Colleges & Schools 

Striving for Balance

You know why you’re going to school—to advance your career, or set an example for your children, or to earn more money. But sometimes it is the how that is hard. Finding the perfect balance between the demands of work, home and school may actually be impossible, so let go of perfection and say hello to some strategies that can keep you on the road to success. Your issue: You’re tired, distracted and have a to-do list a mile long. Strategy: Forget multitasking and try some new time-management tools. Some…

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From Lima, Peru to the Next Level

José Gómez Márquez knows a thing or two about taking risks and starting over. He was born in Peru (the country, not the Indiana town), but it lacked employment opportunities, so he moved from Lima to Miami, Florida, in 2003. Things were better in Miami, but only marginally so. He could get by in Miami with only understanding a little English, but there still weren’t many opportunities for someone who wanted to work in manufacturing. Márquez worked hard on improving his English while researching small cities in the United States…

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TODAY’S COLLEGE STUDENTS: OLDER, WISER

Watching the news—or dropping your own student off on campus—you might be surprised at who is going to college these days. A “traditional” student is usually defined as someone between the ages of 18 and 22 and attending college full-time, but a whopping 74 percent of all college students in the U.S. could be considered non-traditional, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. According to the NCES, non- traditional students meet one of seven characteristics: Delayed enrollment in post- secondary education Part-time attendance Full-time employment Financial independence Having dependents…

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Eleven Fifty Academy

Could a tech bootcamp help turn a career around? The founder of Eleven Fifty Academy thinks so. Why did you start Eleven Fifty Academy? A: It was evident that the Midwest was well behind in tech-trained talent. With my previous post for many years as the Chairman of the prodigious statewide Indiana Technology Partnership (predecessor to Techpoint), I realized that growing talent was one of Indiana’s most important and biggest challenges. I had spent years on both coasts hiring and helping create top tech talent in the world. Eleven Fifty…

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7 SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULT LEARNERS

Indiana has more than 100 choices of colleges and universities to choose from, and even before the worldwide pandemic forced classrooms to close in 2020, most offered online education options, part- time programs and special options for working adults. In addition, the State of Indiana has several initiatives aimed at adult learners and career changers. There are so many, we only listed seven—if you don’t see what you’re looking for, check with your local community college or any university in your area. Indiana’s Adult Programs: Indiana wants to help you…

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