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July 10, 2020

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?  The Center for Rural Development through the Business & Community Training Center offers essential skill, workforce, and career training.

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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Get Going with Intuit QuickBooks Live Online Training
Jul 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Get Going with Intuit QuickBooks Live Online Training

QuickBooks is the No. 1 financial accounting software used by today’s small business owners.

Get going with Intuit QuickBooks at our live online training provided by The Center for Rural Development’s Business & Community Training Center.

Our  new live online training will allow you to receive the same full classroom experience and step-by-step instructions from a professional QuickBooks instructor from the comfort of your home or office.

Follow along, ask questions, and complete practical work assignments and classroom demonstrations with your instructor using an online QuickBooks workbook.

Here’s what you will need
All students will need access to a personal computer, the Internet, and Intuit QuickBooks 2018 software.

About the course

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





Becoming Your Best in the Workplace online training workshop
Aug 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Becoming Your Best in the Workplace online workshop | Aug. 13 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM | No-cost 

Are you looking for a job, interested in changing careers, or just want to be your best in the workplace?

The Center for Rural Development’s Business & Community Training Center is using the latest Zoom technology to provide workforce skills training at no cost for unemployed and underemployed individuals in 14 Kentucky coal-impacted counties.

If you live in Bell, Clay, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, Letcher, McCreary, Perry, Pulaski, or Whitley County, our “Becoming Your Best in the Workplace” online training workshop with instructor Jeremy A. Taylor will help you learn valuable networking and essential work skills.

Workshop Topics

  • How to communicate effectively
  • Being a good team player
  • Solving problems that arise on the job
  • Maintaining professionalism in the workplace

Participants will need to register in advance for the online training workshop using the link below. Zoom session information will be sent to registrants prior to the training.

“Becoming Your Best in the Workplace” online training is presented by The Center’s Business & Community Training Center and funded through a POWER grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

“Becoming Your Best in the Workplace” instructor Jeremy A. Taylor







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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