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Drafting and Architecture Schools – Education and Degree Options

Higher education degrees are attainable in a number of areas including drafting and architecture. Students looking to start a new career path in this field can do so through various schools and colleges. Students can enroll in a program that fits their individual career goals to learn about education and degree options offered by drafting and architecture schools.

Students can train for careers in architecture, AutoCAD technology, land survey technology, naval architecture, structural systems engineering, and much more. With an accredited educational training program students can fill professional positions in civil, architectural, and mechanical drafting careers. Students can enroll in programs that teach animation, drawing, modeling, estimating, design, Computer Aided Design (CAD), and other courses depending on the level of degree desired. Degrees in this field can be obtained from a bachelor’s to a master’s level.

Bachelor’s level degree training programs offer students the opportunity to earn the degree they desire in as little as four years. There are a number of steps that students can take to gain an education at this level.

1. Research a number of accredited educational programs to find the one that best fits your educational goals and needs.
2. Enroll in the school or college to obtain the associates degree needed to enter into a bachelor’s degree program.
3. Start your drafting and architecture training at the bachelor’s level to start the path to an exciting new career.
4. Complete all required coursework and training for the drafting and architecture program of enrollment.
5. Receive your degree and pursue higher education at a master’s level if desired or apply for employment positions.

Gaining a bachelors degree in this field of study can open a whole new world of opportunities.

Training for a degree at a master level in drafting and architecture can take students an additional two years. Students can be on their way to obtaining a masters degree in drafting and architecture with a number of accredited schools and colleges, by following a few simple steps.

1. Students will need to complete all the steps needed for a bachelor’s degree prior to starting the path to a masters.
2. If the school or college you attended for your bachelors does not offer a master’s in this field you will need to search for another accredited program.
3. Enroll in a master’s degree program to gain the knowledge and skills needed to earn a degree.
4. Complete all required courses and training programs provided by the educational program.
5. Receive your master’s degree and search out employment that meets your individual career goals.

Students who choose to obtain a masters degree will have the means to start the career of their dreams.

Specialists in the field have the option to further their knowledge and training with continuing education programs. These programs are offered through various drafting and architecture schools and colleges and allow students to learn new techniques and skills related to their career positions. With an accredited education in architecture that is approved by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (http://www.naab.org/), students can enter the career of their dreams.

DISCLAIMER: Above is a GENERIC OUTLINE and may or may not depict precise methods, courses and/or focuses related to ANY ONE specific school(s) that may or may not be advertised at PETAP.org.

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Education and Motivation Make You a Winner!

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude”. – Thomas Jefferson

Real Estate is like no other business I have ever encountered in my entire life of various companies and careers. This may come as a shock to some folks but I actually don’t like Realtors. Truthfully, I can’t stand the large majority of “so called” Realtors. Most of them are in real estate because they can’t or won’t work for anybody else. That being said I love real estate professionals. The true business people in our industry are something to behold. A real estate professional adapts to the market day in and day out, year end and year out. A true real estate professional never panics; they stay focused on the prize. Market variations rarely if ever catch them by surprise. You see, they are prepared to adapt and continue on the road to success no matter what happens. They’re not “good time, part time Charlie’s” they are here for the long haul. They adjust with the market they have seen coming. Real estate schools for years have made a living implying people would get rich selling real estate, when in reality, they teach them to pass the real estate test and rarely anything more. We have new agents everyday visiting “Now What” that can’t understand why customers aren’t beating down their door with business, only to find out they weren’t told about sales and marketing or how to develop even a basic business plan.

Imagine a scenario where we basically say “here is your diploma (license) now go out and succeed”. A school teacher has to student teach to learn the ins and outs of her chosen profession and police officers rides with a senior partner till they learn the ropes. A plumber even serves an apprenticeship. I find it truly amazing that the guy that fixes the toilet in your nice new home probably has a better idea of what a business plan is than the Realtor that sold you the home in the first place. We founded “Now What” to correct this problem in the Real Estate profession. By some estimates there may be only 5% of the active and licensed Realtors actually making a living in the business today. That means 95% are not making a career out of the industry they are trained in. It’s the lowest percentage of any trained profession in our country. And, it all boils down to EDUCATION and MOTIVATION. You see if you lack either education or motivation you’re doomed from the start. Oh, there is no shortage of folks that will break you, telling you how to be successful. If you just buy this or spend that you can’t fail they’ll promise. And the more you spend the more successful “they” become.

Well I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to spend a fortune to be successful in the real estate business. However, you do need to be creative, fearless and of course have a plan. There is a whole industry almost as large as the real estate industry that makes billions selling to you the Realtor. Almost all is created by someone who is not even in the business today. I for one want to know “HOW YOUR DOING IT TODAY” not how you did it 10 years ago. That’s why we still have an active real estate company today. We deal with the same problems and market conditions you do on a daily basis. That’s right were out there on that plank with you. We deal with the same loan companies and customers you do. And guess what? We make a nice living at it and so should you. Do we have set backs? You bet we do, but those are lessons and they prepare us for the future. If you do everything right all the time how are you going to learn anything? Also, it means you’re not pushing yourself hard enough if you make the right decision 100% of the time. I look at results when it comes to people in our companies. If they learn from their mistakes and keep moving forward, I have no problem with them. Most of the time a mistake equals progress and progress always equals profit.

The Importance of Industry Educated And Experienced Food Professionals

Food Safety Training is Imperative.

Statistics prove that nearly every year, literally millions of people are victims of an illness which is caused by unsafe food handling. These take the form of poorly prepared food, or cross contamination by bacteria that are caused by handling practices.

Often these illnesses can give symptoms that range from flu-like to violent upset stomach and other issues. Sadly, many of these illnesses could be prevented by proper techniques in food safety.

Offering  employee programs in safe food preparation can help your company to address all aspects of the food preparation and to ensure the proper handling of food for complete safety. Keeping your customers safe means safeguarding your business.

In many states the law now requires that employees of restaurants and schools must receive some type of training and certification in the handling of foods. Even if your state does not have this requirement, training your employees in the safe handling of food should be part of your business’ Standard Operating Procedures.

These type of  food safety programs are more than important for handling foods safely. The food safety programs today teach so much more than safe cooking and hand washing. They help to assure compliance with safe methods of not only handling, but also storage, and even receiving of food products in order to prevent food-borne illnesses.

The vast majority of illness related to food handling can be easily avoided if the foods are handled properly and employees use the correct hygiene techniques. The major problem is that many employees are not aware of what those proper handling techniques entail.

The importance of the proper education of food handling employees simply cannot be overstated. Appropriate handling techniques for food may be common sense in many ways, but some skills and techniques must be learned. Proper temperatures for holding food items, as well as the proper method of receiving foods from outside companies must also be taught. These are factors that most home cooks are not aware of and have not dealt with on a regular basis.

Food prep safety techniques will ensure your employees use the correct methods of preventing food borne illness. The skills that are taught in Food preparation safety courses may include:

Prevention of cross contamination
Proper cooking
Correct Food holding temperatures
Receiving of food items
Proper Food storage.
Proper cleansing of food receptacles
Personal hygiene

When these risk factors are addressed and food handlers know what to look for and what to avoid, the statistics tell us that food related illnesses are lowered dramatically.

There will always be risk factors that we cannot avoid in any industry, but preventing those that we can only makes good sense. Proper food handling and instruction in food safety is imperative for those who will handle the foods in our restaurants and schools.

Any organization that is in the business of handling food on a regular basis needs to implement courses on food safety and must provide for the education of all of their employees.

Insisting on industry educated  and experienced food handlers is a preventive measure against food borne illness that every organization should be implementing.