E-Flash A FAPSC membership publication February 24, 2009
FAPSC hosted its annual FAPSC Day event at the Capitol on February 17, 2009. Over 60 meetings were held with Legislators informing them about our sector and how you educate and prepare over 265,000 students each year for employment. Thirty-six FAPSC members particpated in this event and made a huge impact and quite an impression on Legislators. The FAPSC PAC Board met with Governor Charlie Crist. Governor Crist had an opportunity to hear from school leaders regarding how we impact students' lives. We give them hope for the future by providing a solid education, training and placing them in careers.
Session begins March 3rd and runs through May 12th.
Article contributed by: Jo Ann Moorman, Daytona College Campus Director and Kim Scott, Daytona College Academic Dean
On February 19, we were invited to testify before the House State and Community Colleges and Workforce Appropriations Committee.
Let us set the scene for you. We entered the room where chairs were in rows about four deep like a DMV waiting room. The committee, composed of seven members including Chairman Will Weatherford, and their support staff sat behind a large conference table facing the gallery.
The room filled and the meeting began. One by one, staff from various organizations spoke into the microphone at a podium and responded to questions and comments posed by the Representatives. We had our turn to tell the members about our school and its contributions to the community. Intimidating but very informative at the same time, we would encourage FAPSC members to set aside time to go to Tallahassee and support the FAPSC agenda.
Our own Kathy Mizereck represented us well with a presentation revealing the member schools’ diversity and contributions. She outlined the vast number of people educated at our institutions and some of the high demand fields that they enter into.
We know that we do an exceptional job at preparing students for professional careers. Let’s make a conscious effort to communicate that to our State Legislators.
Membership dues deadline is February 27, 2009! If for some reason you have not recieved renewal information please contact Wanda Taylor at Wanda@FAPSC.org or call (850) 577-3139.
FAPSC is always working and thinking about ways to improve our relationship, and help you get your goods and services in front of our membership.
New for 2009, we are happy to offer you 3 additional ways to use your membership in FAPSC to build your business:
Webinars – FAPSC will conduct one webinar per month. The cost to you is $500, and the webinar is free to members.
You choose the date, time and topic -- FAPSC and MaxKnowledge do all the marketing and promotion. Our “test” webinar, conducted by Rick Thomas and Nancy Broff, was VERY successful.
E-mail Kathy@FAPSC.org for more info on this exclusive opportunity.
Web Site Ads – We are offering one-month advertisements on our web site for $750 per month. Your ad will be on the home page, and will stay posted for the entire month. E-mail Wanda@FAPSC.org for the details on
using our web site to advertise your company.
E-Flash Ads – We are also offering one-month advertisements in our weekly E-Flash for $500 per month. Your ad will be included in each issue sent during your month. E-mail Wanda@FAPSC.org to take advantage of this great vehicle.
The Fontainbleau Miami Beach will serve as hosts to FAPSC annual conference, "Workshops & Flip Flops" July 28-31, 2009. FAPSC expects attendance to reach an all time high. Don't delay! Reserve your hotel room today by clicking here.
Plan to exhibit and showcase your products and services to career educators? A great way to do so is by sponsoring and or exhibiting at conference. Read more.
Registration to attend this event will be available soon. Please keep checking our website for conference updates.
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Learn more about how you can become a sponsor by clicking here.
FAPSC is always looking to secure extraordinary presenters with out of the ordinary topics. If you or someone you know would like to present, please let us know. Download a copy of FAPSC presentation, topics, ideas and presenter form. Fill in the form with your own idea or your recommended colleague.
You are the eyes and ears of the industry. FAPSC is a place for you to share your expertise.
Please remit the completed form to Katie@FAPSC.org or via fax (850) 577-3133.
FAPSC has extended the deadline for students to submit their scholarship applications to March 20th. If you need additional applications, postcards, etc. please contact Wanda Taylor via email at Scholarship@FAPSC.org or (850) 577-3139.
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ABHES Call for Comment on Proposed Revisions to Programmatic Accreditation Standards, Proposed Revisions to Diagnostic Medical Sonography Standards, and New Program-Specific Standards for Dental Assisting
State & Community Colleges & Workforce Apprpriations Committee Marterials, February 19, 2009
Full Sail University Announces Groundbreaking of New On-Campus Landmark Project
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