According to a survey conducted by Georgetown University, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration will be one of the top degrees for the growing job sectors between now and 2018.
So we sat down with Department Chair Andrew Timming, Ph.D. to learn more about him and the labor-friendly Business Administration program at the NLC. Read on to see what we learned.
NLC: Dr. Timming, what brought you to the National Labor College?
AT: It’s simple. I came here because I am passionate about promoting the interests of labor. I lived in Europe during G.W. Bush’s two terms and watched from afar as the 1% consolidated their power over the middle class. I knew I had a part to play. Continue reading
An NLC professor taught Maria Gallegos, Class of ’10, that “writing is a form of activism- a way to reject oppression.” And so, in celebrations of International Women’s Day, Maria wrote and performed a series of vignettes entitled Voces de Mujeres Peligrosas: Voices of Dangerous Women.
Chicago, Ill.—On January 5, 2012, four National Labor College alumni presented at the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) Conference. This annual event now in its 64th year provides an opportunity for professionals from academia, labor, and management to share ideas, discuss current research and highlight innovative practices in labor and employment relations. Continue reading
IBEW members are sometimes surprised that before they even take one class at the NLC, they already have 45 credits towards their degree. Once enrolled in a degree program, the seven-week classes fly by and are checked off quickly from the list.
One such student, Steve Mitchell of IBEW Local 728 said, “It’s very motivating. I take one at a time and it’s a lot easier to focus with the compartmentalized time frame.” Steve is working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, which he’ll complete in no time, thanks to his apprenticeship, some prior courses he’d taken and the seven-week online courses. Continue reading
Barbara Ramey, a 30-year-plus member of CSEA and chapter president for the past eight years, always knew she would earn a college degree someday but she’s especially glad that her diploma will be from the National Labor College.
“The professors are of the highest caliber and I always learn something significant from my fellow students. It’s just been the best experience,” says Barbara of CSEA Chapter 629 in Red Bluff, Calif. Continue reading
Of running his first marathon for charity, Richard Suarez said he “ran, walked and crawled my way to the finish line.” That same determination helped the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers representative complete his Bachelor’s Degree in just 21 months.
The 2010 National Labor College graduate is now an instructor at the renowned William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center.
Without a degree, Richard would not have been offered the position as an instructor at a premier labor institution like the Winpisinger center. And without the NLC, he says that he would not have been able to finish his degree. Continue reading
Mr. Mallikarjun Kharge, Hon’ble Union Minister for Labour & Employment for India, visited the NLC George Meany Campus on February 1, 2012, and met with President Paula Peinovich and Dean of Labor Studies Daniel Katz, Ph.D.
“This visit will build lasting collaboration on occupational safety and health,” said the Hon’ble Minister, who spoke of the importance of education, training and the exchange of information between countries as being essential to promoting worker safety. Continue reading
Peter Kennedy of Hammond, Ind., would tell anyone thinking of going to the NLC, “Don’t hesitate—go after it. It’s going to be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have.”
Peter would know. As a graduate of the Class of 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies and a double major in the Political Economy of Labor and Union Leadership and Administration, Peter has gone on to achieve his professional and education dreams thanks, in part, to his time at the NLC.
On Graduate School Fast Track
According to Peter, the NLC classes prepared him well for graduate level work. In fact, Peter was so well-prepared that he was able to complete a 2-year master’s program from Creighton University in just over a year.
Because of what he learned at the NLC, he says, “I just knew that I could complete my master’s.” Continue reading