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January 28, 2022

Business & Community Training Center

Students enjoy professional instruction during Your Center of Learning Training Cources

Ready to move your business ahead in a highly competitive business environment? Need to provide critical training to your employees? Desire to improve your skills to compete in the local job market?

The Center for Rural Development, through the Businesses & Community Training Center, offers essential skills, workforce, and career training.

The instructor-led courses—both in the form of in-person or virtual classes —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 customizable and open to individuals, or to employers who wish to send blocks of their employees for training.

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

The Center also offers funding assistance for select areas of study through our ARC programs – Coal Impacted Skills Training (CIST) and Coal Oriented Access to Learning (COAL). Please visit these pages for more information.

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Please complete the Training Request Form below with any questions or requests for more information.

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OSHA 10-Hour compliance and safety training
Feb 10 @ 8:30 am – Feb 11 @ 12:30 pm

OSHA 10-Hour Training  | Feb. 10-11 | The Center for Rural Development

To help businesses learn more about OSHA safety requirements in the workplace, The Center for Rural Development is teaming up with The Safety Firm LLC, an OSHA-certified safety and health training company, to present an OSHA 10-Hour training on Feb. 10-11. This is an in-person training and seating is limited.

The training, taught by an experienced OSHA authorized instructor, will provide participants with two days of intensive review of the current OSHA requirements in the area of occupational safety and health.

OSHA Training Schedule
Feb. 10: 8:30 AM-5 PM (Lunch on your own)
Feb. 11: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM (Lunch on your own)

Seating is limited
The training is presented by The Center’s Business & Community Training Center and led by Bobbi Samples of The Safety Firm LLC.

A safer, smarter workplace…Register for $250 per person

OSHA Training Topics
The OSHA 10-Hour training course gives a broad overview of the most significant OSHA topics and regulations, including:

  • Intro to OSHA/Record Keeping/Reporting Injuries & Inspections
  • Walking/Working Surfaces/Fall Protection
  • Emergency Action/Fire Protection
  • Electrical
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Hazard Communication
  • Materials Handling/Forklift
  • Ergonomics
  • Safety & Health Management Programs
  • Contractor Safety
  • Auditing Techniques

Participants will be recognized for successfully completing the program
Each participant who completes the two-day OSHA training will receive a wallet card in the mail from the Department of Labor acknowledging their successful completion of the course from an OSHA accepted provider.

Contact Information
For more information about this course, call 606-677-6000 or email [email protected].

Meet Your Instructor



Bobbi Samples, CPA is the Owner and Principal Trainer of The Safety Firm, LLC. This is the sixth business she has successfully imagined, created, owned and operated.

She received her Business Management degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and has worked at the executive level within Fortune 500 companies in the areas of human resources and safety.

Through The Safety Firm, LLC, Bobbi works with businesses to help them manage, audit, train, and grow their safety program to higher levels.



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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