Federal grant funds employment program, leads to 30 jobs

first_imgVermont HITEC Inc,Vermont HITEC, Inc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to high-quality workforce development, today announced an education and apprenticeship program that will bring 30 high-tech jobs to Vermont over the next several months.The newly developed program is a partnership between Vermont HITEC and Allscripts, the leading global provider of Electronic Health Records and other technologies essential to creating a Connected Community of Healthâ ¢. It provides free education and on-site apprenticeship training at Allscripts South Burlington, Vermont, location. The program is designed for unemployed and underemployed Vermont residents. Successful completion of the program will lead directly to full-time employment as an Associate Interface Analyst in the growing field of Electronic Health Records.The training program will be funded with a portion of a $2 million grant acquired by U.S. Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) in 2010 and is administered through the U.S. Department of Labor.‘Vermont is working hard to meet employer needs and keep as many high-tech jobs in Vermont as possible,’ says U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy. ‘These jobs will have a direct impact on improving the lives of unemployed and underemployed Vermonters, opening doors to move into new careers that lead to increased wages, benefits and responsibilities — all, vital elements to economic growth.’Vermont HITEC will be seeking approval for college credits for the courses taken during the eight-week academic portion of the program. Individuals selected will also participate in a one-year apprenticeship program administered by the Vermont Department of Labor and earn a Certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship Division upon completion.‘Vermont HITEC is pleased to partner with Allscripts for this program,’ said Vermont HITEC President and Founder Gerry Ghazi. ‘This is a significant commitment for well-paid positions in a growing field, which will contribute to the State’s economic recovery.’Diane Adams, Allscripts Executive Vice President of Culture and Talent, commented, ‘We are looking forward to participating in this unique opportunity to combine quality education with a paid apprenticeship to those who successfully complete the program. We’re grateful to Vermont HITEC and to Sen. Leahy for their leadership in helping to create this important program and secure its funding.’Individuals interested in the opportunity can apply online to attend a mandatory orientation session being held on Monday, October 24th at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont.To apply or learn more about the Allscripts ITAR program, visit Vermont HITEC online at www.vthitec.org(link is external), e-mail Lisa Spaulding at [email protected](link sends e-mail) or call Vermont HITEC at 802-872-0660. About Vermont HITEC, Inc. Vermont HITEC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to educate, train and employ Vermonters in a variety of fields. Vermont HITEC has employed over 600 Vermonters over the past eleven years in the fields of healthcare, information technology and advanced manufacturing, partnering with over 20 Vermont businesses including Allscripts, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Husky Injection Molding Systems, IDX Systems (now GE Healthcare), Dealer.com and Clara Martin Center. To learn more about Vermont HITEC, please visit http://www.vthitec.org(link is external). About AllscriptsAllscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) provides innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. The company’s Electronic Health Record, Computerized Physician Order Entry and other clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions for hospitals, physicians and post-acute organizations are the essential technologies that enable a Connected Community of Health(TM). To learn more about Allscripts, please visit http://www.allscripts.com(link is external), Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.last_img read more

The Dana Dolly: A Quintessential Cinematic Tool for Filmmakers

first_imgFeaturesThere is a laundry list of features. First, the system is capable of supporting cameras and tripod head mounts from 75mm, 100mm, 150mm, and even Mitchell Mounts. This system can support anything from an A7S II up to a fully rigged Alexa package. Simply put, this versatility is what makes it so usable.Because the wheels can swivel, you can rig it with a curved track — something you can’t do with a slider. As a result, this provides unique camera movements to help make your shots more dynamic. Overall, the Dana Dolly is a versatile piece of filmmaking equipment that many filmmakers choose to use when creating their content. If you’re looking for smooth, cinematic camera movements, this system is just what you’re looking for. Cover image via Dana Dolly.Looking for more on working with a dolly? Check out these articles.6 Affordable Ways to Capture Great Dolly ShotsThe Cinematic Power of Hitchcock’s Dolly Zoom TechniqueVideo Tutorial: How to Use a Vehicle as a Dolly SystemDIY Filmmaking: How to Build Your Own Dolly for $507 DIY Filmmaking Uses of the Versatile Wheelchair Dolly Let’s take a look at what makes the Dana Dolly such a great piece of equipment — and why you might find it on the set of your next production.The Dana Dolly has quickly become one of those quintessential pieces of film production equipment. It’s reliable, affordable, and it yields high-quality, cinematic results. For its price point, this is a rarity. Since its introduction to the filmmaking market, this dolly has made its way onto the rental trucks of Hollywood features, and even into the trunks of Honda Civics — for filmmakers and content creators of all stripes.Image via Dana Dolly.What Is a Dana Dolly?The Dana Dolly is a heavy-duty camera slider and dolly system. It helps you capture smooth, cinematic camera movement. In a very simplified sense, the system’s construction and appearance hearkens back to a skateboard on a rail system — although there are some key differences. The Dana Dolly conveniently and efficiently achieves its cinematic movements by sliding on its custom wheels using a piece of metal piping known as a speed rail. The combination of these materials helps to achieve cinematic dolly movements and shots.Dana Dolly vs. SliderA Dana Dolly is much larger than a slider. If you’re in extremely tight quarters, a slider may make more sense. However, there are many advantages compared to a traditional slider. For example, this system can hold and secure much larger, heavier camera systems. The amount of support and strong construction also provides much smoother camera movements.A Dana Dolly can also run much longer track lengths. This allows you to get much longer dolly pushes. Essentially, you can dolly a shot as far as you have the track to support it.Now, an advantage that a slider has over a Dana Dolly is that it’s much more compact and far more travel-friendly. While you can make a Dana Dolly somewhat compact and travel friendly, you’ll always find that a slider is much more mobile.last_img read more

KOTC Orders Three Gas Carriers from HHI

first_imgKuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has signed today a contract with South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for three very large gas carries (VLGC).The three 84,000 cbm LPG carriers are expected to start delivery in 2019.The deal is said to be worth USD 213.3 million, KUNA news agency reported, with KOTC paying around USD 71 million per ship.The order is part of KOTC’s fleet renewal plan.Based on its website data, KOTC currently has a fleet of 28 ships, comprising 12 very large crude carriers (VLCC), ten product carriers, four LPG carriers and two bunker vessels.The contract signing comes as HHI reveals a 52 percent increase in value of new shipbuilding orders in 2017 when compared to the figures from the previous year.However, it should be noted that the 2016 baseline was pretty low taking into account that the year was very difficult for the shipbuilding industry due to low ordering activity.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more