At Learning Without Scars, our purpose is to help everyone identify their individual potential. That is an extremely demanding thing to do. People’s eyes glaze over when we talk about it. What we are trying to do though is provoke people to think. To think about everything and anything that they do.
You know how envious I am of the Japanese societal approach to Kaizen. Make everything you do better every day. This is a view of work that, in my mind, allows people to become more engaged as people in what they do. They can CHOOSE how to do their job. They can CHOOSE to make their lives better by how they do their job.
In the world that I grew up in, that was not the primary goal. Let me show you how this is done. Let me tell you what I just showed you and then let me tell you again what I showed you. Now you try. I will be here to help so don’t worry. But just do it. Do it my way. Then practice it and get better at it. Make fewer mistakes and do it faster. Now you are doing the job. Just keep on doing it.
With our Centers of Excellence, we are fortunate to have partnered with excellent schools that share our philosophy of providing tools for lifelong learning which allows everyone to pursue their personal and professional potential.
Ron Slee, Managing Director, Learning Without Scars
Established in Nampa, ID by the Idaho State Board of Education in 2007, College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) vision is to be a best-in-class community college that provides quality, affordable, and accessible education by delivering innovative and cost-effective programming that empowers students, leads to economic and social mobility, and meets evolving community need. CWI is fully accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Accreditation is necessary for any educational institution to prove that they are maintaining suitable standards or quality.
Offering premier programs and degrees that make a difference, CWI remains a top choice for higher education in the Treasure Valley, known historically for its resources and opportunities. Empowering the community one student at a time, CWI moves fearlessly forward paving the way to bold new futures with flexible options, exceptional tuition value, and support every step of the way.
CWI is the first Center of Excellence (COE) to be announced by Learning Without Scars (LWS). As a COE, the College’s new offerings include Learning Without Scars’ online dealer management educational programs in parts, service, sales and marketing through both its academic and workforce development channels. LWS job function skills assessments are also offered. Mr. Alex Beal, Assistant Dean, School of Industry, Engineering & Trades at CWI, Nampa, ID, Micron Education Center stated, “Working with industry has greatly enhanced what we can offer as training and development for our partners and communities. Learning Without Scars establishes and important link between education and workforce development. We are honored to be named a Learning Without Scars Center of Excellence.”
Hillsborough Community College (HCC) is a public community college in Hillsborough County, Florida. It is part of the Florida College System. founded in 1968.
The college has five campuses located throughout the county. Locations include: Brandon, Dale Mabry, Plant City, Ybor City, and South Shore (on the south shore of Tampa Bay in Ruskin); with the Dale Mabry campus being the largest. There are also instructional centers at MacDill Air Force Base (South Tampa/aligned with the Plant City Campus) and at the Regent (Riverview) aligned with the Brandon Campus. Administrative offices and headquarters are located on Davis Islands, near downtown Tampa. HCC has over 80 campus clubs, groups and organizations available.
HCC has grown to include over 43,000 students.[ In 2010, HCC ranked 8th in the state and 20th in the nation in total number of associate degrees produced. HCC houses the Honors Institute.
CWI is the first Center of Excellence (COE) to be announced by Learning Without Scars (LWS). As a COE, the College’s new offerings include Learning Without Scars’ online dealer management educational programs in parts, service, sales and marketing through both its academic and workforce development channels. LWS job function skills assessments are also offered.
Mr. Ryan Buckthorpe, Director of the Institute for Corporate & Continuing Education states, “Working with industry has greatly enhanced what we can offer as training and development for our partners and communities. Learning Without Scars establishes an important link between education and workforce development. We are honored to be named a Learning Without Scars Center of Excellence.”