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Opportunities Guide / January 2017

MYCAP sets info sessions

New face of urban areas

Offer peek at expections on classes Tribune Chronicle

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Predicting the future can be a Herculean task in its own right, but when it comes to forecasting the growth of urban areas across the globe research points strongly toward some new trends.

Th e b o o m o f u r b a n a r e as More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, according to the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations’ estimates and projections data reported in the 2014 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects. And that figure is expected to grow. These same predictions also see more people flocking to larger cities. By today’s estimates, there are 28 megacities — areas with populations of more than 10 million people — across the globe. However, that number is expected to jump to 41 megacities as early as 2030.

Gr ow t h of t ech n ol ogy As cities continue to grow they are expected to face challenges. Infrastructure improvements will be needed to meet housing, transportation, energy and employment demands. Techonology will be key as communities prepare for future job skills requirements. For example, the internetworking of “smart” items known as the Internet of things, or IoT, can be integral in helping to maintain efficiency by transforming the existing infrastructure into a giant interactive network to include everything from air quality, transportation and energy to communication systems. Finding profession al s to meet th e ch al len ges To prepare for the new economy, students can learn through coding bootcamps like those offered by DeVry University. During a 10-

week course bootcamps teach coding skills that can be applied in the growing IoT economy. They also prepare students for the marketplace by helping them create a portfolio, develop an interviewing strategy and fine tune their social media presence. “Innovative education is critical. To meet the needs and wants of today’s students, and of employers looking for professionals with targeted skill sets, we continuously explore new ways to deliver relevant educational offerings,” said Shantanu Bose, Ph.D., provost of DeVry University. “Bootcamps are accelerated learning opportunities to augment current knowledge or immerse oneself into new disciplines in a matter of weeks or months. And like degree and certificate programs, bootcamps can be impressive additions to resumes when aligned with the chosen field.”

YOUNGSTOWN — Information sessions for the Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership (MYCAP) Employment Skills and Training Program of 2017 have started. The sessions give an outline of what is covered in the class, details of the program and what is expected from each participant. Candidates interested in the first free Training Class of 2017 scheduled to begin Jan. 30 must attend one of the informational sessions. Class space is limited. Information sessions are set for Tuesday through Jan. 19 and Jan.

23 and 24. Hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. They are held at MYCAP, 1325 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. The Employment Skills and Training Program is a free program that helps residents in Mahoning County learn the basic work related skills that can be used in any position they are seeking. This includes motivational training, interviewing techniques, computer literacy, financial literacy, how to write and format a resume, mock job interviews and other several useful job related topics and life skills. The six-week class runs through March 2. Potential candidates must be a Mahoning County resident 18 years of age or older, graduated with a high school diploma or working towards completion of a G.E.D. Participants will receive a free portfolio, flash drives,

interview clothing, job placement assistance and possible financial assistance to overcome employment-related barriers, regardless of criminal or financial background. All participants must be income eligible at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty guidelines: F amily size A nnual inc ome

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$14,850 $20,025 $25,200 $30,375 $35,550 $40,725 $45,912 $51,212 For families with more than eight people in the household, add $5,025 per person. For more information, call Roger Beltz or Kim at MYCAP’s Youngstown office at 330-747-7921, Ext. 1190 or Ext. 1724. The office is open Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Opportunities Guide / January 2017

Career site lists top jobs for recent grads Tribune Chronicle

from its sources to produce a master database that contains information for every profession. Specifically, the following criteria was examined:  Location quotient, or how common the job is;  Jobs in Ohio that require a college degree;  Average annual entry level salary; and  Projected growth as an industry over the next 10 years. By limiting the dataset to only those jobs that require a bachelor’s degree, 38 jobs were left to rank. Each job was ranked using the designated criteria from 1 to 38 with, with No. 1 being the best. Then, the average of

Tech and sales jobs are among the top jobs for recent college graduates in Ohio, according the Zippia.com, an online career site. Zippia used Ohio Department of Job and Family Services data on salary by location and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic’s data on job requirements in the Buckeye State. ONet Online, another government source, provided data on job requirements. Zippia looked at availability of jobs and location, pay, potential for growth and work-life balance – all areas recent college grads were priority for them. The site combined data See Jobs, 4

FUTURE CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS

T he B ui lder s A ssoc i at ion pr esent ed sc hol ar shi ps t o fi v e Young st ow n St at e st udent s in t he Univ ersi t y Ci vil and Const r uc t i on E ng i neeri ng Tec hnol og y pr og ram. F r om left ar e: P aul Johnson, sc holarship c ommit t ee c hai r man, Hay ley M arc hio and Danny M ark er, bot h of How land, R on B i g l ey Jr. of A ust i nt ow n, Jo-Ly nn C ampbell of Boar dman, Tif fani e T homas, Young st ow n St at e Uni versi t y F oundat ion sc holarship c oordinat or, and Carol Lamb, Y SU Sc hool of Eng i neeri ng Tec hnol og y di rec t or. Special to the Tribune Chronicle

The Builders awards 5 scholarships to YSU students Tribune Chronicle

YOUNGSTOWN — For 45 years, the Builders Association has awarded more than $168,000 in scholarships to collegiate men and women studying to become a construction professional in the region. The Builders continued that tradition by awarding another round of scholarships to five Youngstown State University students, all of

whom are enrolled in YSU’s Civil and Construction Engineering Technology program. The 2016 scholarship recipients are: Kara Weeks, a freshman from Austintown; Jo-Lynn Campbell, a sophomore from Boardman; Ron Bigley, a sophomore from Austintown; Danny Marker, a senior from Howland; and Hayley Marchio, a senior from Howland. They were awarded at the group’s December meeting.

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The Tribune Chronicle is now accepting applications for inside sales consultants to help our growing base of advertisers reach their marketing and advertising objectives. Responsibilities include management of not only an existing account list but an ever growing base of accounts. The sky is the limit for the ideal candidate. The successful candidate must have good communication, organization and computer skills, be creative, flexible and enjoy helping local business people grow their business. The position offers a comprehensive compensation package consisting of salary, commission, paid vacation, health benefits including dental and vision and opportunity for advancement. Interested individuals should send a resume, including salary requirements and cover letter to: Advertising, Inside Sales, 240 Franklin St. S.E., Warren, OH 44483 or email to hnewman@tribtoday.com or fax to 330-841-1639 EOE

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The association represents about 150 contractors and affiliated construction industry services members from Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties as well as Lawrence and Mercer counties in Pennsylvania. For more information about The Builders, contact Kevin Reilly, executive vice president, at 330-539-6050 or kevin@TheBuildersOnline.com, or at www.TheBuildersOnline.com.


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Opportunities Guide / January 2017

Education advancements are digital Brandpoint

The face of education in the United States is changing. Many of today’s universities are embracing digital technology to deliver instruction in ways not available to previous generations. Digital instruction methods evolve from the use of learning aides such as computers, digital projectors and DVD players to online learning, which allows students the flexibility to tackle coursework at a time and pace that works best for them. Some advanced technologies can seamlessly link two or more classrooms for simultaneous instruction, ultimately expanding student access to courses and professors to participate together in one synchronous learning experience. An innovative classroom format can instill important virtual collaboration skills and encourage interaction with tools like remote wireless content sharing and two-way whiteboard displays, as are found in DeVry University’s extended classrooms. Video-connected classrooms are generally equipped with voice-acti-

vated motion cameras, facial-recognition software, high-definition wide-screen monitors - complete with picture-in-picture views, desktop cameras and interactive twoway touch-screen whiteboards. This technology is designed to help students learn and interact with their fellow classmates regardless of where they are taking the class. DeVry recently launched its new video connected classroom technology that seamlessly links 23 DeVry campus locations for simultaneous instruction - depending on the program, course and extended classroom availability. “Our students tell us they appreciate having a variety of courses available, and taught in ways that fit their schedules and preferences,” said Robert Paul, president of DeVry University. “The connected classroom technology allows students to have real-time visual interaction with faculty and fellow classmates. These high-tech classrooms exemplify our investment in academic experiences that are collaborative yet personalized, with student engagement at the core.” P r e pa r i n g f o r a d i g i t a l f u t u r e

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DeVry’s extended classrooms are just one example of technological innovations taking place in the classroom setting. Over the next year, the university plans to invest heavily in technology to enhance the student experience by offering these additional on-campus capabilities:  Tech playgrounds at select campus locations throughout the country, putting students in touch

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with innovative technology in imaginative settings.  Hardware and software upgrades, including adding thousands of new computers in campuses nationwide, to revitalize existing desktop stations and network labs.  Internet bandwidth increases to improve wireless capabilities and provide a faster, more seamless learning experience.

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each job’s rankings were used to create a “Job Score”. Finally, every job’s “Job Score” from 1 to 38 with 1, again, being the best was ranked. Here’s the result: 1. Computer Systems Analysts 2. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 3. Database Administrators 4. Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 5. Cost Estimators 6. Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 7. Sales Engineers 8. Industrial Engineers 9. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 10. Computer Network Support Specialists

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