A South Korean university is opening an entire graduate program dedicated to K-pop. Kyunggi University, a private institution with a student body of over 17,000 and a 71-year history, has set up a graduate program in Korean popular culture, which will admit its first batch of students this coming spring. The “K-pop graduate school” will be taught by a star faculty lineup, including Ahn Sung-ki, an established figure in Korean cinema; pop music composer Kim Hyeong-seok, who also owns entertainment firm Kiwi Media Group; TV director Na Young-seok, best known for producing the reality show 2 Days & 1 Night; TV drama director Yoon Seok-ho, behind 2002’s Winter Sonata, one of the first Korean series to enjoy overseas popularity; and JYP Entertainment executive Jeong Wook. Read also: US university to offer course on Anthony Bourdain K-pop, K-culture management, K-drama, world music, K-beauty and performing arts are among the newly established majors listed on … [Read more...] about Academia embraces K-pop, opens up graduate school
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Computer engineers are in high demand, with companies shelling out huge salaries for the best talent -- especially in California's Silicon Valley. Talent shortage According to nonprofit organization code.org, which works to increase representation in computer science, there are more than 520,000 vacancies in the field -- about 10 times more than the annual number of qualified graduates. Meanwhile, labor market analysis firm Burningglass calculated that out of 26 million jobs posted online in 2015, seven million asked for some form of programming skills -- without necessarily requiring higher education or a computer science qualification. A shortage of qualified candidates makes competition for talent fierce -- pushing up salaries. As a result, it's in the interests of tech companies to back efforts to promote computer science education for younger children. Companies also often recruit from abroad -- from Asia in particular -- to fill positions putting them at odds with the … [Read more...] about Programming: A highly sought talent in Silicon Valley
TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON QUO vadis—this Latin phrase means “Where are you going? Or “Whither goest thou?” As one blogger wrote, “Where are we really going with our life in this world—to journey with Christ and gain eternity with Him or go the wrong path and be doomed forever. It is important to know where we are going in life spiritually” and to do “our best in life . . .” <grahams-random-ramblings.blogspot.com/…/origin-and-meaning-of-quo-vadis.html> Indeed, in its spiritual context, each of us tries the best we can to be sure wither we goest. The same Latin phrase applies to practical life of pioneer senior HS graduates of K-12 – indeed, wither do they goeth? Specialization options for Senior High. The Enhanced Basic Education of our Philippine educational system adds Kindergarten and the two years of Senior High School (SHS) in the K-12 curriculum. Those who finished Junior HS are known as Completers. Those who … [Read more...] about K-12 graduates: Quo vadis?
By Jaclyn Tersigni Special to the Star Thu., March 15, 2018 For the first time since 1923, the Canadian cannabis industry is getting ready to move above ground. One of the upshots of the impending legalization of marijuana this summer is a burgeoning job market. From growing to software to sales, opportunities could abound for those with in-demand skill sets. Though cannabis-specific programs are still few and far between, there are a handful of academic institutions that have been quick to respond to the new job market with courses that help ready students for a new career. Commercial Cannabis Production (CCP), Niagara CollegeCanada’s first-ever post-secondary credential program launches this fall at Niagara College. The year-long commercial cannabis production program will train students in the cultivation of cannabis, as well as provide them with in-depth knowledge of Health Canada’s regulatory framework that will govern the industry. Interest from … [Read more...] about Cannabis courses target new job market
Nakatakdang magtapos sa Marso ang unang batch ng mga estudyanteng sumailalim sa K-12 program ng gobyerno o ang pinalawig na basic education system ng Department of Education (DepEd) na sumasaklaw hanggang senior highs chool. Sa ilalim ng K-12, sinasabing nagkakaroon na ng sapat na kakayahan ang isang estudyante para makapagtrabaho kahit hindi siya nakatapos pa ng kolehiyo. Gayunman, hindi tiyak ng isang online jobs portal kung mayroon nga bang mga trabahong partikular na bubuksan o magiging rekisito ang pagtatapos sa senior highschool. Watch more in iWantv or TFC.tv Sa panayam ng "S.R.O." ng DZMM kay Cielo Sonza, Jobstreet country marketing manager, sinabi niyang karamihan pa rin kasi sa mga nakapaskil sa kanilang trabahong mayroong opening ay para sa mga nakapagtapos ng kolehiyo. "Currently po, wala pa po kaming masyadong klarong view sa status po ng jobs to be made available to K-12 students by... the companies posting within Jobstreet," ani Sonza. Dagdag ni Sonza, mayroon din namang … [Read more...] about May trabaho na bang mapapasukan ang K-12 graduates?