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FALL 2016 COMMUNITY EDUCATION & TRAINING PROGRAMS
LNA, Introduction to Computers, Introduction to Excel, Beginning Spanish, ServSafe, Personal Finance, Digital Photography, The Power of Touch, Introduction to Welding, Google Forms, Woodworking Tools, and more. All programs will be on line by September 15th. Call Betsy at 802-451-3965 for more information.
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American Red Cross Nursing Assistant Training Program
Course starts Monday, October 24 in Keene, NH (5pm to 10pm). 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
Introduction to Basic Welding
Mondays, October 17 to December 5, 5:00 to 7:00, 16 hours, $160, Instructor: Dennis Hamilton
Learn and practice the fundamentals of oxy-acetylene torch use, plasma cutting, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) and Shielded Metal Arc
Welding, and Stick Welding. Materials are included. Class limited to 8 students.
Basic Sign Language
Tuesdays, October 18 to November 15, 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.
ServSafe Certification Training for Food Service Workers
Tuesday, October 11, 8:30 to 4:30, 8 hours, $100, 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.
Computer Basics for Beginners
Thursdays, October 13 to November 3, 5:00 to 7:00, 8 hours, $80, Instructor: Mari Cornell
Are you truly a rookie? Looking to learn the true basics of computer operations and work in the Windows and Google world? Then this course may be for you. You will navigate on the web and in the Google environment, learning to understand the jargon people use when working on a computer, and the basics of editing, toolbars, menus, images, and more. It is basic, it is simple, and it will hopefully take away your fears. Class limited to 8 students.
Introduction to Excel
Thursdays, November 10, 17, December 1, 8, 5:00 to 7:00, 8 hours, $80, Instructor: Mari Cornell
Microsoft Excel is an electronic spreadsheet program. It is a useful organizational tool for organizing data and performing mathematical calculations. This course will uncover the mysteries of Excel jargon including rows, columns, basic formulas, worksheets, as well as expose you to charts and graphs. You will become more comfortable working with and processing simple data in the Excel program. Familiarity with Windows and other Microsoft products is a plus for ease of learning, but not required. Class limited to 8 students.
Creating & Using Google Questionnaires
Tuesdays, November 15, 22 and 29, 4:00 to 6:30, 7.5 hours, $75, Instructor: Jil MacMenamin
We will Create Questionnaires using Google Forms. Using Forms significantly reduces your work-load. Learning to be efficient is fun and empowering. We are going to dedicate this class to using Google’s tools to collect data, eliminate data entry, and generate visual reports with graphs. I will teach you how to setup your form to email you alerts as questionnaires are being filled in. You will be introduced to the growing options of “Ad-Ons” to create Thank-You Letters, Certificates of Completion, Inventory Reports and Form Receipts. This is a great tool for Teachers, Parents, Business Owners and Non-Profit groups that need to learn to do more in less time. Users should have a G-Mail account, be familiar with eMail, Word Processing, and Spreadsheets concepts. Many of you may know it is possible, and now you can learn to create these information gathering tools. 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, October 19 to November 16, 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.
Maximize Your Electronic iPhones and iPads
Tuesdays, October 18 to November 8, 4:30 to 6:00, 6 hours, $60, Instructors: Theodore Moore Odell and Nate Hurley
Learn how to use all the potential features of your electronic devises. Over the five week class you’ll learn about backing up your devise; The Cloud; notifications; the App of the Week; calendars, contacts and accounts; streaming; and productivity using Google docs and Office.
Class limited to 12 students.
Digital Photography: Learn How to use Your DSLR Camera and Print Quality Images
Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 18 and 20 through December 13 and 15 (no classes the week of November 21), 5:00 to 7:00, 16 hours, $160, 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 12 students.
Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education
Wednesdays, October 19 to November 9, 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.
Thursdays, October 20 to November 17, 5:00 to 7:00, 10 hours, $100.00, Instructor: Mary Ann Smith
No quilting experience necessary! Basics and techniques will be taught in this class. Some techniques include accurate cutting and measuring, consistent sewing, applying borders and bindings, and finishing with quilting techniques. We will begin with a small baby quilt and progress to a crazy quilt by the end of class! A supply list will be sent out prior to class so we can start right on the first night. Class limited to 6 students. Some basic sewing skills are required.
Beginning chair hand caning
Tuesdays, October 18 to November 22, 6:00 to 8:00, 12 hours, $120 plus $30 for materials, Total $150, Instructor: Dotti Farnum
Learn the basics of chair caning. Students should bring their own chair to be caned. Class limited to 6 students. For more information call Dotti- 802-257-7073
Learn the Safe Use of Woodworking Machines and Tools
Wednesdays, October 12, 26 and November 9, 5:00 to 7:00, 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.
The Power of Touch
Tuesdays, October 18 to December 6, 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.
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.