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6 Apps that Can Make Students’ Lives Easier

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Getting Organized and Reducing Distractions Can be Keys to Success in Career Training Programs Whether you buy in to New Year’s resolutions or not, a new year inspires many of us to improve some area of our lives. This year, why not rely on technology to lend a hand? Even if you’re not in a computer-based program of study, such as computer networking or graphic design and animation, there are a variety of easy-to-use phone apps that can help all students get organized to optimize school and study time. Here’s a list of six apps to help you get started. (NOTE: There are many great apps that may accomplish these same tasks. We do not endorse any of the following, but are presenting them as a starting point for your…
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Lessons from the Sony Hack

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The recent hack of Sony’s internal communications may seem like something that doesn’t affect the average Joe all that much. Let’s face it: It’s unlikely that a group of hackers will have any interest in digging around in most of our personal communications. But there is an important takeaway for everyone who lives their lives online these days (which means nearly everyone). That is, nothing is really private once you write it online, send it as an email, or text it to a friend or colleague. For students and graduates of Branford Hall’s career training programs, the Sony incident is a powerful reminder that conducting yourself in a professional manner is just as important as staying current with your skill sets in massage therapy, medical billing and coding, computer networking,…
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Students in Culinary Arts Program Re-Imagine Turducken at Holiday Feast

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Culinary arts students prepare luncheon for entire campus Students and staff at Branford’s Springfield, MA, campus were treated to a holiday feast earlier this month, as the culinary arts students practiced their banquet skills. While the menu contained many traditional holiday favorites, the culinary arts students were also happy to have a chance to show off their creativity. The highlight of the meal: a new take on turducken. “Turducken is usually turkey, duck and chicken,” explained Chef Toni Lambert, Director of Branford’s Culinary Program. “Instead we did it with turkey, chicken, and quail.” Luncheon guests were also treated to several different versions of roast turkey, three types of stuffing, including cornbread, sausage, and cranberry, multiple side dishes, and a wide array of desserts. A Group Effort Sixty culinary students, supervised…
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Springfield Health and Springfield Tech Campuses Show Their Holiday Spirit

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Students and staff participate in the giving season Springfield, Mass. – In recognition of this season of giving, the students and staff at the Springfield Tech and Springfield Health campuses of Branford Hall are participating in a number of community giving projects. This year’s activities have included food drives and clothing drives to benefit people who are in need in the Springfield community. At the Springfield Tech campus, students and staff recently participated in the Mayflower Marathon, an annual food drive in Springfield that benefits the Open Pantry. The goal of this community-wide event was to contribute three trailers full of food donations. Branford Hall students woke up early on the day of the event and staffed the receiving area from 4am to 8am. They offered coffee and breakfast to…
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How to Demonstrate Dependability to Prospective and Current Employers

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When people are searching for a job, one crucial career strength they might possess, but forget to emphasize, is dependability. When it comes to jobs, dependability is the ying to accountability’s yang. People who are dependable are the ones bosses and coworkers can count on. Dependable people make commitments, deliver on time, and follow-up on what’s been done. The importance of personal dependability can easily be overlooked by otherwise highly qualified job applicants, as they instead focus on highlighting their specific job knowledge. However, many managers will tell you that an employee’s qualifications don’t mean much if they can’t count on the person. How to Show What You’re Made Of What can a job seeker do to lay the groundwork that will convince an employer that he or she is…
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