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THEC recommends on 1 of 2 Columbia State projects - Columbia Daily Herald

Building Trades - November 9, 2018 - 11:24pm

Columbia Daily Herald

THEC recommends on 1 of 2 Columbia State projects
Columbia Daily Herald
Last month, we wrote a commentary, urging the Tennessee High Education Commission to recommend a new health and industrial technologies building for Columbia State Community College's main campus. THEC met Wednesday and selected one of two Columbia ...

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Prescott Sexual Violence Awareness Conference will be from noon to 7 pm Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Adult Center of ... - Prescott Daily Courier

Automotive Education - November 9, 2018 - 11:02pm

Prescott Daily Courier

Prescott Sexual Violence Awareness Conference will be from noon to 7 pm Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Adult Center of ...
Prescott Daily Courier
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) recently announced that Yavapai College's Automotive Program has been awarded accreditation through 2023. The award was presented Nov. 1 at the College's Career and Technical Education ...

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Do This To Gain Instant Trust With Hotel Website Visitors | By Dave Spector

Hospitality Industry News - November 9, 2018 - 10:52pm
Social proof is critical to easing the worries of potential guests. In fact, a study in the Washington Post showed social proof had more influence over customers than a discount. This is why a guest review site like TripAdvisor is so popular and impactful on purchase behavior. As travelers and meeting planners are faced with more and more hotel options, it's vital to win their trust first, to win their heart and their wallets.
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Five Destinations For The Active Traveller

Hospitality Industry News - November 9, 2018 - 10:37pm
For some people, travelling includes the activities of touring, relaxing by the beach or hotel pool and eating to their heart's content, but for others, travelling includes getting their heart racing and adrenaline pumping through their veins.
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Minnesota college to introduce degree in bicycle design and fabrication - Bicycle Retailer

Machining - November 9, 2018 - 7:12pm

Bicycle Retailer

Minnesota college to introduce degree in bicycle design and fabrication
Bicycle Retailer
"And you combine that with a very, very low unemployment rate, and it becomes very difficult to try to reach out to young people and inspire them to get into this unbelievably critical career field, which includes welding, machining, fabrication — the ...

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Portage School Board President Steve Pate honored by Rural Schools Alliance - Portage Daily Register

Building Trades - November 9, 2018 - 7:02pm

Portage Daily Register

Portage School Board President Steve Pate honored by Rural Schools Alliance
Portage Daily Register
He has been a strong advocate for the Portage High School Building Trades program and headed the charge to renew the program several years ago. He is dedicated to ensuring all students have the academic and technical skills, ... The Wisconsin Rural ...

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Universities look to aid veterans upon their return home - Toledo Blade

Electrical - November 9, 2018 - 5:44pm

Toledo Blade

Universities look to aid veterans upon their return home
Toledo Blade
Their services range from helping veterans process their G.I. Bill and education benefits to providing tutors if needed. BGSU begins developing relationships with military service men and women before they arrive at the university. “We have a dedicated ...

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Robotics Industry News - Robotics Online (press release)

Robotics - November 9, 2018 - 5:34pm

Robotics Industry News
Robotics Online (press release)
Welcome to A3 Insider - your weekly newsletter on automation news, business insights and emerging tech trends. It's compiled each week by the Association for Advancing Automation's Director of Education Strategies Robert Huschka and delivered directly ...

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The Path to Hospitality Leadership for Five Successful Women | By Larry Mogelonsky

Hospitality Industry News - November 9, 2018 - 5:24pm
The calendar year of 2018 has already proven to be a watershed moment for increasing diversity in the workplace and shattering the glass ceiling of gender bias. What started in Hollywood with #metoo and the Time's Up movement has had profound repercussions across many other industries as professionals around the world have come to understand that a more inclusive work environment is also a healthier and more profitable one.
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Franchise Companies and Brands Dominating the U.S. Construction Pipeline

Hospitality Industry News - November 9, 2018 - 4:22pm
According to the third quarter report by analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE), the franchise companies dominating the U.S. construction pipeline with the largest pipelines are Marriott International with 1,380 projects/181,907 rooms, Hilton Worldwide with 1,350 projects/150,698 rooms, and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) with 939 projects/95,312 rooms. The construction pipelines for these three franchise companies comprise an impressive 68% of the total construction pipeline projects with Marriott and Hilton again setting all-time highs for their companies. The leading brands by project count in the construction pipeline for each of these three companies are IHG's Holiday Inn Express with 422 projects/39,667 rooms, Hilton's Home2 Suites by Hilton with 401 projects/41,958 rooms, and Marriott's Fairfield Inn with 284 projects/27,678 rooms. These three mid-market brands are so dominant that they alone account for 21% of the projects in the total construction pipeline. Other significant brands in the pipeline for each of these franchises are: Hilton's Tru by Hilton with 302 projects/29,245 rooms and Hampton Inn and Suites with 300 projects/31,013 rooms; Marriott's TownePlace Suites with 207 projects/21,525 rooms and Residence Inn with 204 projects/25,014 rooms; and IHG's Staybridge Suites with 147 projects/15,427 rooms and Avid Hotel with 142 projects/13,160 rooms.
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Coast Guard launched love of learning and teaching - Orlando Sentinel

Industrial Education - November 9, 2018 - 4:12pm

Orlando Sentinel

Coast Guard launched love of learning and teaching
Orlando Sentinel
By the end of my four-year enlistment, having gained skills and confidence, I knew that I wanted more education. As a Korean War veteran, I was eligible for the G.I. Bill, which helped me earn a bachelor's and then a master's degree in industrial ...

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Hyatt Centric Announces New Music-Inspired Brand Collaborations

Hospitality Industry News - November 9, 2018 - 3:52pm
Hyatt Centric, a lifestyle hotel brand that inspires destination exploration and discovery for millennial-minded travelers, today announces a new music collaboration that will bring immersive experiences to its hotels and guests through the power of music. Through new brand collaborations with key players in the music industry, Sofar Sounds and Spotify, Hyatt Centric hotels are connecting guests to the local music experience - both inside and outside the hotel - as a means to fully discover a destination. New Hyatt Centric brand experiences available in 2018 will include highly curated, secret Sofar Sounds concerts at select hotels and Spotify-streaming playlists inspired by global Hyatt Centric hotel destinations.
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Boston Tech Watch: Neurala AI, GE, MaxQ, Threat Stack, Bluefyre - Xconomy

Electrical - November 9, 2018 - 3:17pm

Xconomy

Boston Tech Watch: Neurala AI, GE, MaxQ, Threat Stack, Bluefyre
Xconomy
—Boston University is adding artificial intelligence education to its electrical and computer engineering courses through a partnership with Boston A.I. company Neurala, to bridge a growing “skills gap” in the technology. Neurala is providing its A.I ...

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Michael Levie and Making Your Competition Irrelevant | By Sarah McCay Tams

Hospitality Industry News - November 9, 2018 - 3:16pm
If you have ever considered what differentiates your hotel from the competition and all you can find is that your turndown chocolate comes in a logo-embossed wrapper, then you need to change to a Blue Ocean strategy.
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Verizon and MassTLC challenge local robotics developers: Show us what you can do with 5G - Verizon Communications

Robotics - November 9, 2018 - 2:19pm

Verizon Communications

Verizon and MassTLC challenge local robotics developers: Show us what you can do with 5G
Verizon Communications
The 5G Cambridge Lab – located at Alley, a membership community for entrepreneurs in Cambridge – is now open for business and will focus on emerging technologies that are being led by Boston-area innovators – robotics, education and real-time ...

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90 high-schoolers explore what it takes to be a maker at Sonoma County companies - North Bay Business Journal

Machining - November 9, 2018 - 1:40pm

North Bay Business Journal

90 high-schoolers explore what it takes to be a maker at Sonoma County companies
North Bay Business Journal
At a visit to Santa Rosa Junior College's maker space, students became acquainted with a number of educational options — from certificate programs to career technical education and college-prep curricula. At the 180 Studios maker space on Todd Road ...

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Cuba-Massachusetts relations — the journey continues - The Boston Globe

Building Trades - November 9, 2018 - 1:40pm

The Boston Globe

Cuba-Massachusetts relations — the journey continues
The Boston Globe
This weekend, JetBlue began a new direct flight between Boston Logan Airport and Havana's José Martí Airport. The new route brings with it new opportunities for increased collaboration and cooperation between the people of Massachusetts and Cuba ...

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In a new home, Veteran and Military Affairs offers services and community - CU Boulder Today

Electrical - November 9, 2018 - 1:13pm

In a new home, Veteran and Military Affairs offers services and community
CU Boulder Today
VMA focuses on the administration and management of VA financial benefits, and coordinates and supports educational opportunities for military-affiliated communities. The office provides the point of contact for counseling and program information for ...

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Using Big Data to Identify Gentrification and the Need for Skilled Trades - insideBIGDATA

Building Trades - November 9, 2018 - 11:30am

insideBIGDATA

Using Big Data to Identify Gentrification and the Need for Skilled Trades
insideBIGDATA
Gentrification and urban renewal may also be responsible for the re-emergence of the construction industry, which significantly faltered in the wake of the Great Recession. After reaching a low point in 2011, the industry has ... In July 2018, Congress ...

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Scholarships In Hospitality For Chinese Students by Sommet Education and Hublot

Hospitality Industry News - November 9, 2018 - 11:25am
Swiss hospitality education group Sommet and Swiss watchmaking brand Hublot announced an agreement at the China International Import Expo to promote the cultivation of professionals for the hospitality and luxury business.
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