In a 1949 address to Smith College, Eleanor Roosevelt said “How well prepared are we to live in a world that has constantly grown smaller and where we must rub shoulders with people of different cultures, of completely different customs and habits and religions, who live under different legal systems, whose languages are different?” Her question of the preparedness of young people in the work force is still relevant today, and the answer is that some may not be as well prepared as they should be. Today’s job market requires a variety of skills that will allow professionals to work in a context wider than just their own field.
What does this mean for current students? Experts recommend beefing up the skills portion of a resume with college courses that reflect skills that most other applicants are missing. The job market today is exceptionally competitive, and possessing experience in a few vital skills could make the difference between you and another candidate.
Check out some types of classes that can give you a little boost on your resume after the jump!
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis visited Monroe Community College’s Applied Technologies Center on Sept. 24 to highlight a $14.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to a consortium of State University of New York community colleges, led by MCC.
The grant, issued as part of the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program, will allow a consortium of SUNY community colleges to design standardized curricula to directly address the needs of high-demand industries such as advanced manufacturing.
The consortium’s Training and Education in Advanced Manufacturing (TEAM) Educational Pathways Project would provide more than 3,000 of New York’s Trade Adjustment Assistance-eligible workers and unemployed veterans with the training and education required to find high-quality, high-wage jobs within the advanced manufacturing sector.
Solis was hosted by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and MCC President Anne M. Kress. Community leaders in business development and advanced manufacturing, as well as elected officials, took part in the visit. Continue reading