Saturday, September 30, 2017

September 2017 Graduation Ceremony

This week we had our first graduation of the fall semester at Patterson Adult School.

For our potluck, someone brought home made sliders and someone else brought hot dogs. There were lots of desserts and side dishes and it was all delicious.

The word of the day was achievement and it was used a lot, especially in the context of graduating from the course is a significant achievement.

Achievements like this definitely belong on resumes to help career building. It demonstrates to employers that they can complete a course of training and practice lifelong learning.

We always allow graduates to say a few words when they receive their certificates. Most just give a quick thank you. It is, for many, their first exposure to public speaking, of course.

One student received a congratulatory bouquet of balloons from her family. We always recognize family and friends who support our graduates because, we know that without that kind of support, graduations like this wouldn’t be possible.

It was the end of one class, but it also points to the beginning of another. Many of these basic electronic bookkeeping students will be moving on to the advanced class using QuickBooks.

So congratulations to all of the graduates and good luck finding jobs with your new skills to put on your resumes.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Labor Day 2017

As the sun sets on today's Labor Day, we are given one last opportunity to be reminded of the importance of a good day's work on both our bodies and our souls.

One important way to celebrate Labor Day is to take a short course that hones your labor skills. Whether it's a Microsoft Office class from home, or something larger like learning a new language or even something very specific for a job like QuickBooks classes, practicing lifelong learning is something we at Community Business College encourage for everybody.
The more you learn, the more you earn.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Learn A New Word Every Day

With so many people wanting to exercise their minds, there is no easier way to do it than to learn new words.

How To Do It:

Read, read, read. The more you read, and the greater variety of materials you read, the more you are exposed to words with which you may not be familiar.

Check out this blog that offers a new daily word with definition and tricks to remember it every week day -

Or, get a picture of the Word of the Day from Community Business College's Pinterest Board at

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Everybody Needs A Refresher - Even Microsoft Testing Software

Not only do people need to refresh themselves with new knowledge every once and awhile, but computer software does, too.

You've undoubtedly seen your operating system constantly updating itself. It needs to learn to new things, too.

So today, John is updating our Microsoft Office Testing Center for the new school year. So even tests need to refresh themselves. In a way, it's the computer software practicing lifelong learning.

Now that means Community Business College will have the Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and Microsoft PowerPoint testing system all ready for the Eckerd Youth training program we are starting over here at Community Business College.

Just like with humans updating our skills, the process is not difficult but it just takes a little time.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Never Stop Learning

There are many good reasons to always learn new things. The obvious one is to learn things like new Microsoft Excel features of a newly released version. Another is for the simple pleasure of learning. It is never too late to experience the awe that we all have as children in the discovery of something new.  As has been said for centuries: It is never too late to learn something new.

Another reason is we may be inspired by teachers who never stop learning.
Then you find that some jobs, like instructors and professors, that require continuing education units.

The act of learning for work and for pleasure should never be forgotten. Not only does the practitioner gain new knowledge, learning new things builds confidence.

And here's a funny thing - a connection to one new idea builds questions that bridge to other new ideas.

With that in mind, here is a quote attributed to St. Jerome:

It has been difficult for researchers to verify the quote but it has been used many times and the sentiment rings true.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Learn A Word A Day

Community Business College has been providing students a "Word of the Day for 20 years now.

It's a fun game to help reinforce and build vocabulary.

Today's word of the day is:

September 2017 Graduation Ceremony

This week we had our first graduation of the fall semester at Patterson Adult School. For our potluck, someone brought home made s...