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Valaida W. Randolph’s Education Management Corporation

In 1989, Valaida W. Randolph’s established the Education Management Corporation in order to:

“provide quality individuals to the workplace who are creative, responsible problem-solvers and have the skills and attitudes on which employers can build.”

As such, the organization hires “dedicated, committed, professional staff [to] serve as positive role models and empower each individual placed in [their] care to develop the competencies, skills, and personal traits needed for successful job performance.”

Since its establishment – with founder Valaida W. Randolph at the helm in the positions of president and primary principal – has successfully trained and educated “the disadvantaged youth” of America, providing services to the US Department of Labor as prime contractor and subcontractor for their Job Corps centers.

EMC has been trying to “be a quality service provider assisting our nation in improving the education and employability skills of ‘at-risk’ youth and adults, thereby enhancing the quality of our labor force to meet the challenges and needs of today’s and tomorrow’s workplace…today.” As such, with over three decades of experience working with agencies on federal, international, municipal and state levels, Valaida W. Randolph has to date, successfully managed to contribute to the creation and running of 19 Job Corps center. Other programs on which they have worked include: youth correctional facilities, provision of training services globally, US Army basic academic training, data collection and post-secondary academic institution related research services.

EMC is a “small, woman-owned disadvantaged business, certified as both an “8(a)” corporation by the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Minority Business Enterprise/Small Business Enterprise for the state of New Jersey and the city of Philadelphia.”

 

Andrew Winakor: Elderly Individuals and Medical Appointment Transportation

As Chief Executive Officer at National MedTrans Network, Inc., Andrew Winakor’s company has – over the last few years – been working on assisting people encountering logistical difficulties with getting to doctor’s appointments.  The issue is that often people who have medical appointments far from home, simply do not have the means to get there. … Continue Reading

Who Has a Sweeter Price for Nestle?

Nestle is considering selling off some of his brands.  Around six months ago, the world’s largest food and beverage company – possibly most well-known and loved for its candy collection – discussed this as one of its possible strategic options. Said to be valued at between $2 and $2.5 billion, the U.S. entity of the… Continue Reading

Plantagon Building New Indoor Farming Office Building

Business and sustainability are becoming increasingly linked as innovative companies begin to focus on our carbon footprint and potential contribution to the environment. At the same time, the world’s population is growing rapidly, and especially in urban areas, leaving cities in need of creative solutions for feeding all of those people. Plantagon, a Swedish food-tech… Continue Reading

Toys ‘R’ Us Expanding in Asia

Children’s retailer Toys ‘R’ Us is currently looking to expand its Asia business. As income levels in the region increase, the demand for higher-end toys is growing. The U.S. company has teamed up with the billionaire Fung Brothers to further their dealings in the Asia Pacific sector. Bloomberg reports: Continue Reading

Amazon to Move Into Health Sector

Amazon recently decided to enter the health industry, despite some misgivings. CEO of Walgreens Stefano Pessina believes the health sector is too complicated to be a good market for Amazon. Amazon has “opportunities around the world and in other categories, which are much, much simpler than health care, which is a very regulated business,” he… Continue Reading

Disney Entfernt Filme von Netflix, Startet Einen Separaten Streaming-Service

Disney hat kürzlich angekündigt, dass es seine Filme von der Online-Streaming Plattform Netflix entfernen und stattdessen einen eigenen direkten Streaming-Service starten wird. Der neue direkte Streaming-Service von Disney wird in 2019 eingeführt, zuerst in den USA und später für internationele Zuschauer. Gemäß des Disney CEOs Bob Iger hat Disney eine gute Partnerschaft mit Netflix. Die… Continue Reading

Disney to Remove Movies from Netflix, Launch Separate Streaming Service

Disney has recently announced that it will be removing its movies from online streaming platform Netflix, and launching its own direct streaming service instead. The new branded direct-streaming service is expected to launch in 2019, beginning in the US and later branching out to international viewers as well. According to Disney CEO Bob Iger, Disney… Continue Reading