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Are you a “Work in Progress?”

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work in progressThe definition of progress is “the forward or onward movement toward a destination.” Do you feel like you’re moving closer to your destination? To find out, ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you showing up in class or in the lab on a consistent basis?
  • How many days a week do you come to school?
  • How many hours do you usually spend in school each week?
  • Are you keeping up with the class assignments and homework assignments?
  • Are you seeking help from an Instructor or from a classmate when you are stuck?
  • Do you talk with an Educational Counselor when you need some guidance with your educational plans?
  • When do you expect to complete the course you are now enrolled in? What term will you complete the course?
  • Are you becoming more knowledgeable or more proficient and gaining new computer skills?
  • Have you achieved any Certificates of Participation?
  • Have you achieved a State Certificate?


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Repair Photos with Photoshop!

Great Class!

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Come join us today at 3 pm, in E109 and learn how to repair photos in Photoshop! It’s fun to see the huge difference and the major repairs that Photoshop can do.

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New Evening Employability Class!

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“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin

Get prepared for work, with our new evening Employability classes! The classes are offered on Mondays & Wednesdays from 3 pm – 6 pm taught by Barbara Barone, and then on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3 pm – 6 pm with instructor Maria Mehegan on Tuesdays and Alice Burger teaching on Thursdays.

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Happy New Year!!!

Wishing you had a wonderful vacation spending time with family, friends or doing what you like to do. May this year bring much happiness, health, and peace to you and your loved ones.


Mariella Baldo


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Congratulations are due to the following students who most recently completed one or more of the California State Approved Certificates. These students, together with those students listed under our Student Success Center, deserve a round of applause for their successes.

Achieving a State Approved Certificate is no easy or quick task. These certificates require students to complete multiple courses. This process takes time, commitment, perseverence and the ability to set and achieve goals.

Click here to view more details about the State Approved Certificate program offered by Centennial Education Center’s Business Skills Department: State Approved Certificates. Or, click here to read Frequently Asked Questions.

Congratulations to the our newest achievers.


GOC = General Office Clerk Certificate

CSRC = Customer Service Representative Certificate

MRWC = Maintenance Repair Workers Certificate

EXSEC = Executive Secretary/Administrative Certificate

First   Name Last Name Type Date Issued
Ana Julia Gonzalez GOC 8/30/2012
Sarah Howard GOC

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Want to find out what an Elevator Speech is?

Every professional person should have an elevator speech (a quick summary of your skills and qualifications). This speech should be used when introducing yourself professionally or when people ask you what kind of work you do.

Following are some samples for elevator speeches I got from searching the internet:-

IT service Technician

I have 3 years experience in IT support with average technical expertise. As a determined professional it would be pleasure to mobilize my creativity and technicality to a potential employer.

Financial Advisor

I’m financial advisor with 3 years of experience. I enjoy meeting people and explaining how I can help them organize their personal finances — saving money, saving taxes and achieving financial security.

Marketing Generalist

The pitch: “I like to shine from behind the scenes. I am an office support professional with experience managing Marketing Programs and Initiatives for the manufactured consumer products industry. Being the people person that I am, I enjoy being hands-on in getting to know what the customer wants/needs and then working within company guidelines to make it happen. If you have the time, I’d be thrilled to share more about my background.”

Business Development Executive

I’m a business development executive with experience in management, team leadership, and territory expansion. I have a proven ability to generate revenue and I’m a terrific talent manager. If you have the time, I’d be thrilled to share more about my background.

Product Manager

I have over 10 years of product management experience delivering comprehensive web-based business management systems and high quality web-based products. I’d be thrilled to provide details on the projects I’ve worked on, if you’d like the details.

Sales Recruiter

I’m a high caliber recruiter with ten years of experience recruiting for all levels of sales reps and sales and marketing management professionals. I’m seeking an opportunity to leverage that experience to help a company succeed in providing recruiting services to the pharmaceutical industry.

Office Manager (Mine)

I’m Mariam Saied, I’m a very hard worker with 15 years of experience in the Administration field, newly moved to USA, looking for a suitable job in a reputable firm, and you?

Posted by: Mariam Saied,

Employability Class student

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Customer Service – How to deliver SuperStar Customer Service

Want to learn how to deliver superb customer service? Then watch the slide show at the end of the post to learn how to.

Elvira Ochoa, Customer Service class student, did an excellent job in her PowerPoint presentation about SuperStar Customer Service and Handling Problems.
Thank you Elvira for sharing what you have learned in class!

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