Nursing Homes Fill the Skills Gap Left By Training Shortfalls, Accelerated Programs

While clinical leaders in skilled nursing facilities welcome new hires to their staff, many are seeing an influx of nurses with less real-world experience. Nurses fresh out of school were unable to complete their on-site clinicals due to Covid, leaving students to learn as best they could in online skills labs and other solitary training, … Read more

FACE TO FACE: Kenise on track with a home-grown hit and skills she wants to pass on

By FELICITY DARVILLE WHAT do you get when you combine a hard-working mom with a passion for arts and crafts, a knack for doing business and a commitment to helping the next generation? You get “Something Beautiful” – that’s the name of Kenise Darville’s company, which is gaining popularity in the tumbler world with outstanding … Read more

Master carver James Rickard hangs up tools after 55 years with New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute

Kahu Apr 25, 2022 10:09 PM3 minutes to read James Rickard has been honing his carving skills for more than 50 years. Photo / Supplied With his signature durag, ready smile and unmatched work ethic, master carver James Rickard has been a part of the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute since he enrolled … Read more

7 kid-friendly cookbooks to help build kitchen confidence and culinary skills

My toddler son has been helping me in the kitchen since he was old enough to sit on the counter and mix a bowl of banana nut bread batter, or sprinkle spices to prepare roasted russet potatoes. He’s now comfortable flipping through cookbooks and pointing to what he wants to prepare. I’m thrilled he loves … Read more