Brandon Leidy of Pen Argyl is not about to let anyone steal this rebound, during the Knights' game with Palmerton tonight at Pen Argyl,. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Robbie Shoemaker of Bangor (maroon) won by pin in 1:20 at 113 over Pen Argyl's Cody Lucca during the Slaters' 43-25 win over Pen Argyl. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz
Players extend their arm to grab a rebound, during the Slaters' last second 61-60 loss to the Warriors in a game played at Bangor Tuesday night. PHOTO GALLERY) (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz.
Pen Argyl's Abby Strouse (4) dribbles toward the corner during the Slaters' 37-23 win over Pen Argyl in a game played at Pen Argyl Monday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Cam Kichline (21) and Jalen Simpson (24) are about to go after the ball, during the Royals' 60-55 loss to Lincoln Leadership in a game played at Pius X Thursday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Bangor's Troy Detweiler won by injury default over Pen Argyl's Phil Meyers at 120 during the Slaters' 43-25 win. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz
Bangor and Pen Argyl players vie for a rebound, during the Slaters' 37-23 win over Pen Argyl in a game played at Pen Argyl Monday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Bangor's Shavaughn Morris (11) reaches for a rebound, during the Slaters' last second 61-60 loss to the Warriors in a game played at Bangor Tuesday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz.
Continuing education provides competitive edge for job-hunters
(BPT) - More Americans than ever are going back to school, continuing their education to add skills and credentials to their work portfolio. For many, keeping their expertise current with continuing education gives them the edge in a competitive job market.
Continuing education is not the same as going back to school to complete an unfinished degree, notes Dr. Marianne Greenfield, program chair at Argosy University, Atlanta.
“Continuing education generally refers to any type of post-secondary education for the purpose of keeping current with changes in a particular field of study or for preparation to obtain a certification,” she says. “Some professions require that you earn continuing-education credits in order to maintain a license. The goal of continuing education is to offer adults who already possess a college or university degree further opportunity for learning without having to enroll in a degree program.”
“Now more than ever, it’s important for employees and professionals to keep up with all the latest skills and relevant knowledge necessary to compete in today’s workforce,” says Dr. George Spagnola, chair of the College of Educationat Argosy University, Sarasota. “While a traditional education is necessary in today’s workforce, it is also a cornerstone upon which one can build a better future through continuing education.”
“As more people obtain academic degrees, candidates whose skills and knowledge are current and relevant in the workplace will have the greater advantage,” she says. “Continuing education is especially important in areas such as human resources, engineering, technology, finance and health care, where rapid advances occur, leading to constantly evolving practices.”
Many professions require candidates to have certifications and licenses to qualify for employment opportunities, so continuing education is important for job-seekers and professionals in those fields.
Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to continue your education.
“Advances in technology have made continuing education more accessible,” says Spagnola. “You can pursue continuing education online, at a physical location or in a combination of both. Technology can help you continue your education and advance your professional knowledge while working and raising a family.”
Given the number of people raising families and working, that flexibility of education can be key to achieving success. Look for an institution or provider that can meet your educational needs while still allowing you to meet your personal and professional obligations.
“Seek out a student-centered institution that meets your needs both academically and non-academically,” says Spagnola.
“Although many course providers cater to those seeking continuing education, it is important to find an accredited institution to ensure your efforts yield results,” says Greenfield. “Look for programs that offer you access to and learning from quality instructors with real-life experience in the specific field of study. Make sure that the program you are considering is compatible with any requirements you will face for licensure.”
And while educational costs are always a concern, many people can find financial assistance in the form of tuition-assistance programs offered through their employers.
“Tuition-assistance programs are of huge benefit to employees and the company,” says Spagnola. “As an employee, you receive financial assistance for your education. Your employer, in turn, gets an employee who is advancing their knowledge and skills and applying them to the organization.”
“The benefits far outweigh the expense and many private sector employers will pay for or reimburse the expense if a compelling case is made for the added competitive advantage for the organization,” agrees Greenfield. “And if your employer isn’t able to assist you with the costs, the Internal Revenue Service allows you to deduct a portion of qualifying continuing-education expenses on your federal tax return. If you pay the expense on behalf of a spouse or a dependent child, you can also claim the deduction.”
For more information about Argosy University, visit argosy.edu.
A seagull knocked out by a cricket ball made a miraculous recovery during a match in Melbourne.
The bird was left motionless after being inadvertently struck by a pull shot from batsman Adam Voges in the Big Bash Twenty 20 clash between the Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers.
Stars fielder Rob Quiney appeared to signal that the stricken seagull was dead as he carried it delicately over the boundary line.
But minutes later, the feathered friend thrilled the 30,000+ crowd by returning to its feet and even swooped back into the danger zone towards Quiney as he attempted to field a ball.
The bird's brave comeback resulted its own #seagull hashtag on Twitter.
Sarah Gordon, MCG Media and Publicity Adviser, said: "The bird was taken outside into Yarra Park at the change of innings and released into the park when it was clear that the bird's health was okay."
Messinger Street Bridge (Viaduct)
The west bound lane of the Messinger Street Bridge (Viaduct) between First Street (Rte 191) and Murray Street in Bangor has been closed.
After a recent inspection it was determined that the westbound lane of the bridge needs to be closed and detoured due to in-creased deterioration to the bridge.
Eastbound traffic will not be affected.
This restriction will be in effect until construction of the new bridge, estimated to begin in late 2015.
Motorists will have two detour options:
Pen Argyl Academic Wall of Fame Nominations
It is time for the Pen Argyl High School Alumni Association to select the 2015 Inductees to the Academic Wall of Fame.
This honor is bestowed on a select number of graduates or past district educators each year who have distinguished themselves through community service, academic accomplishments, as well as, advancements in their chosen profession. The creation of this distinction was to set an example of what is possible for all present and future Pen Argyl students!
This honor is different from the PAHS Athletic Hall of Fame where chosen Alumni are honored for their athletic contributions while at Pen Argyl High School.
Anyone can nominate a PAHS graduate for the Academic Wall of Fame honor. Our Academic Wall of Fame Inductees have made a meaningful contribution to the world around them, and the Pen Argyl Alumni Association is proud to bestow this honor. To nominate a graduate, please contact Jim or Heather Hunter at 610-863-9443 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for nominations is February 20, 2015.
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