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Three workforce training opportunities coming to Worland in April

Posted March 19, 2008

P O W E L L, W y o. - Teachers can get recertification credits and business owners can learn to build better business plans at noncredit trainings offered in April through the Northwest College Worland Center for Training and Development, located in the Worland Community Center Complex.

A basic Word 2007 course will be held from 5:30 - 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, April 1 and 3. Designed for anyone beginning to use this popular word-processing program, it covers basic features and tools needed to create, edit, print and save a Word document. Instructor Amy Lamm said students will first learn to use toolbars, fonts, margins, borders, shading, bullets, clip art, cut, copy and paste commands. They'll advance to columns, graphics, tables and templates, and in the process learn to use Wizards and the help command, and how to create headers and footers, envelopes and labels.

The $79 course fee includes a comprehensive manual. This class is approved for teacher recertification. It carries .5 credit from the Professional Teaching Standards Board.

On Tuesday, April 8, Bruce Morse will discuss why it's important to have a business plan, what it should contain and options for preparing it. In addition to providing sample forms and completed plans, he encourages those who already have a business plan to bring it along if they would like feedback. This two-hour program begins at 6 p.m.

Cost is $10. It is co-sponsored by Wyoming Entrepreneur.Biz (formerly Wyoming Small Business Development Center). Wyoming Entrepreneur.Biz exists to help start-up and existing small businesses by providing education, workshops, resources and free, confidential business counseling. It is a partnership program funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Wyoming Business Council, and the University of Wyoming. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please e-mail Bruce Morse or call (307) 754-2139 or toll-free (800) 383-0371.

An advanced Excel class is offered from 5:30 - 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, April 15 and 17, for both business owners and employees who want to boost their electronic spreadsheet skills.

Amy Lamm will provide a basic overview and then move on to analyzing data using formulas, managing workbook data, using tables and analyzing table data and much more. Lamm adjusts the topics to meet both the general and specific needs of students in the class. Her personal attention, combined with several hands-on exercises designed to reinforce each topic, help ensure that students walk away with a thorough understanding of each facet of the software they cover in class.

Cost is $79 and includes a comprehensive manual. This class also carries .5 credit from the PTSB.

Click here to register or for more information, or call (800) 560-4692 extension 6062.