(PRWEB) October 02, 2014
Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, Inc. announced today the return of the Studios esteemed Master Apprenticeship Program in the field of Stained Glass. This historic program, which fell by the wayside over the last 10 to 15 years, has been restructured and will offer apprentices the opportunity to learn all aspects of the craft and art of stained glass.
As Studio President and CEO John Phillips, Jr. explained, It is important to give career-oriented stained glass enthusiasts a direction and proper education in stained glass. Given the 115-year history of the studio and the lineage of its artisans, an apprenticeship certification from Willet Hauser Architectural Glass is a significant and valuable achievement to anyone making a career in the study of stained glass.
The Apprenticeship Program spans three years and features three major areas of study Studio Work, Field Work, and Artistic Work. The program begins with a base apprenticeship during the first year and a half, where individuals are introduced to each aspect of the trade.
Apprentices will complete a designated set of hours developing skills in stained glass fabrication, drawing, draft work, glass painting, restoration and on-site installation and preservation. Once an apprentice successfully completes the first half of the program he or she will then choose the direction they would like to focus the remainder of their studies as an Apprentice, selecting a major in either Studio Work (creation, fabrication and restoration), Field Work (preservation, on site restoration and installation of new art) or Artistic Work (design, pattering and painting). The remainder of the program will then be tailored toward his or her chosen field of study.
In addition to studio work, apprentices will be required to complete outside coursework in areas such as Drawing, Computer Arts, History and Glass Studies. These courses will be completed online and/or held at a community college, or completed through the participation of studio affiliated programs and workshops. Additionally, apprentices will be expected to take part in monthly in-house classes instructed by Willet Hauser Architectural Glass journeymen and upper management.
Hours will be documented and each phase of the program must be passed successfully in order to move forward. Once completed, a committee of journeymen and upper management will review each phase of the apprentices work and determine whether or not the program has been completed successfully and fully. Upon successful completion, the individual will be given journeyman status. As a certified journeyman, they will be able to perform the tasks of the trade within the field of stained glass, and to supervise apprentices. A Certificate of Completion of the Willet Hauser Apprentice program will serve any stained glass professionals career well.
Entry into the Apprenticeship Program begins with applying for a position within the Studio. When the end of the probation period of 60 days has been completed, if the individual shows an interest, desire and ability to the craft, they will be invited into the Master Apprenticeship Program. To apply, resumes should be emailed to the Studios Human Resource Department at hr(at)willethauser(dot)com.
About Willet Hauser Architectural Glass:
Originally founded in 1898 under the name of The Willet Stained Glass and Decorating Co., the nations leading stained glass window company known today as Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, Inc., continues to design and restore beautiful stained glass window creations. Combining both timeless traditions and modern techniques to their craft, Willet Hausers works of art have been commissioned by prominent associations and organizations throughout the United States, including the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. to the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco and even West Point Military Academy. For more information, please visit http://www.willethauser.com/or call 800-533-3960.
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Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 01, 2014
A study of those earning a post-secondary degree or certificate in Tennessee finds that the median wages of individuals with associate degrees and long- term certificates often exceed those earned by bachelor degree holders in the first year of employment, an advantage that mostly disappears after five years in the workplace.
The report, Tennessee Public Post-secondary Graduates and the Labor Market: Employment Prospects and Wage Trends, compares the average first-year and five-year earnings of recent graduates with bachelors degrees and sub-baccalaureate credentials (associates degrees, certificates and diplomas) across Tennessee.
In most of Tennessees nine public universities, the median wage of graduates is between $ 500 and $ 1,000 of the state median for all graduates with bachelors degrees. The main exception is the University of Memphis, whose graduates median wage is $ 1,700 above the state medianprobably because Memphis has the states highest priced labor market.
This is a message of hope. You dont need to go to a flagship university to get a good job. There are many successful paths into the labor market, said Mark Schneider, author of the report and president of College Measures, which conducted the study.
The report and a more detailed look into the data and patterns of wages and labor demand across Tennessee are available free on the new EduTrendsTN website (http://www.edutrendstn.com), developed by College Measures in partnership with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. College Measures provides data and analysis on higher education. It is a joint venture of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the Matrix Knowledge Group. The new report was funded by the Lumina Foundation.
Students have the right to know before they go and know before they owe, explained Schneider, a vice president and Institute Fellow at AIR. Student debt is mounting and the ability to pay off this debt depends on wages. Prospective students need to be as well-informed as possible about every aspect of their choice of program, degree and institution.
The report found that at the end of the first year, graduates with associate degrees and one- or two- year certificates earned more than the average bachelor’s degree holder. Long-term certificate holders earned more than $ 40,000, those with associate degrees, $ 37,000 and those with a bachelors, $ 34,262.
This gap typically closes as graduates with bachelors degrees experience higher rates of wage growth. After five years, bachelors graduates had median wages comparable to those with an associates graduates ($ 41,888 versus $ 41,699), and only slightly trailing certificate holders ($ 42,250).
Even as the gap between the holders of sub-baccalaureate degrees and bachelors degree graduates narrows, the median household income in Tennessee in 2011 was $ 41,693. In short, many sub-baccalaureate credentials can be entryways to the middle class, Schneider said.
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Placer Community Foundation Establishes a STEM Scholarship at Sierra College Honoring the Walsh Family
Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) October 01, 2014
To help build the pipeline of students prepared for highly skilled advanced manufacturing jobs in our community, Placer Community Foundation has established the John G. and Lillian M. Walsh Family Scholarship focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for students residing in the Auburn area who enroll at Sierra College.
A full-time student in Mechatronics, Engineering, Welding, Drafting Engineering Support or Construction & Energy Technology could be awarded up to $ 1000 per year for tuition, books and instructional supplies. Part-time students may qualify for smaller scholarships in these programs of study. The scholarships will be awarded prior to the 2015-16 school year.
According to Veronica Blake, CEO, Placer Community Foundation, the decision to focus on specific Career Technical Education programs that prepare students for employment in the manufacturing sector was influenced by a Valley Vision Report, Next Economy: Workforce Development Recommendations for the Advance Manufacturing Industry Cluster.
The Walsh Family Scholarship will support students who have chosen to pursue certificates and degrees in programs of study that lead to high-wage employment in our region, said Blake. Employers have indicated that there are plenty of career opportunities for students who have gained technical skills at Sierra College.
Willy Duncan, Superintendent/President, Sierra Community College District, explained that interest is strong in programs that lead to employment in manufacturing and engineering-related pathways at Sierra College.
Mechatronics, Engineering, Welding, Drafting Engineering Support and Construction & Energy Technology are high demand courses and we applaud the Placer Community Foundation for their support of students in these critical fields, said Duncan. This scholarship will make a real difference to students striving to complete their degree or certificate and open doors to employment opportunities right here in our community.
Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Center for Applied Competitive Technologies(CACT) Director, Sierra College, is the Deputy Sector Navigator for Advanced Manufacturing in the region and manages the Sierra STEM Collaborative that connects high schools with the college. Over 1,000 high school students from Del Oro, Placer and Colfax high schools take technical hands-on coursework each year, and we hope this scholarship will help inspire and support them as they continue their education at Sierra College, said Pepper-Kittredge. To assess the effectiveness of the scholarship, the CACT will assist with a quantitative study and conduct a qualitative evaluation of each cohort of student scholarship recipients.
The scholarship review committee will include a Career Technical Education administrator, the CACT director, faculty members and industry representatives. The Sierra College Foundation will manage the annual account and the Sierra College Financial Aid Office will oversee operations. Students can learn how to apply from their college and high school counselors as well as school websites, starting in 2015.
About Placer Community Foundation
Placer Community Foundation (PCF) grows local giving to strengthen our community by connecting donors who care with causes that matter. Known for sound financial management and knowledge of the nonprofit sector, the Community Foundation continually monitors the region to better understand the nature of local needs, so that it can invest in areas such as arts and culture, education, health and human services, and the environment. The Community Foundation provides regular trainings and technical assistance for the many local nonprofits that are experiencing growing public demand for programs and services. To learn more about establishing charitable funds, visit placercf.org, contact Veronica Blake at vblake(at)placercf.org, or call 530-885-4920.
About the Walsh Legacy
Marian Vade Walsh was the fourth generation of her family to make Auburn her home and her passion. Born in 1924, Marian was instrumental in bringing the Main Street Program to downtown Auburn, and was known for her vibrant community spirit. As she had no heirs, she donated the proceeds from the sale of her Carmel home to establish the John G. and Lillian M. Walsh Family Scholarship Fund in honor of her parents. Marian passed away in 2006, at the age of 81, and her bequest provides scholarships for students in the Auburn area.
About Sierra College CACT
Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) is focused on Advanced Manufacturing and is funded through the Workforce and Economic Development program of the California Community College Chancellors Office. Since 1992, the Sierra College CACT has provided customized training in lean, process improvement, zero waste, supervision, workplace software, communication and many other topics for organizations, manufacturers and technology companies throughout Northern California. For more information, contact Carol Pepper-Kittredge at training(at)sierracollege.edu or 916-660-7801.
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Toronto, ON. (PRWEB) September 30, 2014
Shopping for golf equipment in Bismarck, North Dakota just got a lot more exciting. Golf Etc., a golf equipment retailer, has begun selling more than just golf apparel and equipment. It sells a total golf experience. The retailer has recently launched an indoor golf center, which features four golf bays equipped with High Definition Golf simulators, in addition to its club fitting and club building services.
Our goal is to give our customers an unforgettable shopping experience, says Gen Smith, co-owner and operator of Golf Etc. Bismarck. Customer service is very important to us, and when shoppers come to our Golf Etc. location, we have the expertise and tools to help them choose the best equipment for their game.
For custom club fitting, customers can swing into an HD Golf simulator which utilizes advanced computer vision technology to make a comprehensive series of highly accurate measurements in real-time. The club fitter can track every club, shaft or even golf ball being tested and will allow the golfer to gap all their clubs. In addition, HD Golf simulators have equipment comparison capabilities that allow customers to test and compare clubs before purchasing. The store also offers club building services where their certified technicians can build aftermarket shafts, or replace golf club grips, to help ensure a better fit for the customer. As a result, the customer will be equipped with a bag full of clubs that fit well and are fine-tuned for their level of play.
We want to give our customers every opportunity to improve their game, adds Smith. Thats why we have a PGA Training Professional onsite to offer lessons, and also why we added HD Golf simulators to our facility. Trusted by PGA professionals, theyre widely acclaimed as the most accurate and realistic simulators on the market and we feel our customers can really benefit from using them.
High Definition Golf simulators not only allow golfers to play at championship courses like Pebble Beach and St. Andrews year-round, but they also come equipped with a first-rate suite of training aids that can help golfers take their game to the next level, says Todd Richardson, President and CEO of Interactive Sports Technologies Inc, the manufacturer of HD Golf simulators. Other integrated training features include diagnostic tools for shot analysis, video swing dynamics, weight transfer/balance and motion analysis.
Golf Etc. Bismarck, which opened its doors in April 2014, offers golf enthusiasts a welcomed alternative to big box sporting goods stores with their personal approach, expertise and state-of-the-art equipment.
About High Definition Golf
High Definition Golf, the worlds best golf simulator, pioneered computer vision technology in the virtual golf simulation industry. Spectacular photo-realistic capabilities capture the true beauty of some of the world’s most renowned golf courses. For instruction, HD Golf offers a fully integrated professional golf instruction studio. The system generates a variety of customizable performance reports that golfers may access online. This has made HD Golf simulators a favorite in luxury homes, indoor golf centers, golf course clubhouses, recreation centers, luxury hotels & resorts. For more information, visit http://www.HDgolf.com. Be sure to like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.
About Golf Etc.
Golf Etc. of America, Inc. is the fastest-growing golf retail franchise in America, with more new store openings since 2008 than any other golf retail franchise. Golf Etc. provides golf enthusiasts with personalized service, performance club fittings, professional repairs and club evaluations. Each store also offers select pro-line equipment, bags, footwear, balls, gloves, golf-related giftware, mens and womens apparel, accessories, junior clubs, pre-owned golf clubs and other golf-related products. For more information, visit: http://www.golfetc.com.
For HD Golf inquiries contact: Soulla Lindo, Marketing Director, Soulla(at)hdgolf.com
For Golf Etc. Bismarck inquiries contact: Gen Smith, Owner, Gen.Golfetc(at)gmail.com
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Bangalore, Karnataka (PRWEB) September 29, 2014
EI Design is excited to announce the availability of the first of its ProductLine InSight Suite 1 on the Apple App Store by end Oct14 or early Nov14. The off-the-shelf courses give instructional designers the tools they need to build a successful career.
After stringent testing from Apple, the first demo module in Suite 1 (ID Fundamentals) has been approved on Sept 05, 2014. Testing of the remainder of the Suites 14 modules is expected to be completed soon.
The move highlights EI Designs market expansion from B2B to B2C. Weve made it even easier for learners to access EI Designs state-of-the-art courses directly, says Asha Pandey, founder of EI Design. Starting with the first module, users can download the app to their mobile, laptop, PC or tablet and begin learning straight away!
Suite 1s modules are designed for a global audience of Instructional Designers with varied experience levels in online learning solutions design. Whether youre just starting out in instructional design or an experienced online educator, these modules help you quickly learn to apply training materials on the job, adds Asha. They offer invaluable training that will give you the edge over others in your field.
To help instructional designers stay ahead of their game, Suite 1 for instructional designers features three bands of learning: Theoretical Facets of Instructional Design, Application of Theory into Practice and New and Emerging Trends in Instructional Design. The first of these bands, Theoretical Facets, includes modules such as Adult Learning Principles and Training Needs Analysis, amongst others. Applications include modules leading learners through topics such as Writing Effective Storyboards, Creating Effective Assessments and more. The Trends band focuses on the growth the learning through mobile applications, as an emerging trend in the market.
Technology smart and focused on the learner, Suite 1 shows why EI Design is at the cutting edge of online instructional design. The companys expertise in immersive learning designs helps make learning easier, faster and more effective. Asha asserts, Learners should walk away from any learning experienceonline or blendedfeeling that the experience was useful and relevant. This was a driving factor in our design of these modules.
EI Design creates learning designs that use a mix of storytorials (story based approaches), interactive videos and gamification, adds Asha. The information is laid out using scenarios, examples and case studies to help learners assimilate it easily and effectively.
Among its highlights, the Suite also offers localisation of these courses into key global languages on demand within a week of the order from a customer and while courses are off-the-shelf, EI Design offers customisation options to make each experience unique for the clients learners.
EI Design is not only focusing on energising learning but also on universality. Asha and her team are guided by the key demands of today and tomorrows learning: mobile learning applications, customisation, products that can be easily integrated in other systems and of course, affordability.
To learn more about EI Design, visit eidesign.net/services and eidesign.net/blog.
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Our teams positive and dynamic energy has proven to be contagious and attractive; many of our business relationships have continued through the decade and developed at every turn. This success in building unique learning solutions has led to our companys consistent profitability throughout its existence.
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