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Three Things They Don’t Teach You in School

And What You Can Do about it
Adulthood can’t come soon enough. Although we think we have many years to prepare, when it comes, we realize how unprepared we are. As you start your first job, you may realize all the things your teachers never taught you but are essential for adulthood. To help, I will share three things they don’t teach you in school (i.e., learning how to communicate and negotiate, understanding financial literacy, and health benefits) and what you can do to be proactive and begin to prepare for your future. Continue reading ‘Three Things They Don’t Teach You in School’

AEL Today and in the Future

DanielHey everyone! Daniel back with you with a two-part blog talking about a subject that hits close to home for me. This topic is Adult Education and Literacy (AEL). I have witnessed first-hand family and friends who have not completed an AEL program to obtain their high school equivalency. It has affected their lives even to this day, obtaining a livable wage job. Today, we will discuss the numbers from 2011 – 2018. Then I will discuss “AEL Today” with you. Later, please join me where we will discuss “AEL for the Future” for part two of this blog. Continue reading ‘AEL Today and in the Future’

AARP Foundation Back to Work 50+ Initiative

FriedaWorkforce Solutions & HCC Partner to Facilitate Back to Work 50+, an AARP Foundation Initiative
During my employment with Workforce Solutions, I have participated in several successful business partnerships within our community. Today I am shining the spotlight on one partnership with the Houston Community College (HCC)/AARP Foundation’s Back to Work 50+ Initiative (BTW50+). Our partnership began on February 19, 2019. Fellow Regional Team member, Carolyn Kennard and I were chosen to facilitate the Coaching Program along with our Team Lead, Dana Sturdevant. Dana currently serves as Program Director of Community Programs with HCC. Continue reading ‘AARP Foundation Back to Work 50+ Initiative’

There’s Nothing Soft About These Skills

VictoriaSoft skills, hard skills, technical skills, transferrable skills…. there’s so much talk about all these different types of skills, but what exactly is the difference? Five years ago, employers were screaming that they needed employees with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) skills. And while that is still true today, the big push right now is for soft skills. Continue reading ‘There’s Nothing Soft About These Skills’


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