Southeastern Community College’s Workforce and Community Development Division will offer several continuing education classes and seminars in the coming weeks. To pre-register or for more information, call (910) 642-7141, ext. 296, 397 or ext. 425.
Financial assistance with registration fees and books to gain new employment-related skills may be available through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and other funding sources. To see if they qualify, students should contact the Columbus County JobLink Career Center immediately at (910)642-7141, ext. 261 or by visiting the Center in A-Building on the SCC campus.
Beekeeping is scheduled for Tuesdays, March 6-April 25, 6- p.m. in A-Building, room 230. A $65 registration fee must be paid at the first meeting. Eddie Ward, president of Columbus County Beekeeper Association, is the instructor. The objective of this course is to create an interest in beekeeping and to provide information for individuals to become established beekeepers. The course is also open to more experienced beekeepers seeking additional training or those who just want to learn about honeybees. Topics include working, managing, and handling bees for profit; harvesting honey; bee behavior; and treatment of pest diseases. Participants will gain hands-on experience working with SCC’s honey bee colony.
A PC Repair class will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays,6-9:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9a.m.-1 p.m., March 6-May 5 in B-Building, room 107. The $175 registration fee must be paid at the first meeting.This course is designed to provide the skills required to install, upgrade, repair, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance on Windows-based personal computer hardware and operating systems.
REAL (Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning) class meets Tuesdays, March 6- April 24, 6:15- 9:15 p.m. in T-Building, room 126. The registration fee is $65 plus $14 for the textbook. Prior business experience is not required. REAL is a nationally recognized program that helps individuals learn what is required to start, expand or improve a small business. Topics such as market research and feasibility, competitive analysis, financial feasibility and computerized financial analysis will be addressed while working through the preparation of the business plan.
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