Nashville’s booming tech talent need – Nossi’s Ready

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

In a Nashville Business Journal article by Joel Stinnett, Nashville’s pool of tech talent is growing and it’s doing so at a faster rate than its peer cities. Nashville has added 8,800 tech workers in the past five years, a 43.3 percent increase, making it the most rapidly growing small market for tech talent in the U.S. and Canada, according to CBRE’s 2018 Scoring Tech Talent report, released this week. CBRE defines a small market as a city with fewer than 50,000 tech workers. Nashville employed a little more than 29,000 tech workers in 2017, according to the study. Read the full article here.   Nossi College is evolving alongside this growth and is committed to being an institution recognizing tech trends in the workforce and applying these trends in the classroom. This growth opportunity helped to diversify and expanded our programs to supply the talent for Nashville’s emerging career fields in technology. Our unique programs can suit any skill level and interests as we offer options from Certificate Programs, Associate Degrees, Bachelor’s Degrees, and we are introducing a masters in instructional design and technologies this spring. In recognition of the booming Nashville tech industry we are proud to offer a new 14 week User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) Certificate Program a fast track option that prepares graduates for careers in UX and UI web design. The curriculum can suit beginners and existing professionals in the graphic design, marketing, interactive design, software development and front or back-end development fields. It will…

International Travel – Nossi’s First Study Abroad Trip Was a Success!

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Nossi College introduced our first study abroad trip to Ecuador in 2018. With an itinerary to check out the local scene and connect with the community, this group spent eight days on an international adventure. Nashville powerhouse photographer (and luckily also an amazing Nossi instructor), Sheri Oneal and 12 eager photo students share their journey. The images are gorgeous, students were a little sunburned, but everyone came back on top of the world after this amazing adventure. Below are photos from photo students and excerpts from Sheri Oneals’ blog. Read more of Sheri’s blog here. Nossi’s Photo Program Day 8! As our journey comes to an end, we are very grateful for the experience and especially, the honor of being the first Nossi College of Art study abroad group!   “It was really nice to feel a bond with the folks over there, but also with the students. We learned a lot about each other.” “There are things about each of us that no one may ever know, but our stories and experiences often help others feel connected.” To discover more about the pros and cons of travel and how cultural differences made for the best memories throughout the journey, visit Sheri’s website here.  Day 7! [Photography by: Alexandra Cale, Emma Wilson and Michiah Posey] This day was particularly special because we knew it was our last day exploring Ecuador and we were determined to enjoy all we could, even along our 4-hour drive back to Guayaquil, where we will fly…

Nossi Students attend Nashville Business Journal #LevelUp networking event

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

Written by Debra Holloman – images by Gabbie Karademos As part of membership in Kappa Pi – an academic based leadership group at Nossi College – Debra Holloman, an illustration student and Gabbie Karademos, a photography student, attended a Nashville Business Journal networking and panel event called #levelup. The Business Journal introduced several Nashville young professionals who started at the bottom and want to share professional advice you won’t necessarily find in a book. At this event, students learn leadership strategies to help communication skills, understand your value in the workplace and leverage your resources.   A group of about 100 professionals from all walks of life gathered at The Listening Room in downtown Nashville to hear a panel of successful entrepreneurs talk about their highs and lows and how they came to be at the top of their chosen career fields. Featured on the panel were Michael Brody-Waite, CEO of Nashville Entrepreneur Center; Kandace Harris, Assistant Vice President of Regions Financial Corporation Advisors; Morgan Kenney, agent at WME Nashville Office; Joshua Mundy, owner of Music City Cleaners; and Lauren Reed, founder of Reed Public Relations. The panel was moderated by Eleanor Kennedy who is a senior reporter at Nashville Business Journal. An empty chair on the panel was provided as an audience participation chair. Throughout the hour discussion various audience members joined the panel on stage to participate in the discussion. The discussion focused around questions such as: How did it feel working for someone else and then transitioning to…

Hands-On Learning Versus Learning Online

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

When is it best to take an online class versus a class on campus?You have probably seen or heard lots advertisements for online classes and online degrees, making your choice harder.Before making a decision about where you earn your creative degree, consider why learning at Nossi College of Art can have a greater impact on your professional career than an ONLINE-ONLY education. At Nossi, you spend your first day of class meeting your instructors and learning about their professional, creative lives in Middle Tennessee. Connect with classmates who share your interests, passions and creative gifts. As the semester progresses, you will collaborate with students in class as well as with students in other programs, learning about all creative fields and how they can benefit your professional career. Nossi’s classrooms are interactive environments providing you with critiques for artwork, discussions on client relations, debates on methodologies and advice for pricing your work. There is no better way to learn these skills than in person. So when is it beneficial to learn online? Nossi offers general education courses within an online classroom, so you don’t always have to commute to campus. This online function for general education courses helps fit class into your already busy schedule. It is your decision to learn online or in person. We understand it can be difficult to work a full-time job, go to school and balance your life – but there is a way! Over 300 students do it every year with Nossi. When making your…

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