Shumlin announces two key job internship programs for Vermont youth

first_imgWith the state’s unemployment rate the second lowest in the nation, Governor Peter Shumlin said today it’s key that Vermont’s high school and college students have access to and experience with some of the top employers, and exposure and training in the good-paying, in-demand jobs across the state.The governor, several Vermont businesses and lawmakers today announced the recipients of federal and state grants through two important internship programs to provide that experience – the federally funded Summer Opportunity Employment program, and the state-funded Internship Program. In addition, Governor Shumlin thanked legislators for their hard work on the Vermont Strong Scholars initiative, which is pending in the Legislature and would help families pay for college and provide more internship and workplace options for students.“Providing workplace experience for young Vermonters helps them make smart academic and career choices, gives them a foot in the door to some of the best companies across the state that are hiring, and helps keep them here in Vermont after graduation,” Shumlin said. “Given Vermont’s strong recovery from the recession, and the number of good jobs we’ve got ready to fill from St Albans to Brattleboro, the need for these programs has never been greater.”“Involving students in the workplace builds their confidence, their career awareness, and their future marketable skills,” agreed Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan. “It gives them networking opportunities and allows them to decide which occupations might best suit their interests.  And most importantly, it allows them to apply classroom knowledge to the real world.”The Governor announced that several businesses have been selected to receive grants through the Department of Labor’s Summer Opportunity Employment program, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. The program is targeted at ‘at-risk’ students, which can include everything from homeless youth to those struggling academically. This year, Vermont expects to provide paid internships for about 700 students.Recipients of this year’s SOE awards are:             Soar Learning Center of St. Albans            ReSource Youth Build of Barre, Burlington and Morrisville            Burlington High School’s “Ready, Set, Work” Program            City of Winooski Community Services Division            Boys and Girls Club of Rutland            Sunrise Family Center of Bennington            Youth Services of Brattleboro            NEK Human Services and Community Action organizations            Springfield School System “Alternative Classroom”            Montpelier Parks Department            Foxcroft Farm of Leicester            The Tutorial Center of Bennington.In addition, recipients of this year’s $350,000 state-funded Internship Program grants are:            Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility            Vermont HiTec Navicate            Central Vermont Community Action Council            Franklin Grand Isle Workforce Investment Board            Rutland Regional Education Corporation            Bennington School and Workforce Partnership            Brattleboro Development CorporationUpper Valley Business and Education Partnership            Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sport            Community High School of Vermont.The Governor applauded the Legislature for its continued work on the Vermont Strong Scholars program, which, when passed, in partnership with VSAC, will provide tuition loan forgiveness to graduates who stay to work in certain sectors in Vermont to work. Lawmakers have added another $250,000 to that program to expand internship opportunities, reflecting their commitment to connecting students with on-the-ground job experience and training, and creating links between potential graduates and Vermont employers.Noonan said Vermont employers have job openings that they need to fill, and that Vermont needs to have a skilled and “ready” workforce” for the future.The Governor urged Vermont business owners to help in this effort by connecting with the Department of Labor or any of their local programs to help encourage, motivate and train the future workforce.Joining the Governor were Jim Pratt from Cabot Cooperative, who chairs his Workforce Development Council, members of the House Commerce and Senate Economic Development Committees, Vermont business owners, including Marty Thieret, co-founder of C2 Competitive Computing, and others.“Our challenge is a great one,” Shumlin said. “Vermont has jobs, and we’re looking for workers. We need to provide our young people with the training, skills and experience to fill those good jobs and build their lives right here in Vermont.”last_img read more

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Hercor College nears NBTC Capiz crown leg

first_imgRaffy Arguelles of Hercor College Junior Jaguars led the way with 22 points in their National Basketball Training Center-Capiz match against Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion on Friday night at the Dayao Gym in Roxas City. HERCOR COLLEGE HERCOR College Junior Jaguars drew first blood in the finals of the National Basketball Training Center Capiz leg after a 97-80 win over the Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion on Friday night at the Dayao Gym in Roxas City.Raffy Arguelles led the way with 22 points, while Jiego Montillano and Janwell Famaranco contributed 16 and 15 markers, respectively, for the defending champions Junior Jaguars.The Junior Jaguars can repeat as the NBTC-Capiz leg champions when it repeats over the Colegio de la Purisima in Game 2 on Monday afternoon at the same venue.The Junior Jaguars waxed hot early as it jumped to a 32-20 advantage behind Arguelles and Famaranco. Colegio de la Purisima came up with its own conversions to come to within 42-51. But that proved to be the last stand of the Colegio de la Purisima as the Junior Jaguars responded with baskets from Arguelles and Montillano to swell the lead to 80-64 early in the fourth frame.Jerick Baselonia finished with 19 points, while Christian Fulge and Lee Christian Haudar added 18 and 16 markers, respectively, for the Colegio de la Purisima.The Junior Jaguars and Colegio de la Purisima College were also both qualified to the regionals, where they will fight with the qualifiers from Iloilo, Antique and Guimaras for a slot in the National Finals in Manila./PNlast_img read more

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Gegara Corona, Maskapai El Al Gunakan Pesawat Penumpang Kosong untuk Keperluan Kargo

first_imgBoeing 787 Dreamliner El Al saat baru tiba di Ben Gurion International Airport. Foto: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS Maskapai El Al dilaporkan telah menawarkan pesawat penumpang kosong untuk penggunaan kargo. Hal itu dikarenakan maskapai asal Israel tersebut telah mengalami penurunan jumlah penumpang besar-besaran sejak wabah virus corona atau Covid-19 yang semakin mengkhawatirkan belakangan ini.Baca juga: Last Flight, Boeing 747-458 El Al Airlines Lukis Penampakan Indah di UdaraDikutip dari jpost.com, Senin, (16/3), maskapai menawarkan armada Boeing 787 Dreamliner-nya untuk keperluan kargo tersebut. Selain itu, maskapai juga menawarkan armada lainnya yang lebih besar, Boeing 777. Hanya saja, tarifnya lebih mahal dibanding ‘pesawat kargo’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Rencananya, maskapai akan memberlakukan model bisnis seperti itu hingga beberapa waktu mendatang sampai waktu yang belum dapat dipastikan. Dalam pengaplikasiannya, maskapai tersebut menawarkan lima hingga 10 pesawatnya untuk mendukung model bisnis tersebut, khususnya barang-barang berupa bahan mentah dan barang-barang lainnya yang urgent dibutuhkan oleh orang banyak, seperti obat-obatan dan bahan-bahan pelindung lainnya (masker dan sejenisnya).Terkait tarif, pihak maskapai mengaku bahwa cara penghitungan (tarifnya) sama dengan ketika kondisi pesawat penuh. Seumpama, Boeing 787 Dreamliner yang mampu mengangkut sekitar 20 ribu ton kargo komersial, perusahaan yang ingin menggunakan layanan tersebut hanya perlu membayar seharga 340 penumpang. Tentu saja lebih murah bila dibanding kapasitas kargo itu sendiri (dibandingkan total berat 340 orang dengan kapasitas maksimal 20 ribu ton kargo).Hanya saja, karena metode penghitungannya yang membuat kargo jadi lebih murah, pelanggan yang memakai jasa tersebut harus membayar untuk perjalanan pulang-pergi, sekalipun pesawat tak mengangkut muatan apapun sepulang dari bandara tujuan.Manajer Divisi Kargo El Al, Ronen Shapira, mengatakan kepada surat kabar terbesar di Israel, Yedioth Ahronoth, bahwa hal tersebut dilakukan sehubungan dengan menurunnya jumlah penumpang di seluruh dunia dan di saat yang bersamaan, permintaan penerbangan kargo justru mengalami peningkatan. Maka dari itu, tak heran, bila maskapai sampai harus menambah jumlah operasional pesawat kargo, selain pesawat penumpang yang juga dioperasikan untuk keperluan kargo.Meski demikian, maskapai tidak terlalu berharap banyak dari lonjakan permintaan tersebut (kargo). Terlebih untuk membantu laju keuangan perusahaan kembali ke kondisi sedia kala. Ronen mengaku, bahwa sekalipun mengalami lonjakan tajam, kargo tidak berdampak terlalu signifikan, mengingat, layanan kargo rata-rata berkontribusi sekitar delapan persen terhadap pendapatan keseluruhan El Al.Baca juga: Lima Bulan Koma Pasca Terjangkit Campak, Pramugari El Al Israel Airlines Hembuskan Nafas TerakhirVirus corona belakangan memang sangat mengkhawatirkan, khususnya bagi industri penerbangan global. International Air Transport Association (IATA) atau Asosiasi Transportasi Udara Internasional sendiri memperkirakan, jika krisis virus corona sama dengan wabah SARS pada awal 2000-an silam hal itu sangat mungkin akan menyebabkan hilangnya pendapatan (profit loss) maskapai global tahun ini sebesar Rp417 triliun atau turun sekitar 4,7 persen sepanjang tahun 2020.Bila itu terjadi, tentu saja ekosistem bisnis di dunia aviasi juga akan kena imbasnya. Terlebih, IATA memperkirakan, dampak tersebut (profit loss) sebagian besar akan terkonsentrasi di beberapa maskapai di kawasan Asia-Pasifik.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedKata Konsultan Penerbangan: Sebagian Besar Maskapai Global Akan Bangkrut Akhir Mei!17/03/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”Tujuh Penerbangan Ini Tak Lazim Akibat Corona, Nomor 6 Paling Aneh!02/04/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”Bukan Nama Anak Artis, Ini Dia Fakta Unik Seputar El Al Airlines26/10/2018In “Featured”last_img read more

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Wallace says he’ll be Vandy’s only 2016 QB commit

first_imgSevier County quarterback Deuce Wallace and Vanderbilt have made a mutually beneficial deal.Wallace said he agreed to de-commit from Northwestern and commit to the Commodores if they pledged to sign no more quarterbacks in the 2016 class.Wallace said he called coach Derek Mason and offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig and said, “If I’m going to do this, I have to make sure we’re all on the same page. So no more QBs. I’m the only one.”“They said yes, and I told them that I’m in,” Wallace said. “That’s all I had to hear. They were excited. I’m excited. It was the perfect decision for me.“And on my end, I’m done. That’s it for recruiting.”Wallace committed to Northwestern in March, while Ludwig was Vanderbilt’s new offensive coordinator. The 6-2, 200-pound quarterback said Ludwig was the primary reason he changed his mind.“Coach Ludwig made me a promise that when recruiting opened up that I would be his first stop he’d make to watch me throw,” Wallace said. “And it turned out I was the last person he watched throw, which was pretty cool.”Wallace fits Ludwig’s mold for a quarterback. Rated the No. 20 pro-style passer nationally by 247 Sports, he has passed for more than 7,300 yards at two schools over the past three seasons.Wallace grew up in Sevierville, but he moved to Reserve, La., before high school. He passed for more than 4,500 yards in two seasons at Riverside Academy in Louisiana before moving back to Tennessee, where he completed 65 percent of his passes for 2,812 yards and 26 TDs as a junior at Sevier County last season.“I am really happy to stay in state, and especially in Nashville, which is one of my favorite cities,” Wallace said. “And my family can experience this with me since I’m staying in Tennessee. For a lot of reasons, Vanderbilt is absolutely the best place for me.”Vanderbilt started an FBS-high four different quarterbacks last season. Two of those are gone, after Stephen Rivers transferred and projected 2015 starter Patton Robinette announced in March that he would end his career to focus on medical school.Sophomores Wade Freebeck and Johnny McCrary and redshirt freshman Shawn Stankavage are on the 2015 roster, and true freshman Kyle Shurmur will join the mix in the fall.Wallace is Vanderbilt’s second commitment of the 2016 class. Austin Quillen, a safety from Jenks, Okla., also recently committed to the Commodores, as reported by 247 Sports.Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks.last_img read more

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Messi hits four goals as Barca hammer Eibar 5-0

first_imgBarcelona captain Lionel Messi was in a prolific mood as his side crushed Eibar 5-0 at home in La Liga on Saturday, scoring four goals to placate supporters who began the game by showing their discontent with president Josep Maria Bartomeu.The win took Barca back to the top of La Liga on 55 points, two ahead of Real Madrid who visit Levante later on Saturday.Messi had not scored in his previous four games but put the Spanish champions ahead in the 14th minute by dancing and barging his way past three players to slot home for the opener.He doubled the lead in the 37th with an equally impressive strike before completing his treble moments later and netted late in the second half for his fourth goal before Arthur Melo completed the drubbing with a tap-in.The Argentine’s goals cheered fans who began the match waving handkerchiefs and calling for Bartomeu to resign after the club was embroiled in a scandal involving a firm hired to monitor coverage of the team on social media.last_img read more

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