Shumlin urges participation in Governor’s Career Readiness Certificate Program

first_imgGovernor Peter Shumlin today highlighted the Governor’s Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), which ensures that Vermont workers meet industry-created national training standards to fill cutting edge jobs. He also urged prospective and even current workers and employers to participate in the certificate program to reduce workforce turnover and strengthen the skills and quality of employees.‘In this global economy, Vermont employers require a skilled workforce to compete,’ the Governor said at an appearance at the Cabot Creamery distribution center in Montpelier. ‘Vermont workers who possess those fundamental skills and a solid work ethic are more likely to obtain employment, and once hired, they are more likely to remain employed and advance to higher positions.’The program was established through a partnership between the Community College of Vermont (CCV), the Vermont Department of Labor and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. In its first two years, the CRC program served nearly 600 Vermonters.”We are very pleased to have the Governor’s endorsement and namesake on this important tool for qualifying Vermont workers and assisting employers in hiring the right person for the right job,’ said Joyce Judy, President of the Community College of Vermont. ‘Based on a nationally recognized assessment system, CCV has added specific skills based on input from Vermont employers. The Governor’s Career Readiness Certificate is uniquely designed to help Vermonters acquire and demonstrate the skills necessary to thrive in a 21st century economy.”The content of the program includes employer-based recommendations collected through a series of industry forums. The 2011 program now includes three variations, to be delivered in four CCV ‘hub’ locations ‘ Winooski, Rutland, Barre, and Bennington ‘ and other locations as needed:* a 36 hour course (Fast Track CRC)* a 60 hour course (Extended CRC)* Customized sections (Customized CRC) of flexible duration, provided for a specific employer, agency and/or populationStudents who successfully complete all six modules will receive a nationally recognized National WorkKeys Certificate, as well as a CCV Career Readiness Certificate. Unemployed and under-employed individuals are encouraged to participate, and sessions can be customized for employers based on the need for skill upgrades within the current or prospective workforce.‘I am delighted Governor Shumlin is endorsing this program,’ said Patricia Moulton Powden, Deputy Secretary of ACCD. ‘This was developed to respond to the needs of employers who identified these skills as critical for new hires. The work we have all done to get this program launched is enhanced by the Governor’s endorsement.’Employers who have already taken advantage of or will soon be involved in the Career Readiness Certificate program include Cabot Creamery, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Vermont Country Store, Central Vermont Medical Center and Rutland Regional Medical Center.last_img read more

Disney+ Hotstar Has Over 18.5 Million Paid Subscribers, Takes Disney+ to 73.7 Million

first_imgBack in April, Disney provided the first official numbers for its Hotstar streaming service, noting that it had 8 million paid subscribers. The new numbers mean Disney+ Hotstar has effectively more than doubled its paid subscriber base. And these numbers may not fully account for the growth spurt provided by the Indian Premier League (IPL) — the annual Twenty20 cricket tournament — for Disney’s quarter ended on October 3. IPL’s 2020 season wrapped up on November 11.Disney+ Hotstar is available in India and Indonesia, and as just Hotstar in Singapore, where it launched at the start of November and where Disney plans to launch Disney+ separately.There’s no clarity on the number of paid subscribers for Disney+ Hotstar’s biggest competition: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. A report by Media Partners Asia claims Netflix will end 2020 with 4.6 million paid subscribers in India, while Amazon Prime had 4.4 million paid members in India, per last available estimates by IHS Markit.- Advertisement – For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Akhil Arora Akhil Arora covers entertainment for Gadgets 360, interviewing stars such as Christian Bale and Anurag Kashyap, covering series premieres, product and service launches across the globe, and looking at American blockbusters and Indian dramas from a global socio-political and feminist perspective. As a Rotten Tomatoes-certified film critic, Akhil has reviewed over 150 movies and TV shows in over half a decade at Gadgets 360. When he is not completely caught up with new film and TV releases, Akhil …More Disney+ Hotstar now has over 18.5 million paid subscribers, taking the global subscriber base of Disney+ up to 73.7 million. Disney’s senior executive vice president and chief financial officer Christine McCarthy revealed those numbers during the entertainment giant’s quarterly earnings call on Thursday. Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar added over 16 million subscribers this past quarter — that’s July through September — with the latter helping the most, thanks to the recently-concluded 2020 IPL season. Given IPL is available with the annual-only Disney+ Hotstar VIP plan, you can expect these subscribers to stay for at least a year now.Speaking to analysts, McCarthy said: “Disney+ ended Q4 with 73.7 million paid subscribers or an increase of over 16 million subscribers versus Q3. Disney+ Hotstar subscriber additions were the largest contributor to this increase, driven by the start of the delayed IPL season. Disney+ Hotstar subscribers now account for a little over a quarter of our global subscriber base. Disney+’s overall ARPU [average revenue per user] this quarter was $4.52 (about Rs. 337). However, excluding Disney+ Hotstar, it was $5.30 (about Rs. 395).”- Advertisement –last_img read more

New Potters role for Wright

first_img Wright, previously the Potters’ academy manager and head of coaching and coach development, succeeds Terry Robinson, who left the club this summer to take up a role as Leicester’s director of football. Wright told www.stokecityfc.com: “I am very much looking forward to the challenge. “It’s a great achievement what we have done so far and the important thing now is to maintain that category one status, but also at the same time ensure that we are in a position to produce good young footballers.” Stoke have confirmed the appointment of Dave Wright as their new academy director.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Forgotten states Gold Cup case

first_img The ante-post favourite for the Ascot highlight enhanced his claims for next month’s two-and-a-half mile Group One after passing a stern test posed by Answered on his first start for 211 days. These two fought out a stirring finish to the Group Three contest over a mile and three-quarters after Sir Ector and Panama Hat had set the pace, and there was a length and a quarter in it at the line. Forgotten Rules warmed up for the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot when preserving his 100 per cent record in the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan. Press Associationcenter_img Forgotten Rules (8-11 favourite), trained by Dermot Weld and ridden by Pat Smullen, showed all the right qualities for a top stayer as he led two furlongs out and then held his race-fit rival, who had loomed up looking a major threat. The two principals pulled well clear of Sir Ector in third, while the sole British raider, the David Lanigan-trained Biographer, only beat one home and never got into contention. Forgotten Rules was trimmed into 2-1 favourite from 3-1 for the Gold Cup by Paddy Power. Weld said: “I was very pleased with the performance and thought it was an excellent renewal of the race. Two very brave and high-class stayers fought it out. “Not taking anything away from the second, he’s a very good horse. He had the benefit of a run and was getting 5lb, so I thought it was an excellent performance by Forgotten Rules on his first run back. “I’m pleased with the way he handled the drying ground and it augurs well for his future. “The obvious logical next step is the Ascot Gold Cup and the only caveat I would have is that he would never want the ground too firm. “Pat was very pleased with the way he strode out and he handled it well. It’s beautiful ground out there and any horse would go on it. Credit to Navan, the track is in super shape.” last_img read more