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  Week In Review

Occupational Overview: Business & Arts
Sometimes broadly defined as “the creative field,” the Arts is not just a career path for aspiring painters, poets or musicians. Today, there are roles for graphic artists, designers, illustrators, sound engineers, music editors, video game developers, audio/visual professionals, writers, and others whose jobs involve tapping into their creative sides. But these individuals must also have a strong knowledge of their profession and the technical skills to realize their visions.

Many career schools offer – or are considering – programs that involve their students’ creative talents. Career College Central follows the developments in the arts field every month so your school knows about the latest techniques and advancements in this field.
According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for illustrators who work on a computer will increase, as media companies use more detailed images and backgrounds in their designs. Illustrators and cartoonists who work in publishing may see job opportunities decline, as traditional print publications lose ground to other media forms. New opportunities are expected to arise, as the number of electronic magazines, Internet-based publications, and video games grows.

As Americans continue to immerse themselves in entertainment, the arts are going to play a larger role in our labor force moving forward, as are career colleges. Continue to watch Career College Central for more news, research and commentary on the Arts.
 Career Focus: Culinary Arts
Employment of chefs and head cooks is projected to grow 5 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation. Candidates can expect strong competition for jobs at upscale restaurants, hotels, and casinos, where the pay is typically highest

What is in the news- Culinary Arts
9/20/2015- Short Staffing Endangers Charleston Restaurants
Post and Courier
On an unremarkable Thursday last month, employers in Charlotte posted 21 food and beverage jobs on Craigslist. Another 48 openings were advertised in Atlanta. And in Charleston, a city with half a million fewer people, 93 food and beverage listings were added to the online employment board.
​Backstage catering is a small niche in the world of chef jobs, but only a few of us are up for the exciting and demanding task of providing food and drink for famous and up-and-coming musicians, comedians and actors.
From the Pages of CCC:
Click on this edition of Career College Central to view student success stories and original articles written about a variety of topics including Culinary Arts. (9.1.2014)
Click on this edition of Career College Central to view student success stories and original articles written about a variety of topics including Culinary Arts. (3.1.2015) 

Sector News: 
Education Management Corp. Chairman Mark McEachen has been appointed to serve and the company's president and CEO, the Pittsburgh-based education provider announced Monday.
Zenith Education Group is closing its Thornton call center and the Aurora campus of Everest College. The company said it will fold the Aurora Everest College into the Thornton campus.

Imagine America Foundation News:
9/21/2015- Imagine America Foundation's Student of the Week-
The Imagine America Foundation proudly presents the student of the week, John Ruane from The Culinary Institute of Virginia in Norfolk, VA.

9/22/2015- Imagine America Foundation School of the Week-
West Virginia Junior College Re-enrolls in Imagine America Foundation Scholarship and Award Programs.

9/23/2015- ECPI University Contributes to 21st Century Workforce Fund-
Every donation to the Imagine America Foundation (IAF) takes us closer to accomplishing our goals.  Some contributions, though, move us forward in huge steps.
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