Fall 2013 Schedule

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Toni Pendergrass

Toni Pendergrass

Investing in training and development for employees is one of the most positive aspects a business can do to enhance performance. Creating a culture where employees are empowered, challenged and supported reduces turnover and gives sta a feeling of ownership and pride in “their” company or business.

Successful businesses know that it is vital to invest in not only the leaders and management, but in their frontline employees as well. This builds a stronger team and maximizes a company’s potential for growth and success. Helping companies invest in their employees is at the heart of the courses offered through the Center for Workforce Training. This semester, we are offering a variety of new classes. For instance, the class 8 Indispensable Skills for Administrative Assistants provides competency skill building modules that will strengthen administrative assistant’s skill sets.

Those who want to enter or who are new to the growing  field of grant writing will want to sign up for The Beginners Grant Writing Workshop. This is a necessity for non-profit and community-based organizations, and this class can help put those interested on the path to a new highly sought-after career.

Our Technical Writing course is geared toward those who are new to the  field or who are interested in improving their contract writing skills. This training will provide participants with the basics of sound writing skills, preferred contract components and give tips on how to avoid some of common mistakes made in technical writing.

Through Effective Project Management, employees will be introduced to more complex topics in project management, and will discover concepts, tools and ways to achieve positive outcomes.

Leaders of all levels who wish to engage the hearts and minds of their employees will want to sign up for Carrots and Sticks Don’t Work. The RESPECT model presented in this training will increase leadership e ectiveness and productivity of your employees.

Along with these new classes, we also offer courses to update your technology skills, as well as several others that will provide leadership tools. The Center for Workforce Training also offers a plethora of courses that are specific to the energy industry – from Basic Engine Theory to Wellsite Motor Valves and Controllers. This is just a sampling of the many classes and courses that are available this fall. I hope you will discover all the Center for Workforce Training has to offer. We look forward to being a part of helping you and your employees obtain the training needed to enhance and expand your business and career.

Toni Pendergrass
San Juan College