NWC News Desk

ServSafe, Excel and multi-generational courses starting soon in Cody

Posted October 13, 2008

P O W E L L,  W y o. - Workforce training classes are gearing up again in Cody with courses on ServSafe, Excel and multi-generational basics starting in late October.

Understanding Your New Workforce: Multi-Generational Basics, is a foundation course for an upcoming series of classes that deal with generational differences in the workforce. It provides a primer for understanding multi-generational differences and how they affect the work environment. Participants will learn ways to use generational strengths as a means of gaining the competitive advantage and try new techniques to communicate effectively with generation Y frontline employees.

The half-day multi-generational basics class will be offered twice, from 8 a.m.-noon on Friday, Oct. 24, and again from 1-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3. Cost is $50.

Coming up later in the series are courses on customer service, leadership and communication skills, recruiting and retention of new generation employees, behavioral interviewing and understanding teams. These classes are only open to those who have previously completed the multi-generational basics class.

The ServSafe class provides certification training for anyone who handles food in a public setting. Led by a ServSafe certified instructor, this class discusses the need for food safety, hazards that threaten food and guidelines for training employees in personal hygiene. Participants also learn the basics of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point food safety system and methods for training employees to run it.

Also discussed are methods for purchasing, receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, holding, serving, cooling and reheating food safely. Maintenance of sanitary facilities is covered with emphasis on designing facilities and choosing equipment, cleaning and sanitizing, and controlling pests. 

The ServSafe class meets from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 27 and 28. Registrations must be received by Wednesday, Oct. 22. Cost is $127.

Students in the Basic Excel 2007 class will learn to use the most popular electronic spreadsheet tool available today and how to use the functions and formulas that make everyday tasks much easier and more efficient. The class includes plenty of hands-on instruction in creating worksheets, formatting, editing, entering formulas, adding charts and more in sessions that meet from 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 28 and 29. Cost is $79 and includes a comprehensive manual.

All classes are held in the NWC Cody Center for Training and Development, located in the Park County Complex at 1501 Stampede Avenue.

For more information or to register, e-mail Janet Reed-Bradley or call (307) 587-3506.