WyoTech, a leading automotive, diesel, and collision trade school in the United States, continues to prepare trade school instructors with its programs. Through its quarterly instructor visitation and annual summer seminar programs, WyoTech is actively closing the training gap that has caused the lack of trade-focused courses in high school curriculums across the country.
Traditionally, aspiring teachers will pursue college degrees and obtain certifications to teach subjects such as English, mathematics, history, and science, among others. Because there are so few formal training programs for trade-based concepts, very few high schools can find teachers who can teach courses that cover concepts related to the automotive, diesel, and collision and refinishing industries.
In an effort to enhance trade education across the country and increase student exposure to new career paths, WyoTech is offering 100% paid-in-full supplemental training programs. These programs can help administrators learn how to implement trade-focused courses into existing curriculums and provide teachers with the latest industry trends, standards, and updates that can be brought back to students in the classroom. WyoTech covers the majority of costs related to travel, stipends, and hotel accommodations.
Today, the future still looks bleak for most high schools in the U.S. In July 2022, the New York Times reported that a Manhattan judge put a hold on more than $200 million of cuts that would impact roughly 1,200 city public schools. Outraged parents have begun suing the district over the proposed budget slashing that would be extremely detrimental to the quality of education in the five boroughs if they were to go into effect.
"The value trade and vocational education programs have on a student cannot be underestimated," said WyoTech president Jim Mathis. "We at WyoTech want to do our part to keep trade programs in high schools, and to do so, instructors need to be armed with the best possible programs and education."
For more information regarding WyoTech's teacher education programs, please visit https://www.wyotech.edu.
WyoTech, formerly known as Wyoming Technical Institute, is a for-profit technical college founded in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1966. WyoTech provides training programs that prepare students for careers as technicians in the automotive and diesel industry with nine-month training programs that focus on hands-on experience.
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As another academic year approaches, Hope Church Movement is determined to help the incoming freshmen class successfully bridge the gap between high school and college. The Class of 2026 includes Gen Z, which is the generation born after 1997. Hope Church Movement is hosting its 11th annual Survivor Weekend over Labor Day Weekend, where college students across the Southwest form Tribes, or teams, and experience a weekend of music, camping, and competition.
Pastor Brian and Wendy Smith, Founders of Survivor Weekend and Hope Church Movement, said it was their individual college experiences that inspired them to start this event in 2011. While it is hosted by Hope Church Movement, the event is not religious in nature and welcomes students of all beliefs.
"Many of us forget about our freshman year and the insecurities we had," said Pastor Brian Smith, who is also the founder of the Campus Changer Network. "Our hope is to give students an amazing experience and provide an opportunity to build authentic friendships. If they want to check out church later on, that's fine, and if they don't, that's fine too! We just want them to know that Hope Church wants to see them be successful as new college students."
One student, Shawn Romo, was impacted by Survivor Weekend his freshman year, and he was part of the planning committee before his sudden passing in 2016. His idea to award the winning Tribe a trophy was honored and named the Romo Cup in remembrance of him. His parents have presented the winning Tribe the Romo Cup the last four events.
"Survivor was this huge stepping stone that started him on his college journey," said Jill Romo, Shawn's mother. "I'm just really proud of the man he became."
Young people are more likely than previous generations to battle mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression and loneliness. In fact, one in four Gen Z is anxious, according to a 2020 report by the Barna Group. Research shows when college students have a sense of belonging, it can lead to a reduction in depression, loneliness, hopelessness and social anxiety.
Survivor Weekend is designed to help students build friendships within their Tribes, which are based on college campuses or majors. In addition to the competition, students hear an inspirational talk by Pastor Brian Smith on how to leave a legacy in college.
If you would like to know more about Survivor Weekend, visit survivorwknd.com
About Hope Church Movement
Hope Church Movement is a collegiate-focused church planting movement in four cities reaching 19 college campuses in Arizona and Nevada. Hope Church Movement started in 2004 reaching students in Tempe, Arizona. The church has since expanded to reaching students at universities and community colleges in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Tucson and Las Vegas, NV. Hope's premier event is Survivor Weekend, where students join Tribes (aka teams), compete in Northern Arizona and get inspired about their college legacy. While its founders are Pastor Brian and Wendy Smith, the event is not religious in nature and welcomes students of all beliefs.
Media Contact: Ricky Ruedaflores, Executive Pastor
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Holding various positions during her 30 + year career in the insurance industry, Wilma has vast experience in the distribution channel and as an insurance regulator. Wilma's unique understanding of the insurance regulatory framework gives her a diverse perspective on current licensing, carrier contracting, and appointment processes.
Her career began in the 90s as a life and health insurance agent and she later served as Principal Officer of the Licensee Services Unit at the Puerto Rico Office of the Commissioner of Insurance for more than a decade. During her time at the OCI, she obtained the NAIC Associate in Professional Insurance Regulator designation and attended NIPR Summits and NAIC meetings representing the OCI. She also has experience working at a TPA, an FMO, and served as a Public Affairs Specialist for the Puerto Rico Army National Guard. Wilma spent her college years at the University of Puerto Rico, where she completed a Bachelor of Art in Psychology, coursework towards a Master in Public Administration, and obtained a J.D. from their School of Law.
"We are very excited to have Wilma on board," said Johnny Bitar, President & CEO of aINSIGHT. "We believe she is ideal for managing NoMoreForms' next chapter of growth and success in the insurance industry. NoMoreForms is a limitless SaaS solution; a chameleon solution that can be transformed to automate any business process an organization can dream of." Wilma added, "Joining the aINSIGHT team as their Insurance and NoMoreForms Product Manager is a great opportunity. The culture and the work ethic at Ai is outstanding."
NoMoreForms is more than just document management. We provide insurance carriers with an automated onboarding, contracting, licensing, and appointment system that interfaces with NIPR and Legacy systems to ensure efficient workflow and process management. With our open API, the system can be integrated to any system. The system can be accessed anywhere, anytime on any device an easy electronic signature.
Producers "choose their own adventure", completing only the paperwork necessary for contract and appointment. The system is fast, efficient, and easy-to-use with automated forms, PDB bumps, monitoring, background checks, and appointments. Producers can access financial services with ABA bank validation and self-pay functionality.
Insurance entities can configure the platform to their branding specification, track producer onboarding progress, set conditional onboarding requirements (AHIP, Resident/Non-Resident Licensing, etc.) and configure multiple workflows that suit their business needs (FMO, MGA, IMO, Captive, Agency, Broker, etc.). Our client experience dedicated customer service support and access sophisticated business intelligence reports and analytics to ensure their programs operate with the highest level of efficiency.
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DEA, ACAFP Operated Video Streaming Service Announces Joint Development and Collaboration of ‘PlaysiaTV’
Digital Entertainment Asset Pte. Ltd. (DEA), the Singapore-based GameFi platform operator, has announced a partnership with ACA Football Partners (ACAFP) to launch PlaysiaTV, a brand-new video streaming service that incorporates the Web3 concept in the PlayMining ecosystem.
ACAFP is a Singapore-based football business company that plans to create multi-club ownership from Asia under the mission of "Release the value of Sports & Evolve". Since February 2022, its owner club KMSK Deinze and DEA entered into a strategic partnership and they have already started working on the fan activation with the Web3 concept "Play&Earn". KMSK Deinze's fans play online games and get rewards such as season tickets or the club's official goods, depending on how well they play the game. Through this activation, they aim to build the fan community outside of the stadium, too.
DEA has partnered with ACAFP to jointly develop PlaysiaTV, a unique video streaming service that incorporates the Web3 "Watch&Earn" concept and to start a collaboration with the PlayMining ecosystem.
They will create and distribute original content of ACAFP's partnered clubs, and viewers may have a chance to get rewards by watching them online. This brand-new video streaming service enables sports fans to "Watch, Enjoy and Earn Rewards" and DEA believes this may release the value of sports at the same time as creating an additional touch point to widen the fan base.
A video streaming service incorporating the Web3 "Watch&Earn" concept run by ACAFP. Viewers may enjoy the content just like playing games by letting them get rewards depending on their actions, such as the number or length of viewership. Also they plan to install the NFT concept to make a different price range of advertisements. Several channels will be out soon, including ACAFP and KMSK Deinze, and sports fans can enjoy documentary series or player interviews at any time from anywhere.
alpha version expected to be released around the beginning of September
■Comment from Mr. Hiroyuki Ono, CEO of ACAFP and Vice Chairman, Board of Director, KMSK Deinze
I am delighted to kick off the brand-new project with DEA, who already has started its strategic partnership with KMSK Deinze. We believe the value of football as a media, and taking recent trends into consideration, we believe we can reach a wider audience by creating and distributing original content by ourselves. On top of that, by integrating the Web3 concept, PlaysiaTV will be a brand-new platform and it will release the value of sports in the end. We plan to deliver game footage, documentaries, interview content and more, so please stay tuned.
■Comment from Naohito Yoshida, Founder & CEO of DEA
Even for us, a leading NFT Gaming platform company / PlayMining, this Watch&Earn project will be very challenging. One of the most fundamental revenue schemes at Web2 is "advertisement". The concept of Watch&Earn is a significant step forward to take this business scheme to Web3 level. By partnering with ACAFP, our first content will be about football on PlaysiaTV. Football is one of the entertainments which make people enthusiastic at an international level. Please stay tuned for our Watch&Earn world starting with rich football content.
About ACA Football Partners
ACAFP is a Singapore-based football business company that plans to create multi-club ownership from Asia, and is a member of the ACA Group, whose core business is private equity fund management. Distinguished football industry experts active in Europe have joined the team as founding members in support of ACAFP's mission to "Release the value of Sports & Evolve". In the future, ACAFP will further expand its network by executing capital and business alliances with partner clubs that support this mission, and will play a role in accelerating the global development of European football.
For more information about ACAFP, please visit the official website.
About KMSK Deinze
Founded in 1926, KMSK Deinze is a historic football club belonging to the second division of the Belgian Pro League/First Division B. The city of Deinze, the hometown of KMSK, is located in the East Flanders region and is known as a place where many wealthy people live. In the 2019-20 season, the club was promoted to the second division of the Belgian Pro League. In the 2020-21 season, their first year of promotion, they finished a respectable fourth (out of eight clubs). The club is growing rapidly and has announced plans to build a new stadium.
For more information about KMSK Deinze, please visit the official website.
Digital Entertainment Asset Pte. Ltd. | https://dea.sg/jp
DEA, a GameFi platform business, was founded in Singapore in August 2018, and is developing "JobTribes", a Play to Earn game, and "PlayMining NFT", an "NFT marketplace". Using blockchain technology, the company aims to realize a world where one can create value by having fun.
Co-CEO: Naohito Yoshida, Kozo Yamada
Location: 7 Straits View, Marina One East Tower,#05-01, Singapore 018936
Establishment: August 2018
Business description: GameFi platform business
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