The University of Windsor Bookstore's three floors of merchandise invoke Lancer spirit with classic college apparel and nostalgia-producing accessories. Patrons can drape their limbs in school pride by sporting a unisex black crewneck sweatshirt ($17.50) or a pair of navy-and-yellow-plaid lounge pants ($17.50), both of which are embellished with a school logo and the Greek symbol for keg. Customers can garnish bed linens with the thick stripes of the University of Windsor pillow ($17.50) or memorialize graduation photos in a silver logo frame ($20). Backpacks welcome general reading books and publisher's overstock books ($0.99+) for pupils to peruse between study sessions and use as paperweights for dissertations on the history of spiral notebooks.
Matt Dunlop spent 16 years in marketing and sales, founded four companies across North America, and earned extensive certifications in digital marketing and corporate training. Then he turned his attention to the professionals around him. He founded Trained By Pros to transform their doubts and fears into tools for their own success. Engaging, interactive training programs take the form of informal lunch-and-learns, online webinars, and sales-strategy sessions, led by marketers, educators, and executives. Each customized training program and seminar helps businesses and their associates tackle specific workplace roadblocks, teaching them to master conflict resolution processes, overcome fears of public speaking, and tie a perfect half-Windsor knot. Thanks to Trained By Pros’ and their use of an Adult Accelerated Learning strategy, which integrates unique approaches and specific techniques for learning, seminars boast an 85 percent retention rate and are effective across a wide range of disciplines.
For more than 30 years, the Canadian College of Health Science & Technology has helped its students forge new career paths into the fields of health care and information technology. Every instructor is currently employed in his or her area of expertise, allowing students to glean real-world insights that are unattainable from textbooks who have never even treated a patient. Each program also incorporates hands-on experience; the Registered Massage Therapy program, for example, lets students knead the muscles of real clients, and the Physiotherapy Assistant program includes a 200-hour clinical placement. Some of the college's other standout programs include an accelerated PC-repair-technician course and an accounting and payroll administrator program.
Understanding that each child learns differently, the Ontario-certified teachers of Sylvan Learning’s numerous study centres design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the Ontario-certified teacher works with students to help them firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, and math. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids feel more comfortable in the classroom. After-school or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students wow college-admissions officers with their superior writing skills and exemplary test scores.
The experienced J.A.M. Entertainment instructor schools guitar strummers, mandolin pickers, and bass pluckers on a wide variety of music styles in the privacy of his own fully equipped studio. A dedicated, Band Ayd Systems–supported musician and experienced stringed-instrument pedant, Joe Maio can train students one-on-one in acoustic, electric, and air strumming. His program combines music theory with audio jam tracks so that students can get an idea of what it's like to play among other instruments without having to assemble a garage philharmonic orchestra. Within his studio's quiet confines, students can pursue a course of study on guitar, mandolin, and bass, and learn to play Latin guitar, country picking, electric blues, Top 40 wailing, or classical bass music. Students can also opt for music-theory lessons, or a music-theory class dedicated specifically to guitar theory.
Preservation Detroit, founded in 1975, is Detroit's oldest group dedicated to historic preservation. Over the past three decades, the architectural preservation organization has become a leading advocate for the protection and rehabilitation of Detroit's historic abodes, skyscrapers, and culturally rich sites. They have used a variety of educational and research programs, along with advocacy and awareness campaigns to help grow support for the conservation Detroit's built heritage. Part of this mission includes encouraging the redevelopment of neighborhoods throughout the city around these historic structures, providing an anchor for residential areas and helping increase economic investment.
An all-volunteer organization, Preservation Detroit's staff continues to nurture their community's passion for historical treasures through lectures, seasonal newsletters, and tours. The organization continues to live up to its name; it recently helped conduct a historic preservation resource survey that recorded property-by-property information in six historic Detroit districts.