Chippewa Valley Technical College

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Technology Requirements for Employment by Nancy Post

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The core of this research is to examine whether employees have sufficient technology knowledge when hired by local employers. Technology requirements may not be identical for every employer, but employers do have general technology expectations. If employers are able to hire employees with appropriate technology knowledge, less training needs to be provided by the employer, which also improves productivity from the onset of employment. This research involves 11 businesses in a small rural community addressing technology needs of their employees. Respondents were asked to take an anonymous survey. The survey included the following participant data: business type, technology expectations when hiring, and ease/difficulty of finding employees fitting requirements. The survey had multiple choice questions inquiring the level of use of various applications in different departments. The data collected from the surveys determined whether employers are able to effectively locate and hire employees with sufficient technology knowledge.

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Author: (Editor) CVTC Library

Marketing an Athletic Facility: The Menomonie High School Field House by Kayla Schwarz

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The focus of this study is to study the brand identity of the Menomonie High School Field House. Once an analysis can take place of how the community and other stakeholders view the MHS Field House, a better idea of effective marketing practices can be presented. In order to participate in this study, stakeholders will be asked to complete an anonymous survey. The survey will include basic participant information, such as gender, and age groups. The survey will also consist of multiple-choice questions relating to their views, experience, and suggestions for the MHS Field House. Data collected from this survey will determine what areas of the MHS Field House should be focused on in the upcoming years and will help identify the best ways to market the facilities and other offerings.

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Author: (Editor) CVTC Library

Personal Finance Education in the Community by Nicole Modl

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The focus of this study is to research the need to provide financial education to adults in a community through a community education program. Financial literacy allows individuals to make informed and effective financial decisions. Research has proven that as adults age, their financial needs change and many are left unprepared without support or resources. These are changes such as additional healthcare expenses, retirement planning, and living off a fixed income. It is also noted that young adults are transitioning into adulthood at a slower pace and often adding unplanned extra expenses to their parents. Participants are asked to conduct an anonymous survey. The survey will collect information such as gender and age group. Other data collected will include the interest of taking a personal finance course through the community education program, topics of interests as well as ranking the topics from very interested to not interested, how often the course should run, what time of the year it should run, and finally on what platform it should be delivered such as in-person, online, or in-person and online. Data collected from the survey will determine if there is a want for a personal finance course in the community.

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Author: (Editor) CVTC Library

Digital Age and Young Professionals by Brittnie Prock

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Since the late 1980s through the early 2000s social media and texting have started booming and becoming well known communication avenues around the world. Every year since these platforms have continued to gain popularity and is one of the most common ways to communicate today. This has played a role in the rise of unprofessional communication within the business world. This article examines the past and new data on if social media and texting are to blame for the gap of unprofessional communication in the workplace, focusing mainly on written communication. In addition, a project-based learning project is summarized to help high school students, who are taking business courses for college credit, understand the importance of having professional communication within a business setting, while creating a professional email and sharing their findings on why professional communication is important with their classmates throughout the school.

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Author: (Editor) CVTC Library

Analyzing Factors Of Rural Business Success by Thea Hempel

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The purpose of this study is to investigate factors relevant to business success in a small, rural Northwestern Wisconsin community and determine what influences are behind their ability to succeed. The study looks to provide a basis for a Project Based Learning format that could be used at the high school or technical college level, allowing students to investigate their own community and explore career options. In addition, as a young person researches and understands their own community, the impetus would be a greater appreciation for their immediate surroundings along with the entrepreneurial energy needed to sustain a successful business lacking urban resources. The success of such businesses is imperative to the survival of such municipalities and supports the wellbeing of its residents. The study goes further to provide general feedback to the Chambers of Commerce that participate in such a study about the specific and unique aspects that create success in a defined geographical area through simple survey techniques.

Material Type: Case Study, Reference Material

Author: (Editor) CVTC Library