The Center for Rural Development

We change people's lives.

January 22, 2020

Check out our training classes

Microsoft Office & QuickBooks training

  • Get Going with QuickBooks: Jan. 24
    You will use the basic features of QuickBooks to record and track your business transactions. Students will explore the QuickBooks interface and access 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.
  • Keep Going with QuickBooks: Feb. 13
    This course is for students already familiar with 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 1: Feb. 19
    Excel can help you organize, calculate, analyze, revise, update and present your data. When employees know how to use Excel, it improves their efficiency in the workplace. This course will help you build your Excel knowledge and skills.
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Part 2: Feb. 21
    You already know how to get Excel to perform simple calculations and 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. This course is targeted for advanced Excel users who want to learn how to use advanced workbooks and worksheets in this course.
  • Project Management Fundamentals: Feb. 27
    Successfully managing a project requires effective planning and adherence to the industry’s best practices in every step of the process. By understanding the fundamentals of project management, you will be better prepared to initiate a project in your organization and position it for success.

All of these training courses, taught by Carol Whitson, will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at The Center for Rural Development. Registration is $149 per person.

Grant Writing 201

Do you have a basic understanding of grant writing, but would like to learn more? Grant Writing 201 will help you take your grant writing skills to the next level. Instructor Melissa Vermillion will teach you what to look for in a grant solicitation, how to make your application competitive, and search for grant funding sources. This workshop will be held at The Center for Rural Development and is a follow-up to Grant Writing 102.  Registration is $149 per person.

Contact information

For more information about any of these training courses, or to register, call Patti Simpson at 606-677-6000 or email

All of our training courses are presented by The Center for Rural Development’s Business & Community Training Center.



Comments are closed.

Additional Headlines

Find us on Facebook