Growth Development Associates (GDA) will host the “DECISIONS/DECI$ION$” financial wellness webinar series. The program will feature eight 90-minute courses starting Tuesday, July 7 and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for four weeks. Participants will be able to interact with their instructor during the live sessions and will also have 30-day access to session recordings to review the skills and tools they've learned. In addition, participants will have 90-day access to the DECISIONS/DECI$ION$ online forum where they can submit questions and comments to GDA’s experts while they implement their new financial habits to build a strong future. Online registration is open to the public at growthdevelopment.com/decisions and costs $95 per person which includes all eight webinars.
Though they play an essential role in bridging the skills gap, community and technical colleges must focus as much on developing soft skills as they do on technical competencies.
Community and technical colleges play an essential role in their neighborhoods. Tasked with supporting pathways to stable employment, these institutions are a critical piece of reducing local unemployment and supporting the socioeconomic success of their communities. Unfortunately, for many colleges, it’s challenging to update programming and content to ensure it keeps pace with the needs of local employers and key stakeholders. In this interview, Eric Richardson shares his insights on the barriers to relevance for community and technical colleges and shares his thoughts on bridging that gap.
Ave Maria University is closing the skills gap by offering real-world business skills to increase the employability and promotability of its students.
Ave Maria is providing the Personal Selling class based on the GDA Consultative Selling course to provide its college students with sales and business communication skills. The students are using the GDA Consultative Selling online course as their textbook, and they are practicing the techniques and learning real-world applications with Frank Shepard, Associate Professor of Finance at Ave Maria University.