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November 18, 2019

Check out our training classes

Microsoft Office & QuickBooks training

  • Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Part 2: Nov. 13
    You already know how to get Excel to perform simple calculations and to modify workbooks and worksheets. Now, take your Excel skills to the next level. This course builds on skills learned in Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 1.
  • Get Going with QuickBooks: Dec. 5
    Students will use the basic features of QuickBooks to record and track business transactions.
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Part 1: Dec. 9
    Excel can help you organize, calculate, analyze, revise, update and present data. Get started building your knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office Excel.
  • Keep Going with QuickBooks: Dec. 11
    This training course is targeted for QuickBooks users who want to advance their skills and improve performance. Topics range from memorizing transactions, customizing forms to sharing files with an accountant.

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.

Becoming Your Best in the Workplace

Becoming Your Best in the Workplace:
A half-day no-cost training workshop

If you are unemployed or underemployed and live in one of these coal-impacted counties, you are eligible to attend this training at no cost: Bell, Clay, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, McCreary, Perry, Pulaski, and Whitley.

Instructor Jeremy A. Taylor will provide valuable essential skills training to get you job ready and help make you more efficient in the workplace.

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.



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