Written by: Beau Gellings
As a business representative, I spend most of my day speaking with employers. Through several conversations I see some commonalities surrounding key workforce gaps. Items such as technology, different generations, and evolving business plans have impacted how a business’s workforce interacts with each other and how their business is done.
Comfort Cups “N” Sweets is a business started by 14 students in the Business Practice Firm class at Moraine Park Technical College. This class is required in the Administrative Professional, Business Management, and Human Resource Programs. The class provides students with real life experience and utilizes the skills they’ve acquired throughout their program. Within the first few weeks of class students decide what their business will be for the semester.
Moraine Park welcomed area business leaders on Nov. 11 to a complimentary forum to discuss how employee engagement can impact their business. Over 50 participants, representing 23 companies, had an opportunity to hear from three panel presenters as they shared their journey and philosophy on employee engagement. In addition to the Q & A, attendees had an opportunity to network as they discussed best practice techniques, challenges and action steps they can apply at their respective organizations.
There are many organizations that support entrepreneurs and inventors. Most are very good and provide valuable services, but trying to find the right one to meet your needs can prove time-consuming and tedious. How do you find the right one?
Written by Terri Gillian, Administrative Professional student
I remember the day like it was yesterday. It was a Saturday night and I had just finished a 13-hour work day and a 53-hour work week. I was tired and I felt like I hadn’t seen my kids in days. I was juggling two jobs while supporting two kids on my own and I was exhausted in every way imaginable.
It was time for a change.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is recognized in 130 countries including Australia, Sweden and Zimbabwe. This year the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurs takes place the week of November 14-20. Global Entrepreneurship Week is a global eco system that promotes entrepreneurism by engaging, connecting, and inspiring new audiences to think about starting their own business someday.
Have you ever thought about starting your own business? This is a great time to explore the opportunity.
Written by Sarah Spang, 2016 Moraine Park graduate
I chose to attend Moraine Park two times in my life for drastically different reasons. The first time in 2008-2009 was because I had just graduated high school with no direction. I wanted to stay local and enroll in a program that suited some of the natural talents I already had, so MPTC’s Office Assistant technical diploma was a great choice for me. After one year of courses and studying, I was able to go into the workforce with the knowledge and confidence I needed to land my first real “adult” job.
There were pitfalls, and struggles. Late bills. Four sons to feed. Mounting pressure. And tears, for sure, for Arletta Allen.
And now? Tears of a much different kind. Check this out:
“This was an amazing opportunity and to be recognized in such a beautiful way brings me to tears! I absolutely love Moraine Park and this experience. For all who support me in the climb, along with my goals and dreams, I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank you!”