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MD Tech Invites Future Tech Titans to its Tech School Open House.

WHEN: Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m., to 3 p.m.

WHERE: 100 Exploration Way, Hampton, Virginia 23666

MD Tech, a leader in IT training and mentoring, is hosting an open house for anyone interested in a rewarding and successful career in information technology.

The event is at a MD Tech’s learning center in Hampton, Virginia, and features food, refreshments and a prize giveaway for visitors in attendance.

The open house will provide opportunities to tour MD Tech’s state-of-the-art learning center and speak with trainers about the company’s student-focused teaching philosophy and hands-on training, which has two learning tracks:

• Career-path training in IT help desk, cyber security and junior network engineering

• Certification training in Security Plus, CASP, Microsoft, CCNA, ITILV4, and more

“MD Tech’s goals is to provide students with a learning environment that will lead them to a life-long career in the dynamic field of information technology,” said Lance Durante, president and CEO at MD Tech. “An open house is the best way to share our unique training with potential students and showcase the exciting career opportunities in IT.”

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that computer and IT jobs will grow 11 percent through 2029, a higher rate than all other occupations. The median salary for jobs in this sector was $91,250 in May 2020, which was more than double the median annual wage for all occupations.

MD Tech’s students can take advantage of online, in-house and onsite classes and get additional assistance with resume preparation and interview skills. Also, the company offers special programs for students with autism.

“MD Tech is working with nonprofits and parents of autistic students to help with training and job placement. With tech salaries starting at about $45, 000, we can help individuals in social services find meaningful careers that could lead to earning more than $100,000,” said Mr. Durante.

About MD Technical School, Inc.

MD Technical School is a SCHEV approved Virginia-based Company providing, IT Training and Testing changing lives one at a time.

We focus on providing students with a learning environment that will lead them to a career in information technology. Our goal is to provide students with an environment that will make learning fun and exciting. Our 100 percent hands-on training helps students speak, implement and manage technology with marked results in just a few weeks. We provide IT training for Cyber Security, Networking, Helpdesk, CASP, Security Plus, and CCNA. Our training has two focuses “Career Path” and “Certifications.” In our Career Path training, we offer Helpdesk, Cyber Security and Jr. Network Engineering. IT Certification Training courses follow-up Career Path Training and include Security Plus, CASP, Microsoft, CCNA and more. The combination of the two forms of training increases each students’ the ability to obtain full-time employment with government and commercial companies. Learn more at mdtechnicalschool.com

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PRESS New Mexico Founder & Cultural Change Leader Barbara Jordan Joins Emerge New Mexico Class of 2021

Rancho Rio, N.M. May 29, 2021 – Barbara Jordan has been named to Emerge New Mexico’s class of 2021 women, who are eager to run for future office and change the world. Jordan is the founder of People Requiring Equality within System Systems (PRESS), a community based organization focused on empowering people of color and creating true racial equality.

 

As part of Emerge New Mexico, Ms. Jordan joins women leaders from diverse backgrounds across New Mexico and the United States seeking public office and intent on changing the face of power in America.

 

“I’m honored to be among the 2021 class of Emerge New Mexico women leaders working together to lift one another and create a just and equal society,” said Ms. Jordan. “I’ve been rolling up my sleeves and getting to work at PRESS and now I want to take my energy and passion to the next level. Emerge New Mexico will help me do this.”

 After 20 years in the United States Air Force, where she saw combat duty, Ms. Jordan drew on her natural humanitarian skills and fire for social justice and created PRESS. Her focus is on racial equality and her inspiration for grass root organizing and activities is her favorite expression: “we will press on.”

 

Ms. Jordan is an energized speaker and community organizer and has been featured in numerous news outlets and televised programs, including: 2020 America Documentary, No More Normal; Albuquerque Journal; Rio Rancho Observer; KUMN; Daily LOBO; New Mexico PBS; Santa Fe New Mexican; and Spot on New Mexico. She may be seen on KRQE 13 Albuquerque, KOAT, News Break, and the Santa Fe Reporter.

About PRESS

PRESS New Mexico is committed to undoing systemic racism by creating cultural change leaders who are put in positions to create intentional and transformational change. We seek to help others recognize that we are all gatekeepers and must be a catalyst for effective change while holding ourselves accountable with a safe space to communicate and struggle together. We will stand on the front lines to dismantle racism and support our community in any way we can. pressnewmexico.com

About Emerge New Mexico

Emerge New Mexico is a state affiliate of Emerge, which has trained more than 4,000 women to run for office since 2002. Emerge alumnae across the country have won more than 1,000 elections to date and hold office at every level of government.

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There are currently Emerge affiliates in 26 states — Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin with plans to expand to more soon. Women who graduate from Emerge New Mexico’s training program are plugged into both the state network of Emerge New Mexico alumnae, as well as the national network of Emerge alumnae across the country. emergenewmexico.com

 

 

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Episode 150 of #thePOZcast Discusses the New Workplace with Joe Mullings

May 4, 2021 – New York, NY – Joe Mullings and Adam Posner sat down to discuss the future of Talent Access and The New Workplace. The 150th episode of #thePOZcast became an organic conversation about how many strong companies will emerge from the pandemic quicker and stronger than ever before. Further, there was a discussion of how hiring practices are changing – and how employers must adapt effectively.

Joe Mullings shared a significant amount of insight as Chairman & CEO of the Mullings Group. With over 30 years of experience in Talent Access and Career Development, the company has worked with over 600 different companies, many of which are multi-billion-dollar corporations.

The POZcast is powered by NHP Talent Group, which offers a significant amount of insight into the world of digital marketing on their website.

Adam Posner, the host of #thePOZcast, focused heavily on recruitment throughout the conversation with Joe Mullings.

One of the most meaningful things that Posner acknowledged was a conversation had with Mullings in May of last year just as the pandemic was starting to impact businesses. Mullings explained that businesses have a choice. They can curl up in a ball and die or they can grab this thing and own it.

Now, a year later, businesses have to continue to apply the same principles. Those that are strong and trustworthy will emerge more successfully. You add value to the clients so that “when we come out of this, you will be at the top of the list.” And Posner pointed out that is what’s happening now.

As businesses are reopening and people are looking to get working again, recruiting is changing. Candidate pools are opening up. It’s no longer a focus on a certain geography. It’s open to anywhere in the country – and that’s because of not only teleworking but also people deciding if they’re willing to move for the right job.

Mullings weighs in by saying that it’s “survival mode” right now. Categories doing the most hiring are software, firmware, and communications because they’re seeing explosive growth. The food and beverage industry is still doing what they’re doing. However, 80 percent of the GDP in the U.S. has a service arm – and that means that call centers demand software development that demands firmware development. And it doesn’t take living in Silicon Valley to get hired by these companies any longer.

With living in one area and working in another comes the conflict of compensation. The cost of living may be higher when the job is based in San Francisco but a person is living in the middle of the country. This is when, as Posner points out, that it will result in the decentralization of available talent. People will be paid based on the talent pool not the cost of living.

Companies will pay for the right talent. And, there’s also an understanding of culture and personalities. Some people want to work in the offices because they want the camaraderie.

There has to be a choice. Mullings warns that companies will lose talent if they try to force people back into the offices. And the companies that don’t evolve may end up with other problems, including having to pay for the expensive real estate. That kind of expense has to be justified now – and many companies will struggle with that justification.

Hiring based on culture is critical, and Mullings doesn’t believe that technology will ever replace the culture. Instead, recruiters have to depend on technology as a resource. Mullings recommends that interviews should start by giving the interviewee the benefit of the doubt so that unconscious bias is muted. Further, a candidate’s personal life will become the future of hiring to focus on hobbies, a typical day in family activities, and more. Why? To ensure a cultural fit into the workplace and to determine whether a person has the means to telework or if they’d be more successful in the office with others around them.

Throughout the podcast, a number of important topics are brought up between Posner and Mullings. Over the span of 37 minutes, they discuss not only talent access but the redistribution of workers and schedules, engagement, branding, and more.

The pandemic has shifted the control and both Posner and Mullings are aware of the changes. The POZcast shares the insight of two industry professionals ensuring that companies of all sizes understand how to make shifts to prepare for the new trends emerging in the way in which staff is hired and trained in the workplace.

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More information on #thePOZcast can be found at https://thepozcast.com/.

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Virtual Assistant Agency US Project Manager Marketing Admin Sales Service Launch

Howling Assistant, a virtual assistant firm, has launched US-based management, marketing, and administrative programs and services for small and medium businesses. The company’s staff is trained to perform many repetitive tasks such as answering phones, handling email, managing data, and scheduling. They also have dedicated teams capable of managing all aspects of digital sales, website traffic, and more.

For further information see https://www.howlingassistant.com

This agency’s launch was prompted by a need for virtual assistants familiar with American customs and language. The US-based project management program employs individuals with decades of experience working with clients ranging from entrepreneurs, small and medium businesses, franchises, and more. These qualified persons can effectively coordinate and manage many of the functions a company must do to stay competitive in today’s market.

All virtual assistants can operate in various customer relationship management platforms, including Infusionsoft, Zoho, Active Campaign, and HubSpot. They understand their client’s business processes and strive to simplify and automate daily repetitive tasks.

Dedicated digital sales experts within Howling Assistant create custom content, design posts, and post every day to Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn Personal profile, LinkedIn Company Page, Twitter & Pinterest, and more. Team members engage and interact with a company’s current followers and groups so that they become loyal customers and fans over time.

Data management can also be delegated, including timely delivery of reports for a business’s partners, shareholders, banks, and customers. Internal data about a company’s different departments, up-to-date trends, brand development, social media, and website statistics can all be integrated into a greater whole to help businesses become better organized and efficient.

The firm has competent virtual assistants that can turn a website into a marketing tool that produces a steady source of leads. Sales channels, chat features, scheduling add ons, instant response features, and many other interactive functions are used to capitalize on a company’s digital real estate.

Assistants can update images, copy, add pages, upload blogs, and more on WordPress, Shopify, and Big Commerce. They create high converting funnels and landing pages for Google Ads, Facebook Ads, and all other traffic campaigns.

Howling Assistant also has dedicated experts that can help a company increase its sales using the telephone. These lead conversion experts are trained to book leads, qualifying, and follow-up. This frees the in-house sales teams to only focus on closing high-quality prospects. Phone services include monitoring incoming calls, follow up calls, lead connections, appointment setting, multiple call rotations, analytics dashboard, and call recording.

A company spokesman said, “We want to free up small and medium businesses to focus on their core functions. We use US-based assistants and program managers that receive ongoing training in administration, management, customer service, marketing, and sales conversion, and more.”

The launch of Howling Assistant’s US-based management and sales services gives small and medium American businesses resources designed to free them to focus and grow their core business.

For further information visit the company’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HowlingAssistant

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A Sneak Peek Into the Flourishing Outsourced Drug Trials in India

Over the past decade, the big pharmaceutical companies have moved their clinical testings abroad. Among all others, India has become a choice destination—a goldmine for their operations.

A majority of the research on new drugs is carried out in the more developed countries (MDC). However, according to a recent study by Rabo India Finance, a subsidiary of Rabobank of the Netherlands, there is a 50-60 percent estimated cost of savings if the trials are held in developing countries. The contract research market is worth an estimated $10 billion while the international clinical trial business is worth a whopping $40 billion.

Just as India has become the premium destination for tech giants to outsource their software development needs, the country has also become a hot-spot for a clinical trial like no other country. The country is a fertile ground for this practice with copious, low-cost and English-speaking medical staff, a functional medical infrastructure, heartwarming reception towards foreign industry, and, perhaps, the most important factor: millions of poor citizens ever willing to try out new drugs. 

Despite the economic revenue it accrues to the country’s GDP, to an estimated $2 billion by 2021, there’s been a public outcry in some quarters against clinical trials in India, more so because it has slapped on the country, the denigrating nickname of “guinea pigs to the world”.

The major concern of most critics against this practice stems from the fear that U.S. pharmaceutical companies may be eluding regulatory controls by outsourcing trials to India rather than conducting them in the United States. Speaking about this, Tripti Tandon of Lawyers Collective, a legal group for HIV-positive people, said: “It is important that the regulations take into consideration the rights of the people on whom the tests are being carried out.” Lending his voice, Mira Shiva of the Voluntary Health Association of India said: Post-marketing surveillance needs to be strengthened to ensure that fake data has not been used to get a drug into the market.”

Consequently, Indian health authorities have posited, times without number, that they are on top of the situation. However, this may not be entirely true. In 2015 the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), teaming up with the Johns Hopkins University, USA, conducted some cancer drug trials. Cancer patients were injected with experimental drugs without due clearance from the appropriate authorities. A special committee investigated the incident, and the matter dismissed.

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How Does Gamification Enhance Mathematics In The Classroom?

What is gamification? How does it help in Math education? Here is how:

 

Thanks to the ingenuity of one Nick Pelling, gamification has changed how activities are carried out. Being a game developer from Britain, he coined this term in early 2000s as a tool for enhancing quick and fun electronic transactions.

 

Gamification applies the use of game-playing in non-game activities. Its intended purpose is to motivate, enhance participation and improve memory skills of the activity.

 

Nowadays, gamification has found its way into other industries such as education. As a result, it is applied in numerous subjects, one of them being Mathematics.

 

Here are 5 ways that gamification helps in Math education:

 

  • Gamified Math lessons enhance problem-solving and thinking skills in students. During such lessons, students will use all sorts of tactics to win the games. This improves their problem-solving skills and how they process a challenge, both of which are useful in Math.

 

  • Gamification serves as an assessment tool for learning abilities in students. As a tutor or teacher, you are able to analyze learning styles, strong areas, weak areas as well as their way of approach to each Math topic.

 

  • Gaming elements in Math lessons improve interpersonal relationships and interactions among students, parents and teachers. It narrows the generational gap between children and adults. This creates openness and freedom of expression, hence children easily seek help.

 

  • Gamification fosters an open-minded approach. It enables students to understand that there are always two sides to every story or situation, and that none is superior to the other. Losing, whether in Math or life is not the end, you have to try again.

 

  • Gaming elements enhance active participation in classrooms. For subjects like Math, active participation is an indispensable tool that mitigates boredom and facilitates better understanding of topics.

 

When used effectively, gamification enhances solution-seeking, interactions and participation in Math lessons.