“Many skilled tradespeople are older and beginning to retire. As we’re losing workers to retirement, we’re finding that there is not enough young talent to fill the ranks. We have seen less emphasis on steering youth toward vocational and technical programs over the last 20 years, and now we’re feeling the impact.”

Yesterday, Jacequeline Smith of Forbes magazine talked about why it is becoming increasingly difficult to fill jobs. A few interesting points:

-Employers are having trouble filling positions in information technology, accounting and nursing.

-Difficult positions to fill include those in skilled trades, carpenters, plumbers, electricians and other tool-wielding professionals

-Employers are looking for people who have multiple skill sets and varied backgrounds

-55% of employers say they are having trouble filling jobs because of a lack of applicants

-54% of employers, say that applicants are looking for more pay than is offered

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CompTIA A+ Certification

CompTIA is the way to learn about essential computer support skills and knowledge. CompTIA A+ will set you on a road to success by learning how to:

-Describe personal computer hardware components

-Install and configure peripherals

-Input devices, laptop components,

-Input operating systems such as Microsoft

-Perform basic troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance

-Describe basic networking and security concepts

-Perform basic safety and environmental procedures

This list goes on and on!

If you are interested in a future as an IT Professional or PC technician CompTIA A+ Certification will help you get there!

“CompTIA A+ certification validates
foundation-level knowledge and skills
necessary for a career in IT Support
It is the starting point for a career.”
– CompTIA

CompTIA A+

CompTIA A+

The CompTIA A+ certification is accredited by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the American Natioinal Standards Institute (ANSI).

Let New Horizons be your CompTIA A+ trainging provider today! Classes start soon!

Six Sigma

Six Sigma is a business managment strategy, originally developed by Motorola in 1986. Six Sigma became well known after Jack Welch made it a central focus of his business strategy at General Electric in 1995, and today it is widely used in many sectors of industry.Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of “defects” or errors and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes.Six Sigma strategy is defined by roles Champions, Yellow-Green-Black and Master Black Belts, each of these describing an improvment process or project explicitly linked to the organizations strategic imperatives. These strategies provide a governance process that emphasizes financially measured benefits and institutionalization of gains.

  One example of Six Sigma: DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control)

How can New Horizons Tampa Bay help?

Begining on 10/8/12 New Horizons Tampa will begin a 5-week program to teach individuals and businesses to become an LSS or a Lean Six Sigma. These training and courses are built to help your organization become more efficient and boost productivity.

View our courses here: http://www.nhtampabay.com/LocalWeb/FL/Tampa/Six-Sigma-Courses.aspx