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/ Hydratech Industries / This week we’re in Robertsdale to visit Hydratech Industries, a company that specializes in designing and manufacturing hydraulics and cooling solutions for the industrial, energy, & marine industries. In this episode we learn about machining, welding, assembly, and the skills that are needed to do these jobs. Hydratech Industries Website

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/ Auburn High School – Industrial Systems and Maintenance Program / Industrial Maintenance is a field that is in high demand here in Alabama.  Each year, new companies move into the state with the need for skilled industrial workers and maintenance workers. Our state has a major push for training in this industry and that’s [...]

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/ Surgical Technology / This week, were in Opelika, at Southern Union State Community to learn about Surgical Technology.  This program teaches all aspects of a Surgical Technologist’s role in the operating room, including preparation for the procedure, participation in the procedure, and concluding the procedure.  Join us as we learn a little about what [...]

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/ City of Troy Recycling & KW Plastic / Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products which reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators which conserves natural resources.   Annually Recycling provide almost a half a million [...]

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/ Alabama Southern Community College – Paper and Chemical Technology Program / We write on it, draw on it, ball it up, and throw it away…but first, somebody has to make it. What is it? It’s paper.  Annually, the U.S. produces approximately 87 million metric TONS of paper and paperboard.  This paper is produced from [...]

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/ University of West Alabama – Industrial Maintenance Program / Most business and manufacturing facilities rely on some sort of machinery to run their business. For manufacturing industries, equipment such as PLC’s, CNC machines, and other equipment are used and require knowledge people to not only run the equipment but also maintain the equipment when [...]

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/ Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus / This week we’re visiting Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus in Union Grove, one of the world’s largest used fire truck sales and service companies.  The campus houses the Nation’s largest on-site inventory of used fire, rescue, and aerial trucks, including ladders and platforms, as well as other emergency fire apparatus. [...]

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/ EMPACT – Entertainment Media Production and Crew Training / In 2009, a survey by the Motion Picture Association of America found that the Entertainment industry supported more than 2.2 million job, directly and indirectly. Moviemakers use people within the area where the movie is being shot to work behinds the screens doing below the [...]

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/ Trenholm State Technical College’s Culinary Arts Program / This week we’re visiting Trenholm State Technical College’s Culinary Arts program in Montgomery, the largest of it’s kind in the state. Trenholm’s program has drawn students from 18 countries and 30 states. This program offers career training and provides students with real world experience that prepares [...]

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/ Civil Air Patrol / Educating our young people has become a task taken on by more than just our school systems. Entities like the United States Air Force, has created programs to further educate our young people through their methods…… methods that teach skills necessary for personal and career growth. This program is called [...]

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/ Alabama Bass Trail / Fishing and Alabama go together like Shirmp and Grits or Football and Saturday afternoons.  Now there’s a new tourist attraction that’s taking fishing and pairing it up with conservation education.  Working together, the Alabama Bass Trail, Alabama Power and the Alabama High School Anglers Association are having an important impact [...]

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/ Chambers County Career Technology Center’s Aquiculture and Environmental Science Program / This week we’re visiting The Chambers County Career Technology Center’s Aquiculture and Environmental Science program in Lafayette.  This unique program is training and preparing students for many different types of jobs and continuing education opportunities.  We worked with students as they maintained aquatic [...]

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/ Henry Brick / Wallace Community College – Masonry / Henry Brick Company in Selma Alabama has been creating bricks since 1945. With a crew of steady employees, Henry Brick produces a wide variety of quality bricks that they are proud of. Denson Henry, Vice-President of the company, talks about the history of Henry Brick. [...]

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/ Pike Agriscience & Technical Career Academy / This week we’re in Goshen visiting the Pike Agriscience & Technical Career Academy at Goshen High School. This program introduces students to broad career opportunities in the agriculture industry while teaching them practical job skills and real world knowledge. The Academy provides students with industry related courses [...]

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/ True Adventure Sports / Nestled in a quiet little spot in Northeast Alabama, about one mile from Little River Canyon is a quant and modest storefront, chopped full of adventure in store for the adventurous. True Adventure Sports is one of Alabama’s top tourist facilities, specializing in a host of outdoor extreme adventure as [...]

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/ Pucker Powder / This week we’re visiting Pucker Powder in Irondale, a candy and confectioner company that is finding sweet success through innovative designs. We learn about what goes into marketing tasty products and take a look at what goes into making the candy that Pucker produces. http://www.puckerpowder.com

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/ Keeping it Real / Bills……… Bills………… Bills……… This is a word that becomes a part of most adults’ lives. It’s that subject that many people grown at, and most struggle with, but this doesn’t have to always be the case. What if there was a program for high school students that taught the students [...]

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/ Sloss Metal Arts Program / SLOSS Furnace, a Historic Landmark with a haunted past and a reportedly haunted present, is known to many as one of the scariest places on earth. Through the height of “Pig Iron” production at the plant, several workers died in horrible accidents due to unsafe working conditions and a [...]

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/ Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama – Part 2 / We began part 1 of a two part series highlighting the team members who work at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama located in Montgomery Alabama. Our tour of the facility introduced us to Cedric in the stamping department, Annette in the Paintshop and Shane from the [...]

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/ Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama – Part 1/ For a little over 10 years, Alabama has been fortunate to become the home for several large manufacturing companies, particularly automotive. These companies have affected the state’s economy, and more importantly, the lives of several thousand Alabamians. Today, we are at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama, which [...]

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/ Synapse Wireless / This week we are at Synapse Wireless in Huntsville, a wireless technology company that develops wireless products that connect over the internet for a broad range of applications enabling machines to communicate with each other without the cumbersomeness of wires. http://www.synapse-wireless.com/

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/ Best Robotics – Central Alabama Community College / Alabama is quickly becoming a national leader in robotics technology instruction and implementation with the Alabama Robotics Technology park in Decatur and with major industrial partners expanding their robotic inventory. So it seems only natural that the education needed to pursue jobs in these industry sectors [...]

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/ Industrial Specialty Products / Large Manufacturing companies are moving into the state and employing large numbers of individuals. Although they employ hundreds and even thousands of employees, there are still other influences that they have on the state. Most of these companies rely on smaller companies to supply them with parts, tools, and/or services. [...]

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/ Alabama Robotics Technology Park / This week we’re visiting the Alabama Robotics Technology Park, created through a partnership with the state of Alabama, AIDT, and Calhoun Community College. RTP provides Alabama based company’s access to manufacture specific robotics, automation, and welding training. We spoke with students, trainers, and staff about the opportunities available through [...]

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/ Coastguard / Alabama’s port city of Mobile has a long history with the Coast Guard dating back over 100 years. Today the city of Mobile is home to the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center as well as inspections, hazardous response training and rescue swimmer training divisions.

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/ United Heating & Air Conditioning / Imagine a summer in Alabama without air conditioning. Takes your breath away, doesn’t it? And while our winters may be mild compared to other parts of the country, consider not having a heating system when that inevitable cold front moves through. Hot or Cold, at work or at [...]

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/ SMART / Synergistic Medical and Resource Team Training or (SMART) Training, promotes patient safety through the advancement of teamwork and communication. This specialized training is provided in an environment that empowers team members to apply high-level communication skills and purpose-based decision making to yield the best outcomes for the patient, whether a critical situation [...]

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/ Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center / This week On the Job is in Mobile visiting the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. With 150 interactive exhibits, an IMAX theater, and fun, hands-on educational programming, the center aspires to increase science literacy among the people of south Alabama and the Gulf Coast. http://www.exploreum.com/

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/ University of South Alabama – Civil Engineering / Civil Engineering is very essential to the planning, designing, and construction of all types of infrastructures. This is because civil engineering focuses on the public and environmental health of the surrounds of where the infrastructure will be constructed. They deal with important issues like air pollution, [...]

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/ Alabama Robotics Technology Park & the AIDT Maritime Training Center / This week’s show is a little different than most. We’re going to show you some of the highlights of the openings of two new state of the art workforce-training facilities here in Alabama. Located at opposite ends of the state and offering training [...]

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/ Earnest Pruett Center of Technology / You may not know what HVAC/R stands for, but should your Heating or Air-conditioning go out, chances are you’ll be REAL familiar with it. HVAC/R stands for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration…and HVAC Technicians are in the business of keeping you comfortable. It’s hard to imagine life [...]

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/ J&P Khamken / This week we go behind the scenes with a family owned machine and fabrication company who is doing big things in the River Region, J&P Khamken Industries. Located in Montgomery, J&P specializes in the manufacturing of aircraft components, and additional materials for the Department of Defense. I got the opportunity to [...]

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/ Tuskegee Veterinary Pathobiologist / Tuskegee University is an esteemed historical black college with a very rich history in African American Culture and in the medical and agricultural advancements internationally. Today, we are visiting with the School of veterinary medicine and learning about the career of a veterinary Pathobiologist. This show gives us a brief [...]

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/ LWT Communications: Create-A-Thon / Typically people will donate their time or money when it comes to helping out with philanthropies or charities, but one company has a more “creative” approach to giving back to the community. This year, LWT communications hosted their 9th Annual CreateAthon Event. The CreateAthon provides free strategic marketing planning, creative [...]

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/ University of Alabama’s department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics / The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at The University of Alabama has played an integral role in educating aeronautical and aerospace engineering as well as engineering science and mechanics students, conducting innovative and exciting scientific research, and improving the economic development of the [...]

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/ Northeast Alabama Community College – Criminal Justice Program / This week we are at Northeast Alabama Community College to visit their Criminal Justice Program. We learned about Crime Scene Investigation, practiced at their firing range, ran the obstacle course, and spoke with students and instructors about the programs offered.

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/ Auburn Rural Studio / In a small part in Alabama, there are big things going on. These things are cutting edge. They are new and innovative. They are improving the living conditions of a community. In Hale County, the “Rural Studio” has committed itself to improving the living conditions for this community while passing [...]

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/ Marine Police / Alabama’s favorable weather conditions and abundant waterways, make it ideal for fishing, boating and other recreational activities. Over one million people enjoy Alabama’s one million acres of lakes, 1,600 miles of rivers and 53 miles of coastline each year…and it’s the The Marine Police’s mission is to enhance safety and promote [...]

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/ Alabama State University – Physical Therapy / The medical industry is vast and always looking to employ trained professionals. One division of the medical industry that is rapidly growing is physical therapy. In 2008, there were over 185,000 jobs held by physical therapist, and this industry is projected to grow by 30 percent by [...]

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/ Auburn Vet Tech / This week’s On The Job we are learning about the job of a Veterinarian Technician by visiting Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine’s Companion Animal Surgery and Medicine Hospital and the Southeastern Raptor Center. Auburn’s Companion Animal Teaching Hospital provides state of the art care for over 13,000 patients per [...]

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/ Shelby County School of Technology – Construction Academy / Construction is one of our nation’s largest industries. This industry is comprised with a host of different occupational avenues. You can obtain a degree to be a Civil Engineer, who works with planning the schematics of the construction to be done, or… you can take [...]

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/ Diversified Label Images / Since 1983 Diversified Label Images has been printing effective marketing products for clients in a wide range of industries. This award-winning company is known for quality and commitment to developing innovative point-of-sale and packaging solutions. They serve a wide range of clients from nationally recognized companies like CVS and Jack [...]

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/ Weezabi / Textiles have historically been an important industry in Alabama, employing thousands of people. Although globalization has created a reduction in the amount of Alabamians working in textile production, there are still many companies profiting off the apparel market. One such company is Weezabi; a screen printed t-shirt company that focuses on the [...]

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Show 303

/ WSFA – Part 2 / Last week, On The Job began it’s two-part series on WSFA TV in Montgomery focusing on the first half of their news day. The day was June 3rd, two days after the June 2010 primary election. This week we continue our look behind the scenes of this news operation.

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/ WSFA TV / It was Christmas Day, 1954 and the first program was A Christmas Carol and so began the first broadcast day of WSFA TV Montgomery’s second television station. Now, over 55 years later, WSFA TV is still on the air and providing up to the minute new coverage and entertainment to central [...]

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/ 100 Episode / This episode marks our 100th show and with that milestone, comes an opportunity for us to reflect back on the past 3 years of shows, while we prepare for our new season. It will also give us the opportunity to show you some of the highlights of the past 2 seasons [...]

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/ Hesco / Calhoun Community College – Machine Tooling Program / Hesco is ‘literally’ a full-service automotive machine shop. Located in Birmingham, AL, their specialization ranges from high-performance, exotic vehicles to your average family sedan or van. They work on everything from motor scooters to Ferraris; antiques to prototypes. Services offered include Dyno Testing , [...]

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/ United Parcel Service “UPS” / Founded in 1907, UPS is the world’s largest package delivery company. Delivering 5 million packages a day to 6 million customers in more than 200 countries around the world. UPS has grown from a small messenger company to a leading provider of air, ocean, and ground package delivery service. [...]

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/ Madison County Career Technology Center / Most people are proud when they accomplish a project by hand. It’s the feeling you get of “I did that”, that’s rewarding and gives you a sense of worth. What if you had a career that gave you that feeling all the time? At the Madison County Technical [...]

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/ University of North Alabama’s Film and Digital / In Florence, the University of North Alabama’s Film and Digital media department has taken on the task as part of the School of Communications of beginning to train the next generation of filmmakers. Film and Digital Media Production http://www.una.edu/film/

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/ SES / Established in 1988 as a small business, SES’s fundamental strength is taking basic scientific concepts through engineering prototypes to full rate production through a lean enterprise approach. SES possesses a full range of science and engineering talent, hardware and software technologies and flexible production capabilities enabling rapid development of sensor products for [...]

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/ Back to the Future / What began as a discussion among friends about their parents and high school turned into the highest grossing film of 1985. It launched the film careers of actors such as Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson and in 2008 the American Film Institute named it the 10th best science [...]

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/ Lakewood Landscape Group / There’s an old saying that says, “April showers bring May Flowers”. Well, today we will talk with some fellows who also bring flowers, and trees, and bushes, and anything else to make their clients landscape something spectacular. Lakewood Landscape Group, located in Dothan Alabama, is owned and operated by two [...]

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Show 235

/ ACCS Chancellor Interview / Park Rangers / On December 1, 2009, Dr. Freida Hill, became Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System.   Dr. Hill sat down with us a few weeks ago for an in-depth interview where she touched on the state of the two-year system, her goals for the system and what the [...]

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Show 234

/ Banks Middle School Podcasting / Dream It Do It In the town of Banks, Alabama, there is a small school doing big things. The school is Banks Middle School and they have created a daily new podcast that is not only broadcasted at their school, but on their local television channel. Bobby Jon visited [...]

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Show 233

/ Bio-Diesel / Von Gal / For years now Alternative fuels have been a hot topic for politicians and consumers alike. The biggest push for something other than petroleum based fuels seems to come when gas prices start going up. One of the best known and least available alternative fuels is bio diesel. Interestingly enough, [...]

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/ Sugar Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant / Water… It’s a vital natural resource… IT covers 70 % of the planet. And people love to take advantage of its many uses. It is a resource that is often taken for granted, but is vital to the balance of life. Cities are huge consumers of water [...]

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Show 231

/ Pre-Apprentice Utility Lineworker Program – Central Alabama Community College / There is a large demand for qualified utility linesman. Approximately, 8000 jobs are needed, however, only about 400 jobs were filled. This opens up thousands of opportunities for more individuals to have a part in this profession. New infrastructure and inclement weather keeps people [...]

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/ Easter Seals / Preister’s Pecans / A 2008 Census bureau study said that almost 61 percent of Americans with a disability are unemployed. In Alabama that number is even higher rising to over 66 percent, but things may be looking up. Since 1919 and the founding of the National Society for Crippled Children, or [...]

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Show 229

/ Henry Cattle Company / Maze Farms / Veal, steak, ground beef; All of these cuts of meat come from cows. According to the USDA, In 2008 Americans consumed 27.3 billion pounds of beef. In addition the beef cattle production industry grosses approximately 34.9 billion dollars per year. Beef cattle ranching is a large segment [...]

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Show 228

/ American Pipe Company / Drake State – Engineering Graphics Technology / American Cast Iron Pipe Company is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ductile iron pipe as well as an array of other products. Headquartered in Birmingham in 1905, ACIPCO is the world’s largest individual iron pipe casting plant. We talked with employees [...]

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Show 227

/ UAB – CPR / Hudson Alpha / It used to be that video games didn’t require their users to be very active. But with the introduction of Nintendo’s Wii gaming system, the games have become more interactive. In fact now, there are programs centered around exercise routines and fitness. Students and instructors at UAB [...]

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/ Sellers / LBW / Have you ever driven by a wooded area, and wondered what happens if someone wanted to “manage” or “oversee” a forest? Well, we did, so “On the Job” took a trip down to visit Lurleen Burleen Wallace Community College forestry department to get a first hand look at what the [...]

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Show 225

/ Old Iron Doors / Doors… They open. They close. They let people in, and they keep people out. They come in all different types and sizes… and through out history have played a functional role in our everyday lives. Though their ‘function’ is simple enough, their ‘form’ can be anything from simplistically adequate to [...]

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Show 224

/ Scale Reproductions / Scale Reproductions in Foley builds scale models, replicas, mock-ups and prototypes for many different types of industries including: Architecture, Maritime, Aerospace, and many more. We spoke with some of Scale Reproductions Model builders to learn what’s involved in building scale models.

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Show 223

/ AirEvac Lifeteam / Homeland Security – Chattahoochee Valley Community College / One of the largest private air ambulance companies in the US is AirEvac. With 88 stations across the south and Midwest, AirEVAC has carved out a niche by providing medical service in rural areas. On The Job, had the opportunity to spend some [...]

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Show 222

/ O’neil Steel / Founded in Birmingham in 1921, O’Neal Steel has played an important role in the steel fabricating business. O’Neal was one of the first metal service centers in the south, and during world war two they became the nation’s largest producer of general purpose bombs. And since then they have seen tremendous [...]

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/ Biotechnology / The field of biotechnology has grown tremendously in the past 15 years. And while we have daily contact with the industry through the medicines we take or the food we eat, few of us know much about this growing industry. And it’s becoming more and more important. Birmingham and Huntsville are at [...]

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/ University of Alabama Geological Science / TTL, LLC / We visited the Geological Science program at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and learned about the many different aspects of this field and the many career opportunities. Then, we visited TTL, who is a company specializing in geological type services, including geotechnical, analytical and [...]

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/ Bevill State Community College – Mining Program / We visited Bevill State Community College in Sumiton to learn about their state of the art Mine Technology Program. Since 1975 Bevill State has been the only college in the state to provide training in the mining industry. With so many changes in the business landscape [...]

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Show 218

/ Industrial Maintenance Technology Program – Jefferson State Community College / Robotics / The Industrial Maintenance Technology Program at Jefferson State Community College, is a multifaceted program that includes C.A.D. Classes, Welding Classes, High School Dual Enrollment Programs, Robotics, and Partnerships with Local Industries. On the Job drove up to Jefferson State Community college to [...]

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Show 217

/ Snowmasters / TLS Lighting / In Alabama we rarely see snow, at least any snow that amounts to anything. Yet in rural northwest Alabama, there’s one company that’s making it snow, not just here, but all over the world. We visited Snowmasters in Lexington and learned about their growing business. “We light the Stars,” [...]

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Show 216

/ Trenholm State Technical College & Spa At Montgomery – Therapeutic Massage / Therapeutic Massage dates back to the medieval times. While the intent of this industry on improving health and wellness has not changed, the technology, education, and training for becoming a massage therapist has reached new levels. Join Bobby Jon as he takes [...]

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Show 215

/ Jacksonville State University – Department of Technology and Engineering / Jacksonville State University offers a wide array of technology degrees for students interested in automation of industrial manufacturing, robotics, digital networks and communication, and management of computer integrated manufacturing systems. While Jacksonville state offers an array of 4 year technology degrees, it also offers [...]

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/ Jacksonville State Department of Communications / WDJC / Today, Radio is a multi billion-dollar industry that through over-the-air stations and satellite radio reaches every corner of the country and around the world. At Jacksonville State University’s Department of Communications, they’re teaching students not only how to run the station technically, but also how to [...]

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/ Auburn University Automotive Engineering & Manufacturing Program / The automotive manufacturing industry is rapidly growing in Alabama. The companies involved in this movement, Toyota, Honda, Mercedes, and Hyundai, all require various types of skilled, professional engineers, with experience in the field of manufacturing. Because the Automotive Industry grew so quickly here, the skill set [...]

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Show 212

/ UAH Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Program / Known as the “Rocket City”, Huntsville continues to make a name for its self in the Missile Defense and Aerospace Industry….and with more Aerospace Engineers per capita than any other city in the U.S., the Aerospace Industry continues to thrive there. Supporting this boom through education is [...]

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/ Kyser Catfish Farms / Southern Nuclear / Kyser Farms built the first commercial catfish farms in the state and today is one of Alabama’s leading producers of farm raised catfish. We “catch” up with Townsend Kyser, a third generation Catfish farmer, to learn more about this industry and the economic impact it has for [...]

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Show 210

/ Hesco / Sylacauga Banking Program / Hesco Hesco is ‘literally’ a full-service automotive machine shop. Located in Birmingham, AL, their specialization ranges from high-performance, exotic vehicles to your average family sedan or van. They work on everything from motor scooters to Ferraris; antiques to prototypes. Services offered include Dyno Testing , Electronics Engineering and [...]

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Show 209

/ Trenholm Tech Graphic Design Program / Webster’s dictionary defines Graphic Design as the art or profession of using design elements such as type and images to convey or create an effect, and a graphic designer is a person in this profession. Seems simple enough yet it takes a skills, talent and patience to become [...]

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Show 208

/ EMT / Biscuits Baseball Ground Crew / Chrissie Schubert’s Homemade Treats / EMT – Calhoun Almost everyone is familiar with TV Medical Dramas like Grey’s Anatomy, House and ER, which depict the real life trauma and drama of the Emergency Room or Hospital… But these TV dramas only tell half the story… There’s a [...]

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Show 207

/ Bonnie Plant Farm / Wallace Community College – Radiologic Technology / If you have a green thumb, and enjoy working in gardens, and planting the occasional herb, then this an episode for you. The ON THE JOB team took a trip down to Union Springs, AL, and had the opportunity to visit with one [...]

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Show 206

/ AIDB – Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind / The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind provides the world’s most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and employment system serving children and adults who are deaf, blind, impaired and multi-disabled. We visited the E. H. Gentry’s full service education facility in Talladega. Established in 1968, Gentry [...]

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Show 205

/ Thompson Tractor / If you pass by any commercial construction site you will more than likely see heavy equipment like earthmovers, bulldozers, and tractors. Just like our automobiles these heavy pieces of equipment have to be maintained. Mechanics at Thompson Tractor are equipped with the skill and knowledge to get this job done.  Being a [...]

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/ Jeff State Community College – Hospitality and Culinary Institute  / Zorn Molds / We visited the Hospitality and Culinary Institute at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham.  I spoke with students about there experience in this program, and their plans for the future.  I also learned about food safety and prepared and cooked chicken [...]

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Show 203

/ Southern Company – Women working in non-traditional roles / On this episode we feature women in non-traditional roles at Southern Company. Southern Company is one of the largest generators of electricity in the nation producing more than 42,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity and serving about 75 investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives, and municipalities. The [...]

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Show 202

/ Montgomery Police Academy – Part 2 / This week On The Job, Bobby Jon continues his training with the Montgomery Police Department. This week the focus is on more of the physical aspects of becoming a police officer. Bobby and the crew from On The Job continue to follow the recruits of the 2008 [...]

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/ Montgomery Police Academy / The men and women in law enforcement risk their lives daily to serve and protect the citizens in their local communities and intensive training is essential to becoming a good officer. Bobby Jon spent six months training with recruits at the Montgomery Police Academy. They are responsible for the training [...]

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Show 152

/ Wellborn Cabinets / NorthWest Shoals Community College / Alabama is known for it’s forestry industry where thousands of people are employed. From Paper mills to the furniture business, Alabama companies make good use of it’s natural resources. This is also true with the cabinet industry. Lumber from Alabama is cut down to make some [...]

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/ EOCC / Vector Aerospace / Enterprise Ozark Community College – Aviation Campus The aerospace industry is Alabama’s second largest employer both in terms of direct and indirect jobs with over 136,000 people employed and a payroll exceeding 6 billion dollars a year. Much of the aerospace work in Alabama would not be here if [...]

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Show 150

/ Randolph County School of Technology / Calhoun Community College – Radio & Television Production / Alabama’s Career Technical Education Program is available in all Alabama school systems and is a gateway to future learning and prosperity. Currently more than 200,000 high school students in Alabama are enrolled in a career technical education program. Students [...]

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Show 149

/ U.S. Helicopter / Lawson State Community College – Toyota T-Ten Program / US Helicopter, a division of Bell Aerospace is one of the few helicopter-refurbishing units in the country. With 8 buildings on 6 acres of land, US Helicopter performs work for a variety of clients including the US Military, NASA and foreign military [...]

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Show 148

/ Health and Wellness – Shelton State Community College / Industrial Maintenance – Wallace State Community College / Some of the most essential elements of a healthy life are a well-balanced diet and exercise. At Shelton State Community College, students not only learn these elements but they also learn to implement these practices in a [...]

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Show 147

/ Forensics – Hoover High School and UAB / Normally, education for forensics science could only be obtained in colleges and universities, but in Hoover Alabama, Hoover High School has implemented a Forensics Science Class that is very impressive. These students are interested, intrigued, and anxious to learn. From what we saw, this program helps [...]

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Show 146

/ Alabama A and M – Mesonet / Wallace Community College – Radiologic Technology / We visited the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at Alabama A&M in Huntsville to learn about the different programs of study offered and the Alabama Mesonet project. Alabama Mesonet is made up of eleven combination meteorological and soil [...]

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Show 145

/ NASA / When you think about job careers at NASA, normally you think about an Astronaut or a Rocket Scientist. In this show, we show several other careers at NASA, some of which can be obtained with an education from a 2-year institution. Learn about the careers of a Lunar Scientist, an Ares I [...]

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Show 144

/ Dauphin Island Sea Lab / Founded in 1971 by the State Legislature, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab is Alabama’s marine science education and research laboratory. Their educational mission also includes Discovery Hall Programs (DHP) which encompasses K-12 field programs, teacher-training, and public outreach.  Discovery Hall Programs also includes the Estuarium, the public aquarium of [...]

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Show 143

/ Skills USA / Alabama’s annual Skills USA Conference held in Birmingham this past April was a great success. There were over 3000 attendees, including students from 54 high schools and Career and Technical Centers and 16 Community College campuses that competed in 30 Technical and 15 Leadership development contests. SkillsUSA, (formerly known as VICA) [...]

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Show 142

/ Game Warden – Autaugaville / MFG (Molded Fiber Glass) – Opp / With hunting season in Alabama in full force, it pays to observe the law, not for just your safety, but for the safety of others who might be hunting in your area. In Alabama, Conservation Law Officers are out in full force, [...]

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Show 141

/ Pharmacy – Auburn University / The study of Pharmacy at Auburn University began in 1885 when the Board of Trustees of the (then) Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College proposed that a course of study be offered in pharmacy. For the first ten years students were able to take preparatory courses in alkaloids, assaying, and [...]

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Show 140

/ Plumbing – Lawson State Community College / Robotics Center – Calhoun Community College / According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, the employment of plumbers and those in related fields is expected to grow 10 percent over the next 8 years, which means that the job opportunities are expected to be very good over [...]

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Show 139

/ Dental Hygienist – Wallace State / Kyleigh Farms / We all have been to the dentist for our annual cleaning and we know who a dentist is, but what about the person who helps out a dentist? They’re know as Dental Hygienists. Hygienists are in demand in general dental practices, as well as in [...]

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Show 138

/ OTJ Special Report: Drugs in the Workforce/ The Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center’s Crime in Alabama publication states in 2007 – 17,267 people were arrested for possessing illegal drugs, 1,663 were arrested for distributing illegal drugs, which leads to a total of 18,930 people in Alabama being arrested for being involved in illegal drugs [...]

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/ Building Science- Auburn / Masonry – Wallace Community College, Selma / The McWhorter School of Building Science at Auburn (BSCI) established in 1947, is the second oldest construction education program in the United States. The program has more than 3,000 graduates located worldwide, including many who lead the construction industry in the Southeast U.S. [...]

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Show 136

/ Pharmacy – Auburn University / The study of Pharmacy at Auburn University began in 1885 when the Board of Trustees of the (then) Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College proposed that a course of study be offered in pharmacy. For the first ten years students were able to take preparatory courses in alkaloids, assaying, and [...]

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Show 135

/ C & G Boatworks / Maritime Welding Program / Annie Girl Charter / On The Job is taking the show to the “port city” of Mobile, to learn more about all of the unique jobs related to the shipyard industry. The On The Job, team hit the ground running at one of the leading [...]

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Show 134

/ Alabama State Port Authority – Mobile / ThyssenKrupp Project / Mobile, Alabama, is probably better known as the birthplace of baseball great Hank Aaron, or as the childhood home of musician Jimmy Buffet, or for being the originator of Mardis Gras in the United States…But you might be surprised to know that the Port [...]

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Show 133

/ Sheet Metal Apprenticeship / Auto Collision Repair Program – Bevill State / Almost everyone is familiar with heaters and air conditioners, but have you ever thought, “just how does heated air or cooled air travel through a building?” There’s a good chance a sheet metal worker built or shaped the ductwork most cold or [...]

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Show 132

/ Music Production – Troy University / Sound Technicians – Bama Jam ’08 / There’s nothing like popping in your favorite CD, or plugging in your IPOD and listening to your favorite song, or musical act. But what most people don’t realize it takes alot of “behind-the-scenes” work for a song to ever make it [...]

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Show 131

/ Auto Body Repair – Watkins Auto Body, Inc. / Outdoor Advertising – Durden Outdoor / On the Job, also had a chance to work side-by-side, with some Body Technicians at Watkins Auto Body. The Body Technicians at Watkins Auto Body, explain to On the Job, why this field is important, and why they think [...]

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Show 130

Landscape Technology – Jefferson State College | Biscuits Stadium – Ground Crew | Manufacture Youth Program Landscaping is both a science and an art. The students in Jefferson State’s Landscape Technology program are learning just that. With the option of taking landscape horticulture, plant production or turf grass management tracks, these students will be well [...]

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Show 129

/ Daniel Pratt – AMSTI / Chelsea Middle School – Career Exploration / The Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative, commonly referred to as AMSTI, is the Alabama Department of Education’s initiative to improve math and science teaching statewide. AMSTI was designed by a Blue-Ribbon committee comprised of K-12 educators, higher education representatives, and business [...]

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Show 128

IBEW – Electrician Apprenticeship | Randolph County School of Technology On The Job goes to Birmingham to find out more about an Electrical Apprenticeship Program offered by the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 136 and the opportunities it affords those interested in the electrical field. www.ibew136.com Alabama’s Career Technical Education Program is available in all [...]

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Show 127

/ Kyser Catfish Farms – Greensboro / Aquaculture – Gadsden State College / Kyser Farms built the first commercial catfish farms in the state and today is one of Alabama’s leading producers of farm raised catfish. We “catch” up with Townsend Kyser, a third generation Catfish farmer, to learn more about this industry and the [...]

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Show 126

/ Pharmacy Technology – Wallace / HVAC- Southern Union / Pharmacy (from the Greek ‘pharmakos’ for drug) is the health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences, and it is charged with ensuring the sage and effective use of medication. Pharmacists, therefore, are experts on drug therapy and are the primary health [...]

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Show 125

/ Auburn Vet Medicine / Golden Animal Hospital / Pell City High School – FFA “Kids Day on the Farm” / During this episode of On the Job we explored the “animal” in you…well, not necessarily however, the On the Job team did spend some time with some animal experts. The College of Veterinarian Medicine [...]

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Show 124

DuPont – Mobile Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation [...]

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Show 123

/ Safe Driving / Autauga County Technology Center / EMT – Calhoun Community College / All fifty states adhere to the legal doctrine that holds an employer liable to injured third parties for the negligent or wrongful acts of employees while on the job. And often, on the job means on the road. This week, [...]

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Show 122

/ Annie Girl Charter / Saunders Yachtworks / Diesel Tech – Bishop State / For most of us driving a car is pretty easy. But what about driving a boat? Better yet, what about driving a LARGE boat? The On the Job team wanted to find out what it takes to become a boat captain, [...]

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Show 121

/ Pipe Fitters / Insulators / Pipe fitters are among the largest and highest paid construction occupations in the country. This is due to the piping systems involved in residential houses, power plants, manufacturing plants, municipal water treatment plants, pharmaceuticals and computer-chip manufacturing. Just about every structure built requires a pipe fitter at some point [...]

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Show 120

/ MBUSI – Maintenance Apprenticeship Program / When Mercedes-Benz announced in September 1993, that they would build their automotive plant in Tuscaloosa, it changed forever the economic development landscape of Alabama. After two plant expansions and with more than 22,000 direct and indirect jobs, MBUSI has grown to become Alabama’s largest exporter of goods. But [...]

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Show 119

/ Boilermakers / Ironworkers / A boilermaker is a unique welder that makes, installs, and repairs boilers, closed vats, and other large vessels. These units generally are involved with extreme pressure, and are used in a variety of ways ranging from generating power, providing heat, and processing and storing chemicals. The ON THE JOB team [...]

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Show 118

The Great Outdoors Part 2 | Bonnie Plant Farm | Munford Elementary If you have a green thumb, and enjoy working in gardens, and planting the occasional herb, then this an episode for you. The ON THE JOB team took a trip down to Union Springs, AL, and had the opportunity to visit with one [...]

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Show 117

/ Game Wardens / Park Rangers / Bass Pro Shop / Alabama is home to some of the most beautiful forests, lakes, and streams in the country. 95% of the forests in Alabama are privately owned are privately own with the remaining 5% belonging to the State of Alabama and Government. In addition to being [...]

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Show 116

/ Alabama Fire College / The image of a firefighter is one of an everyday hero. Someone that walks among us during the day doing the things we all do in our everyday life, but when called into action, they do something few of us would even consider doing. This image has been a subject [...]

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Show 115

/ Black Belt Treasures – Camden AL / CACC – Automotive Machine Tech / One of the most “treasured” places in Alabama is an area deeply rooted in history, called the “Black Belt.” The name was given to this area in Alabama because of the rich black soil that was used by share croppers whom [...]

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Show 114

/ Trenholm State Technical College – Truck Driving Education Program / We pass by them on the way to work, on the way to school, and basically on the way to anywhere. Sometimes they throw a friendly wave, or blow the loud horn, that we all can relate to one thing…Truck Drivers. The truck driving [...]

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Show 113

/ Outdoor Advertising – Durden Outdoor / Graphic Design – Brewbaker Technical HS / Drafting – J.F. Ingram State / Down every interstate, and even every rural highway across America you will notice billboards. The crew at ON THE JOB wondered just how in the world does someone actually make a billboard? Well, we took [...]

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Show 112

/ Theater – Northeastern Alabama Community College / Automotive Tech – CACC / 3-2-1 ACTION!! Those are the words that can be heard around the theater department, on a typical day at Northeast Alabama Community College (www.nacc.cc.al.us) in Rainsville, AL. This best kept secret in theater in Alabama, is bringing advanced training and techniques to [...]

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Show 111

/ Alabama Southern Community College – Machine Tech / TLS Lighting / Machine Tech – Alabama Southern Community College Technology in today’s work force is rapidly increasing. To be number one at your trade, in machine technology, you must obtain proper training and education. The days of turning wrenches and beating hammers are gone. The [...]

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Show 110

Ready to Work Interview Tips – Huntsville “Job, Job, Job.” How many times a day do we hear the word “Job?” Probably more than we would like, because the word “job” is used in all types of conversation. Quite frankly our job is a major part of our livelihood. However, have you ever thought about [...]

Professional Image

Professional Image

Each morning when you decide what to wear to work, you are also deciding what messages you want the world to see.  Your clothes will either make people doubt your professional abilities or create trust in your skills, knowledge and professionalism. What type of professional look is best for you?  Three factors can help you [...]

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Show 109

/ Forestry / Paper Technology / Paper Pulp Production / Forestry – LBWCC Andalusia Have you ever driven by a wooded area, and wondered what happens if someone wanted to “manage” or “oversee” a forest? Well, we did, so “On the Job” took a trip down to Andalusia, AL, and visited with the Lurleen Burleen [...]

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Show 108

/ Department of Corrections / Welding / Culinary Arts / D.O.C. – Selma There are quite a few television documentary’s airing on cable featuring the prison system, and the behind the scenes look at inmate life, etc., Well, have you ever wondered how the correction officers in those programs become correction officers? We did, and [...]

Healthy Teams

Healthy Teams

For your organization to be successful, people must work together.  If every part of the organization works well together, the quality of your products and services will be enhanced.  Effective team players have similar behaviors.  Let’s examine how you can improve the health of your team. 1. Make every effort to be an effective communicator.  [...]

Time Management

Time Management

We each get 86,400 seconds every day.  How do you use your time? Time management is an illusion because no one can really manage time.  Time is constant.  It moves at the same rate for everyone. Basically, time management is organizing and controlling our activities to achieve the most productive use of the time available [...]

Special Listening Skills

Special Listening Skills

Ready to Work The Ready to Work program creates career pathways for individuals with limited education and employment experience. Ready to Work provides the skills required for entry-level employment with many Alabama industries and businesses. Click here to watch this segment

Telephone

Telephone

Ready to Work The Ready to Work program creates career pathways for individuals with limited education and employment experience. Ready to Work provides the skills required for entry-level employment with many Alabama industries and businesses. Click here to watch this segment

Keep You Cool

Keep You Cool

Ready to Work The Ready to Work program creates career pathways for individuals with limited education and employment experience. Ready to Work provides the skills required for entry-level employment with many Alabama industries and businesses. Click here to watch this segment

External Customers

External Customers

Ready to Work The Ready to Work program creates career pathways for individuals with limited education and employment experience. Ready to Work provides the skills required for entry-level employment with many Alabama industries and businesses. Click here to watch this segment

Attitude is Altitude

Attitude is Altitude

Ready to Work The Ready to Work program creates career pathways for individuals with limited education and employment experience. Ready to Work provides the skills required for entry-level employment with many Alabama industries and businesses. Click here to watch this segment

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Show 107

/ Hospitality Management / Gulf Shores, AL The hospitality management industry in the state of Alabama is a plentiful and blooming profession. When the crew at “On the Job” thought about taking a trip somewhere to learn more about this industry from an educational and professional standpoint, we couldn’t think of a better place to [...]

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Show 106

/ Holiday Special: Sister Schubert’s, Christmas Parade, Habitat for Humanity, Montgomery Area Food Bank, Whaley’s Pecans / We’re coming to you live from the annual Capital City Christmas parade in Montgomery, AL! The “On the Job” crew chose to go for a lighter side during our Christmas show. We chose to highlight local agencies in [...]

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Show 105

/ Sports (Part 3) / Sports Medicine/Athletic Training – Troy, AL This week we’re on our third series of exploring occupations centered around college athletics. In the college circuit it takes a special team of athletes to take the field every Saturday and perform their best, however it takes a team of professionals to keep [...]

Show 104

Show 104

/ Sports (Part 2) / Coca Cola Distrubution and Bottling – Montgomery, AL When you purchase your favorite soda at your favorite sporting event, have you ever thought of the process it takes for your favorite soft drink to arrive to a stadium? “On the Job” visited the Coca-Cola distribution warehouse in Montgomery, AL, to [...]

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Show 103

/ Sports (Part 1) / Calhoun Community College – Radio & Television Production If you can’t be at your favorite sporting event in person, the next best solution is to watch it on television. It takes a team of professionals to bring everything together, but where do you start if you want to learn about [...]

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Show 102

/ Surgical Tech / Nursing / Cosmetology / Southern Union Community College – Surgical Tech Chances are some one you know has undergone a surgical procedure. Most of the time, Doctors and Nurses get all of the attention, but the truth is that the surgical technologist is the professional behind the scenes that helps make [...]

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/ Coastguard /

Alabama’s port city of Mobile has a long history with the Coast Guard dating back over 100 years. Today the city of Mobile is home to the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center as well as inspections, hazardous response training and rescue swimmer training divisions.

One Response to “Show 401”

  1. CiCi Says:

    Great job guys!!

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