Monday, April 4, 2011

Blog Post #5 Innovation On The Move

Class -Workplace Innovation, Instructor Todd Perrault

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI

Blog Post #5

Team Innovation Tigers Class Room Progress
     Recently, I was working on an innovative project for the ACES NWTC Club of which I am the president. The idea is to get the names of the members out and in front of the eyes of area business employers. As an employer, it can be a little overwhelming trying to find quality people. The project is to use the blog format in an effort to make it easy for employer access and student use. During the first part of the process, the committee determined what we wanted and how to operate the blog. For ease of use, I compared the tools and ease of usage to the Word Press blog format. I found that has the ease of blog ability and has more tools to use. I set up the preliminary sites on both to have the ACES committee review and give their opinion. It is important to get the blog up and running before the end of the month. The ACES will be having an end of the semester interview training. At that time we will be having Linkedin training and blog spot sign up. This is an effort to give graduating seniors extra help with job hunting. The competitive job market is requiring innovative ideas to sharpen the edge.

     In class we are learning about the innovations of many different successful companies. I find it interesting that it’s not just the new high tech companies that are prospering because of innovation. Companies like General Electric, which was one of the longest companies on the Dow Jones Industrial is an example.
     Our edge in innovation comes from practicing with the tools and methods we have learned in the textbook in the first part of the semester. We are proceeding forward with the Verge project. The Verge seemed simple enough, until we realized the project we are implementing has to work with a variety of makes and models of vehicles and different styles of oil containers. Research for measurements is going to require team work. 

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