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  • 12 Fun Cooking Trends in 2018

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    Persian lamb kebabs on homemade flat bread and pomegranate seeds, cold brewed coffee with a cinnamon stick 'straw'

    Be aware of these popular dishes and ideas if you’re interested in culinary arts as a career

    If you like to cook and are interested in food, then you’re always on the lookout for fun new trends that are taking restaurants and cooking shows by storm. If you’re interested in making the culinary arts your career, then these take on even more importance, because you can learn to integrate them into your training and your professional life. Students at the Salter College Culinary Arts program and other chefs and chef-wanna-be’s: take note of what’s happening in the food world right now. These could be your next source of inspiration!

  • Questions You Might Get in a Medical Assistant Job Interview

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    Young woman is being interviewed in-person, by two people who are also looking at her resume.

    Use these suggestions when preparing during your job search process

    If you’re getting close to completing your professional training program as a Medical Assistant, you’re probably starting to send out resumes to potential employers. If you do a good job presenting yourself on paper, you might soon be asked to come in for an interview. That’s a great first step! Now what?

  • What Makes a Good Career Training School

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    Find a program that suits your needs for a new profession

    There are lots of reasons to explore alternatives to a traditional four-year college. You may be eager to get out into the working world, or unwilling to spend the years of studying—and thousands of dollars—it can take to earn a traditional degree. It can be a relief to know that there are several other options available, especially in terms of professional training schools. The key is to know what you’re looking for, and how to find a program that will help you get where you want to go.

  • Tricks Chefs Use to Save Time in the Kitchen

    Relevant Campus(es): West Boylston

    Professional chefs, and prep cooks in a busy restaurant kitchen.

    Try these techniques to improve your cooking time!

    Whether you developed a love for cooking at a young age after watching one of your parents cook dinner every night or you simply cook to survive, you are probably always looking for ways to make a meal in less time. The quicker you can get to actually enjoying it, the better, right?

    We've gathered some suggestions and tips from around the world wide web to help you shave some minutes off your cooking time while still being able to make delicious meals! Which ones might you try tonight or the next time you are preparing a meal?

  • Welcome to Winter!

    Relevant Campus(es): Chicopee, West Boylston

    Workmen bundled up to shovel snow from a public walkway

    Tips for staying safe during wintry weather

    There's something magical about a season's first snow. It's pretty and clean.  Maybe it makes you want to stay inside, rent a movie on Netflix, and make soup. But, what if you can't do that every time Mother Nature sends a storm your way? What if you have to get to work? What if you just need to get outside and exercise? How can you enjoy the look and feel of a snow storm while also staying safe? Follow these tips, and you'll be on your way to embracing winter and all the wonder of snow rather than the headaches of it!

  • Medical Assistants Make Vital Signs Look Easy

    Relevant Campus(es): West Boylston

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    Medical assistant training prepares you for a range of clinical tasks

    What’s usually the first thing that happens when you go to the doctor? Most doctors’ appointments begin when a medical assistant measures your vital signs. The medical assistant normally starts with your height and weight, and goes on to measure your blood pressure, temperature, and pulse.

    Have you ever wondered why your vital signs are so important? These tests give the doctor an idea of how your vital organs—your heart, lungs, and circulatory system—are functioning. If you have abnormal vital signs, such as high blood pressure, racing pulse, or an unexplained weight loss, this will signal to the doctor that there may be a more serious problem.

  • Suggestions for Staying Positive about School

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    A positive attitude can lead to a successful experience

    School can be tough, and you can start to lose your enthusiasm. Don’t give up! These tips will help you stay positive and focused on your end goals.

  • How to Enjoy a Calm Holiday Season

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    Tips for taking stress down a few notches

    Once Thanksgiving arrives, it seems like we start a frenzied dash straight through to New Year's Day. Meal planning, prepping and serving. Shopping lists to be written and then checked off. Present wrapping, party-going, and maybe some travel to visit family thrown in. This on top of every-day life commitments, work, and school can lead to stress shooting straight through your body.

    Celebrating holidays doesn't have to be full-steam ahead and stress-filled. We've gathered some suggestions that can help melt stress and leave you with time, energy, and in the right mood so that you can enjoy what is most important to you during the holiday season.

  • Learn More about Applying for Financial Aid

    Relevant Campus(es): Chicopee, West Boylston

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    5 steps to apply for the FAFSA!

    Do you want to go back to school for a career training program? School costs money, but don’t give up on your quest to further your education! Your first step is to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Choosing a 2-Year College versus a 4-Year College

    Relevant Campus(es): Chicopee, West Boylston

    2 year college vs 4 year collegeWith rising costs of college tuitions, students are weighing their options

    In this day of rising college tuitions, some people are questioning whether investing in a four-year college degree is right for them. As with many decisions, there are a lot of pros and cons to consider.

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