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Medical Career Specialists’ team of instructors has one mission: to prepare students for medical-certification tests and future careers, all in one week or less. The nine different medical programs, which begin every week on Saturday, train students in a variety of professions, from EKG technician to medical-lab assistant. Within five days, students can learn about the complexities and procedures required of a surgical technician, or train to become a certified pharmacy technician. Additionally, the center also provides CPR and first-aid classes.
“We teach you the job” may as well be Atius Technology Institute’s motto. Their instructors, most of whom have more than 10 years of experience in information technology, help students gain practical knowledge that can help them hit the ground running as soon as they get hired. During a variety of courses, including Security+, Cisco ICND1 and 2, and Windows Active Directory, instructors not only prep students for their IT certifications, but also for on-the-job proficiency in a variety of IT fields. The institute also doubles as a mobile testing center where students can take their certification exams, then walk to an adjacent room to ask their favorite teacher for a gold star sticker.
KNOW is a touring lecture series from four of the filmmakers at stillmotion, the Emmy-winning collective behind A Game of Honor and Old Skool Cafe. Justin, Patrick, Ray, and Amina lead all-day seminars that cover virtually every aspect of modern filmmaking, from conceptualizing a story to selecting the correct camera lenses to understanding the editing process. Besides feature-length documentaries, stillmotion’s portfolio includes commercial work, wedding shoots, and television miniseries, giving the artists a wealth of knowledge they use to help moviemakers in virtually any genre or field. Attendees may choose to attend just the filmmaking workshop or supplement it with a two-hour editing seminar, but everyone goes home with some combination of take-away materials, such as the filmmaking smartphone app SMAPP, the collective’s 370-page Field Guide to Filmmaking.
If the main objective of the glamour photographer is to make the model look attractive, there are probably more challenging subjects than Beyoncé and Christina Aguilera—but that doesn't mean David Blecman is complaining. The Positive Negatives founder and longtime shutterbug—he was named the photo editor of his county newspaper before his 20th birthday more than 30 years ago—has a history of plucking these plum gigs, having snapped pictures of celebrities such as Jimmy Buffett and Gene Simmons and worked for commercial clients including Sears, JCPenney, and Bath & Body Works.
At his studio, Blecman applies his skills toward shooting everything from headshots for models and actors to portraits of kids and teens. He also shares his expertise during workshops that cover both photography and modeling, so students can know what it feels like to be on both sides of a lens without giving their neighbors a turn with the binoculars.