[Spotlight] TAK University
By: Cassidy White
TAK University, located at 1213 Greensboro Rd., is a new alternative school for audio engineering and business that has just opened in High Point. According to TAK’s president, Keith Goins, the school provides individuals the opportunity to gain experience that will lead to employment. TAK University focuses on creating job opportunities for those who have lost jobs in the past. The school emphasizes the fact that anyone can create jobs for themselves and become wealthy and successful.
“Through my studies in economics and business, I realized that the supply in jobs is having a tough time in need of demand for a growing population,” Goins said.
Since technology is forever evolving, Goins believes that if someone changes their mindset, they can become a job creator. TAK University has always been in the back of his mind, but within the past six months, it has become a reality. He said conversations with friends helped to bring clarity to a problem and help find a solution.
“People are saying that they wish they could change something,” Goins said. “I raised my hand, and I’m the person to do it. I can get it done.”
Goins said that TAK University is a school for those who “believe it is imperative to be entrepreneurs and idealists.”
TAK University is now accepting applications for the school year starting on Nov. 4, and classes will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Goins said there are only 30 spots are available, and some people have already submitted their applications. Goins said that anyone interested in attending should send an application explaining specifically what they are looking for. Goins said TAK University does not require any general elective classes, as all of the focus will be on audio and business. Every element at TAK University comes together to create a project for students, Goins said, the overall project will set up students to be successful in the real world.
TAK University focuses on three components: audio production, video production and business. In the audio production program, Goins said students would learn how to properly operate machines, mix and distinguish sounds to put those sounds into a format. The university will send students audio production kits, equipped with microphones, monitors, headphones and everything else needed to mix audio or record it. These audio production kits allow TAK University students the ability to practice learned skills at home on their own time. Students will also gain knowledge on troubleshooting the technology and programs on their own.
In the business and entrepreneur program, Goins said, students will learn how to control behavior and communicate to build and execute a business plan. TAK University is a private, for-profit school, but Goins is hoping to turn it into a nonprofit in the near future. Goins wants to be able to give each individual the experience that they need to succeed, and in order to do that, TAK needs to be affordable for everyone.
“This will help lower-income communities; People will come into this country, and we cannot do anything about it,” Goins said. “What’s the best thing to do? Teach them how to create.”
For more information, call Keith Goins (336) 781-0594, email TAK.email@example.com or visit the website.