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November 21, 2019

Business & Community Training Center

Students enjoy professional instruction during Your Center of Learning Training Cources The Center for Rural Development stands ready to provide solutions to move your business ahead in a highly competitive business environment and critical training for your employees in Business & Community Training Center, The Center’s workforce- and career-training program.

Business & Community Training Center offers instructor-led, in-person training courses to help businesses meet their workforce needs.

The instructor-led courses—both in the form of one-day classes and more extensive six-to-10-week sessions—help participants build the skills they need to set themselves apart from their peers in a fast-paced, ever-changing business climate. Instructors teach critical concepts using a fun, hands-on approach to help address all types of learning styles.

Subject matter covered by the courses includes leadership, communication styles, entry-level management, computer literacy, sales, and customer service.

These courses are open to individuals, or to employers who wish to send blocks of their employees for training.

Current Business & Community Training Center courses are listed below, for a list of all events at The Center please check out our upcoming events page.

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Dec
5
Thu
Get Going with Intuit QuickBooks
Dec 5 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Get Going with Intuit QuickBooks

You will use the basic features of QuickBooks to record and track your business transactions.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explore the QuickBooks interface and access the QuickBooks centers available in QuickBooks to familiarize yourself with the application
  • Set up a company and update the Chart of Accounts using the EasyStep Interview Wizard feature
  • Build and manage lists using the options available in the QuickBooks centers
  • Manage inventory using the options in the Vendor Center
  • Record a product sale in QuickBooks using the options in the Customer Center
  • Create invoice for services using the options in the Vendors Center

Cost: $149 (Please register at least five days before the start of class.)

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Meet the Instructor

Carol Whitson is a certified Microsoft Office specialist and has her GISP (Geographic Information Specialist Professional) certification. She is proficient in Microsoft Office family of products, QuickBooks, and Sage software, and has taught various custom software courses.

Carol Whitson

Carol Whitson

 

 

 

 

Dec
7
Sat
Little Chefs Holiday Cooking Class
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Little Chefs Holiday Cooking Class | Dec. 7 | 2 p.m.-4 p.m. | $15 for children and $25 for adults

Celebrate the holidays with a fun, interactive cooking class you can enjoy with your children.

In The Center for Rural Development’s Little Chefs Holiday Cooking Class, children will join Chef Mete Sergin to make tasty Christmas party pinwheels and festive cake pops.

We also will be mixing up some holiday punch for everyone to enjoy.

All children attending the holiday cooking class must be accompanied by a paying adult to help with food preparations.

Registration is $15 for children and $25 for adults. The cooking class is designed exclusively for children between the ages of 5-15 years old.

Our Little Chefs cooking classes are very popular and advanced registration is encouraged. Please call 606-677-6000 to see if space is available, if you do not register in advance.

For more information, call or email Patti at training@centertech.com.

Little Chefs Holiday Cooking Class is presented by The Center for Rural Development’s Business and Community Training Center and sponsored by Kroger Marketplace in Stonegate Center.

Dec
9
Mon
Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 1
Dec 9 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 1

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.

Of course, knowing exactly how to ask Excel the questions that you need answered, which questions you can even ask, and how to interpret the answers Excel gives is necessary before you can even begin to embark on the journey ahead. This course aims to provide you with the Excel knowledge and skills necessary to begin that journey.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to create and develop Excel worksheets and workbooks in order to work with and analyze the data that is critical to the success of your organization.

You will:

  • Get started with Microsoft Office Excel 2016
  • Perform calculations
  • Modify a worksheet
  • Format a worksheet
  • Print workbooks
  • Manage workbooks

Target Students
This course is targeted for students who wish to gain the fundamental understanding of Microsoft Office Excel 2016 that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.

Cost: $149 (Please register at least five days before the start of class.)

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Meet the Instructor

Carol Whitson is a certified Microsoft Office specialist and has her GISP (Geographic Information Specialist Professional) certification. She is proficient in Microsoft Office (2007-2013) family of products, QuickBooks, and Sage software and has taught various GIS and custom software courses.

Carol Whitson

Carol Whitson

 

 

 

Dec
10
Tue
Becoming Your Best in the Workplace training (McCreary County)
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

No-cost essential skills training on Dec. 10  for unemployed and underemployed individuals in McCreary County 

The Center for Rural Development is providing no-cost essential skills training for unemployed and underemployed individuals in McCreary County.

The instructor-led training, entitled “Becoming Your Best in the Workplace,” will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at McCreary County Public Library, Community Room, #6 North Main Street, Whitley City, KY.

“Having the technical skills to do a job is often not enough,” said Patti Simpson, training manager for The Center’s Business & Community Training Center. “Showing up on time, dressing appropriately, and being a team player are also important essential skills that are critical to workplace and employee success.”

Instructor Jeremy A. Taylor will provide valuable essential work skills that will help unemployed and underemployed individuals find and retain gainful employment in an ever-changing job market.

Some of the topics to be explored during the training include:

  • How to communicate effectively; prepare for a job interview
  • Be a team player and valuable employee
  • Solve problems that arise on the job
  • Professionalism in the workplace
  • Putting all of these skills together to be the best you can be in the workplace

“Becoming Your Best in the Workplace” is one of the career and workforce training courses presented by The Center’s Business & Community Training Center.

The training is offered at no cost to unemployed and underemployed individuals who live in one of the following coal-impacted Kentucky counties: Bell, Clay, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, Letcher, McCreary, Perry, Pulaski, and Whitley.

For more information on the training course, call Business & Community Training Center manager Patti Simpson at 606-677-6000 or email training@centertech.com.

 

 

Dec
11
Wed
Keep Going with Intuit QuickBooks
Dec 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 Keep Going with Intuit QuickBooks

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.

Course Objective
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Customize forms
  • Use other QuickBooks accounts
  • Create reports
  • Create graphs
  • Track and pay sales tax
  • Prepare payroll with QuickBooks
  • Estimate, time track, and job cost
  • Write letters

Cost: $149 (Please register at least five days before the start of class.)

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Meet the Instructor

Carol Whitson is a certified Microsoft Office specialist and has her GISP (Geographic Information Specialist Professional) certification. She is proficient in Microsoft Office family of products, QuickBooks, and Sage software, and has taught various custom software courses.

Carol Whitson

Carol Whitson

 

 

 

 

Dec
17
Tue
Your Own Painted Canvas-Where Fun Meets Art painting class
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Explore your creative side in The Center for Rural Development’s new painting series, “Your Own Painted Canvas – Where Fun Meets Art.”

Join us to celebrate the spirit of this holiday season as we bring an iconic little Christmas tree to life! We’ll be working with festive colors and a mix of acrylic and ink to create these folky paintings that remind us that it’s not how you celebrate, but who you celebrate it with that makes this time of year so special.

Award-winning instructor Jeremy Scrimager will guide you through creating your own version of this monthly featured painting. The Center will provide everything needed, along with the clean-up, so you can just show up and have a great time.

The painting class will run from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. and costs $35 per person. Participants must be over 12 years old to participate.

Registration will close 48 hours prior to class, with a limit of 30 people per class. If the class is full, please contact The Center at 606-677-6000 to be placed on a waiting list.

Our painting classes continue in 2020. Keep watching for more information about our Jan. 21 painting class.

 

Jan
29
Wed
Grant Writing 201 Workshop
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

If you want to learn more about federal grants, Grant Writing 201 is for you!

In Grant Writing 201, you’ll learn some of the most important parts about preparing and submitting a successful federal grant application.

Instructor Melissa Vermillion, director of grants and contracts for Hazard Community and Technical College, will cover what to look for in a grant solicitation and how to make your application competitive.

Participants also will take an in-depth look at an online system, www.grants.gov, focused on improving access to services via the Internet. The website is currently the single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies.

Grant Writing 201 is presented by The Center for Rural Development’s Business & Community Training Center. Registration is $149 per person.

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For more information about Grant Writing 201, please contact Patti Simpson at 606-677-6000 or email training@centertech.com.

Meet your instructor
Melissa Vermillion has been a grant writer for Hazard Community and Technical College since 2010. Currently, she is the director of grants and contracts and has led many grant writing trainings.

She has successfully written grant applications to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Development Administration, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Appalachian Regional Commission, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA), the Department of Education TRIO Programs, and several private funders, securing over $20 million in grant funding.

Prior to joining the college, she was the director for Aging Programs in Perry County where she was also successful in a variety of grant opportunities.

Vermillion has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in business administration from Morehead State University.

She has been married to Kevin Vermillion for 30 years. They have two adult children, Rebekah and Alex.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Center of Learning business and workforce skills training has been a productive and effective solution to our training needs. The Center for Rural Development is leading the way in providing localized training in this area, and it is our hope The Center will continue to bring new cost-effective quality training to our area.”

 Sgt. Michael Grigsby of Somerset Police Department

 

“This training will increase efficiency at the Lincoln County PVA office and will empower us to better serve the public.”

 Lincoln County PVA David Gambrel

 

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