Author: Ben Hirst
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2009-08
The Second Edition of Exam Prep: Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations is designed to thoroughly prepare you for a Hazardous Materials certification, promotion, or training examination by including the same type of multiple-choice questions you are likely to encounter on the actual exam. To help improve examination scores, this preparation guide follows Performance Training Systems, Inc.’s Systematic Approach to Examination Preparation. Exam Prep: Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations is written by fire personnel explicitly for fire personnel, and all content has been verified with the latest reference materials and by a technical review committee. Your exam performance will improve after using this system!
Release Date: 2010-05-25
Genre: Study Aids
Master the Mechanical Aptitude & Spatial Relations Tests provides the key to test-prep success on exams measuring spatial relations, symbol reasoning, and mechnical aptitude fro training and employment opportunities in the military, civil service, technical schools, and private industry. Featuring practice questions covering all major exam topics-including hidden figures, tool knowledge, and mechnical insight-with overviews of concepts that appear on mechanical aptitude/spatial relations exams, such as visual-motor coordination and pattern analysis. The book also includes detailed subject reviews, along with charts and diagrams to illustrate answers.
Author: Margaret Grosh
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Release Date: 2008-08-25
Genre: Political Science
Safety nets are noncontributory transfer programs targeted to the poor or vulnerable. They play important roles in social policy. Safety nets redistribute income, thereby immediately reducing poverty and inequality; they enable households to invest in the human capital of their children and in the livelihoods of their earners; they help households manage risk, both ex ante and ex post; and they allow governments to implement macroeconomic or sectoral reforms that support efficiency and growth. To be effective, safety nets must not only be well intended, but also well designed and well implemented. A good safety net system and its programs are tailored to country circumstances, adequate in their coverage and generosity, equitable, cost-effective, incentive compatible, and sustainable. Good safety nets are also dynamic and change over time as the economy changes or as management problems are solved and new standards are set. Drawing on a wealth of research, policy, and operational documents from both academia and the World Bank s work in over 100 countries, For Protection and Promotion provides pragmatic and informed guidance on how to design and implement safety nets, including useful information on how to define eligibility and select beneficiaries, set and pay benefits, and monitor and evaluate programs and systems. The book synthesizes the literature to date and enriches it with new examples on various program options cash transfers (conditional and unconditional), in-kind transfers, price subsidies, fee waivers, and public works. It concludes with a comprehensive diagnostic for fitting safety net systems and programs to specific circumstances.
Providing the most current, comprehensive coverage available, CAREER COUNSELING: A HOLISTIC APPROACH, 8e equips students with a solid understanding of the theoretical models of career counseling and practical techniques on how to effectively counsel clients about career issues. Keeping career counseling relevant to all counseling students, Vernon Zunker uses an innovative holistic or whole person approach, demonstrating how to consider values, temperament, talents, and passions when integrating career with personal counseling to determine a client’s best career fit. The thoroughly revised and updated Eighth Edition of this classic includes all-new chapters on integrating career and personal counseling, job loss and transitions, adult career development, and career-related programs in middle schools. In addition, diversity issues are integrated throughout, while relevant case studies bring chapter concepts to life. The text is also packed with tools to help students maximize their success in class and on the licensing exam. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Joanna Ledgerwood
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Release Date: 2006-08-30
Genre: Business & Economics
In response to a clear need by low-income people to gain access to the full range of financial services including savings, a growing number of microfinance NGOs are seeking guidelines to transform from credit-focused microfinance organizations to regulated deposit-taking financial intermediaries. In response to this trend, this book presents a practical 'how-to' manual for MFIs to develop the capacity to become licensed and regulated to mobilize deposits from the public. 'Transforming Microfinance Institutions' provides guidelines for regulators to license and regulate microfinance providers, and for transforming MFIs to meet the demands of two major new stakeholders regulators and shareholders. As such, it focuses on developing the capacity of NGO MFIs to mobilize and intermediate voluntary savings. Drawing from worldwide experience, it outlines how to manage the transformation process and address major strategic and operational issues inherent in transformation including competitive positioning, business planning, accessing capital and shareholders, and how to 'transform' the MFI's human resources, financial management, MIS, internal controls, and branch operations. Case studies then provide examples of developing a new regulatory tier for microfinance, and how a Ugandan NGO transformed to become a licensed financial intermediary. This book will be invaluable to regulators and microfinance NGOs contemplating institutional transformation and will be of tremendous use to donors and technical support agencies supporting MFIs in their transformation.
Author: Joan U. Levy
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Study Aids
This handbook offers training for success on exams that measure mechanical aptitude, symbol reasoning, and spatial relations for employment opportunities in the military, civil service, and private industry. The book features practice questions that cover all major exam topics.