Training center – Ananda Yogashram http://anandayogashram.org/ Fri, 25 Nov 2022 08:32:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://anandayogashram.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-56-150x150.jpg Training center – Ananda Yogashram http://anandayogashram.org/ 32 32 Ocoee leaders move forward with proposed police training center | West Orange Times & Observer https://anandayogashram.org/ocoee-leaders-move-forward-with-proposed-police-training-center-west-orange-times-observer/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 18:24:23 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/ocoee-leaders-move-forward-with-proposed-police-training-center-west-orange-times-observer/ The Ocoee City Commission authorized the City Manager to hire a consultant to evaluate an unsolicited proposal to build a police training center at its meeting on Tuesday, November 15. The project, submitted by Fortress Secured, proposes a public-private partnership between the City of Ocoee and Fortress Secured to build the center. The facility would […]]]>

The Ocoee City Commission authorized the City Manager to hire a consultant to evaluate an unsolicited proposal to build a police training center at its meeting on Tuesday, November 15.

The project, submitted by Fortress Secured, proposes a public-private partnership between the City of Ocoee and Fortress Secured to build the center. The facility would include a training range for police officers with outdoor and indoor areas available for developing different skills.

At the moment there is no approval to start construction. Instead, the city manager will start announcing the project to do an analysis on possible future proposals that will be sent to the city after the announcement of the project.

Regional agencies have already agreed that it would be a welcome addition to the West Orange region and that the range would be put to good use if built.

“We haven’t asked regional agencies to inject money into this lineup,” Deputy City Manager Craig Shadrix said. “We asked the regional agencies if they would use our range, as they would pay us instead of another installation. So, let’s just say for example, the town of Winter Garden. It’s much cheaper for them to come to us and pay the right price for training than to send their employees to southeast Orange County.

“Those are the conversations we’ve had so far,” he said. “We generally don’t address these issues until the commission has decided with certainty that they want to move forward, and that’s after the proposals have been considered.”

After debate, commissioners agreed that approval of the motion would be in the best interest of the city and unanimously approved the motion to hire a consultant to review the unsolicited proposal and project announcement for invite new proponents to submit further proposals.

RESTRUCTURED HRDB

The most controversial moments of the meeting came during the discussion of the restructuring of the city’s Human Relations Diversity Council.

Established in 2003, the council works to promote understanding, respect, goodwill, and equality among all residents and businesses in the Town of Ocoee.

After expressing concerns about the current state of the HRDB, the committee raised the idea of ​​restructuring and revamping the board. However, this idea caused some disagreement among commission members – particularly between Commissioner George Oliver and Commissioner Rosemary Wilsen.

This disagreement arose after Oliver created and posted a video containing comments about Wilsen. “The release of this video insults me,” Wilsen said. “We are talking about revamping a board and not about me talking behind the scenes. It was insulting and lacking in precision. I’m ashamed of this video, and I’m ashamed that it was made right here. … (the reason we’re talking about this tonight) is to make our board sound and this advice I heard today was not sound.

“Being on a volunteer board should be fun; you should enjoy what you do,” she said. “I don’t think anyone was enjoying what they were doing (on the day of the board meeting). We want to make it healthy. We want to make it productive and we want our community to want access to (HRDB) functions.”

Oliver defended his position, adding, “I stand by my faith…I stand by what I said.”

In the end, the motion asking all elected officials to nominate members from their districts to have two board members per district and one representative from HighPoint Church, was approved 3-2, commissioners Larry Brinson and Oliver being dissenters.


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MassBio will open a training center in the former Globe building https://anandayogashram.org/massbio-will-open-a-training-center-in-the-former-globe-building/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 21:40:31 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/massbio-will-open-a-training-center-in-the-former-globe-building/ Get the pace of innovation The Boston Globe’s tech reporters tell the story of the region’s technology and innovation industry, highlighting key players, trends and their importance. SOFTWARE Resilient Coders has a new director Resilient Coders, a Cambridge-based nonprofit that teaches people how to program color software, has named Ayanna Lott-Pollard as its next executive […]]]>

SOFTWARE

Resilient Coders has a new director

Resilient Coders, a Cambridge-based nonprofit that teaches people how to program color software, has named Ayanna Lott-Pollard as its next executive director. Resilient Coders runs 20-week “boot camp” programs to teach young people of color without a college degree how to code. Alumni have gone on to secure jobs at area companies including Wayfair, Wellington Management and Wistia. “I am energized by the opportunity to continue to innovate, strategize and strengthen this pivotal movement for social justice through economic empowerment,” Lott-Pollard said in a statement. “Our ultimate goal is to flood the tech industry with brilliant budding software engineers from BIPOC communities.” Lott-Pollard has been an operations consultant at Virtua Health System for eight years. David Delmar Sentíes, who had founded and led Resilient Coders since 2014, decided to step down in February. Delmar Sentíes will join the Resilient Coders Board of Directors starting in January. “What this organization needs now is a builder,” he said in a statement. “Ayanna is that builder. This organization needs systems and processes to make what we do repeatable. Ayanna has already worked on this. —AARON PRESSMAN

SPORTS BETTING

DraftKings stock drops following report of unauthorized withdrawals from client accounts

DraftKings shares fell on Monday after Action Network reported several instances of unauthorized withdrawals from customers’ sportsbook accounts. Shares of the company fell 11%, before closing 5.05%. The Boston-based company went public in April 2020 via a reverse merger with Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp., a special-purpose acquisition company, which jumped more than 300% that year. In 2021, the stock fell around 40%. The Action Network report mentions three clients having unexplained withdrawals from their DraftKings user accounts. A representative for DraftKings acknowledged the situation Monday morning but could not immediately comment on Action Network. An email request for comment from Bloomberg News to DraftKings Media Relations did not receive an immediate response. — BLOOMBERG NEWS

Pedestrians outside Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

SOCIAL MEDIA

Layoffs continue on Twitter

Elon Musk laid off more Twitter employees on the sales side of the social network’s business starting Sunday night, further slashing a staff that had already been decimated by cuts and resignations. Last week, Musk told workers to commit to his more “hardcore” version of the business or leave. Sales employees have bought into his vision in greater numbers than workers on the technical side, who have seen mass quits, according to people familiar with the matter. Musk is using the cuts to balance out remaining staff, said the people, who asked not to be identified while discussing internal decisions. Twitter’s sales organization held a town hall meeting on Sunday with Musk and new sales chief Chris Riedy, two people said. Many employees showed up expecting announcements of cuts, after Bloomberg reported on Saturday that more were to come. Instead, Musk used the time to talk about ongoing updates, including his decision to reinstate former President Donald Trump’s account, one of the people said. Then the layoffs came without a company memo, they added. — BLOOMBERG NEWS

CRYPTOCURRENCY

FTX owes over $3 billion to creditors

Bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX owes more than $3 billion to major creditors, the company revealed in a court filing over the weekend. The list of top 50 unsecured claims against FTX gives the public a first look at how much money Sam Bankman-Fried companies may owe its clients. The main claim was for more than $226 million. Names, addresses and other information about the claims have been redacted by the court. Bahamas-based FTX filed for bankruptcy Nov. 11 after the exchange admitted it used client funds to cover bad bets from Bankman-Fried’s trading arm, Alameda Research. Since it went bankrupt, attorneys tasked with sorting out the aftermath have described in court papers a company with little risk control that would use company funds to pay for its employees’ personal purchases. FTX lawyers will appear in bankruptcy court on Tuesday for the first hearing. — ASSOCIATED PRESS

ECONOMY

Banks tighten credit

The Federal Reserve is not alone in tightening credit. So are commercial banks. And that means problems for the US economy. The proportion of U.S. banks tightening lending conditions to medium and large businesses and commercial real estate rose in the last quarter to levels usually seen during recessions, according to a Fed survey of loan officers released earlier. this month. Lending standards for credit cards and other consumer loans also became tighter as the Fed raised interest rates and the economic outlook darkened. — BLOOMBERG NEWS

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EDITING

Abandonment of the agreement to bring together book publishing heavyweights

Paramount Global is letting a deal to sell its Simon & Schuster book publishing group to Bertelsmann die, according to a person familiar with the matter, after a judge blocked the $2.18 billion deal. Paramount could have appealed the verdict, but by not doing so it can now seek a sale to another buyer, perhaps less likely to raise concerns from regulators. Bertelsmann will pay Paramount a $200 million severance fee following the failed deal. A federal district court ruled last month in favor of the Justice Department, which sued last year arguing that the combination would give Penguin Random House – the largest U.S. book publisher owned by Bertelsmann – too much leverage. weight on payments to authors. Simon & Schuster is the fourth largest book publisher, owned by Paramount Global. — BLOOMBERG NEWS

AUTOMOTIVE

Carvana stock down as used car prices fall

Shares of online car dealership Carvana are heading for a historic low as investors grow increasingly concerned about the continued decline in used vehicle prices. The company’s stock price fell more than 12% on Monday. Carvana, which was once touted as a disruptor in the used-car dealership industry for its online sales, has seen recession-worn investors flee risky and expensive growth stocks this year. Carvana shares have fallen 97% so far this year as potential buyers grapple with higher interest rates and stubborn inflation. — BLOOMBERG NEWS

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The Gap was the National Guard’s largest training facility for the 3rd consecutive year https://anandayogashram.org/the-gap-was-the-national-guards-largest-training-facility-for-the-3rd-consecutive-year/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 11:45:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/the-gap-was-the-national-guards-largest-training-facility-for-the-3rd-consecutive-year/ For fiscal year 2022, Fort Indiantown Gap once again led the nation as the largest National Guard training facility, with approximately 655,336 days of military training. This is Gap’s third straight year, and sixth time in the past eight years, as the nation’s busiest National Guard training facility. The 2022 financial year ended for the […]]]>

For fiscal year 2022, Fort Indiantown Gap once again led the nation as the largest National Guard training facility, with approximately 655,336 days of military training.

This is Gap’s third straight year, and sixth time in the past eight years, as the nation’s busiest National Guard training facility. The 2022 financial year ended for the Gap on September 30.

The number of military training days includes training for Army National Guard, Army Reserve, and Air National Guard personnel.

Fort Pickett in Virginia had a higher number of total training days than the Gap – 1,051,377 vs. 688,833 – because last year over 600,000 “Non-DOD/Non-Government” training days were provided due to Fort Pickett’s mission to host Afghan refugees.

In terms of military training days, the Gap beat Fort Stewart in Georgia, which had 526,397 military training days in fiscal year 2022, as well as Camp Ripley in Minnesota, which had the third-highest total. with 479,026 days of military training.

“I am extremely proud of the Soldiers and Airmen of the Pennsylvania National Guard and the employees of the Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Affairs for their unwavering commitment, service and support at Fort Indiantown Gap,” the Adjutant General said. of Pennsylvania, Major General Mark Schindler. in a press release. “This commitment is especially evident as it is once again among the most active National Guard training centers in the country.

“Together, we are ensuring that Fort Indiantown Gap not only provides the Pennsylvania National Guard, but also our state and federal partners with a top notch, state-of-the-art training environment that meets their operational needs. “

The Gap is the only Level II National Guard training facility in the Northeastern United States, which the Guard defines as having cantonment for a brigade, a maneuver area for a company plus, individual and collective arms ranges, and squad and team collective ranges.

Fort Indiantown Gap covers 17,000 acres in North Lebanon and Dauphin counties. It is home to several major schools, including the Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site, the 166th Regiment Regional Training Institute, the Regional Equipment Operator Training Site, the Lightning Force Academy and the Northeast Counter Drug Training Center.

“It’s no surprise that Fort Indiantown Gap has once again been one of the busiest National Guard training centers in the nation,” said Lt. Col. Kevin Potts, Fort’s garrison commander. Indiantown Gap, in the statement, adding that the base is located within a two-day convoy of 50% of the country’s population.

“The variety of ranges, facilities, and simulators we offer here provide invaluable training not only to the Pennsylvania National Guard, but to all branches of the military as well as our federal, state, and local partners.”

Potts said Fort Indiantown Gap also has excellent customer service, which makes it popular among training units and agencies.

“We constantly hear that our customer service is among the best,” Potts said.

“The men and women of our team work tirelessly to ensure that every unit that trains here has the support and resources it needs to successfully achieve all of its goals.”


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Trades groups discuss apprenticeships at a Meriden Training Center event https://anandayogashram.org/trades-groups-discuss-apprenticeships-at-a-meriden-training-center-event/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 02:02:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/trades-groups-discuss-apprenticeships-at-a-meriden-training-center-event/ MERIDEN — Chloe Jackson of East Hampton was 30 when she realized she didn’t want a job sitting at a desk for eight or nine hours a day. The communication arts major wanted to stand and use their hands. “I changed course,” Jackson said. “I wanted to be a welder. It made me happy to […]]]>

MERIDEN — Chloe Jackson of East Hampton was 30 when she realized she didn’t want a job sitting at a desk for eight or nine hours a day.

The communication arts major wanted to stand and use their hands.

“I changed course,” Jackson said. “I wanted to be a welder. It made me happy to create all those sparks.

Jackson is a third-year apprentice in training at UA Local 777 Training Center on Murdock Avenue and works in her trade for a New Haven company. She is happy to gain this experience and is confident she made the right career choice, she said.

Jackson and other apprentices shared their experiences at a Friday press conference hosted by the Connecticut State Building & Construction Trades Council to publicize the unions’ extensive apprenticeship programs. About 100 people attended the event, including contractors, union officials, and state and federal legislators.

CT Building Trades affiliates offer 17 joint apprenticeship training programs to provide workers with access to careers and financial stability. Union apprenticeships are remunerated and graduates complete their programs without any debt. The programs, which include welding, HVAC, plumbing and pipework, are run entirely by their respective unions and at no cost to taxpayers, union officials said.

Buell French, of Hartford, another third-year apprentice, was part of a program offered by the Building Trades Training Institute that conducts outreach to minority communities and underserved ex-offenders. French is now a building operations engineer, with a pension and benefits.

“Growing up, I made some bad decisions,” French told the crowd. “I had no job, no certificate. Then I was offered training. I was blown away by the countless hours and the machinery. But today, I’m about to earn more than ever in my life. I am a working class citizen, a taxpayer. I just closed my first house.

Unions spend $21 million in self-funding to train thousands of workers every year, business manager Michael Rosario said. The council welcomed 60 new apprentices last week and more women are in training than ever before. About 3,400 employers employ 4,500 apprentices, Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz said.

“This is an amazing opportunity for us in Connecticut,” Bysiewicz said. “We are about to replace 60,000 people in manufacturing and construction alone. We need more women involved so they can be part of this national movement. These are well-paying jobs. »

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, sits on the Armed Services Committee where decisions about government contracts are made. When advocating for Connecticut companies such as Electric Boat or Sikorsky, Blumenthal is often asked “Are you going to get the people with the right skills?” Blumenthal told the crowd.

He also shared details about a new program called Helmets to Hardhats, which provides outreach services to returning and serving military to prepare them for the private sector.

“The construction trades are critical to our national security,” Blumenthal said. “We need to do a lot more to reach them.”

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The new fire training center can be filled with smoke and flames https://anandayogashram.org/the-new-fire-training-center-can-be-filled-with-smoke-and-flames/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 22:06:18 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/the-new-fire-training-center-can-be-filled-with-smoke-and-flames/ WINTERSVILLE, Ohio (WTRF) – A nearly million-dollar facility opened in Jefferson County today, purpose-built to burn down. It’s a new training academy for firefighters in Ohio, to prepare them for all the obstacles that stand in the way of a quick rescue. The ribbon was cut at the Pugliese Fire Training Center in Wintersville today, […]]]>

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio (WTRF) – A nearly million-dollar facility opened in Jefferson County today, purpose-built to burn down.

It’s a new training academy for firefighters in Ohio, to prepare them for all the obstacles that stand in the way of a quick rescue.

The ribbon was cut at the Pugliese Fire Training Center in Wintersville today, marking a new era for emergency response in eastern Ohio.

Chef Rob Herrington says hands-on experience for his business used to be an issue.

The people doing the training courses were from outside the area, we had no facilities, so we were meeting, we could use this house this week, and we would not have a house next time .

Chief Rob Herrington, Wintersville Fire and Rescue

The multi-story building is custom-designed for dozens of scenarios.

Trainees can experience real burn zones and flashover training, and smoke can be pumped up each floor.

And they say it’s not just about what they can do once inside the building.

And the great thing about it is that it really doesn’t wear out. Much of it is simply reusable so we can use it literally every day.

Chief Rob Herrington, Wintersville Fire and Rescue

The building will be used the most by students from the department’s Gary R. Fellows Training Academy.

But departments in Jefferson, Harrison and Belmont counties can also schedule sessions there.

It is truly wonderful to be able to dream up something that will benefit not only the ministry of your community, but a larger area.

Chief Rob Herrington, Wintersville Fire and Rescue

Their goal for 2023 is to use it four or five days a week, because fire rescue takes courage beyond the walls of a classroom.

Even with all the danger they can prepare for with this building…there is still work to be done.

They are planning a new structure to teach responders how to do a grain silo rescue.

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First-ever vocational training center for probation recipients opened in Armenia https://anandayogashram.org/first-ever-vocational-training-center-for-probation-recipients-opened-in-armenia/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 23:02:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/first-ever-vocational-training-center-for-probation-recipients-opened-in-armenia/ The Council of Europe and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia, in cooperation with the “Centre for the implementation of the legal education and rehabilitation program” SNCO, opened the first “Center for professional training of this type for probation recipients in the Ararat region of Armenia on November 17, 2022. Grigor Minasyan, […]]]>

The Council of Europe and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia, in cooperation with the “Centre for the implementation of the legal education and rehabilitation program” SNCO, opened the first “Center for professional training of this type for probation recipients in the Ararat region of Armenia on November 17, 2022.

Grigor Minasyan, Acting Minister of Justice of RA; Martina Schmidt, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan; Gevorg Simonyan, head of the probation department of the RA Ministry of Justice; and Dzonik Margaryan, director of SNCO’s Center for Implementing Legal Education and Rehabilitation Programmes, and other high-level speakers took part in the opening ceremony.

Martina Schmidt expressed her gratitude to the team of the Ministry of Justice and the Probation Service, Deputy Minister Arpin Sargsyan and Head of the Probation Service Gevorg Simonyan for the productive work on the project. “I am truly impressed with the opportunities this center will provide for probation recipients. This is a very important step towards the new Armenian plan of transition from a punitive to a restorative policy in the field of criminal justice, in which the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders into society is an indispensable component. said the Head of the Council of Europe Office.

Grigor Minasyan stressed the importance of the center, as it will allow probation recipients to reintegrate into society, acquire a new profession and find a job. “This is a pilot project. We also aim to have such centers in other regions of Armenia. During initial conversations with probation recipients, the four professions that are in high demand on the current labor market have been selected.”

Gevorg Simonyan, the head of the probation service, presented the new center, the newly acquired facility where every year 30 beneficiaries of the probation service will have the opportunity to learn a new trade and apply their knowledge in practice.

Qualified professionals will teach classes on topics such as “Furniture Making Basics”, “Sewing Basics”, “Cosmetology Skills” and “Hairdressing Skills” in classrooms equipped with tools and accessories. professional equipment provided under the Council of Europe project. “Supporting the scaling up of the probation service in Armenia” in the framework of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Armenia 2019-2022.

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The future of the Pittsburgh Public Safety Training Center in flux https://anandayogashram.org/the-future-of-the-pittsburgh-public-safety-training-center-in-flux/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 23:58:02 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/the-future-of-the-pittsburgh-public-safety-training-center-in-flux/ The future of a public safety training campus in the city of Pittsburgh hangs in the balance. This week, all but one of the council members voted in favor of re-allocating $400,000 from the project, which had been planned for years. Leaders of the old town hall initiated plans to expand the overall facility on […]]]>

The future of a public safety training campus in the city of Pittsburgh hangs in the balance.

This week, all but one of the council members voted in favor of re-allocating $400,000 from the project, which had been planned for years. Leaders of the old town hall initiated plans to expand the overall facility on the former Veterans Medical Campus in Lincoln-Lemington.

Council chair Theresa Kail-Smith, who voted to re-direct funds, told Channel 11 she was “very committed” to the facility, noting that its development was initially her idea.

“I believe from my conversation with the administration that they are also committed to it,” she said. “However, it may not be the ideal place, so they are considering other sites because the cost has increased so much.”

Soaring material costs and inflation have now added millions of dollars to the estimated cost of the campus, executives say.

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Kail-Smith said she didn’t want those funds wasted and therefore voted to reallocate the money to paving streets.

“Training for our public safety is paramount,” she said, adding that infrastructure is also a top priority.

“We want to make sure we’re taking care of public safety, we also want to make sure we’re taking care of infrastructure, so we don’t need public safety to address an infrastructure issue.”

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The reallocation comes after the council previously opted to withdraw $1 million from the project in June.

Councilman Bruce Kraus was the only council member to vote against this latest reassignment.

He sent us the following statement: “It is essential that our public safety employees receive the resources necessary to carry out the increasingly difficult tasks that we ask of them. Training is the top priority. I’m afraid we’ll forfeit our commitment to the public safety training center if we continue to reallocate planned funds to other projects.

Mayor Ed Gainey, approached outside the City County building on Tuesday, told Channel 11 he had no comment.

Channel 11 has contacted public safety officials for a response, but had not received one at the time of this article’s publication.

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New Mariano Rivera Foundation Print Training Center set to open at Premium Color Graphics’ New Jersey facility https://anandayogashram.org/new-mariano-rivera-foundation-print-training-center-set-to-open-at-premium-color-graphics-new-jersey-facility/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 02:33:54 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/new-mariano-rivera-foundation-print-training-center-set-to-open-at-premium-color-graphics-new-jersey-facility/ The Mariano Rivera Foundation’s print design packaging development program has been gaining momentum since its launch in early 2021. New interns are finding jobs and printers are finding qualified employees. Now, as the program expands, a new training center is set to launch at Premium Color Graphics’ facility in Carlstadt, NJ in January 2023. Andy […]]]>

The Mariano Rivera Foundation’s print design packaging development program has been gaining momentum since its launch in early 2021. New interns are finding jobs and printers are finding qualified employees. Now, as the program expands, a new training center is set to launch at Premium Color Graphics’ facility in Carlstadt, NJ in January 2023.

Andy Griffin, Managing Partner of Premium Color Group, stands with attendees at the open house at the Mariano Rivera Foundation’s new training center for its print design packaging development program located at PCG’s facilities in Carlstadt, NJ.

Everyone loves a feel-good story, and thanks to the Mariano Rivera Foundation (MRF) and its print design packaging development and mentorship programs, the print industry has more, and more to come. The foundation was started by Hall of Fame pitcher Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees with a mission to bring STEM mentorship, training and education to at-risk youth.

MRF’s Print Design Packaging Development Program was the brainchild and result of a partnership with Atlantic Tomorrow’s Office, with support from ATO President Larry Weiss and Vice President of Production of printing – CIP Luis Villa, which serves as the main liaison between the foundation and the printing house. industry.

The print design packaging development program was launched in 2021. Although MRF’s headquarters are in New Rochelle, NY, the first training center was opened on church property in Gainesville, FL , as the foundation awaits the completion of its 40,000 square foot formation. center.

As part of the program, students have the opportunity to earn industry certifications including:

  • EFI Fiery Professional
  • Fiery EFI expert
  • Konica Minolta Field Service Technician
  • Ricoh Digital Literacy
  • Idealalliance color management professional
  • Lean Six Sigma project management

In January 2023, a second training center will open its doors at the premises of Premium Color Group in Carlstadt. It will offer more than classroom training and online certifications. He will also provide hands-on training through PCG’s production department. The ability to obtain an Adobe certification will be added at that time.

“Students will be able to step out across the hall from the classroom into the Premium Color Graphics production room and see these lessons in action right in front of them,” says Villa.

A brand new classroom at the Premium Color Graphics facility in Carlstadt, NJ, provided by Sun Chemical, which will support 8-10 students in the Print Design Packaging Development Program beginning in January 2023.

Find a job in printing

The inaugural Print Design Packaging Development program trained six selected young people from local high schools, four of whom have already found employment in the printing industry. Villa also made one hire directly from the foundation’s broader (but not print-specific) mentorship program and is looking to make two more.

The training is free for students and is supported by donations, both financial and material, including donations of hardware and software by suppliers to the printing industry. Program backers include Konica-Minolta, Ricoh, Atlantic Tomorrow’s Office, EFI, IdeaAlliance, Adobe, What They Think, Sun Chemical, and the Printing Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF).

Leevinski Leonard was the first employee of the Mariano Rivera Foundation. Villa immediately recognized Leonard’s potential and Leonard is now a Konica Minolta certified technician with EFI certification. After nine months of training, Leonard now makes service calls on his own. Leonard was recently recognized at the ATO’s annual gala and employee awards program for his outstanding achievement.

Villa is amazed at how quickly Leonard has learned and grown. “Last week, he installed his first Konica-Minolta production on his own,” says Villa. “I sent one of our other guys over to see how he was doing, and Lee was like, ‘Why is he here? I got this!’ – And he did. Lee’s confidence, his pride in his work, is incredible.

New year, new interns

The Gainesville Pilot Training Center is launching its second batch of trainees in September 2022. Candidate selection is currently underway. When the Carlstadt training center opens in January, it will also launch its program with 8-10 trainees.

PCG’s facilities in Carlstadt, New Jersey, are owned by Sun Chemical, which paid for one of the building’s empty rooms to be renovated and turned into a learning center. The classroom has 8-10 desks, laptops, a set of black leather sofas and a large flat-screen TV, providing students with both a superior education and a sense of worth and of belonging.

The novelty of the program is the participation of local printers, who will have the opportunity to meet the trainees and conduct pre-employment interviews according to their needs. This will allow intern study programs to be customized with the specific skills each potential employer is looking for.

“There are a lot of printers in New Jersey, our customers, who call us and say, ‘Do you know anyone to run our machines?’ says Villa. “We have a client who said, ‘I can use eight people today.’ So we’re going to tweak the program a bit to personalize the student learning so that once these students graduate from the program, they can be ready to work in these print shops from day one.

Printers participating in the program will also have the option of having the intern observe on their site once a week or every two weeks. This will allow interns to become more familiar with and acclimatize to the production environments of their potential employers.

Save 653

The growth and success of the Print Design Packaging Development program is changing the lives of these interns and providing the industry with highly skilled workers. As more printers and vendors learn about the program and offer their expertise and support, the program continues to grow.

The print design packaging development program also reflects Mariano Rivera’s heart for today’s youth, as reflected in the foundation’s motto: Save 653. “Throughout his career in the Major League Baseball, Mariano made 652 saves,” Villa concludes. “But he thinks the most important ‘rescue’ is the one he’s doing: rescuing America’s youth through education. We’re excited to be a part of it!”

Leevinski Leonard, hired by Atlantic Tomorrow’s Office through the Mariano Rivera Foundation mentorship program, stands with former New York Yankee Jim Leyritz (left) and Stephen Hammond, print production engineer for Atlantic Tomorrow’s Office (right), at the ATO’s annual gala after receiving an honorary plaque for outstanding achievement.

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Thousands of Washington Army National Guard soldiers mobilize at Yakima Training Center | Local https://anandayogashram.org/thousands-of-washington-army-national-guard-soldiers-mobilize-at-yakima-training-center-local/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/thousands-of-washington-army-national-guard-soldiers-mobilize-at-yakima-training-center-local/ For the first time in more than two years, Washington Army National Guard Soldiers mobilized across the state to train, lead and build team spirit. More than 3,700 National Guard members gathered at the Yakima Training Center over the weekend for the first Rainier Stampede. The rally, held for the first time since the start […]]]>

For the first time in more than two years, Washington Army National Guard Soldiers mobilized across the state to train, lead and build team spirit.

More than 3,700 National Guard members gathered at the Yakima Training Center over the weekend for the first Rainier Stampede. The rally, held for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, included a 5K run, leadership training and a full-scale barbecue.

It was the first time the Washington Army National Guard had attempted such a mobilization in at least a decade, said Joseph Siemendal, state public information officer for the National Guard.

“Rainier Stampede is a chance for the Washington Army National Guard to perform critical mobilization support functions while enriching the service and providing unified purpose, direction, and motivation to National Guard soldiers. of the Army of Washington,” Siemendal said in an email.

Soldiers could be recognized for themselves or their unit, Siemendal added, in competitions similar to the Army Combat Fitness Test. Cohesion and team spirit were emphasized. Siemendal said the soldiers had the opportunity to discuss their unit’s history with historians at the National Guard Museum in Washington.

Officers participated in leadership training. The collaboration took place from Brig. Gen. Daniel Dent, the highest-ranking National Guard officer in the state, walked through the ranks.

“It will be a lot of collaboration (senior officers working with junior officers), learning the process of mentoring, coaching and training,” Siemendal said in an email. “We have many new officers, NCOs and NCOs who have joined our ranks since the last leadership summit.”

Another critical aspect of the Rainier Stampede was mass mobilization training. Army cooks, or culinary specialists, prepared a barbecue for thousands of soldiers. This task, while common for culinary specialists deployed overseas, was a new challenge for new members of the National Guard, Siemendal said.

About half of the participating soldiers came from east of the mountains, while the other half came from the west side of Washington. Individual soldiers were excused if they had previous training or commitments that prevented them from attending. The rally was timed around Veterans Day.

“Events like these are not new to the military,” Siemendal said in an email. “They play a vital role in building the esprit de corps within an organization.”

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Global Simulator Training Center Group, Avenger Flight Group, Seeks Simulator Technicians for US Centers https://anandayogashram.org/global-simulator-training-center-group-avenger-flight-group-seeks-simulator-technicians-for-us-centers/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 04:47:16 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/global-simulator-training-center-group-avenger-flight-group-seeks-simulator-technicians-for-us-centers/ The global simulator training center group, Avenger Flight Group, is looking for Flight Simulator Technicians for multiple locations in Texas and Florida. Please see an excerpt from the job posting below. “1. Flight Simulator Technician (“Sim Tech”) – Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Simulator technicians are responsible for the daily operation of flight training devices. They are […]]]>

The global simulator training center group, Avenger Flight Group, is looking for Flight Simulator Technicians for multiple locations in Texas and Florida. Please see an excerpt from the job posting below.

“1. Flight Simulator Technician (“Sim Tech”) – Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Simulator technicians are responsible for the daily operation of flight training devices. They are responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and upkeep of complex computer systems and critical equipment used by pilots and flight crew. Technicians often act as the first line of defense when a service call comes in from a customer.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform complex but standard technical tasks, including diagnostic, preventive and corrective maintenance
  • Use the QMS to record and track maintenance activities
  • Perform pre and post flight checks to ensure operational status
  • Perform visual alignments
  • Run QTG tests and evaluate the results
  • Assist with renovations and material modifications
  • Demonstrate initiative in applying and adapting procedures to resolve regular and unusual issues with training devices and associated systems
  • Communicate with customers in a timely and professional manner to ensure customer satisfaction

Qualifications:

  • Preferred: Minimum of 2 years of flight simulator experience
  • Desired (not required):
    • Build / Assemble Computers
    • Experience with hydraulic control and motion systems
    • Familiarity with AST/Singer Link machines an asset; specifically Evans and Sutherland (E&S) Visual Systems and Nighthawk Hosts.
  • Proficiency in the use of various types of test equipment and hand/specialty tools
  • Familiarity with Linux, networking, computer troubleshooting and creating backups.
  • Familiarity with Super C-Bus and DMC 16 IO systems.
  • Computer experience can be used in place of other technical experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical diagrams.
  • Knowledge of avionics and flight operations
  • Ability to climb stairs, bend, stoop and stand for long periods.
  • Ability to work any shift in a 24×7 operation.

2. Flight Simulator Technician (“Sim Tech”) – Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Sim Techs are responsible for monitoring and repairing a variety of simulator-specific computer and visual systems, troubleshooting electronic equipment, and restoring all simulator equipment to service using a broad knowledge base.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform complex but standard technical tasks, including diagnostic, preventive and corrective maintenance.
  • Use the QMS to record and track maintenance activities.
  • Perform pre- and post-flight tasks on the simulators.
  • Perform visual alignments.
  • Run QTG tests and evaluate the results.
  • Assist with renovations and material modifications.
  • Demonstrate initiative in applying and adapting procedures to resolve regular and unusual issues with training devices and associated systems.
  • Interact with customers in a timely and professional manner to ensure customer satisfaction.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of flight simulator experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of various types of test equipment and hand/special tools.
  • Experience building and assembling computers desired.
  • Familiarity with Linux, networking, computer troubleshooting and creating backups.
  • Familiarity with AST/Singer Link machines an asset; specifically Evans and Sutherland (E&S) Visual Systems and Nighthawk Hosts.
  • Familiarity with Super C-Bus and DMC 16 IO systems.
  • Computer experience can be used in place of other technical experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics.
  • Knowledge of avionics and navigation concepts.
  • Ability to climb stairs, bend, stoop and stand for long periods.
  • Ability to work any shift in a 24×7 operation.
  • Experience with hydraulic motion systems an asset.

3. Flight Simulator Technician – Orlando and Sanford, Florida

Sim Techs are responsible for monitoring and repairing a variety of simulator-specific computer and visual systems, troubleshooting electronic equipment, and restoring all simulator equipment to service using a broad knowledge base.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform complex but standard technical tasks, including diagnostic, preventive and corrective maintenance.
  • Use the QMS to record and track maintenance activities.
  • Perform pre- and post-flight tasks on the simulators.
  • Perform visual alignments.
  • Run QTG tests and evaluate the results.
  • Assist with renovations and material modifications.
  • Demonstrate initiative in applying and adapting procedures to resolve regular and unusual issues with training devices and associated systems.
  • Interact with customers in a timely and professional manner to ensure customer satisfaction.

Terms:

  • Minimum of 2 years of flight simulator experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of various types of test equipment and hand/special tools.
  • Experience building and assembling computers desired.
  • Familiarity with Linux, networking, computer troubleshooting and creating backups.
  • Familiarity with AST/Singer Link machines an asset; specifically, Evans and Sutherland (E&S) Visual Systems and Nighthawk Hosts.
  • Familiarity with Super C-Bus and DMC 16 IO systems.
  • Computer experience can be used in place of other technical experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics.
  • Knowledge of avionics and navigation concepts.
  • Ability to climb stairs, bend, stoop and stand for long periods.
  • Ability to work any shift in a 24×7 operation.
  • Experience with hydraulic motion systems an asset.

4. Flight Simulator Technician – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sim Techs are responsible for monitoring and repairing a variety of simulator-specific computer and visual systems, troubleshooting electronic equipment, and restoring all simulator equipment to service using a broad knowledge base.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform complex but standard technical tasks, including diagnostic, preventive and corrective maintenance.
  • Use the QMS to record and track maintenance activities.
  • Perform pre- and post-flight tasks on the simulators.
  • Perform visual alignments.
  • Run QTG tests and evaluate the results.
  • Assist with renovations and material modifications.
  • Demonstrate initiative in applying and adapting procedures to resolve regular and unusual issues with training devices and associated systems.
  • Interact with customers in a timely and professional manner to ensure customer satisfaction.

Terms:

  • Minimum of 2 years of flight simulator experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of various types of test equipment and hand/special tools.
  • Experience building and assembling computers desired.
  • Familiarity with Linux, networking, computer troubleshooting and creating backups.
  • Familiarity with AST/Singer Link machines an asset; specifically, Evans and Sutherland (E&S) Visual Systems and Nighthawk Hosts.
  • Familiarity with Super C-Bus and DMC 16 IO systems.
  • Computer experience can be used in place of other technical experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics.
  • Knowledge of avionics and navigation concepts.
  • Ability to climb stairs, bend, stoop and stand for long periods.
  • Ability to work any shift in a 24×7 operation.
  • Experience with hydraulic motion systems an asset.

To learn more about the position, click here.

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