Elizabeth

No Man is an Island

We’ve lived through pandemics before
John Donne wrote “Meditation 17” when he was seriously ill in the winter of 1623.

Many of us lost someone. Most of us lost something

“There is nothing that can replace the absence of someone dear to us, and one should not even attempt to do so.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from his letters and papers from prison
while awaiting execution by the Nazis in 1945

How were you affected by COVID? Were you locked down and isolated?

Resources and Downloads

Download the Reflections worksheet (PDF)

Download the PowerPoint presentation

Download the image! sheet (*.docx)

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Elizabeth

Certification: Costs?

For me, the answer might be how much does it pay?

I am the curriculum and business developer for a Michigan Community College. Here is a summary of the research that I submitted to our Vice President of workforce development. The links are to the original source material on Burning Glass

Value to Job Seekers

Middle –Skill Jobs pay a living wage without a bachelor’s degree

78% of Middle –Skill jobs require digital skills
Specifically Microsoft Excel [1]

Middle-skill jobs, defined as those that typically require less than a bachelor’s degree while paying a living wage, ² comprise 46% of overall labor demand. Amidst changing technology and job responsibilities, the demand for digital skills continues to expand across the labor market and into new jobs. Workers seeking to stay ahead of job market changes will need to acquire appropriate digital skills for career advancement.

Productivity Software Is a Baseline Requirement

Productivity software is a basic requirement across the market. Eight in 10 (78%) of middle-skill jobs demand facility with productivity software, and these digital jobs pay a premium over non-digital middle-skill roles.

Additionally, productivity software is necessary for upward movement. Managerial roles across career areas, not only in offices but also in manufacturing and retail, rely heavily on word processing and spreadsheets.

More than 8 in 10 middle-skill jobs (82%) require digital skills, a 4% increase since 2015: Spreadsheets and word processing remain the baseline for digital skills, with 78% of middle-skill jobs calling for these at a minimum.

Good question.

Elizabeth

Digital Skills Gap: Middle-Skill Jobs, Digital Literacy, and Future of Work

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Certification Training, Educational Technology, Excel

Excel, Is It Worth It?

Is it worth it to get certified in Microsoft Excel? Two images say it all.

Jobs that require Excel:

Hot jobs in O’Net that require Excel:

I love those numbers! Please see my previous answer: How much does it pay to get certified in Microsoft Excel: How much does it cost to get certified in Excel?

Elizabeth

Link to Burning Glass Digital Edge Report (PDF)

https://www.burning-glass.com/wp-content/uploads/Digital_Edge_report_2017_final.pdf

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Elizabeth

Not by my works

Reflections on St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians 2:8 and to Titus 3:5.
https://youtu.be/LouXEgk134U

My mentor had to tell me often that it’s not by my works that I will find merit.
It’s by the spirit. I’m good with that.

Elizabeth


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Our Times

Seek! Ask! Knock!

Ask! Seek! Knock! What is the promise given for those who ask or knock?

Watch the video: Seek First

Seek! And Your Will Find  “Presence” in the Hebrew, means “face.” What does it mean to seek God’s presence?  

Ask! And It Will Be Given What would you ask for? Why?

The Door Will Be Opened Which door is this? How do you know it the right one? Why will it open when you knock?

Resources and Downloads

Download the Reflections worksheet (PDF)

Download the PowerPoint presentation

Download the Color Me! sheet (PDF)

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Elizabeth

Expert Excel- Dazzle Them with Data

https://youtu.be/U9dLhOWw4tY

A sunburst chart is a dazzling display. However, the data has to be organized in a particular way before you can create the chart. The data needs to include columns for Year, Month, Weather conditions. These columns will provide the hierarchy.

Where have we seen this pattern before? Yes, it’s the same layout as a PivotTable. This lesson offers a quick demonstration on how to create a linked reference table to create a sunburst chart.

I really enjoyed creating this lesson. Thank you for watching. eBeth

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