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May 25, 2018

New workforce training classes


Our Business & Community Training Center provides customized instructor-led training courses to build your leadership and workforce technical skills.

For more information or to register for any of these classes, call Patti Simpson at 606-677-6000 or email psimpson@centertech.com.

Registration is $149 per class. Please register at least five days before the start of each class.


Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 2
May 31
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Carol Whitson
You already know how to get Excel to perform simple calculations and how to modify your workbooks and worksheets to make them easier to read, interpret, and present to others. However, Excel is capable of doing so much more. And that’s exactly what this course aims to help you do.


Microsoft Office Word Beyond the Basics 2016
June 5
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Carol Whitson
Ready to tackle more advanced features in Word? These features enable you to create complex and professional documents with a consistent look and feel. Creating professional-looking documents can help you give your organization a competitive edge. Implementing time-saving features such as document templates and automated mailings helps your organization reduce expenses. Mastering these techniques will make you a valued employee in your organization.



Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 1
June 6
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Carol Whitson
Excel can help you organize, calculate, analyze, revise, update, and present your data in ways that will help the decision makers in your organization steer you in the right direction. It will also make these tasks much easier for you to accomplish, and in much less time, than if you used traditional pen-and-paper methods or non-specialized software. This course aims to provide you with a foundation for Excel knowledge and skills.


Excellence in Supervision
June 14
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Instructor: ExecuTrain of Kentucky
This course will show you how to gain the respect and support of your employees; use coaching skills to help others excel and accomplish goals; deal effectively with changing times and confusing situations; communicate confidently with your employees, peers, and manager; and establish expectations for high performance.


Get Going with Intuit QuickBooks
June 18
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Carol Whitson
You will use the basic features of QuickBooks to record and track your business transactions. Students will explore QuickBooks interface and access the QuickBooks centers; set up a company and update the chart of accounts: build and manage lists; manage inventory; record a product sale; create invoice for services; and work with bank accounts.


Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 2
June 19
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Carol Whitson
You already know how to get Excel to perform simple calculations and how to modify your workbooks and worksheets to make them easier to read, interpret, and present to others. But, Excel is capable of doing so much more. In this course, you will explore advanced features of Excel.


Keep Going with Intuit QuickBooks
June 21
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Carol Whitson
Keep Going with QuickBooks is for students already familiar with Intuit QuickBooks wanting to advance their skills and improve performance. The topics range from memorizing transactions, customizing forms to sharing files with an accountant.


Project Management Essentials
June 26
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Instructor: ExecuTrain of Kentucky
This course covers fundamentals of project management. Students learn how to identify project participants, goals, objectives, activities, and constraints. Course activities also cover activity dependencies, activity analysis, project schedules and budgets, network diagrams, Gantt charts, CPM scheduling, and activity duration compression.


Time Management/Organizational Skills/Professionalism
June 28
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Instructor: ExecuTrain of Kentucky
It doesn’t matter if you use a paper notebook or the fanciest smartphone, mastering your use of time will help you achieve more and worry less. Everyone has the power to take control of their time. Learn the basic principles of time management and also learn the benefits of organization, how to manage paperwork and organize your desk, and where items should be kept.

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