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October 3, 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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Oct
13
Thu
Grant Writing 101 Workshop
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Whether you’re writing your first grant proposal or are an experienced grant writer, grant applications can be extremely competitive.

The Center for Rural Development is hosting a Grant Writing 101 workshop on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. that will give grant writers the essential skills they need to write a successful grant proposal from start to finish.

The instructor-led workshop will cover key elements in the grant-writing process, including:

  • Writing Style
  • Program Planning and Proposal Writing Format
  • Discussing the Problem
  • Providing Outcomes, Methods, and Process Objectives
  • SMART
  • What are the Program Outcomes
  • What are the Methods
  • Using an Evidence-Based Approach
  • What are Process Objectives
  • Using a Timeline
  • The Evaluation Plan
  • The Budget
  • Direct Costs
  • Indirect Costs
  • Future Support/Sustainability
  • The Executive Summary

Participants will also work together in small groups for hands-on training and practical learning experiences to become more familiar with steps in the grant-writing process.

This is an in-person training that will take place at The Center for Rural Development (2292 South U.S. 27 at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset. Registration is $159 per person.

Contact Information

For more information about Grant Writing 101, call 606-677-6000 or email training@centertech.com.

Grant Writing 101 is presented by The Center’s Business & Community Training Center.

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 for Hazard Community and Technical College. She is Grant Professional Certified through the Grant Professionals Certification Institute.

Melissa has successfully written grant applications to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Endowment for the Arts, Appalachian Regional Commission, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 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.

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

She is married to Kevin Vermillion and they have two adult children, Rebekah and Alex.

 

 

Oct
20
Thu
OSHA 10-Hour Training
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all-day

To help businesses learn more about OSHA safety requirements in the workplace, The Center for Rural Development is partnering with The Safety Firm LLC, an OSHA-certified safety and health company, to present an OSHA 10-Hour training.

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

OSHA Training Schedule
Oct. 20: 8:30 AM-5 PM (Lunch on your own)
Oct. 21: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM

Register online at
https://conta.cc/3xrQsno

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 OSHA training. Each participant who completes the training will receive a wallet card in the mail from the Department of Labor acknowledging their successful completion of the course from a OSHA-accepted provider.

Contact Information
For more information about this course, call The Center for Rural Development’s Business & Community Training Center at 606-677-6000 or email training@centertech.com.

Oct
25
Tue
Grant Writing 201 Workshop
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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

In Grant Writing 201, scheduled for Oct. 25, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 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 $159 per person.

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For more information about Grant Writing 201, please call 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 is Grant Professional Certified through the Grant Professionals Certification Institute.

Melissa 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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