Throughout his years as a firefighter and EMT, American Heart Association-certified instructor Chris Albro lends a hand in countless medical emergencies. He and his fellow emergency workers are often the first on the scene of an accident, and have training in a number of situations to care for those in harm’s way, no matter the threat. In addition to helping those in need, Chris decided to embark on a new mission—teaching others how to help those in need.
As Ocean State Safety's head instructor, Chris now also ventures to clients' homes and businesses to lead emergency classes that prepare parents, grandparents, and professionals for a multitude of emergencies. His CPR/AED certification classes show students how to provide basic medical aid to others and earn them two years of AHA certification. Basic Life-Support sessions teach techniques for a slew of medical situations, and HAZWOPER lessons equip students with the know-how necessary to handle hazardous waste in their workplace and wine stains on shag carpets.
With a mission to help students excel at their college admission tests, Allen Prep has compiled thousands of sample questions for the SAT, ACT, PSAT, GRE Verbal, and GMAT Math questions—all written by perfect scorers. The questions can be downloaded to your PC, MAC, or laptop to make study sessions more flexible. With thousands of frequently updated questions in the TestBank, Allen Prep does its best to help maximize scores while also offering complete rationale behind every question. Track your performance statistics to see strengths and weaknesses, as well as how you stack up versus other students. Their Adaptive Learning Technology can re-calibrate, based on your performance and offers you the option to view the questions you missed most often and flag specific question for later review. Retake the entire test or only portions you struggled with for maximum retention.
Jim Scoggins first felt the rocking of a ship's deck in the 1950s on the rolling waters of Lake Champlain. Though he traveled south and found himself in healthcare administration for the next few decades, he never lost the passion for sailing—and eventually returned to New England to conquer more waves in the 1980s. With Sail the Sounds LLC established at three local ports, Captain Jim now uses his original sailing craft, an O'Day 39, as part of his training and charter fleet. He and his wife, Teresa, helm an ASA-certified training center, charter service, and cruising club to set guests out on the sparkling waters of Mystic River and Mystic Harbor. Captains pilot three Hunter yachts for chartered trips, as well as six Hunter 240 sailboats for captain rentals, sailing-club events, and classes teaching technique for keelboats, coastal navigation, and safely chartering parties of water-fearing cats.
Horizon Aviation is one of the largest flight school in Southern New England, offering 16 aircraft and 10 full-time instructors to help clients’ dreams of flying become lucid. Customers let wings of determination float them to either the TF Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island or Norwood Memorial Airport in Boston, whether they are interested in flying for fun, for a career, for transportation, or for decorating acre-wide greeting cards with glitter. Instructors take it from there, and all have hundreds of hours of flight experience as well as the ability to provide peer mediation between frenemy aircrafts. Today’s Groupon provides a lesson with both ground and air instruction, giving customers the chance to fly the airplane with help from their instructor. Additionally, depending on wind conditions, customers’ desire, and the written consent of sun god Apollo, clients may have the opportunity to perform an aircraft take off during their first lesson.
After taking home an illustration BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a masters in art education from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Jodi Manca spent 15 years teaching art at schools and camps. Soon she set down roots and now runs her own studio, where she unlocks the inner artists in kids and adults alike. Jodi specializes in oil and acrylic painting. She also does printmaking, bookbinding, and collage work, a diverse skill set reflected in the classes available at Unlimited Potential. Students choose from classes that cover everything from sculpting and drawing to painting and portfolio preparation. A sprawling, light-wood table dominates the clean, white studio and invites beginners and experienced artists to gather around and hone their skills.
Professional School of Bartending has taught the art of cocktail creation to more than 10,000 bartenders since the school's inception in 1977. Inside the lounge-inspired training facility, instructors teach the necessary bartending skills ranging from exotic and traditional mixology to responsible customer service.
Graduates of the comprehensive program benefit from a lifetime job-placement-assistance program that has blossomed from a regional effort to a coast-to-coast hunt. Besides ensuring a smooth transition from graduation to career, the school has an open-door policy that leaves the light on for all graduates: former students can repeat any class free of charge helping them to revamp their mixology skills or recall how to skewer an olive without making it scream. Professional School of Bartending also streamlines local businesses' day-to-day operations by lending out its training methods and expertise through its consulting services.