It’s an exciting field and if you’re interested in pursuing it as a career, having the right education is where it all begins. But first, let’s take a closer look at the profession.
Jonathan Singleton has a very important job. Some might say it’s a calling. He helps wounded veterans. When he’s not working on his bachelor’s degree at the ECPI University Richmond/Moorefield campus, he’s coordinating the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Wounded Veteran Internship Program, a federally funded initiative designed for veterans who are unable to return to a former job due to physical or emotional disabilities.
The program allows veterans to revamp old job skills or develop new ones. VDOT attempts to locate internships close to where the veterans are receiving rehabilitation or living. Jonathan, himself, is a former intern. As a Marine, he was wounded in Iraq during the Battle of Nasiriyah in March 2003. “For me, this is a great chance to pay it forward,” says Jonathan. “This is more than a job. I feel very passionate about serving my fellow vets. Here, we not only help them transition vocationally; we also conduct a variety of workshops to help them with resume writing, interviewing skills, financial management, and post-traumatic stress disorder.” [Read more...]
In a world inundated with products and services, it can be easy for most people to forget the huge, underlying engine that drives it all: manufacturing. No matter what the economy is projected to look like in the future, manufacturing will always be relevant – barring, of course, total economic collapse. Manufacturing is the seed of high technology, and it is advancing at an astonishing pace.
As technology fuels America’s return as a leading manufacturer, it is creating a steady supply of highly-skilled jobs for people who can program, maintain, and troubleshoot automated machinery and robotic devices. However, the demand is far outpacing the supply, creating a major skills gap. [Read more...]
In her own words…”My journey at Medical Careers Institute to become a nurse started on January 28, 2013. But I didn’t always want to be a nurse. In fact, the sight of blood used to make me ill.
My dreams when I was five years old might actually surprise you. When I grew up I wanted to be a rock star, a bus driver, and a hair stylist. Well, I can’t sing, I’m not coordinated enough to drive a stick shift, and it’s a good day when I don’t burn myself with the flat iron. Needless to say, I had to rethink my future. I danced around a few ideas but never had a solid idea or plan. [Read more...]
Thinking about a career in registered nursing? The nursing field can be fulfilling, but it isn’t for everyone!
Most people associate registered nursing with images of smiling hospital workers feeding people, administering medicine, and making beds. These images are accurate, but they only give you part of the picture. Registered Nursing can be anything but glamorous. They often times have to clean up bodily fluids and compel patients who don’t understand their treatments to take medications, perform therapy or even eat in order to nurse them back to health!