Visitors to Austin Free-Net’s computer labs can bolster typing skills, build a resume to submit to potential employers, and embark on the online-job-application process. However, in order to maintain the health of the labs’ systems, its computers run a program that wipes hard drives after each client completes a session, preventing them from saving their work. Austin Free-Net would like to equip those who complete a computer course—such as basic skills or Word basics—with a 1-gigabyte flash drive. The drive contains enough storage space for users to save numerous documents and its portability will allow users to carry their information anywhere they go.
Entrepreneur and president of a national recruiting firm, Ken Kuznia is the Bela Karolyi of job coaches. The 4.5-hour session puts an emphasis on action and results. After developing a clear picture of your dream job, you'll learn to become a job finder, rather than a seeker, and sculpt a results-driven resume out of a six-foot block of Belgian chocolate. The program also includes a seminar workbook and your own iDigMyWork Action Plan.
The Zerona advanced laser treatments may help melt away inches and shape the body's often-unpredictable topography. Using the Erchonia laser scanner, this non-invasive therapy is designed to target fat cells beneath skin without the painful incisions, lengthy recovery periods, and anesthesia-induced confessions of tax evasion common in traditional liposuction. During the approximately one-hour sessions, clients rest as a trained technician guides the laser over a chosen treatment area such as the waist, hips, thighs, or arms. The liquefied fatty deposits should seep from their homes on love handles and underarm wings and may be tossed from the body's VIP room by natural detoxification bouncers.
Manhattan Elite Prep's staff of teachers and consultants carries firsthand experience navigating the complicated labyrinth of school admissions. Some were students whose high test scores and poignant essays got them into top PhD and Ivy League MBA programs. Some consultants served on admissions committees of coveted schools and know what experience, qualities, and acrobatic feats make student applications stand out. Now, this team of insiders at a firm with more than 10 years of experience pools its knowledge to help students who are serious about acing tests and placing in their top schools. They emphasize efficiency, packing as much information as they can into the time allotted, and exceeding beyond minimum requirements. Courses covering entrance tests teach students to work smarter, ruling out wrong answers and budgeting their time wisely, and essay consultants pare down applications to deliver rich content in a limited word count. Customers may complete classes online or interact in-person with their instructors as well as fellow students.
e-Careers helps students flesh out their resumés and advance their careers with continuing education, available online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The company hosts study programs that detail children’s education, web design, and most foreign languages, excluding the language of robot love. To simulate the traditional classroom experience as much as possible, each course comes to life with animated content, video and audio training, and virtual laboratories. Likewise, communicative features such as discussion boards allow participants to collaborate and converse, eliminating the need to send tweets when the teacher’s back is turned.
Some of the hyper-interactive classes at IQuest Global Enrichment Center cover subjects kids might encounter in school—math, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese—but others challenge them to use their critical thinking skills in totally different ways. Some sessions teach kids to create YouTube-appropriate digital films, while others focus on engineering simple machines from Legos, rather than from a little brother and an extra-large hamster wheel. Groups are kept small and, whenever possible, surrounded by innovative technological tools in a space where goldfish float near the ceiling and a map of the world sprawls across the floor.