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The chef apprenticeship program returned to El Centro in 2014 after a long, 11-year absence, according to Jim Knifong, apprentice coordinator and instructor at the college’s Food and Hospitality Institute.

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“They’re not just laborers,” Hoops said. “They want to move into management, or they want to become foremen or supervisors. They learn theory in class; then they come to the lab and physically apply what they’ve learned.”

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“I just love public service, all forms of it. That’s where my heart is. I want to serve others. I’ve looked at all forms of public safety. I’ve always thought there are different ways of serving the public."

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Break up with student debt by sharing your #FreeCommunityCollegeStory on Instagram:

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That excitement is exactly what Dallas ISD hopes to incubate across the district, with expansion of its early college high school programs. On Wednesday, at a gala at the City Performance Hall, DISD unveiled corporate partners for its next round of collegiate academies, pairing 19 businesses with 10 new programs launching for the 2017-18 school year.

The district’s early college high schools allow students to graduate with a high school diploma and either an associate degree or 60 hours of college credit from the Dallas County Community College District, at no cost to the student.

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How can you be sure you don't miss official emails from your college and DCCCD? By making sure we have your current personal email address!

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FYI: Scholarship opportunities for DREAMers and students with disabilities...

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Adobe apps like Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Illustrator are great tools for the creative mind. But they can also be pricey tools (up to $600/year)!

Thankfully Adobe discounts a collection of their software. It’s called Adobe Creative Cloud, and students save at least 60 percent.

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Andy Mangum, a speech instructor at Brookhaven College in Dallas, said in an email that “so” had become the new “like.”

“I noticed it happening frequently in interviews,” he said. “People are asked a question, and they preface their answer with an elongated ‘soooo. …’ It used to sound intelligent. Now, not so much.”

"When we feel threatened, our natural instinct is to cover up and protect ourselves," says Andy Mangum, speech communications faculty member at Brookhaven. "These nonverbal defenses suggest that we lack confidence. What a person conveys is not always what a person feels. Defensiveness is in the eye of the beholder. So, the key is to look natural and confident."
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