Training program – Shox Box http://shox-box.com/ Thu, 12 May 2022 09:55:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://shox-box.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-29T183654.200-150x150.png Training program – Shox Box http://shox-box.com/ 32 32 New Market for Final Surge IRONMAN Training Plans https://shox-box.com/new-market-for-final-surge-ironman-training-plans/ Thu, 12 May 2022 09:29:53 +0000 https://shox-box.com/new-market-for-final-surge-ironman-training-plans/ Final Surge has partnered with IRONMAN to launch the IRONMAN Training Plan Marketplace. This allows athletes training for IRONMAN, IRONMAN 70.3 and 5150 events to find and use training plans created by certified IRONMAN U coaches. IRONMAN U coaches have worked with Final Surge to develop training plans for each specific IRONMAN race, giving athletes […]]]>

Final Surge has partnered with IRONMAN to launch the IRONMAN Training Plan Marketplace. This allows athletes training for IRONMAN, IRONMAN 70.3 and 5150 events to find and use training plans created by certified IRONMAN U coaches.

IRONMAN U coaches have worked with Final Surge to develop training plans for each specific IRONMAN race, giving athletes options to choose from based on their experience level and the number of weeks they wish to train .

Athletes can then use their purchased plan in the free Final Surge app and web platform. Most plans on the market contain structured workouts, allowing athletes to sync planned workouts with apps like Garmin Connect and TrainerRoad.

Once completed, workouts are synced to Final Surge so athletes can analyze their training and adjust future planned workouts as needed.

“We are thrilled to offer the official IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 blueprints on Final Surge,” said Tim Surface, co-founder of Final Surge.

“We have a great relationship with IRONMAN U Certified Coaches, and they have gone to great lengths to create plans to help all levels of athletes achieve their goals.”

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DVIDS – News – 8 Graduates of First Basic Special Mission Airman Course Delivered by Mobile Training Team https://shox-box.com/dvids-news-8-graduates-of-first-basic-special-mission-airman-course-delivered-by-mobile-training-team/ Tue, 10 May 2022 15:28:00 +0000 https://shox-box.com/dvids-news-8-graduates-of-first-basic-special-mission-airman-course-delivered-by-mobile-training-team/ The 908th Airlift Wing had eight enlisted members graduate from the Basic Special Missions Airman Course on 27 April. The three-level course for Air Force specialty code 1A9X1, Special Mission Aviator, was taught by a mobile training team of two instructors, Tech Sgt. Adam Bradford, Basic Special Mission Airman Course Lead Instructor and Master Sgt. […]]]>

The 908th Airlift Wing had eight enlisted members graduate from the Basic Special Missions Airman Course on 27 April.

The three-level course for Air Force specialty code 1A9X1, Special Mission Aviator, was taught by a mobile training team of two instructors, Tech Sgt. Adam Bradford, Basic Special Mission Airman Course Lead Instructor and Master Sgt. Raymond Bourne, Basic Special Mission Airman Course Instructor, both with the 344th Career Enlisted Airman Center of Excellence Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, Texas for the past four weeks .

This was the first time the BSMA course was delivered by a mobile training team.

In some ways, the instructors were more comfortable teaching at their home station, but their experience and expertise contributed to the success of the training at Maxwell Air Force Base.

“We planned ahead for potential lapses,” Bourne explained. “Some items we work with or teach have had to be left out because they’re just too big and heavy to travel with, but we’ve been able to be effective instructors by identifying those issues and coming up with other items. to use instead of those training tools or examples that we couldn’t provide.”

The purpose of the course was to convert C-130 Flight Engineers and Loadmasters into Special Mission Airmen in preparation for the planned handover of the wing of a C-130 Tactical Airlift Unit to the new formal training unit. helicopter MH-139A Gray Wolf.

“This is the first step for enlisted Airmen who will remain with the 908th AW to become rotary wing Airmen,” explained Senior Master Sgt. Adam Childers, former flight engineer for the class and also a member of the Wing’s Program Integration Office, who helped set up the mobile training course. “This is the formal three-level course that turns 1A1X1, the Air Force specialty code for flight engineers, and 1A2X1, the Air Force specialty code for loadmasters, into 1A931, the Air Force specialty code for special mission airmen.”

The fact that all 908th members attending this course were seasoned aircrew made the job a little easier for everyone involved.

“Their experience has been very beneficial,” Bourne said. “They already have a good base and knew the fundamentals, which made the course easier to teach.”

Even with this solid foundation, the course was still necessary to ensure future mission success.

“Even with all of our experience, there was always something for everyone, as some parts of the course focus on things that most flight engineers don’t have experience in, while other parts of the course would focus on things that most loadmasters don’t have. experience,” said Master Sgt. Kyle Nagamatsu, a former loadmaster who was in the course.

Staff Sgt. James Emanuel, a former loadmaster who was on the course, likened the course to a pendulum, explaining it by saying, “The course helps bridge the gap we have from our experience in a C-130 by swinging from that experience to basic aviation knowledge, then focus on rotary wing rather than fixed wing.

As the 908th AW prepares for a handover, it has become a vital priority to get as many members trained and ready for the new mission as soon as possible. It was then that the 908th AW began coordinating with the Career Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence to create a plan of attack.

“We tried to find a solution for our members who needed training and the ability to get that training to as many of our members as possible in such a short time,” Emanuel said. “We worked as a team with the Center of Excellence to find the best way forward.”

“This is the first BSMA MTT, but not the first MTT that the Enlisted Aircrew Center of Excellence has run,” explained the chief master sergeant. Gregory Gibbs, senior chief of 344 Training Squadron, the parent organization of the Career Enlisted Airman Center of Excellence. “Providing quality training and education, and improving Air Force lethality and readiness is our top priority, so we offer MTT options to accommodate large groups under tight timelines. For this specific course, the sending two TDY instructors instead of bringing a large group of trainees not only saved money but was also the only way for our team to meet the demand for AFRC training in a limited time frame.

Financial responsibility, availability of instructors, and timing all play a role in deciding whether an MTT is possible.

“We send out MTTs on a semi-regular basis, especially in situations like this when a flight organization converts airframes or mission sets and requires a group of retrained members,” said Master Sgt. chief. Timothy Barker, deputy commander, Career Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence. “We have sent MTTs several times to support AFRC and ANG units. In situations where a large number of people need training, it is absolutely more financially responsible to send a few instructors than to bring an entire unit to JBSA-Lackland. The main limiting factor in whether the Center of Excellence can support an MTT is whether or not we have the availability of an instructor. Depending on the number of scheduled courses that we already have internally, we cannot always generate a team within the deadlines of the requesting unit. This BSMA MTT was part of a window where we had the availability of instructors, and sending the MTT allowed us to train the entire team within the tight deadlines of the AFRC.

There were a few additional benefits to having the 908th AW teach the course at Maxwell.

“We have our support agencies here, which are people and organizations that we know if we needed help instead of being in an unfamiliar location,” explained the senior master sergeant. Justin Nettles, a former loadmaster who was in the course. Emanual echoed Nettles’ sentiment, while adding, “It has allowed us to preserve business continuity and the ability to work on other tasks and tasks that we need to complete.”

The eight students who completed the course not only represent a first for the Career Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence as the first BSMA taught away from Lackland, but they also represent another milestone for the 908th AW in the mission shift from C -130 to MH -139A Gray Wolf.

“We will be officially transitioning from the C-130 enlisted aircrew positions to the MH-139 special missions airman enlisted aircrew position,” Childers said.

The eight 908th students who graduated include two former flight engineers; Senior Staff Sgt. Adam Childers, Staff Sgt. Jashaun Hightower and six former loadmasters; Senior Staff Sgt. Justin Nettles, Staff Sgt. James Emmanuel, Staff Sgt. Andrew Jeter, Staff Sgt. Kyle Nagamatsu, Staff Sergeant. Brandon King and Senior Airman Lucas Bonner.







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Jurassic World Dominion’s Chris Pratt Gives Co-Stars A Crash Course In Raptor Training https://shox-box.com/jurassic-world-dominions-chris-pratt-gives-co-stars-a-crash-course-in-raptor-training/ Sun, 08 May 2022 18:14:00 +0000 https://shox-box.com/jurassic-world-dominions-chris-pratt-gives-co-stars-a-crash-course-in-raptor-training/ Jurassic World Dominion star Chris Pratt gives his co-stars a crash course in training the franchise’s vicious and cunning raptors in a new promo. With dinosaurs roaming free in the continental United States, it stands to reason that anyone trying to survive or fight the epidemic of prehistoric reptile clones would need some training from […]]]>

Jurassic World Dominion star Chris Pratt gives his co-stars a crash course in training the franchise’s vicious and cunning raptors in a new promo.

With dinosaurs roaming free in the continental United States, it stands to reason that anyone trying to survive or fight the epidemic of prehistoric reptile clones would need some training from an expert. That’s what actor Chris Pratt gave his co-stars in a recently released promo for Jurassic World Dominion.

The clip shows Pratt in Owen Grady’s costume, training Isabela Sermon’s Maisie and Sam Neill’s Dr. Alan Grant to tame raptors. Pratt himself shared the clip on social media, writing, “I heard someone say once… ‘Looks like Owen is trying to get the raptor to clap his hands.’ He added, “There is an explanation why Owen used this technique to control his raptors. It creates the illusion that he is a larger, more dominant animal.”

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The training can be useful for the casting of Jurassic World Dominion, who will be up against a variety of new raptors in Universal Pictures’ upcoming film. Not only will there be feathered variations of the franchise’s most iconic dinosaurs, but some of the most recognizable, like Blue, will have children, one of whom debuted in the most recent jurassic world trailer. It is unclear how Blue adapted to having children.

RELATED: Jurassic World Dominion’s IMAX Poster Is a Prehistoric Throwback

The next installment in the Jurassic World franchise will bring the three original characters from jurassic park with the cast of jurassic world. Seems like a fitting way to end, not just the trilogy, but the franchise, which star Pratt recently suggested. Domination would do.

In a recent interview, Pratt explained, “You know, when you go to a fireworks show like 4th of July or New Years, there’s always the finale? You’re waiting for it, and then boom! And you say, ‘Oh! That’s it! That’s the finale!'” He continued, “I feel like the whole movie is like that. the sixth Jurassic movie, it’s the end of this franchise.”

Jurassic World Dominion is set to hit theaters on June 10.

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UCI Team Wins $970,000 NIH Grant to Launch Interdisciplinary Training Effort in Skin Biology | UCI News https://shox-box.com/uci-team-wins-970000-nih-grant-to-launch-interdisciplinary-training-effort-in-skin-biology-uci-news/ Sat, 07 May 2022 01:13:46 +0000 https://shox-box.com/uci-team-wins-970000-nih-grant-to-launch-interdisciplinary-training-effort-in-skin-biology-uci-news/ A team from UCI’s Skin Biology Resource Center has received a five-year, $970,000 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to launch an interdisciplinary training program in skin biology . Designed to develop the next generation of interdisciplinary research physicians and leading scientists in academia and industry, the program draws on […]]]>

A team from UCI’s Skin Biology Resource Center has received a five-year, $970,000 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to launch an interdisciplinary training program in skin biology . Designed to develop the next generation of interdisciplinary research physicians and leading scientists in academia and industry, the program draws on the expertise of UCI faculty in the fields of skin biology, biology systems and imaging. “The goal is to develop skin biologists who will integrate bioengineering, imaging and computation into their work to help make new discoveries in skin biology,” said Bogi Andersen, professor of medicine. and biological chemistry at the UCI which co-leads the program with Anand Ganesan. , UCI Professor of Dermatology and Biological Chemistry. The grant will fund three graduate students and one postdoctoral fellow, who will pursue an interdisciplinary project at the intersection of skin biology and systems biology, bioengineering or imaging, guided by a biologist from the skin and a mentor from a complementary field. The program includes laboratory research, lectures, weekly data presentations, a series of seminars and an annual symposium, as well as career development activities tailored to the trainees’ specific interests and career goals. The grant will be administered by the Sue & Bill Gross Center for Stem Cell Research at UCI.

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Honorable Mention from Granma University’s Education Sciences Doctoral Training Program (+Voice) https://shox-box.com/honorable-mention-from-granma-universitys-education-sciences-doctoral-training-program-voice/ Wed, 04 May 2022 21:33:59 +0000 https://shox-box.com/honorable-mention-from-granma-universitys-education-sciences-doctoral-training-program-voice/ The University of Granma (UDG) Doctoral Training Program in Educational Sciences (UDG) has just been awarded the category of Excellence, after an extensive evaluation process by the National Accreditation Board, and has become the only one of its kind in the province to achieve the highest rating. Dr. Science Alexis Alvarez Cortes, Director of the […]]]>

The University of Granma (UDG) Doctoral Training Program in Educational Sciences (UDG) has just been awarded the category of Excellence, after an extensive evaluation process by the National Accreditation Board, and has become the only one of its kind in the province to achieve the highest rating.

Dr. Science Alexis Alvarez Cortes, Director of the Education Center of the Educational Institution (CEdEG), pointed out that this collective result of the educational world of Granma requires more work to improve the quality of educational processes at all levels. education.

“It is the result of serious and committed teamwork, developed over more than 20 years by a growing and dedicated body of doctors, led by a responsible doctoral committee based at the CEdEG Fausto Santisteban Pons, who appeared at the former Blas Roca Calderío University of Educational Sciences and that it continues its fruitful work today in the new UDG,” he said.

He highlighted the effort and dedication of more than a hundred alumni of this doctoral program and nearly eighty other current doctoral students, who fight with their professors to achieve their goal and advance the scientific reputation. from their university.

The efficiency of the administrative work of the institution in all its cases and bodies of work, in the control, monitoring and demand of its professors in doctoral training, as well as the work of the institutions participating in our program, viz., the Provincial Directorate of Education and the University of Medical Sciences in collaboration with the Granma Postgraduate House, Highlight the official on his Facebook profile.

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Training Opportunities | VA Health Care Charleston https://shox-box.com/training-opportunities-va-health-care-charleston/ Tue, 03 May 2022 05:53:44 +0000 https://shox-box.com/training-opportunities-va-health-care-charleston/ Psychology Fellowship Program The MIRECC Psychology Fellowship Program at Charleston VAMC supports the professional development of research-oriented psychologists to become clinical investigators in innovative approaches to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its comorbidities. During the two-year program, fellows receive intensive mentoring and instruction in clinical research skills such as grant writing, research design, and ethics, […]]]>

Psychology Fellowship Program

The MIRECC Psychology Fellowship Program at Charleston VAMC supports the professional development of research-oriented psychologists to become clinical investigators in innovative approaches to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its comorbidities.

During the two-year program, fellows receive intensive mentoring and instruction in clinical research skills such as grant writing, research design, and ethics, while receiving supervised clinical training on treatments and advanced programs. The Charleston VAMC Advanced Fellowship Program is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

Fellows’ 40-hour work week includes approximately 10-15 hours/week of supervised direct service delivery, 25-30 hours/week of clinical research activities, and 4 hours/week of didactics (including 2 hours of face-to-face face-to-face). face-to-face, individual supervision by a licensed psychologist for clinical and research activities). Additionally, up to 5 hours/week of administrative experiences may be offered to support the scholar’s professional growth and individual goals. In collaboration with research mentors, fellows are expected to develop and implement a research pilot project, publish and present results, and use the latest technologies for educational activities and clinical service delivery. Application for independent federal grant funding by fellows is strongly encouraged (e.g., VA Career Development Award).

Our current scholarship recipients:

Danielle Taylordoctorate

Psychiatry

Dr. Taylor’s research focuses on assessing the mechanisms and consequences of anxiety, trauma and related disorders using psychophysiological techniques (EEG, heart rate, skin conductance, etc.). She recently extended this line of work to incorporate neuromodulation and was awarded a pilot grant to evaluate an emerging brain stimulation technique, transcutaneous atrial vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS), using multimodal psychophysiology.

Alyssa Jones, PhD

Psychiatry

Dr. Jones’ research program focuses on the role of affective vulnerabilities (eg, difficulties in emotion regulation) and specific emotions (eg, shame, guilt, disgust) in the development and maintenance of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to inform therapeutic innovation. She is currently working on a project investigating disgust as a predictor of treatment outcome in veterans seeking treatment for PTSD. During her postdoctoral studies, she plans to seek grants to test novel interventions for trauma-related shame and loathing in veterans with PTSD.

Andrea Massa, PhD

Clinical Psychology

Dr. Massa is currently working on two projects, examining the roles of PTSD and alcohol abuse in predicting aggressive behavior and the role of emotion dysregulation in intimate partner aggression related to trauma and mental illness. alcohol.

Program directors:

Dan Gros, Ph.D. (Daniel.Gros@va.gov)

Elizabeth Santa Ana, Ph.D. (Elizabeth.SantaAna2@va.gov)

Registration deadline:

October 1 annually

Brochure: MIRECC Fellowship in Innovative Approaches to PTSD and its Comorbidities – Charleston (DOCX)

National website: MIRECC/CoE VA Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment – ​​MIRECC/CoE

HEROIC big rounds

The HEROIC Grand Rounds and Works in Progress is a forum for all researchers interested in HRH&D research. The framework is used to present ongoing research or work in progress to disseminate data and research results or to receive useful feedback from the HEROIC COIN scientific community for a project idea or an ongoing project.​​

The HEROIC Grand Rounds and Works in Progress forum meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., online (in virtual format) and in person. Meetings are open to COIN faculty members, faculty members not affiliated with MUSC or other institutions, and VA/MUSC trainees, including postdoctoral fellows and trainees to present their research.​

If you are interested in presenting at our HEROIC and Works in Progress Grand Rounds or would like to receive invitations and current speaker schedules, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Santa Ana (Associate Director of COIN) at: elizabeth.santaana2@va. gov or Ms. Kayla Lamb (COIN Administrator) at: Kayla.lamb@va.gov.

Veterans Research Mobilization Commission (VREB)

The Veterans Research Engagement Board is made up of a team of veterans of various races, genders, and backgrounds who have an interest in research at the Charleston VA Medical Center. The VREB is responsible for meeting with HEROIC researchers to discuss their research questions, provide research feedback, suggest research options and ideas, and report concerns about various aspects of research projects. Information and feedback from VREB members is summarized in abstract form and often used directly in research proposals for consideration for research funding. VREB members meet voluntarily online (for example, using the TEAMS virtual platform) once every two months for up to 120 minutes per meeting and non-veteran VREB members receive a small stipend per meeting. HEROIC COIN is interested in recruiting veteran volunteers to serve in the VREB. An interest in serving in the VREB and an interest in research and its impact on Veterans’ health care is all that is required.

If you are a veteran and are interested in research at the Charleston VAMC and its impact on veteran health care and would like to inquire about serving in the VREB, please contact Katherine.Beavis@va. gov or Elizabeth.santaana2@va.gov.

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Extension Master Gardener program offers online training this summer | https://shox-box.com/extension-master-gardener-program-offers-online-training-this-summer/ Sun, 01 May 2022 13:16:00 +0000 https://shox-box.com/extension-master-gardener-program-offers-online-training-this-summer/ BLOOMINGTON— For 46 years, master gardeners at the University of Illinois have measured success by gardens planted, insects identified, produce harvested and the millions of hours volunteers have logged helping others learn to to grow. From farms and small towns to suburbs and downtown, more than 2,600 volunteers across the state put into practice their […]]]>

BLOOMINGTON— For 46 years, master gardeners at the University of Illinois have measured success by gardens planted, insects identified, produce harvested and the millions of hours volunteers have logged helping others learn to to grow.

From farms and small towns to suburbs and downtown, more than 2,600 volunteers across the state put into practice their mission to “help others learn to grow” by providing gardening education and gardening activities. awareness in their communities. Take your love of gardening to the next level in 2022 by joining the Master Gardeners.

Online training is offered again starting June 13, 2022. This self-guided course is for Illinois residents and can be taken from the comfort of home on a desktop, laptop, or tablet.

“Our online training is a great opportunity for people who need more flexibility to participate,” said state gardening specialist Candice Hart. “It’s a self-paced program that can be completed at any time.”

The training includes videos, a manual, reading material and quizzes. The course can be completed in 14 weeks with four hours of work per week. A strong internet connection is highly recommended.

This course aims to expose participants to in-depth horticultural content through 13 modules including soils and fertilizers, plant diseases, entomology, pest management, organic gardening and more. For more information, visit https://extension.illinois.edu/mg/become-master-gardener.

The course is $300 and registration is open until May 23, 2022. Local fees may also apply. For more information or to complete an application form, contact your local Illinois extension office. Livingston, McLean, and Woodford counties offer the online option, so please contact Kayla Green, Program Coordinator at 309-663-8306 or email kgree6@illinois.edu to be added to our list of interested parties for current or future training.

After receiving training, volunteers participate in education programs in their communities. These opportunities may include speaking at garden clubs, civic groups, or schools; answer calls or e-mails to the garden’s help desks; establish demonstration gardens that serve as educational tools; and educate citizens on how to establish community gardens.

The University of Illinois extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, contact your local extension team at the information above. Advance requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet attendee needs.

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Warren council cancels payment for cadet programs – Macomb Daily https://shox-box.com/warren-council-cancels-payment-for-cadet-programs-macomb-daily/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 18:41:14 +0000 https://shox-box.com/warren-council-cancels-payment-for-cadet-programs-macomb-daily/ Warren City Council voted to withhold payments of $93,450 to Macomb Community College and $32,587 to Dorsey College for fire cadet training because officials say they did not approve the cadet program or its financing. Councilman Garry Watts introduced the motion to refuse payment of the bills at the regular council meeting on April 26. […]]]>

Warren City Council voted to withhold payments of $93,450 to Macomb Community College and $32,587 to Dorsey College for fire cadet training because officials say they did not approve the cadet program or its financing.

Councilman Garry Watts introduced the motion to refuse payment of the bills at the regular council meeting on April 26. Watts introduced himself as a strong supporter of police and fire services and says he is not against a cadet program, but believes it is necessary to emphasize proper procedure.

“I fully support the fire department, but I have a problem with the city’s charter violation,” Watts said. “They have to follow the budget and come to us with a credit application and a plan.”

The fire cadet program was part of the contract with Warren Professional Firefighters Local 1383, which was ratified by union members and approved by city council in December. The addition of the cadet program is part of a plan to fill long-standing vacancies within the department and give Commissioner Wilbert “Skip” McAdams a means to recruit and retain employees.

He credits the cadet program with being able to fill 18 vacancies in the department by the end of May and bringing his department to full capacity for the first time in six years. Having a fully staffed department will also reduce the problem of firefighters working excessive overtime. McAdams said unionized firefighters in his department logged $3 million in overtime last year.

Board secretary Mindy Moore and McAdams agree the cadet program was requested by the fire department in last year’s budget, but was denied by the board. The Board directed McAdams to return with a more detailed plan for the program and to request an allocation of funds at that time.

McAdams does not deny that 30 cadets were enrolled in classes last October while union contract negotiations were underway, but before the contract was approved by the board.

“The Board has pushed the administration to fill vacancies by any means necessary,” McAdams said. “The mayor asked me to find a solution. We opened the contract to negotiate a more competitive rate of pay for firefighters and the only other thing we could do was create a cadet program and make ourselves competitive.

As for the issue of funds not being properly allocated to the program, McAdams said that, like other departments, it has a contract services budget that would cover training costs. Mayor James Fouts confirmed he signed an emergency ordinance in October authorizing the contract with Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy for basic EMT training for 30 cadets.

Garry Watts says he supports the fire department but thinks he violated the city charter with the institution of its new fire cadet program. Macomb Daily file photo

Watts argues that there needs to be a specific line item for cadet training and that it does not fall under all contracted services.

He also takes issue with the fact that basic EMT training is conducted at the Dorsey campus in Madison Heights instead of Macomb Community College where cadets took their firefighter certification courses. Firefighters require four different certifications: Basic EMT; firefighter one; firefighter two; and EMT paramedic.

“We went to Macomb Community College and asked if they could run an academy-style EMT training that would meet five days a week for a total of 40 hours and they couldn’t,” McAdams said. “We bought it from Schoolcraft College and Oakland Community College and were directed to Dorsey. They had the flexibility to do what we needed and start the course in October.

There were time constraints outlined in the union contract that McAdams says made it necessary to start cadet training before January. EMT training began on October 30 and lasted 10 weeks. The fire academy certification training took an additional 10 weeks and was completed by the cadets on April 2. Some of the cadets have already passed their certification exam; the rest are expected to take theirs on April 30.

By May 11, cadets will be certified for hire and expected to complete the final phase of certification – EMT paramedic training – while on the job. Training sessions will meet once a week plus one Saturday per month for 10 months. According to the union contract, cadets must complete the training within 18 months of their date of hire.

“If I can’t get them into a class in June and have to wait until September, that would be a violation of the firefighters’ union contract,” McAdams said. “I am concerned that as the supplier, MCC and Dorsey have provided a service and have not been paid. This could prevent cadets from starting EMT paramedic training on time and I am also concerned that other schools will not want to do business with us because they are afraid of not being paid.

Watts also believes fully certified and experienced firefighters from other cities who have applied to work in Warren are being overlooked in favor of cadets who won’t be fully trained until 2023. McAdams disagrees and said candidates experienced had been hired and was working to resolve staffing issues in multiple ways.

“There’s a narrative that we somehow ignore fully certified applicants and that’s not the case,” McAdams said. “We had a list of these candidates in place and part of the agreement with the union was that we would exhaust this list before seeking to hire cadets. We’re attacking this from every angle to make sure we fix this problem.

Watts agrees he can’t go back in time and undo the cadets’ training. At this point, he says the administration should come before the council and ask for retroactive appropriation and submit a detailed plan showing exactly how much money was spent.

“I think there are issues with this program as it’s set up and I have a lot of questions,” Watts said. “I want Skip, the Mayor and (City Comptroller) Richard Fox in front of council to answer questions.”

Although city council members who voted not to pay for cadet training are less than enthusiastic about the program, it has sparked interest from other communities. Councilors Eddie Kabacinski, Anglea Rogensues and Ron Papandrea voted against withholding payment.

“I answered calls from Dearborn and many towns in Macomb and Oakland counties,” McAdams said. “They want to know how our cadet program works and what its success rate is. I can tell you that our success rate is going to be very high.

Dorsey College vice president of marketing John O’Sullivan said the college was gathering information about Warren’s non-payment of the bill and was unsure of the next steps for the college. Macomb Community College did not immediately respond to inquiries about paying for fire cadet training.

IAFF Local 1383 President Joe Scher of Warren Professional Firefighters did not respond to calls from the Macomb Daily seeking comment on the story.

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United Way’s partnership with SOS Ministries https://shox-box.com/united-ways-partnership-with-sos-ministries/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 21:58:00 +0000 https://shox-box.com/united-ways-partnership-with-sos-ministries/ BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – There’s a facility on Groesbeck Street in Bryan that can certainly be described as a multipurpose space. “We offer training in soldering, plumbing and CDL,” said Kyle Salmon of SOS Ministries. In this building, SOS Ministries offers courses as part of its Jack Threadgill Vocational Training Program. The 90-day program is […]]]>

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – There’s a facility on Groesbeck Street in Bryan that can certainly be described as a multipurpose space.

“We offer training in soldering, plumbing and CDL,” said Kyle Salmon of SOS Ministries.

In this building, SOS Ministries offers courses as part of its Jack Threadgill Vocational Training Program. The 90-day program is free and helps men and women learn skills that can lead to great careers.

“We talked to plumbing companies and welding companies and they said, ‘Absolutely, we need it. If you can provide them all to us, and we know they have, in some cases, the SOS seal of approval, they said we would hire them and get them there,” Salmon said.

The small class sizes and mentorship in the program also help their students in other ways.

“We also have a life skills part, where we talk about being a good parent. We’re talking about being a good husband or a good wife,” Salmon said.

Salmon says the program has been in place for about four years, and the support from United Way of the Brazos Valley has helped them get started years ahead of their expectation.

“When United Way gave us the initial start-up capital, it then allowed us to go to other entities and organizations and say, ‘Hey, we have this. Can you help us take it a little further,” he said.

In addition to funding, Salmon says United Way gives them great exposure to other potential donors and volunteers, allowing them to continue to be a valuable resource in our community.

“The best joy we have seen is that we are having a graduation ceremony at the end of the year. What’s so fun is that they bring their whole family, so their kids can see them receive a certificate, see what they’ve completed. I think, especially for our fathers, to know that their child sees them accomplishing something is amazing,” Salmon said.

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USC Women’s Volleyball signs three additions to fall 2022 roster https://shox-box.com/usc-womens-volleyball-signs-three-additions-to-fall-2022-roster/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 20:56:17 +0000 https://shox-box.com/usc-womens-volleyball-signs-three-additions-to-fall-2022-roster/ Women’s volleyball | April 25, 2022 History links LOS ANGELES- USC women’s volleyball team to add opposite hitter Madison Pietsch (San Carlos, CA/Saint Francis HS), outside hitter/defensive specialist Dani Thomas Nathan (Burbank, Calif./La Salle HS), and Libero/Defensive Specialist Megan Verbiest (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Marymount HS) at his 2022 Head Coach Brad Keller announced […]]]>

Women’s volleyball | April 25, 2022

LOS ANGELES- USC women’s volleyball team to add opposite hitter Madison Pietsch (San Carlos, CA/Saint Francis HS), outside hitter/defensive specialist Dani Thomas Nathan (Burbank, Calif./La Salle HS), and Libero/Defensive Specialist Megan Verbiest (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Marymount HS) at his 2022 Head Coach Brad Keller announced Monday, April 25.

A 6-2 opposing hitter for Rage Westside Volleyball Club, Pietsch was named to the 2021 AVCA All-America Watch List and was an UnderArmour All-America nominee. She was also invited to the USAV National Team Development Program and was a two-time All-West Catholic League first-team pick. Pietsch was named to the PrepVolleyball Sophomore 79 selection and was named to the 2022 Class Watch List and the 2020 AVCA Phenom List. State. She is a two-time Saint Francis HS Scholar-Athlete Award winner and a three-time honor roll student.

“We are thrilled to welcome Madison to our program,” Keller said. “She’s an explosive left-handed opposite hitter who can play the whole game, can finish at will, and she’s the type of competitor that gives us a different angle on the court. Along with her skill and heavy arm, his personality, drive and positive energy are coveted traits in any student-athlete and especially valuable to us as we continue to build this program.”

Thomas-Nathan is a 6-0 outside hitter and defensive specialist who played for the Sunshine Volleyball Club. She helped her club win the Open 17 title of the 2021 Women’s National Junior Championship and was named to the All-Tournament Squad. Thomas-Nathan was a 2021 UnderArmour All-America nominee and was nominated for the 2020 AVCA Phenom List, Ultra Ankle JVA List, and was a Triple Crown Silver Medalist. At first, she was part of the USAV A1 training program and won several gold medals with her clubs. As a senior, Thomas-Nathan was named one of the CIF’s Top 25 Players and was chosen as the Del Rey League MVP and was commended for the CIF South Section team.

“We are thrilled to have Dani join the Trojan family,” Keller said. “She brings so much on the table and off the court. Dani has such a positive and infectious attitude and a drive that matches the culture and dynamics of our team. She’s a talented hitter with one of the best arms and platforms of this class, and we expect it to come to campus and have an immediate impact on our curriculum.”

A 5-6 libero and defensive specialist, Verbiest played for the Sunshine Volleyball Club and was named MaxPreps and PrepVolleyball.com High School All-American. She helped Marymount HS achieve the #1 National Ranking and was instrumental in helping Sailors win the National Championship and the California State Championship. Along with Verbiest, Marymount was chosen as the National High School Team of the Year by Volleyball Magazine in 2021.

“We are so lucky to be able to bring a student-athlete like Megan to USC,” Keller said. “She has such a relentless passion, drive and work ethic. On the court she has one of the best platforms in the game and comes into the sport with such an attitude. Megan is exactly what we are looking for in future Trojans. I think she is set to have a huge impact on our program on and off the pitch.”

Last year, the Women of Troy (15-15, 10-10 Pac-12) finished in seventh place in the final Pac-12 standings. Under second-year head coach Brad Kellerthe Trojans have signed the nation’s highest-ranked incoming rookie class according to PrepVolleyball.comwhich includes Adonia Faumuina (Long Beach, CA/Long Beach Poly HS), Jordan Middleton (Phoenix, Arizona/Hamilton HS), Gala Trubint (San Diego, CA/Scripps Ranch HS) and Rylie McGinest (Long Beach, CA/Long Beach Poly HS).

For more information on the USC women’s volleyball team and a complete schedule and results, please visit USCTrojans.com/WVB. Women of Troy fans can follow @USCWomensVolley on Twitter and Instagram.

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