Winter 2008

  • By Jenny Faubert It’s rare to have an opportunity to hear about the personable side of a company. On a rainy day, I had the chance to speak with Fred Moosally, president of Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors (MS2). A shiver ran through my body, courtesy of the dreary day, but as I walked into Moosally’s office, I was instantly warmed by his kindness. Not long into...
  • By Ryan Girard Coming from a traditional four-year institution, I have always been curious about career schools. My trip to Medix School in Towson, Md., left me amazed at the exceptional service they provide to their students and also the critical skill shortage void they are helping to fill in the allied health sector. To get a true sense of Medix School and its programs, I spoke with...
  • By Jenny Faubert Career college students with different interests and from across the country came together on one special day to be honored. On Tuesday, September 23, 2008, the Imagine America Foundation held a prestigious award ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to pay tribute to the 2008 LDRSHIP Award recipients. This year the Foundation received 400 applications. Read below to...
  • By Jenny Faubert On a beautiful, sunny September afternoon, the Imagine America Foundation recognized six outstanding individuals who have shown remarkable achievements throughout their careers as both students and as soldiers in the U.S. military. On Tuesday, September 23, 2008, the Imagine America Foundation hosted the 2008 LDRSHIP Awards reception on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.,...
  • A: Excellent question! Your high school may have counselors assigned to students according to their last name. If this is the case or you just have several guidance counselors, choosing one contact can be a tough decision. To help your high school select one Imagine America contact, here are some guidelines. First, the contact person does not have to be a guidance counselor. A suitable...
  • By Jenny Faubert To date, the Imagine America Promise program has provided more than $450,000 in financial assistance to over 550 students attending career colleges. Promise recipients, such as Emily Barnett, enroll in programs like nursing, dental assisting, information technology and computer network systems. It’s not surprising that these are some of the fastest-growing career...
  • By Kerry Turner According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in the next decade nearly two-thirds of the estimated 15.6 million new jobs created in the U.S. will be in occupations requiring some postsecondary education or considerable on-the-job training. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao recently acknowledged that the U.S. will need to fill job openings for nearly 3 million healthcare...
  • By Jenny Faubert A good leader understands people. A good leader knows how to communicate with people. A good leader is a mentor, role model and visionary. At the 2008 Career College Association (CCA) Leadership Institute, attendees learned they could be great leaders! People who may never have spoken to each other became friends through teambuilding activities. Valuable knowledge was...