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Busy business professionals can now receive advanced technical training with minimal impact on their work schedules, spend less time away from the office, and reduce expenses associated with travel without sacrificing a live learning environment.

Online LIVE classes—live, expert instruction on the Web in the nation’s leading technical training courses—are available through The Center for Rural Development’s Your Center of Learning business and workplace training program.

Representatives from New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, The Center’s e-learning and training partner, will lead a free informational session on Tuesday, April 3, from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at The Center in Somerset on the industry-leading, e-learning offering, Online LIVE.

The Online LIVE session will take place prior to the monthly luncheon meeting of the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce held in The Center’s Exhibit Hall. Business professionals and employers in the region are invited to come early, attend the informational session, and then stay for the local Chamber meeting.

These instructor-led classes, taught by respected experts from across the nation, come with a “Guaranteed-to-Run” commitment, which means students are assured classes will not be canceled due to low enrollments. Employers who train through Online LIVE classes also will receive exclusive pricing discounts through The Center.

During the session, The Center and New Horizons will be discussing the advantages of this comprehensive advanced technical training program that is helping prepare employees with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the critical needs of training in the workplace.

Online LIVE gives employers in Southern and Eastern Kentucky a virtually unlimited array of  certification-track advanced technical training classes, all offered, in a classroom setting, on-site at The Center for Rural Development. Some of the most advanced training available in the nation is available through this innovative distance learning program.”

Larry Combs,
Director of Business Services
The Center for Rural Development

Online LIVE is an integrated learning experience, using the Internet to provide live, interactive lessons between an instructor and students. Although separated by geography, instructors and students share active discussions, practice labs, simultaneous document viewing, and virtual rooms for breakout groups.

More than 2,000 advanced instructor-led, technical training courses are available through Online LIVE including:

  • Microsoft course offerings in Server, SQL, SharePoint, Visio, and many more, all taught by a Microsoft-certified trainer.
  • Broad spectrum of CompTIA specialized training with real-world IT skills through such classes as A+, Network+, Security +, and Server+.
  • Cisco technology delivered through advanced training to prepare students for Cisco certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, CCSP, CCDP, CCIP, or CCVP.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are just a few of the class offerings provided through the Microsoft Office System.
  • Course offerings in some of Adobe’s most popular products, such as Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, and Flash.

Other training categories include ITIL, EC-Council (CEH), VMware (vSphere, View), Crystal Reports, ISC2 (CISSP), business skills, and Project Management Professional (PMP).

All course offerings are delivered in the second-floor training classroom at The Center, located at 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset, Ky.

The Center, a nonprofit economic development organization, is a nationally recognized, high-tech facility that also serves as a top-notch training-delivery center.

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, located in Lexington, Ky., has been delivering 30 years of computer training to more than 30 million students worldwide. New Horizons, which features the innovative Online LIVE system, is the world’s largest independent IT training company with 300 centers in 70 countries.

 For more information about Online LIVE course offerings, course content, or to pre-register for the informational session scheduled for April 3, contact Robyn Phillips, The Center’s training and e-learning service coordinator, at 606-677-6000 or email