boot camps nationally, gives presentations to a variety of audiences regarding small business creation, and inspires others with her tremendous energy and passion for entrepreneurship. Vicki is working to incorporate entrepreneurship as a vital piece in educational reform. Learn the Cardinal Rules for financial independence; How to create an e-commerce business on E-bay; Why creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship empower our youth and leaders to create businesses; and Essential qualities and strategies for business success. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement.

    For more from Vicki Wiederkehr, listen to the entire show at 12pm EST/9amPST on Monday, February 28, 2011 or visit www.cardinalsellingservices.com.

    For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com.

    For information on the Prison Entrepreneurship Program visit www.pep.org.

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    Encore: Ken and Sheryl Dawson discuss techniques to achieve placement in a challenging job market

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    Ken and Sheryl Dawson discuss techniques to achieve placement in a challenging job market. Whether you are currently out of a job or seek to advance, preparation is the key to success. They discuss the unique challenges that senior workers face and how to overcome them. Learn to promote your work ethic, experience, values, and flexibility. Companies are particularly interested in workers with technical skills, marketing and sales, health care, computer, and science backgrounds. They also emphasize independent and contract opportunities and discuss licensing requirements in various service fields. Gain the inside story on how preparation beats your competition. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System.

    For more from Ken and Sheryl Dawson, listen to the entire show at 12pm EST/9amPST on Monday, February 21, 2011 or visit www.totalcareersuccess.com.

    For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com.

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