Monthly Archives: February 2008

Who I am

I just want to take one post to give some details on who I am. I am a full-time instructor in Information Systems at Westwood College in Upland, California. I hold a Masters in Information Systems and Technology (MSIS) from … Continue reading

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Community Colleges are Back

When I see news like this, it reminds me how fundamentally important the local community colleges are. In this case, it’s Iowa’s private sector, wondering whether there will be enough skilled workers to fill positions, when more higher-paying, technical manufacturing … Continue reading

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Despite Recession Fears, Seniors Have Job Optimism… Here's an example why

NYU students are expecting the buck the unemployment numbers by showing evidence of their skills. They plan to use evidence of their employable skills. By the way, I have heard that unemployment numbers are rather routine, it’s just that the … Continue reading

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Despite Recession Fears, Seniors Have Job Optimism… Here’s an example why

NYU students are expecting the buck the unemployment numbers by showing evidence of their skills. They plan to use evidence of their employable skills. By the way, I have heard that unemployment numbers are rather routine, it’s just that the rate … Continue reading

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The ePortfolio Comes of Age

My own alma mater is now rolling out an ePortfolio solution, to meet accreditation requirements. Unless you’re Harvard, you’re doing accreditation.  In the opinion of my company, the ePortfolio is pretty primitive right now, but it has a good future. The competitive … Continue reading

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A Shocking Talent Vacuum

Recruiters in finance and accounting detail their hardships in finding appropriate hires. Robert Half found that slightly over half of the field of 5,000 firms they interviewed were taking up to two months to staff positions.  This is where next acropolis has to … Continue reading

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