SPRING 2017 COMMUNITY EDUCATION & TRAINING PROGRAMS
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American Red Cross Nursing Assistant Training Program
Course starts Monday, April 24 to June 8, (9am to 2pm), Keene NH. Please call 603-225-6697 x 215 for more information.
Tuition : $1,250.
This course certifies nursing assistants for work in the healthcare environment. Successful completion of the course enables participants to take the state competency examination for state licensure. This 150 hour program includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical practicum. Certification in adult CPR and AED are included in the LNA Program. Registration is required. Call 603-225-6697 x 215 for additional information and registration. A limited number of $300 scholarships are available for individuals currently working in the healthcare field through the Next Generation Grant from the Vermont Department of Labor. Call 802-451-3965 for more information.
Career Training and Development
Forklift Training the Trainer
Thursday, April 13, 9:00 to 3:00, 6 hours, $175, Windham Regional Career Center, Instructor: Bruce Gray
Did you know that (V)OSHA requires that all Fork Truck operators be trained by a “qualified person”? This forklift training is designed for powered lift truck operators in manufacturing, construction and retail. A complete overview of 29 CFR 1910.178 (V)OSHA standards will be followed with a discussion on load balance, characteristics and truck components, engineering design, fueling, and fundamentals of operation, with a hands on forklift safety inspection. This course is primarily a train-the-trainer seminar, and can be used to fulfill the classroom component of (V)OSHA requirements. Valuable handouts and lunch are included. Registration is $175 per person. Contact Bruce Gray at Landrock@verizon.net or 518-562-1462.
ServSafe Certification Training for Food Service Workers
Wednesday, April 19, 8:30 to 4:30, 8 hours, $109, includes book and test. Instructor: Maurice Casey
This is the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation certification training for food service workers. Learn knowledge and skills to prevent food and safety related incidents, improve food service operations, and reduce risk and incidence of food borne illness. Certification testing is done at the end of class. This is a worldwide recognized certification that is good for 5 years. Participants will receive the course book prior to the class. Participants will need to bring a lunch to the training, but snacks will be provided.
Basic Sign Language
Mondays, April 3 to May 1 5:30 to 7:30, 10 hours, $100, Instructor: Mary Gorman
Students will learn basic sign language for communicating with Deaf people. They will have a variety of language activities, including making eye contact and getting Deaf people’s attention in appropriate ways. Class limited to 12 students.
Sign Language II
Tuesdays, April 4 to May 2, 5:30 to 7:30, 10 hours, $100, Instructor: Mary Gorman
Students will move beyond Basic Sign Language and continue to learn a variety of language activities. Basic Sign Language or some familiarity with sign language is required. Class limited to 12 students.
Google Workshops, Tuesdays, April 4 to April 25, 5:00 to 8:00, $30 each, Instructor: Jil MacMenamin
Pick one or all 4!
Tuesday, April 4, Google Documents: Learn how to use Google Documents to read Word, PDF, Excel and PowerPoint files without having Microsoft software. Learn how to SHARE these documents with other people, a class or group, and how to have multiple people from anywhere in the world update the documents…even at the same time. Extra help will be available until 8:30. Great class for Beginners to Cloud Computing!
Tuesday, April 11, Google Spreadsheets: Use Spreadsheets to create graphs to use in Google Slide Presentations. Learn to use formulas, and what variables are all about! Extra help will be available until 8:30. This is a great class for those who want to learn Spreadsheets or for those already using Spreadsheets but want to feel more comfortable.
Tuesday, April 18, Google Forms: We will create questionnaires using Google Forms to collect data, eliminate data entry, and generate visual reports with graphs. During our 3 hour workshop, each student will create several types of forms, send the forms in an eMail, and set up alerts when the data is updated.
Tuesday, April 25, Pick one
Google Sites: Learn to organize your Digital files and make accessing projects easier. Learn how to collaborate and work in groups.
OR Social Media: Create a FaceBook Professional Page.
Each class is great for: Teachers, Parents, Business Owners and Non-Profit groups that need to learn to do more in less time. Select only the workshop or workshops you’re interested in. Users should have a G-Mail account, be familiar with eMail. No software is required to be purchased, you can bring your own laptops, tablets, and phones to class or a desktop will be provided. If you have questions or would like help setting up a G-Mail account, please call JilMac 802-254-8628 before class.
Wednesdays, April 5 to May 3, 5:30 to 7:00, 7.5 hours, $75, Instructor: Kit Whallon
This class is a low-stress, personalized introduction to conversational Spanish. Class limited to 8 students.
Digital Photography: Learn How to use Your DSLR Camera and Print Quality Images
Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 4 and 6 to May 9 and 11 (no class the week of April 17), 5:00 to 7:00 4 hours a week for 5 weeks, 20 hours, $200, Instructor: David Mazor
This course will cover all the basics of using your DSLR camera and digital edits in Photoshop. It will begin with the technical uses of the camera parts and functions, and the understanding of light. The main objective is for students to create strong images of different subject matter under various lighting conditions. Following the camera parts and functions, a range of photographs will be shown and discussed to introduce the types of images students will be concentrating on throughout the course. Students are given various opportunities to explore and learn different camera functions and photographic techniques through on site demonstrations, in class shooting time, and between course meetings. The course will cover; Landscapes and Nature, People, Animals, Action, Abstract, and Night Photography. Various subjects will be covered during demonstrations and free shooting time. Students should have their own DSLR camera equipment. Course limited to 10 students.
In addition to the above course, a one week intensive summer course may be created. Call 802-451-3965 for more information.
Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education
Wednesdays, April 5 to April 26, 6:00 to 7:00, 4 hours, $40 total, Instructor: Nick DuBois
Financial education is an important step in helping you achieve a better future. That is why this Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education offers clear and practical investing education in a convenient and comfortable format. By attending you’ll gain a better understanding of the key principles of saving and investing and also learn the specific strategies to help reach your long-term goals. Modules include: Foundations of Investing; Retirement by Design; Protecting What’s Important; and Preparing Your Estate Plan. Nick DuBois is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Introduction to Basic Sewing
Thursdays, April 6 to May 11 (no class on April 20), 5:00 to 7:00, 10 hours, $100.00, Instructor: Mary Ann Smith
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn how to use a sewing machine and make several projects where new skills will be learned. No prior sewing experience necessary. Sewing machines and basic sewing supplies (not including fabric) are available for use in the classroom. Projects will be determined during the class. Class limited to 8 students.
Learn the Safe Use of Woodworking Machines and Tools
Thursdays, April 6 to April 27 (no class April 20), 5:30 to 7:30, 6 hours, $60 plus $10 for materials, Total $70, Instructor: Tom Fagella
Learn to safely use basic woodworking machines, tools, and processes: Table Saw, Jointer, Planer, Miter Saw, Drill Press, Band Saw, Jig Saw, Router, Sanders, and some basic joinery options using these tools. Participants will learn and practice safe skill sets rather than make an actual project. Class limited to 6 students.
The Power of Touch
Tuesdays, April 4 to May 30 (no class April 18), 5:00 to 7:00, 16 hours, $160. Instructor: Melissa Hall
This class introduces students to the healing art of massage and bodywork. We will explore basic touch techniques as well as experiment with particulars like speed, rhythm, depth, and pressure. Students will have the opportunity to practice working with the magnificent self-healing processes of the body, as well as experience the magic that occurs when utilizing the power of intention, breath, visualization, and proper body mechanics. Must be ready to work with others in class or sign up with a partner. Class limited to 10 students.
Know Thy Self, Know the Universe
Thursdays, April 6 to June 1 (no class April 20), 5:00 to 7:00, 16 hours, $160, Instructor: Melissa Hall
In this class, students will be introduced to the wisdom teachings of Yin and Yang and Chi, the 5 Elements, 7 Chakras and 12 Astrology Signs. This is a great opportunity for participants to reflect on themselves, their thoughts, emotions and life paths while learning the basic principles of ancient philosophies and energy medicines. There is no need to have any background or familiarity with these concepts. Class limited to 6 students.
To register for a course:
1. Fill out our online registration form (opens in a new tab).
2. Send payment (check only) to:
Windham Regional Career Center
ATTN: Community Education
80 Atwood Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
If you’d rather mail your form, you can download the Adult Registration Form here.