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August 17, 2018

Career & workforce training classes


The Center for Rural Development’s 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 for business classes. Please register at least five days before the start of each class.


Get Going with Intuit QuickBooks
Aug. 14
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Center for Rural Development (Somerset)
Instructor: Carol Whitson
Cost: $149 per person

During this training, you will use the basic features of QuickBooks to record and track your business transactions. Students will be able to explore the 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.


Business Etiquette & Professionalism
Free soft skills training
Aug. 15
1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College (Middlesboro)
Instructor: ExecuTrain of Kentucky
Presented by The Center for Rural Development and Appalachian Regional Commission

The rules of business are more flexible than ever before. That means it’s actually harder to know what’s appropriate at any time. Fortunately, the keys to conducting yourself at internal or client meetings, at any given time, are still understanding, kindness, and courtesy. Make sure you know how to represent yourself and your company in any situation.


Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 1
Aug. 17
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Carol Whitson
The Center for Rural Development (Somerset)
Cost: $149 per person 

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, which you can build upon to eventually become an expert in data manipulation.


Excellence in Supervision
Aug. 22
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Center for Rural Development (Somerset)
Instructor: ExecuTrain of Kentucky
Cost: $149 per person

As a supervisor, you must lead employees to success and understand that their success is your success. 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.


Keep Going with Intuit QuickBooks
Aug. 23
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Center for Rural Development (Somerset)
Instructor: Carol Whitson
Cost: $149 per person 

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.


Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 2
Aug. 28
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Center for Rural Development (Somerset)
Instructor: Carol Whitson
Cost: $149 per person

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. To gain a truly competitive edge, you need to be able to extract actionable organizational intelligence from your raw data. In other words, when you have questions about your data, you need to know how to get Excel to provide the answers for you. And that’s exactly what this course aims to help you do.


Project Management Essentials
Aug. 29
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Center for Rural Development (Somerset)
Instructor: ExecuTrain of Kentucky
Cost: $149 per person

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.


Microsoft Office Word Beyond the Basics 2016
Aug. 31
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Center for Rural Development (Somerset)
Instructor: Carol Whitson
Cost: $149 per person

Ready to tackle more advanced features in Word? These features enable you to create complex and professional documents with a consistent look and feel. They also enable you to automate tedious tasks, such as preparing a letter to send to every customer of your organization. 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.


 

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