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Multi-trade - Understanding of the many different types of trades such as Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Plastering, Tiling, Painting and Decorating, Joinery and more. Source: Wikipedia Nano data analysis behavior focus - Motivated by increased concern over energy consumption in modern data centers, a new computing platform called Nano Data Centers (NaDa) uses ISP-controlled home gateways to provide computing and storage services and adopts a managed peer-to-peer model to form a distributed data center infrastructure. These savings stem from energy-preserving properties inherent to NaDa such as the reuse of already committed baseline power on underutilized gateways, the avoidance of cooling costs, and the reduction of network energy consumption as a result of demand and service co-localization in NaDa. NaDa (Nanodatacenters) is the next step in data hosting and in the content distribution paradigm. By enabling a distributed hosting edge infrastructure, NaDa can enable the next generation of interactive services and applications to flourish, complementing existing data centers and reaching a massive number of users in a much more efficient manner. Source: NanoDataCenters National and International geography studies - Geography is the study of Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live. Geography puts this understanding of social and physical processes within the context of places and regions - recognizing the differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world, and the links between them. Understanding the causes of differences and inequalities between places and social groups underlie much of the newer developments in human geography. It is in the broadest sense, an education for life and for living. Learning through geography – whether gained through formal learning or experientially through travel, fieldwork and expeditions – helps us all to be more socially and environmentally sensitive, informed and responsible citizens and employees. Source: Geographical Society Nutrition and dietary skills -Understanding and practicing food and nutrition services, food preparation, planning, menu development, and nutritional education. Source: www.Nutrition411.com Office management - Organize and supervise all of the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of an office through a range of administrative and IT-related tasks with the responsibility for ensuring that the office runs efficiently. Source: www.businessdictionary.com Office technicians - Work with office technology. They work to install, upgrade, repair and troubleshoot computer systems, software packages, copiers, fax machines, printers and other commonly used pieces of office technology. Some office technicians work as information technologist specialists for medium and large businesses and governmental agencies. Other office technicians work for companies, which provide technical services to many small businesses in a local or regional area. In addition, some office technicians are self-employed and act as technicians for one or more businesses. Office technicians are often required to drive from location to location during a day's work and some may also attempt to sell additional products or services to their clients as needed. Source.bls.gov OSHA 10 - The OSHA 10 Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Program is intended to provide an entry level construction worker's general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site. OSHA requires employees throughout the US to complete training by December 1, 2013 to be in compliance with new GHS standards. Source: OSHA.com Patent filing/application - A request pending at a patent office for the grant of a patent for the invention described and claimed by that application. An application consists of a description of the invention (the patent specification), together with official forms and correspondence relating to the application. Source: Wikipedia ©Copyright 2014, North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 45