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Judy Commers doing clean up with students

Judy Commers doing clean up with students

Porter County Career Center teacher Judy Commers picks up trash with her students at neighboring Tower Park in Valparaiso two years ago. Commers is leaving the Valparaiso schools due a change in the interest on her self-funded retirement annuity.

August 02, 2014 1:27 pm
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Resume Word Cloud Concept

June 27, 2014 2:53 pm

Local students compete at Career Development Conference

GARY | Nearly 70 Northwest Indiana students from Gary, East Chicago, Hammond, Knox and Michigan City participated at the Regional Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Career Development Conference last month at Indiana University Northwest in Gary.

March 06, 2014 12:19 pm

EDITORIAL: Indiana needs more school counselors

Indiana has one of the nation's worst ratios of school counselors to students.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am
Smiling medical doctor woman with stethoscope.

Smiling medical doctor woman with stethoscope.

Smiling medical doctor woman with stethoscope.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Career at a dead end? Try a new direction

When you're no longer satisfied with your job, there's an alternative. Perhaps it's time to prepare yourself for another career path.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Career, family aren't mutually exclusive goals

YOUNG VOICES: Career, family aren't mutually exclusive goals

It seems that everywhere we turn, another female leader in the corporate world is expounding her opinion on whether women in the workforce today can truly “have it all.”

June 17, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Your career should be interesting, not drudgery

YOUNG VOICES: Your career should be interesting, not drudgery

I discovered an article listing the top five demanding careers: accountant, human resource specialist, K-12 teacher, software developer, and medical and health services manager. I attempted to picture myself at those careers, determining which is more importance -- my salary or my happiness.

April 29, 2013 12:00 am
Focus on college and career ready students

Focus on college and career ready students

Michael Baird, former Harris Bank president, speaks during a two-day conference by the College & Career Acceleration Summer Institute at Hobart High School. "There are great jobs out here in Northwest Indiana," said Baird, "but we can't fill them because we don't have students with the r…

February 17, 2013 12:00 am
Nonprofit organizations can expect growth, complex challenges

Nonprofit organizations can expect growth, complex challenges

Portage High School student Clarissa Walkowiak has a needle removed by American Red Cross collection specialist Roger Voshall during the Porter County Career Center blood drive last August. According to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, one in 11 workers in Indiana is employe…

February 17, 2013 12:00 am
Tower Park cleanup

Tower Park cleanup

Students from Porter County Career Center walk around Tower Park in Valparaiso looking for trash Tuesday as part of a community service exercise.

September 04, 2012 1:28 pm
Tower Park cleanup

Tower Park cleanup

Porter County Career Center students Corey Beatty, left, of Boone Grove, and John Luczak, of Kouts, pick up trash Tuesday from Tower Park in Valparaiso as part of a community service exercise for the school.

September 04, 2012 1:28 pm
Tower Park cleanup

Tower Park cleanup

Porter County Career Center teacher Judy Commers picks up trash with her students Tuesday at neighboring Tower Park in Valparaiso. The students were participating in a community service exercise.

September 04, 2012 1:27 pm
Tower Park cleanup

Tower Park cleanup

Porter County Career Center student Chris Panayi, of Valparaiso throws away trash picked up from Tower Park in Valparaiso with fellow student John Luczak, of Kouts. The students were participating in a community service exercise Tuesday with other students from the Porter County Career Center.

September 04, 2012 1:27 pm
Tower Park cleanup

Tower Park cleanup

Porter County Career Center student Brian Smrekar, of Washington Township, center, helps collect trash at Tower Park in Valparaiso with Career Center Principal Jon Groth, left, and teacher Judy Commers during a community service exercise with other students on Tuesday.

September 04, 2012 1:27 pm
Students give back to community by donating blood

Students give back to community by donating blood

Portage High School junior Dustin Balboa gives blood for the first time Friday with the help of Red Cross collection specialist Jo Ann Stovall-Link at the Porter County Career Center's blood drive.

August 31, 2012 11:40 am
Students give back to community by donating blood

Students give back to community by donating blood

Portage High School student Clarissa Walkowiak watches Friday as blood is collected from her arm during the Porter County Career Center blood drive in Valparaiso. It was Clarissa's second time giving blood.

August 31, 2012 11:40 am
Students give back to community by donating blood

Students give back to community by donating blood

Chesterton High School junior Miles Meroz gives blood for the first time Friday in his life during the Porter County Career Center's blood drive. Students from 10 region high schools participated in the drive through the American Red Cross.

August 31, 2012 11:40 am
Students give back to community by donating blood

Students give back to community by donating blood

Portage High School junior Dustin Balboa gives blood for the first time Friday with the help of Red Cross collection specialist Jo Ann Stovall-Link at the Porter County Career and Technical Center's blood drive.

August 31, 2012 11:39 am
Students give back to community by donating blood

Students give back to community by donating blood

Portage High School student Clarissa Walkowiak has a needle removed by American Red Cross collection specialist Roger Voshall during the Porter County Career Center blood drive. Students from 10 region high schools participated in the drive.

August 31, 2012 11:40 am
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