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July 22, 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

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


Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 2
July 20
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 advance your Excel skills.

Business Etiquette
July 26
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Instructor: ExecuTrain of Kentucky

Learn how to build relationships, create a professional appearance, develop positive relationships with co-workers, and practice cubicle and office etiquette. In addition, the course teaches students the appropriate behavior and etiquette when using the Internet, in daily communications, and in meetings.

Emotional Intelligence Works-Think, Be and Work Smarter
Free soft skills training
July 31
1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: ExecuTrain of Kentucky
Presented by The Center for Rural Development and Appalachian Regional Commission

Intellectual and technical skills are no longer enough on their own to assure success in the workplace. Emotional intelligence allows you to connect with others one-on-one and in groups—a critical skill in business today.  People who are emotionally smart waste less time on personality conflicts, stay in control under stress, and achieve greater satisfaction at work and at home.

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