Pandemic Drives Working Americans to Seek Further Education – Press Release

WATERTOWN, Mass.–(Business Wire)–The COVID-19 pandemic ignited a shift in how working Americans view continuing education, according to a new survey commissioned by Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions® (NYSE: BFAM). The survey revealed the 85% of full and part-time employed Americans feel employers need to rethink their benefits offerings in light of the pandemic.

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What are employees looking for in this current climate? Education opportunities. 78% of working Americans believe the pandemic has increased the need for companies to support their employees with education benefits, including tuition reimbursement for degree and non-degree programs and student loan repayment programs.

What’s more, education benefits are not only driving employee motivation, but they may be a key factor in promoting workplace equality. According to the survey, nearly two-thirds of American workers (65 percent) think that providing education benefits to all employees helps promote racial

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HC stays shifting of distance education courses to open university

The provisions in the Sree Narayana Open University Ordinance to shift the distance and continuing education programmes and private registration of students from Kerala, Calicut, Mahatma Gandhi, and Kannur Universities and to vest it in the open university was stayed by the Kerala High Court.

The court directed the Special Government Pleader and the Standing Counsel for the University Grants Commission to inform the court whether the open university had obtained the necessary recognition from the UGC for the educational programmes.

On a question from the court whether the government had approached the UGC for necessary recognition for the university to start functioning, the Special Prosecutor sought time to file the reply.

The UGC provisions stipulates that that no higher educational institutions shall offer distance learning programme or other online programmes and admit leaders without obtaining the commission recognition. The UGC also stipulates that admissions shall not be made by

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Seven complete BOCES Consortium of Continuing Education adult HVAC course delayed by COVID

Seven adult learners will complete an Electrical/HVAC program next month that will prepare them for a skilled position in the workforce. The 570-hour training course is the last of the COVID-interrupted vocational programs offered through the BOCES Consortium of Continuing Education (BCCE) to wrap up.

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Prospective HVAC workers began their program through BCCE – an adult education partnership between Madison-Oneida BOCES and Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES – in September 2019. Typically a nine-month program, the course includes instruction in electrical wiring, copper piping, soldering, furnaces, refrigeration and more as well as preparation for the EPA licensing exam.

“They can leave here and be ready for any entry-level HVAC job with any construction or contracting company,” said instructor Mark Schoff, who has taught the program for 16 years and spent many years prior working in the industry.

The class was on track for a May completion when COVID-19 shuttered schools across

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Longview ISD offers free financial, education advice through video series

LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) – Sometimes it’s not easy to get good advice, especially for free. Well the Longview Independent School District is about to present just that on several topics from finance to continuing education. And the video series is geared toward interested families in or outside of the school district.



a green sign with white text: There may be some parents of students out there who have a great idea as to how to keep everyone safe while learning, or just want to express their concerns. Well, Longview Independent School District is looking for just that kind of feedback.


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There may be some parents of students out there who have a great idea as to how to keep everyone safe while learning, or just want to express their concerns. Well, Longview Independent School District is looking for just that kind of feedback.

Longview ISD offers free financial, education advice through video series

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Longview ISD Public Information Officer Francisco Rojas says the idea for LOBOS Strongview originally was going to be a series of meetings to help in-district families struggling with finances.

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That was before COVID-19, but

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UCSB Professional, Continuing Education Courses Teach How to Stay Competitive in Pandemic Job Market | Business

The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated impacts have forced all of us to rethink our jobs and how we do them. Perhaps the most jarring effect for many is the uncertainty of employment, as the economy shifts in response to the “new normal,” and certain positions fall by the wayside, or change substantially.

A certain amount of agility is necessary to navigate these unsettling times, and UC Santa Barbara’s Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) is here to help.

With a suite of online programs in a variety of fields — from accounting and finance to web development — PaCE (formerly UCSB Extension) can provide members of the campus and the surrounding community the relevant skills to compete in today’s job market.

“Upskilling is no longer optional,” said Sheetal Gavankar, PaCE’s director of academic programs. “We are past the days when one can go to school for four years, get a

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North Carolina Sets Oct. 31 Continuing Education Deadline After COVID Delay

All licensed insurance producers and adjusters operating in North Carolina with a continuing education compliance period that ended in February, March, April, May and June 2020 must complete the state mandated CE requirements by Oct. 31, 2020 or face having their license expire, according to a bulletin from the North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI).

For those with a compliance period that ends in July, August, September, October and November 2020, an extension will be granted through Dec. 31, 2020 in order to meet the state mandated CE requirements. If the CE requirements are not met by December 31, 2020, licenses will expire.

Each licensees CE deadline month is based on birth date and the requirements also include North Carolina nonresident adjusters with NC as the Designated Home State (DHS).

The CE deadline for North Carolina producers and adjusters, including nonresident adjusters with North Carolina as the designated home state

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Natural Grocers Launches Free, Virtual Nutrition Education Program to Energize Customers’ Health Journeys | News

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As part of Natural Grocers’ deep commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of the communities it serves, America’s Nutrition Education ExpertsSM announce an expansion of its free Nutrition Education program. Customarily available in-person, the program has gone virtual so that Natural Grocers can help customers Be Rooted in HealthSM while adhering to its company-wide COVID-19 health and safety precautions. The expansion includes a specially curated guest presenter series geared towards providing essential building blocks for improved health and wellness, as well as personalized coaching sessions with Natural Grocers’ Nutritional Health Coaches (NHCs.)

Natural Grocers Virtual Nutrition Education & Cooking Classes
A series of free, virtual Nutrition Education classes will empower customers to take charge of their own health and gain a better understanding of how supporting their immune system, improving their diet and nutrient intake, and caring for the

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Natural Grocers Launches Free, Virtual Nutrition Education Program to Energize Customers’ Health Journeys | 2020-10-05 | Press Releases

LAKEWOOD, Colo. , Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As part of Natural Grocers’ deep commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of the communities it serves, America’s Nutrition Education Experts SM announce an expansion of its free Nutrition Education program. Customarily available in-person, the program has gone virtual so that Natural Grocers can help customers Be Rooted in Health SM while adhering to its company-wide COVID-19 health and safety precautions. The expansion includes a specially curated guest presenter series geared towards providing essential building blocks for improved health and wellness, as well as personalized coaching sessions with Natural Grocers’ Nutritional Health Coaches (NHCs.)

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Natural Grocers Virtual Nutrition Education & Cooking Classes

A series of free, virtual Nutrition Education classes will empower customers to take charge of their own health and gain a better understanding of how supporting their immune system, improving their diet and nutrient intake, and caring for the

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COVID-19 showed the need for workers to update skills

The launch of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s new School of Continuing Education comes at an important time in our province’s history.



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Saskatchewan Polytechnic wants workers to better their skills during COVID-19.

Nearly every person and/or business in Saskatchewan has been affected by the disruption stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether this has meant a job loss or a scramble to find qualified employees, the pandemic accelerated a trend we have been witnessing for several years.

As my colleagues at Polytechnics Canada — a national association of Canada’s leading colleges, polytechnics and institutes of technology, which I chair — recently noted in a paper to the federal government on 2021 spending priorities: “Even before the pandemic, there was a need to retrain and upskill our mid-career workforce to keep up with changing skills requirements. In the post-pandemic recovery, rapid reskilling will become critical to ensuring we have the

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Medscape Education Partners With HFSA to Host Major International Heart Failure Meeting

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Medscape Education has been selected as a partner in hosting The Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting 2020, September 30-October 6.

In collaboration with HFSA, Medscape Education and MedscapeLIVE! will offer an immersive environment where heart failure professionals will engage around the latest research and treatment advances.

The 7-day meeting of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and researchers will feature more than 50 multidisciplinary, scientific sessions, late-breaking research announcements, live chats with industry and e-poster presenters, interactive breakout sessions, networking opportunities, a Virtual Exhibit Hall with product theaters, and interactive gamification.

MedscapeLIVE!’s virtual conference platform enables attendees to visit the exhibit hall and poster sessions, electronically take notes, answer polling questions, submit questions directly to faculty, and save or share slides, notes, and other content.

MedscapeLIVE! provides live experiences across the spectrum of formats to create unique engagement opportunities for scientific

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