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What Career is in Your Future?

If you are considering a career change, or if you need information about a variety of career options, then our Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center database should be your first stop!

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center provides up-to-date information on over 3800 careers. Type in the name of the job into the search box and you will be presented with a profession profile, starting with an overview and quick facts, great for browsing the highlights. If the job sounds like a good fit, read the full article for details about the typical work day, education and training, earnings, outlook and advancement, and weblinks to professional organizations matching that job.

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Ferguson’s Quick Facts for Phlebotomy

Login with your last name and 7-digit Raider number. For more career resources, see the Careers Subject Guide, as well as the [Careers & Education] tabs on academic [Subject Guides].

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Cutting Edge Success at Work

Whether you’re a Millennial new to the workforce, a more seasoned employee seeking tips to get ahead, or a manager assigned to mentor new employees, the ten streaming videos in the Cutting Edge Success at Work series can help. “Lessons are engineered for viewers to see a clear picture of success and to maximize effectiveness in communication, prioritization and organization.” This business training series was created by a psychologist and was filmed on location in Los Angeles in 2019.

It’s part of our Films on Demand streaming video database which is updated monthly. Logon with your last name and Raider number.

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Cutting Edge Success at Work: Make a Great Impression

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Metallica & Welding?

April is National Welding Month, which gives us an opportunity to hype GRCC’s Welding: Metallica Scholars program.

What’s Metallica, the famed hard rock band, got to do with welding? The musicians’ foundation, All Within My Hands, funds scholarships to selected welding programs throughout the US, and GRCC students benefit from their largesse!

Occupational Outlook Handbook reports “Employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The nation’s aging infrastructure will require the expertise of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers to help rebuild bridges, highways, and buildings.” The American Welding Society has some great resources on careers in welding, and our Applied Technology and Job Training Subject Guide supports that program.

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Metallica Scholars

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New Career Videos from Films on Demand

Take a look at the new 2021 Makematic streaming videos available through our Films on Demand streaming video database. Their Skillsumo series portray young workers from diverse backgrounds who hold a wide variety of jobs from hospitality to manufacturing, logistics and public service. Makematic is an Irish film producer. Their titles have utility for US students, as well as provide a glimpse into job available internationally. There are three Skillsumo series:

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  • Skillsumo FutureProof covers trends in technology and society and how they may impact the future world of work.
  • Skillsumo Work Inspiration focuses on young professionals in STEM and creative careers within both global brands and regional growth sectors.
  • Skillsumo Pathways explore alternative routes into identified growth sectors.

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Picture a Scientist

GRCC licenses the award-winning Picture a Scientist now available to watch through GRCC’s Academic Video Online databaseThe film chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. In the film, biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable and open to all.    A K-12 version is also available.   Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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