Education Off the Playing Field

FKudos to the Indiana University Kelley School of Business for the recent announcement of a partnership with the National Football League Players Association. Career development, certificate and degree graduate level program options are part of the mix for current and former players.

Preparing young people for life off the field is a very good thing. Astonishingly, media reports have indicated as many as three-quarters of NFL players are bankrupt within five years of retirement. Details are in this press release.

This is only the latest example of Indiana institutions and businesses working with athletes. The current BizVoice magazine spotlights Indiana University East and its online program for tennis players (including Venus Williams) and the Language Training Center’s work with LPGA golfers.

Language Training Center Can Help Your Workforce Learn English

If you’d like to diversify your knowledge base in these tough times or help your colleagues or staff improve their English skills, the Language Training Center in Indianapolis is offering a series of new classes. Here’s the info:

Our ESL instruction is characterized by its dynamic, energetic style. Customized language training at LTC will give you the skills to speak, listen, read and write in English. Utilizing highly trained language instructors, LTC’s functional approach focuses on learning in an environment that is both challenging and productive. Let the experts at Language Training Center help you with the complexities of language learning.

• January 27th-March 31st 
• Offered Tuesdays
• 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.
• Costs $295
• Build your vocabulary and idioms
• Deepen your understanding of American culture
• Acquire effective listening and speaking skills
• Improve pronunciation

If you’re learning a new language, all I can say is I hope you’re better at it than I am in French. I took four years of it in school, but the only phrases I can really say translate to "Where is the bathroom?" and "Do you like Bob Saget, too?"

Anyway, check out their web site and give the Language Training Center a shot. Contact them at (317) 578-4577. We’ve been proud to call them an Indiana Chamber member since 2001 and they’ve been a great asset in educating Indiana’s workforce.