The high school seniors wore Tesla hats as they operated the various machines inside the Southeast Career Technical Academy’s advanced manufacturing lab in Las Vegas. Soon, they’ll be working full-time at the Tesla factory in Northern Nevada.
A $200,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Science will go toward a new learning tool for those in the construction trades: a virtual reality training facility. Two new simulators are expected to provide reality-based training for heavy equipment operators. The Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) secured the funds as part of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) challenge grant.
Technology has permeated our lives and revolutionized the way we do business. Love it or hate it, we cannot hide from it or do business without it. The endless development of technology (hardware and software), however, can contribute to workplace anxiety and stress, affecting company performance and organizational stability.
It can be overwhelming to stay in touch with the latest technology, but a new Gardnerville business offers a way for residents to hone their computer skills. Located at 1503 Highway 395 Suite L, Smarter Staff Training is a computer training center that provides classes, workshops, and staff training to improve computer skills with hands-on activities and live instructor support.
Aikido, a Japanese martial art developed by O’Sensei Morihei Ueshiba in Japan in the mid-20th century, arose from O’Sensei’s study of a variety of martial traditions which he synthesized into the art that became aikido. Literally, the harmonious (“ai”) energy (“ki”) way (“do”), aikido is known as the “art of peace.” It is sometimes described as a “soft” form, but that is something of a misnomer as the techniques involve strikes, throws, pins, and parries alongside redirection, awareness, and conflict resolution methods.
I’ve been around enough to have worked the spectrum from the quintessential training organization where they “over-trained you,” to the other side in companies where training’s labeled “a waste of money.” Let’s be realistic: Training budgets are often the first things to go when times get tough. Some companies do not even have a training budget (big mistake). When things are good overall like today, you can choose to battle that urge to limit the training line item. Instead, make it affordable and recognize the value.
Owning a franchise may seem like too big a risk to take on, and in some ways, it can be daunting. Owning any business can present challenges and fears, but there are several questions to ask before determining which, if any, franchise opportunities are right for you. That being said, after the tough questions are answered, franchise business ownership could prove to be a very satisfying and profitable venture.
Each month, NCET explores a business technology designed to help small businesses operate more effectively. Whether you’re already using QuickBooks, or plan to start using it, here are some tips that will make your life easier. This week, we’ll look at five essential steps to review before setting up your QuickBooks software.
Nevada has been designated as a site for the Small Business Administration’s 2015 Emerging Leaders executive-level training series. Selected small business owners in Nevada can receive specialized training through this educational series.