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If you are looking for advanced, certification-track technical training for yourself or your employees—and want it close to home in a flexible schedule that fits your lifestyle—Online LIVE at The Center for Rural Development can meet your training needs.

Just ask Online Live student Jacob “Jake” Moss.

Moss, executive director of Jackson County Ministries in Annville, Ky., was looking for a way to receive instructor-led professional training in Microsoft’s PowerPoint presentation software when he received an email blast from The Center on its new Online LIVE training.

“Through online training, I learned some new techniques and shortcuts to enhance and create my presentations. I use PowerPoint for my board presentations and also when meeting with financial supporters.”

Online LIVE student Jacob “Jake” Moss

Live, expert instruction on the Web in the nation’s leading technical training courses is now available through The Center’s Your Center of Learning business and workplace training program.

The Center and New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, its e-learning and training partner, introduced Online LIVE for advanced technical training to professional leaders and business executives for the first time on April 3 at a free informational session prior to the start of the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce monthly business meeting and luncheon.

New Horizons President Nick Esselman

While New Horizons president Nick Esselman was explaining the benefits of the comprehensive training program to participants at the informational session, Moss was taking his first Online LIVE class in the training classroom on the second floor.

With a “Guaranteed-to-Run” commitment, Moss did not have to worry about low class enrollments or fear of the class being cancelled at the last minute because Online Live guarantees students are able to take classes on their own time schedule.

Employers who train through Online LIVE classes also will receive exclusive pricing discounts through The Center.

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,” Larry Combs, Director of Business Services, said. “Some of the most advanced training available in the nation is available through this innovative distance learning program.”

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.

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, contact Robyn Phillips, The Center’s training and e-learning service coordinator, at 606-677-6000 or email