Graduation – September, 2017

We rapped up this week by hosting our first graduation of the fall semester at Patterson Adult School.

 

For our potluck, someone brought home made sliders and someone else brought hot dogs. There were lots of desserts and side dishes and it was all delicious.

 

The word of the day was achievement and it was used a lot, especially in the context of graduating from the course is a significant achievement.

Achievements like this definitely belong on resumes to help career building. It demonstrates to employers that they can complete a course of training and practice lifelong learning.

 

We always allow graduates to say a few words when they receive their certificates. Most just give a quick thank you. It is, for many, their first exposure to public speaking, of course.

 

One student received a congratulatory bouquet of balloons from her family. We always recognize family and friends who support our graduates because, we know that without that kind of support, graduations like this wouldn’t be possible.

 

It was the end of one class, but it also points to the beginning of another. Many of these basic electronic bookkeeping students will be moving on to the advanced class using QuickBooks.

 

So congratulations to all of the graduates and good luck finding jobs with your new skills to put on your resumes.

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Substantial – Today’s Word of the Day

Today’s Word of the Day at Community Business College is “substantial.”

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“Substantial” is one of those Latin-English-French words that starts from Latin but pulls from other languages to bring us the word we use today.

It is an excellent word to use when describing something of substance or importance. It is also a good modifier word to stress the gravity of a situation.

After a big meal when you’re feeling full,

You know that you definitely ate something substantial.

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Efficient – Today’s Power Word of the Day

The Word of the Day today at Community Business College is “Efficient.”

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“Efficient” is one of those words with which a lot of people are familiar but few use every day. It’s too bad because employers are always looking for efficient help.

Being efficient allows you to cut through the things that slow other people down. It also demonstrates that you are very good at what you do.

 

Despite sounding otherwise, there are no fishes in efficient,

But there are rewards to becoming vocabulary proficient.

 

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Happy Labor Day 2017

Labor Day 2017 is coming to an end. That means it is back-to-school tomorrow for Community Business College staff and students

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One important way to celebrate Labor Day is to take a short course that hones your labor skills. Whether it’s a Microsoft Office class from home, or something larger like learning a new language or even something very specific for a job like QuickBooks classes, practicing lifelong learning is something we at Community Business College encourage for everybody.

After all, the more you learn, the more you earn.

 

Learn a little more about Community Business College’s Labor Day thoughts here at http://cbc123.blogspot.com/2017/09/labor-day-2017.html

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Versatile – Word of the Day

The Word of the Day today at Community Business College is “Versatile.”

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“Versatile” is one of those interesting words that has changed over time from having a negative connotation to a positive one. Today, being called versatile is a compliment. Before the 17th century it was more along the lines of easily changeable and inconstant. That just means “versatile” is a versatile word.

 

 

Someone who knows a lot of poetry has versus to tell,

Someone who can do lots of different things is versatile.

 


 

 

 

 

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Jaunty – Today’s Word of the Day

 The Word of the Day today at Community Business College is “Jaunty.”

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It’s a word that was used a lot up until the 1940s but then became less popular. Does that make it “old fashioned?” It is a fun word to say and a good one to use because onomatopoetically, it sounds like a happy word.

The word has French origins and Funny enough, it actually is directly related to “genteel” from the meaning of “well-bred” and royal.

 

 

 

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Curt – Today’s Word of the Day

The Word of the Day today at Community Business College is “Curt.”

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Curt is and adjective that describes something that is said in few words. It’s more than just good word economy, it is used when a sentence is intentionally kept short to send a message.

The word “curt” comes to us from Latin through Middle English.

 

When a long and difficult conversation you are trying to skirt,

It helps to keep all of your sentences to the point and curt.

 

 

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