Friday, March 6, 2015
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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:30:00 -0600

If you value business or product development as a constant work in progress, the lean startup approach can give you the framework to help your business flourish.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0600

If you're seeking inspiration, try these five avenues.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0600

While the heavy hitters of the tech world often have their first choice in engineers, a new and formidable competitor is emerging: the startup.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0600

Companies need to build a strategy that emphasizes a product's value proposition for the more desirable label of "affordable."

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0600

The actual inventing may be done, but you're far from finished getting your product out there.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:47:48 -0600

Hundreds of millions of Windows PC users are vulnerable to attacks exploiting the recently uncovered security vulnerability, Microsoft says.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:47:00 -0600

Enter at Your Own Risk: From video game rentals to solar panel manufacturing, these sectors are losing business to new technology and international competitors.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:30:00 -0600

Hard times often call for deeper self-analysis to help excavate new personal insights that determine our willingness to keep on keepin' on.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0600

There is enormous crossover between the skillset required for success in comedy and the one that defines a strong business leader.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0600

Raising capital can go much more smoothly when you come to the table prepared.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0600

Choosing some things and saying no to others, even if it would be nice have those too, is the secret to staying sane.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0600

Before you quit your day job, tax all your friends and investors for money, or max out your credit cards, take this quiz.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0600

"Everything seems possible in a 100 years, so it's both useful and important to focus the big vision," says the head of a digital agency.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0600

Meerkat, which enables users to stream live videos over Twitter, is one of the most buzzed-about apps on the market today.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0600

Keep the passion alive that motivated you to start your business by remembering where you began and celebrating how far you've come.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:14:00 -0600

These fun facts and figures reveal everything from some of the now incredibly successful companies that initially launched at SXSW to what attendees are eating and drinking while in Austin.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0600

Consider these four factors when deciding what your policy is for paid-time-off.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:52:00 -0600

Turns out Allstar's 'buy one, get one free' ad hook was allegedly cloaked in trickery. Now the as-seen-on-TV giant is forking over $8 million to settle charges that it hoodwinked customers.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0600

No matter what industry you are in, there is one certainty every business needs to prepare for: competition.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:08:28 -0600

Congress joins the franchising industry in seeking explanations.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0600

Design can play an integral role in aligning the future workplace with the new expectations of a younger workforce.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:45:00 -0600

A self-service platform or website might do the trick. But here's a way to be sure.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0600

Royce Leather has successfully made the transition from parents to sons by passing along values as well as the business.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0600

The image-sharing site can be one of the best, most up-to-date ways of generating buzz and enthusiasm for your business -- if used correctly.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:45:00 -0600

A modest budget can yield impressive results, if you stretch every dollar with careful analysis and patient remarketing.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0600

If you're often chided to be nice and fit in, it might be a sign you should follow your own path.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:03:17 -0600

Amazon opened a store on Alibaba's Tmall site this week.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0600

This week's edition recaps Fab's fire sale, the FCC's historic decision on net neutrality, Pebble's record Kickstarter and more.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:49:34 -0600

The transactions stemmed from breaches at retail giants including Home Depot and Target.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0600

Rather than cramming tons of new features into the phones, Samsung improved on a few core elements including design, build quality, and the fingerprint sensor.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0600

A successful strategy is more than just tactics and procedures. It must align with how you see your business and what is possible.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0600

Nostalgic memories helped inspire Michael and Logan Moore decided to open a Ritter's Frozen Custard of their own.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0600

Constantly striving for excellence in every area of your life is ultimately what will determine the quality of your life, no matter what you do for a living.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0600

With over 100 billion emails sent every day, it's getting harder and harder to stand out from the other scores of attention-seeking messages your customer deals with each day. But it's far from hopeless.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:30:00 -0600

Rebranding presents a unique opportunity to examine a company's cultural climate in light of its goals.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0600

Choosing the right software for your business can be downright daunting but being cautious and putting in the effort on the front end will pay dividends in the long run.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0600

Just who is starting businesses in the U.S., and what makes them tick?

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0600

Utilize these programs to maximize your daily productivity.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0600

The renowned life and business strategist shares the top financial lesson that has shaped his life and how you can take the very same step.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:30:00 -0600

A lawyer turned technology startup founder found out about these lessons the hard way.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0600

A few key lessons have come up as I've sought out, trained and let my team take on my business this last year. Here's what I've learned.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0600

Companies that manage to get their feet on the ground have a long way to go before they become a top player in an industry.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:15:00 -0600

Remote workers have many advantages but one co-founder finds there is no substitute for the creative spark of everyone coming to work.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0600

What if you could replicate that experience of the day before a vacation, when you plow through tasks?

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:40:00 -0600

Feeling like a failure? Gain some perspective with help from these famous quotes.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0600

Even if you run a scalable Internet business, you should still look beyond online channels for product validation and sales strategy support.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:03:12 -0600

Facebook's CEO shared wisdom on hiring and delegation during the latest installment of 'Q&A with Mark.'

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0600

Businesses collect data constantly but are not always so consistent evaluating if it best serves the strategy.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0600

Unusual working environments often boost productivity. Give them a try.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:08:00 -0600

With a new customizable burger platform and minimum wage on the agenda, McDonald's image revamp may end up costing franchisees.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0600

Ambiverts are individuals with characteristics of both introverts and extroverts. Could this balance equip them to be superior business leaders?

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:45:00 -0600

K-cups are everywhere. And its waste is, too, thanks to the fact that the cups are almost impossible to recycle.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0600

Small businesses are doing a lot more without having to hire new workers.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:30:00 -0600

The Cupertino, Calif.-based colossus is looking for a way to make its smartphones, tablets and laptops resistant to the kiss of death for electronics: moisture.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0600

From how and when to break the news to how to avoid getting sued, here are the pro-tips you need to know when letting an underperformer go.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0600

Twitter's co-founder plays 'Finish This Sentence,' sharing what he's reading, how he unwinds and the characteristics all innovation must share.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:55:00 -0600

The bubble today comes from private investors who are investing in apps and small tech companies. And there in lies the rub.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0600

Organic reach across fan pages is at an all-time low, largely because Facebook insists on quality content. That's not a bad thing for users or advertisers.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:15:00 -0600

Here are some tips to help make your bedroom more sleep-friendly. (Hint: that light emanating from your smartphone isn't helping.)

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0600

It's all about propsecting, conversations, closing and then the promised land: Revenue.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:45:00 -0600

One of best ways to find new customers and clients is through your own network. Here's what you need to know about charging and paying finder's fees for referrals.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:32:24 -0600

A new study says revenue could come from mobile internet services and products, even if occupants spend only a fraction of their free time on the web.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0600

The success of the Girl Scouts' selling diet-busting boxes of cookies, year after year for generations, rates as one of the best marketing programs ever.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0600

A little love from the media can do wonders for your business -- you just need to know what to give them.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0600

The tool lets users create graphics overlaid with text in order to fuel engagement on social media and blogs.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:48:00 -0600

The tech giant is holding off due to delays involving the supply of display panels, according to reports.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0600

Of all the events out there, SXSW is the best for judging whether it is worth attending for your business.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:21:00 -0600

The online marketplace cited losing its authenticity as a risk factor in its IPO filing.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0600

An entrepreneur's fears and small vision are the greatest limits to success. Overcoming those brings every goal within reach.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0600

He may be a business sage, but this piece of advice has nothing to do with stocks and investments.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:00 -0600

Business partners John Jarvis and Mike Confalone spill on the challenges and triumphs of running a TITLE Boxing Club.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0600

While many entrepreneurs want to grow their business and offer products with a competitive edge, they neglect techniques and systems that generate a flood of valuable ideas.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0600

Jumping head first into a startup may appear very promising and rewarding, but these triumphs do not come without great risk.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:38:00 -0600

Having been a serial entrepreneur and now the vice president of Small and Medium Business at Microsoft, Thomas Hansen is looking to take your questions about entrepreneurship and how to use technology to get a competitive edge.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:30:00 -0600

Sites such as Farmers Only and Christian Mingle have a customer filter built right into the names.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:03:00 -0600

Social media can change the entire course of your company's future.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0600

As your company grows, new team members won't know the values you launched with unless the leadership team makes it a priority.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:45:00 -0600

Brand marketers will be able to showcase more images on the photo-sharing smartphone app.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:30:00 -0600

Both entrepreneurs and competition judges focus too much on the product, forgetting that customers and staff are more important.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0600

Identifying the tactics of your marketing plan should flow smoothly out of the strategies you've identified that will drive your business forward.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0600

The founder of a startup accelerator's process to get through hundreds of emails per day.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:15:00 -0600

Virtual reality goes high-definition courtesy of a new company in Prague.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:00:00 -0600

Esteemed leaders in business and politics have long shared remarkably similar advice for what is required to perform best and continue growing.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:44:00 -0600

The top court will start hearing arguments in the King v. Burwell case Wednesday, and the cost of insurance could be at stake.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:37:00 -0600

The ridesharing tech company says geolocation and navigation technology is a big part of what keeps it running efficiently.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0600

Low overhead and fewer commitments makes young adulthood an ideal time to become an entrepreneur.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:19:13 -0600

The team at IDEO, an innovation and design firm, is inspired by Barbara Beskind's unique perspective and enthused by her resolve.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0600

The world's most successful people are those who have streamlined their lives to a seamless flow of productivity and focus.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0600

In business, some people who are kind get crushed but others come out ahead of the people who aren't very nice at all. Science has an explanation.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:29:00 -0600

The fast-food chain rolled out a new antibiotics policy in an effort to mend its reputation.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:54:00 -0600

Can we evolve past the archaic notion of employee discipline to lead with a human voice?

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:27:00 -0600

What is the right approach for accepting a new job offer? Liz Ryan spells it out.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:02:00 -0600

As we await a decision in the big Obamacare Supreme Court case, King v. Burwell, progressive pundits have continued to predict a health care apocalypse if the Court sides with challengers to the Obama administration. That’s a wild exaggeration. But there will be some disruption, and Republicans in Congress have been debating the best way to mitigate that disruption. That’s where Associate Justice Samuel Alito comes in. At oral arguments on Wednesday, Alito hinted at another way to overturn illegal subsidies while avoiding near-term problems for the newly insured.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:25:00 -0600

At 56 years young, Madonna is proving that age is just a number. The illustrious songstress has just released Rebel Heart, her highly anticipated 13th studio album, and is set to embark on a subsequent tour this August. Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, but following a [...]

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:33:00 -0600

There’s no question that significant barriers to women’s advancement remain intact. In fact, the head of UN Women pointed out that a girl born today will be an 81 year-old grandmother before she has the same chance as a man to become a CEO , and she will have to wait [...]

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:33:00 -0600

Does this sound like you? Your phone is ringing, HipChat’s chirping, Skype message’s bobbing, text message’s sending and calendar reminder’s beeping. You are in-app typing, adding a card to Yammer and simultaneously responding to a comment on Wrike, across five different time zones. More than likely, your team and you [...]

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:00:00 -0600

For the first time, Valve has come out with a detailed listing page for its partner-made Steam Machines. To date, promotion for the various boxes has been murky at best, and this is really the first opportunity fans have to see all their “home PC console” offerings in one place. [...]

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:26:00 -0600

Teasing that she couldn't be caught, the Queen of Tax Fraud got 21 years in prison. But when an appeals court ordered her re-sentenced, she got the same long 21 year prison term.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:34:00 -0600

VideoIt's a good time to be Graham Yost. The creator of Justified finished shooting the last episode of the FX series only days ago. He's still got to finish editing the last couple of episodes, and then his work on one of the most stylish and entertaining shows on television [...]

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:22:00 -0600

President Obama's executive action on immigration entitles 4 million illegals to 3 years of tax refunds even if they never paid in a cent.

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Catholic School Board Offers Chaldean Language Classes
By Britney Hermiz :: 7134 Views :: Article Rating :: Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association

Parents of Catholic elementary students are invited to enrich their child’s education through the language instruction, cultural awareness and a celebration of traditions taught though the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s International Language Instruction program.

Designed for students in junior kindergarten through Grade 8, classes offered through the program include: Arabic, Armenian, Chaldean, Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, Croatian, Hungarian, Igbo, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Maltese, Pilipino, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Tamil, Tigrigna, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

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8 Free Business Growth Solutions
By CE&CC :: 19559 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center

When sales slump due to a slow economy, a Chaldean business owner’s first inclination is often to cut the marketing budget. After all, one has fixed costs and cash flow can be irregular. But marketing should be the last activity Chaldeans eliminate or you risk an even faster downward spiral.

Advertising your business and attracting new customers must be an ongoing process, and there are many things Chaldean entrepreneurs can do that cost absolutely nothing.

Here are just a few suggestions.

Present

Professional event and meeting planners are always looking for presenters and workshop leaders for conferences. Chaldean entrepreneurs can research contact names in the Directory of Event Planners or partner with a local church, community center, or event planner to organize a community workshop related to your expertise.  When you do get the opportunity to make a presentation or speak to group of people, be sure to collect business cards for a drawing to win a book or other prize related to your business.

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Chaldeans Want to Know Where the Scholarships Are?
By CE&CC :: 23367 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

As the cost of a college education rises, Chaldean students are finding ways to foot the bill. Chaldean Students have won scholarships to pay their way through school. What's their secret?

They know where to find scholarships, when to look for them and how to write for them. There's no guarantee you'll win a scholarship, but there are ways to skew the odds in your favor.

Where's the Money: Anywhere and Everywhere

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Chaldean Education and Career Center Invites Chaldean and non-Chaldean Teachers to Cultural Workshop for SEU Credits
By CE&CC :: 18915 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA – The Chaldean Education and Career Center (CE&CC) shares with the Chaldean community middle and high school teachers a wonderful opportunity.  Wayne State University is once again, hosting a Teachers Cultural Awareness Summer Workshop which focuses on Middle Eastern Culture, Arabic Language, and the Intelligence Community. 

This 6-week workshop begins on June 30, 2009 and ends on August 6, 2009.  The class will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. 

Chaldean teachers wishing to participate will be able to do so free of charge and will earn 2.7 SB-CEU Credits.    Non-Chaldean teachers are also invited and will have all associated fees waived upon acceptance of application.

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Family Workshop on Raising Boys
By CE&CC :: 28577 Views :: Article Rating :: Living & Lifestyle, Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA – The Chaldean Education and Career Center urges Chaldean parents with sons to take advantage of an upcoming family workshop featuring national best selling author and internationally recognized authority on boys and men, Dr. William S. Pollack, PhD.

The event will be held on November 3, 2008 from 7 pm - 9 pm at the Oakland Schools Building, located on 2111 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford, Michigan, 48328. 

Dr. Pollack's presentation will address the crisis of boyhood in America, specialized techniques for reconnecting with boys, new approaches to "Mothering" and "Fathering", and new models of understanding "What makes boys tick"

The event is free to those who RSVP by e-mailing info@chaldean.org

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Catholic Answers Invites Chaldeans for Job Opportunity
By Neda Ayar :: 32719 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center

California, USA - Catholic Answers Live invites Chaldeans to a number of possible job opportunities with Catholic Answers, the largest Catholic apologetics and evangelization organization in North America.  Catholic Answers has reached out to www.CHALDEAN.org asking for assistance in promoting a number of fantastic positions within their organization. 

One position invites Chaldeans to consider being a radio host.  Based out of El Cajon, California Catholic Answers is seeking a radio host for their Catholic Answers Live daily radio program. 

Catholic Answers is also offering Chaldeans around the world five other job opportunities in IT and customer service. 

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Research Reveals Parents of Private Schools over 80% Happy and Public School Rank Low 40%
By CE&CC :: 20927 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Parents of children who attend private schools are more satisfied with their schools than parents of children in public education settings, according to a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics, while parents whose children attend the public school of their choice are more satisfied than those whose children attend an assigned public school.

"Parent and Family Involvement in Education, 2006-2007 School Year," said that 82 percent of parents whose children attended a private, nonreligious school and 81 percent whose children attended a private religious school described themselves as "very satisfied" with their schools, compared to 55 percent of parents whose children attend an assigned public school and 63 percent of those whose children attend a public school of their choice.

Released in August, the report is based on telephone interviews with parents conducted in the first half of 2007 on a wide range of topics: school satisfaction, parental involvement in schools, school-parent communication, satisfaction with teachers, discipline and homework levels. While the specific numbers varied, more private school parents than public school parents were very satisfied with teachers, academic standards, discipline, and school/parent interaction.

Other findings:

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2nd Annual Michigan Bowers Farm Maze Open Weekends Beginning Sept. 27
By Crystal Dallo :: 28239 Views :: Article Rating :: Health & Fitness, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA - Three levels of difficulty will challenge Chaldean visitors to the second annual Bowers Farm Corn Maze nestled in the fields of Bloomfield Township’s historic farm at 1219 E. Square Lake Road.

Beginning Saturday, Sept. 27 and continuing Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 1, the corn maze will offer beginning, intermediate and advanced routes covering ten acres.  All mazes have check points where visitors can consult a map.  Walking time varies from 15 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on pace. Guides will be present inside the maze to assist visitors.  

Chaldean families can also enjoy free wagon rides or horse drawn hayrides for $3, concessions including apple cider, doughnuts and hot dogs roasted over a bonfire, complimentary on-site parking, and pumpkin picking beginning Oct. 17.  Guests should wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather, and may bring flashlights for after dark.

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Villanova University Rescues Iraqi Chaldean Family with Education Opportunity
By CE&CC :: 21677 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Maryland, USA  - Habib Habib.  Sounds like a musical, but the story of the Neumann College freshman with the duplicative name reads more like a documentary.

Habib came to the United States in 2005 as part of a youth exchange and scholarship program, living in San Diego with his aunt while attending school.  Typically, students return home after one academic year, but in Habib's case, home meant Iraq, where his Catholic family had been living in fear of extremists since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

That fear intensified when word began to spread in Baghdad that Habib was not, as his family claimed, studying in neighboring Jordan but rather in the U.S.  "When word got out, I was forced to stay in the U.S.," said Habib, who was granted asylum in 2006. "It was too dangerous to go home. I would be dead."

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Chaldean Education Career Centers of Support in Oakland County Michigan
By CE&CC :: 27869 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michgian, USA - Tough economic times in Michigan have made it difficult on many Chaldean families.  Without a doubt, a large majority of Chaldeans have their own business or employ other Chaldeans.  The combination of cultural flexibility and understanding, language, and the hard-work ethic desired has brought Chaldean employees and employers together. 

Recognizing the need, the Chaldean Education & Career Center (CE&CC) has partnered with Oakland County Workforce Development Corps to provide Chaldeans a convenient, one-stop access to job training programs and services for employers and job seekers.

We have convenient centers located in highly populated Chaldean residential areas to serve your needs. 

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3,500 Educators Attest to Fadi Shaya's Remarkable Achievement Through Hard-Work
By CE&CC :: 25437 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

California, USA - Chaldean delivery driver, Salim Audesh beams with pride as nearly 3,500 California educators give his son, Fadi Shaya a standing ovation. 

The Shaya Christian home outside of Baghdad was blown up when he was 6.  When most children would be learning their multiplication tables in school, Fadi was learning to fire a rifle to deter Muslims who had beaten him unconscious several times.  When not helping his father defend the family, Fadi would be making deliveries by mule in Iraq.  Consistent and repeated threats against Christians in Iraq, the Shaya family decided to leave everything behind and flee Iraq.  

Smuggled into Greece, Fadi Shaya spent the next few years later selling tissues and lottery tickets on the streets of Greece.  Eventually the family makes it to the shores of America and Shaya’s family focus coupled with American opportunity turns to extraordinary achievement. 

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Community College For Many Chaldeans Remain an Excellent Option
By CE&CC :: 20356 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

California, USA - California community college system expects to receive 1.7 percent increase proposed by Gov. Schwarzenegger, said Chris Yatooma. Yatooma director of fiscal planning for the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office in Sacramento. 

Community colleges get about two-thirds of their money from the state budget, and the rest from property taxes and student fees. State lawmakers have yet to pass a new budget this summer, but the The 1.7 percent increase - about $95 million - would pay for roughly 19,000 new students statewide. However, the state's 110 community colleges are expecting about 32,000 new students during the 2008-09 school year.

"I'm praying to God that the radiology technician job is available," said Lawrence Petu.  Petu started an accelerated program at West Hills College last August to become a technician - someone who helps with medical technology after being licensed by the state.

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CASA helps College Students Seize A Special 4-Year Degree Pathway Partnership Opportunity
By CASA :: 31147 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association

Michigan, USA - With the help a leading Chaldean educator at Wayne State University, efforts have been made to help qualified Chaldean students receive admission, garner scholarships, and transfer to Wayne State University from Oakland Community College.  Preferring to remain anonymous the Chaldean professor and lead administrator has been aggressively pursuing new options and pathways to help high school and community college students overcome barriers. 

Chaldean American Student Association (CASA) is pleased to inform Chaldean college bound students that Wayne State University and Oakland Community College (OCC) have signed an agreement making it easier for students in business, computer science and engineering at OCC to complete a bachelor's degree at Wayne State.   Chaldean students wishing to transfer to WSU will find it convenient to attend their upper-division courses on the main campus of WSU or at Wayne State's Oakland Center in Farmington Hills.

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University of Phoenix Partners with Chaldeans to Fill Need
By Sam Yousif :: 21125 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA - Developing on their growing relationship the Chaldean Education and CareerCenter and the University of Phoenix, Chaldeans are offered two local career fair opportunities in Southfield, Michigan. 

Corporate developer and diversity expert Stephanie English from University of Phoenix has been working with the Chaldean Education and Career Center to develop college education and career solutions for the Chaldean community.  The University is offering Chaldeans easy registration processes, one-on-one counseling, and now hosts two career fairs exposing job opportunities in the telecommunications and information technology industry for interested Chaldeans.     

“The Chaldean community has unique needs that the University of Phoenix perfectly fits.  We offer accredited college education and corporate training directly to hard-working Chaldeans.  Our university understands that many Chaldeans have a family to care for and may be unable or unwilling to travel to distant campuses or sit in a class for three to four hour stretches in the middle of the day.  Many Chaldeans are required to work long hours to provide for their family.  Our online courses are broadcasted directly to the homes or businesses of Chaldeans with ease and simplicity,” says English.

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26th Annual Chaldean Commencement and Gala Party.
By Rita Abro :: 45090 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Community & Culture, Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association, Chaldean Federation of America

Michgian, USA - The Chaldean Federation of America (CFA) with supporting coordination from the Chaldean American Student Association (CASA) will be hosting the 26th Annual Chaldean Commencement and Gala Party.  The Chaldean Commencement celebrates the 2007-2008 Chaldean high school and college graduates.  The event showcases the community’s top student scholars and helps raise tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship money for Chaldean students. 

The event will be held Thursday, June 12th starting at 4:00 p.m. at the Southfield Millennium Center, located on 15600 J. L. Hudson Drive in Southfield, MI. 48075.

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Entrepreneurial Chaldean Teacher Shows Anyone Can Make A Difference
By Sam Yousif :: 19697 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Theresa Sitto, English Language Learners and Reading Recovery teacher at Pleasant Lake Elementary in Walled Lake, Michigan

Michigan, USA - Ask most southeast Michigan residents about Chaldeans and you’re likely to hear that Chaldeans are well known for their creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, intelligence, hard-work ethics, competitive drive, and success.   The influential group of Iraqi immigrants seems to have a special knack of turning lemons into lemonade. 

“We learned from our parents and grandparents to rely on ourselves and to reject being dependant.  Our community struggle taught us not to rely on the government.  Doing so will enslave you and make you weak.  We were taught to work together as a family, help one another, and that each and every Chaldean, no matter where they work or how old they are, must make a difference,” says Renee Hindo of the Chaldean Education and Career Center in Southfield, Michigan.   

Can such a spirit survive in corporations where thinking outside-the-box is reserved only for executives?  Can the Chaldean entrepreneurship gene survive in professional and corporate environment?

Theresa Sitto, an English Language Learners and Reading Recovery teacher at Pleasant Lake Elementary in Walled Lake, Michigan seems to think so.  The 20 year teaching veteran shows that no matter what type of work or profession you do, you can make a difference.

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Free Chaldean Computer Classes Begin March 29
By CE&CC :: 18381 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA – Chaldean Education and Career Center (CECC) and the Southfield Public Library hosts a Chaldean community workshop series on computers.  The five week session invites Chaldean adults every Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., beginning March 29 to learn computer fundamentals. 

The five week course is free of charge to all registered guests, thanks to the donation of a Chaldean philanthropist and the Southfield public Library.  The course will cover computer basics, introduction to office applications, internet surfing, internet applications, and internet safety. 

The course will be taught in English, Aramaic/Syriac (Sourath), and Arabic.  Guests are required to register by calling (248) 356-0565.  The event is available to the first 30 respondents.  

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Chaldean College Goal Sunday: Free Help With FAFSA Filing
By CE&CC :: 5 Views :: Article Rating :: Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association

Michigan, USA - Chaldeans preparing to attend college are invited to a FREE FAFSA filing session.  The event will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2008, from 2 – 4 p.m. at several locations in the metro Detroit area. 

The "College Goal Sunday" will offer college bound students to meet with finical aid experts and receive immediate assistance with submitting a federal student aid application.  Chaldeans not sure about college are encouraged to apply for the money now and decide later. If you wait, chances are you’ll get less.

Students needing assistance regarding scholarship or financial aid from the Chaldean Education and Career Center are required to first attend College Goal Sunday event.   Those who attend "College Goal Sunday" have a chance at more than $5,000 in scholarships and gift cards. 

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Seminar Offered to Chaldean Parents and Professionals of Children with Special Needs
By CE&CC :: 46869 Views :: Article Rating :: Health & Fitness, Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association, Chaldean American Professionals

Michigan, USA - The Chaldean Education and Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association of Michigan, and Chaldean American Professionals share with the community four very important instructional family based seminars on children with special needs.  The events are free and will be held throughout Oakland and Wayne County.

Chaldean parents and health professionals which include teachers, counselors, social workers, nurses, psychologist, ministers, and community family aid providers as well as Chaldean college students studying in these fields are strongly encouraged to register and attend.  The events offers state accredited certificates and an opportunity to network with other professionals in your field. 

The seminars will be held in English by industry experts.  The dates for the events are February 16, March 5, and March 18. The seminar will cover state aid and educational services for families with children of special needs. 

Afterwards CE&CC, CASA-MI, and CAP will be organizing special culturally focused sessions for families with children of special needs.  A brief summary including the seminar syllabus, location, and registration requirements follows.

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Chaldean Self-Defense Training Now Being Offered
By CE&CC :: 39696 Views :: Article Rating :: Living & Lifestyle, Career & Education, Law & Order, Community & Culture, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA - Many Chaldeans are often forced to work in dangerous neighborhoods and high crime areas.  Some feel the local city police apathetic concern for Chaldean businesses bolsters the criminal to act.    Although Chaldeans have taken wise precautions to reduce the threat of attack and robbery, Chaldeans remain victims.  With bullet proof glass, immediate armed robbery alarm systems, video surveillance systems, and armed security guards or employees Chaldeans remain at risk. 

Working to address these challenges the Chaldean Education and Career Center is working with other Chaldean organizations to help address these growing concerns.  Groups like the Chaldean Justice League, Chaldean American Bar Association, Chaldean Caucus, and the Chaldean Federation of America are consistently looking for ways to help reduce attacks against Chaldeans and their property. 

In that spirit, the Chaldean Education and Career Center is organizing a series of Advanced Small Arms Self-Defense Training near Camp Chaldean.  The CE&CC along with the Livingston Gun Club and Live Safe Academy will be holding a three Self-Defense training session. 

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Hunting Down the Right Job
By CE&CC :: 25953 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center
Michigan, USA - Chaldeans should know that a job search is less like a sprint and more like a marathon.  Without this attitude, Chaldean job-hunters will view every day as a laborious burden that does not produce results. You’ll risk losing focus, motivation, and direction. You’ll neither write nor interview well, and your search may take even longer.

In today’s challenging job market, many Chaldean job-hunters are finding that the search takes somewhat more time than they anticipated. Regardless of what expectations you may have or may hear, Chaldeans should assume a time frame of at least 10 months for their search. Chaldeans in Michigan, due to their poor economic condition and high taxes, should consider a year to a year and a half. 
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Chaldean College Bound Student Application Assistance
By CE&CC :: 26046 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Community & Culture, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA - Chaldeans who are looking for the inside advantage on their college applications should look no further.  The Chaldean Education and Career Services and the Chaldean American Student Association (CASA) of Michigan shares the Bloomfield Hills, Michigan public library special admission preparation sessions for college bound students called "Apps of Steel".  Afterward, a Chaldean application workshop will be held specifically for U of M, WSU, U of D Mercy, Michigan State, and Oakland University. 

The "Apps of Steel" event is a special seminar held by the Bloomfield Township Public Library.  The event will help Chaldean college bound students gain the upper hand when submitting college admissions.  The wokhop afterward hosted by the Chaldean Educaiton and Career Center and Chaldean American Students Assocation will cover admission requirements for Michigan universities. 

The "Apps of Steel" college application seminar will be held Friday, December 28, at 10 a.m., and a second identical session, at 11 a.m. at the Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI. 

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