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Tabor College, New Horizons Form Partnership

HILLSBORO, Kan.,–Tabor College and New Horizons Computer Learning Center-Wichita have formed a cooperative arrangement to provide college credit for course work leading to the certification of network administrators and engineers.

Tabor students will have the opportunity to add an A+, Microsoft, or Novell certification to their degree, and individuals in the computer field will receive college credit while working on certification.

Tabor College is a Christian liberal arts institution founded in 1908, with locations in Hillsboro and Wichita, Kan. New Horizons Computer Learning Center is an independent IT training company.

Greensboro College Begins Corporate Leadership Initiative

GREENSBORO, N.C.,–The Greensboro College Division of Business is preparing its students for leadership roles in the business world of the 21st century with a new program that will bring together students and area business leaders. The Corporate Leadership Initiative is directed by Tom Wright, cofounder of Wright of Thomasville, a specialty printer of satin labels and other “graphics to market by” for the home furnishings market.

Wright is responsible for facilitating encounters between students and corporate leaders who lecture on aspects of business such as accounting, economics, and marketing. He has formulated a survey that asks students enrolled in introductory business courses to outline their work experiences and personal objectives. Wright plans to meet with prospective Greensboro College students to encourage participation in the program, to counsel current students on career opportunities in business, and to challenge students and faculty to hone their skills in the areas essential to contemporary business conditions.

Parsons’ Students, Corporations Collaborate

NEW YORK, N.Y.,–The Parsons School of Design’s Center for New Design established in September 1999 is a project-based laboratory that explores and tests technologies, methods and materials of design, production, and delivery. Parsons students and faculty, together with industry sponsors, tackle specific business-constrained issues and technology applications. The projects are often conducted as advanced courses and foster research and teamwork approaches to problem solving.

Among the center’s current partners are: istreet, Athenium, Bed Bath and Beyond, Liana Cane Lab, Johnson Atelier, Cyclo Vision Technologies, Hassel-blad, FotoCare, DPI, and lecture series partners New York New Media Association, ITAC, Municipal Art Society, the Product Forum and United Digital Artists. Projects range from sustainable design from untested rainforest materials and high-tech marketing plans to architectural scale three-dimensional digital output and interactive fine art.

Walt Disney World College Program Recruits at SUNY

Walt Disney recruiters visited SUNY Potsdam in search of participants for the Walt Disney World College Program, which gives students an insider’s look at the operations of a Fortune 500 company. More than 2,000 college students from across the country and around the world take part in the living, learning, and earning program each semester.

Students gain practical experience through a variety of jobs in attractions, culinary, custodial, food and beverage, hospitality, housekeeping, life guarding, merchandise, quick service, restaurants, recreation, and transportation.

The program gives students the opportunity to shadow and network with cast members in their related field of study. College Program participants also attend seminars highlighting Disney’s best practices, business trends, and personal development.

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