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Employer Training Eligible for Reimbursement

Microsoft Excel Essentials in the Workplace

$219

with Elaine Moore

Calendar Feb 7, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

This course is designed for individuals who are looking to learn more and enhance their MS Excel skills in the workplace. Individuals are encouraged to bring current spreadsheet projects with them to work on in real-time. 

This interactive session is recommended for beginner levels. Attendees will be able to create a basic spreadsheet with formulas and functions in less than three minutes.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Types of Input
  • Writing Simple Formulas
  • Writing Simple Functions
  • Formatting in a Flash
  • Functions in Excel
  • Cell Referencing
  • Creating and Linking Multiple sheets in a workbook
  • Creating Charts
  • Writing reports and letters that are used in an employee’s role. 

Course Format
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered remotely with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions.   

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement!
Click here for eligibility and application process information.

QuickBooks Online for the Workplace (WIT121-65)

$219

with Jane Joyce

Calendar Feb 8, 2023 at 1 pm

QuickBooks Online contains all the features and tools that a small business or contractor would need to keep track of vendors, customers, and financial accounts.

The purpose of this course is to teach you how to successfully navigate and use QuickBooks Online as your business' accounting software. However, it's also useful for those who have used previous desktop versions of QuickBooks and want to learn about Quickbooks Online. 

No books will be required. Students interested can download the free trial version of QuickBooks Online for this course:  https://intuit.me/3pYjyGb 

Who Should Attend
This course was designed for the beginning or intermediate user of QuickBooks. 

Course Format:
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered remotely with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions. 

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement! 
Course ID #1117888. Click here for eligibility and application process information. 

Express Fund Review & Application Submission Session

Free
Calendar Feb 15, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Ready to providing valuable professional development program to your employees? 

Ready to learn how to make it easier, more affordable and more accessible than ever?

In the first part of this live virtual information-packed session, we will share with you the training options available to your staff through CCAPE, explain how eligible employers can tap into the Express Program to fund part, if not all, of your training costs and help you evaluate how training can best meet your organization’s needs.

During the second part of the program, you will be guided step-by-step through your application process.  By the end of the hour, you can have your first application completed and submitted!

  • First 30 minutes – Review Training Options
  • Second 30 minutes – Complete and Submit Your Application (Or simply learn the steps so you may do it on your own.)
  • Final 15 minutes – Answer Remaining Questions and Wrap Up Application Submissions

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JUST CURIOUS ABOUT THE EPRESS PROGRAM?

Join us for the first 30 minutes.

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WANT TO LEARN HOW TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION?

Stay with us for the last 30 minutes.

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READY TO GET STARTED? 

Spend the whole hour with us or just join us for the second half, BUT COME PREPARED!

If you have the following ready to go, you will be able to submit your application during the session.  Yes, it really is this easy!

  • Your organization's Legal Name (and d.b.a. if applicable)
  • Your organization's Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
  • Current number of Massachusetts employees in your organization (full-time & part-time)
  • Contact info of an individual in your organization authorized to sign a contract to accept a grant
  • A Certificate of Good Standing (COGS) from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue issued within the last six months. You may request a COGS at https://www.mass.gov/how-to/request-a-certificate-of-good-standing-tax-compliance-or-a-corporate-tax-lien-waiver

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DON'T WANT TO WAIT? 

These links will get you on your way!

Project Management Fundamentals (WPG029-65)

$249

with Cesar Rodas

Calendar Mar 3, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

Project Management is more about managing expectations than dates.  Effectively managing multiple projects, resources, and budgets is critical in today's global business environment.  This Project Management course will dive into the roles and responsibilities of the project manager and examine project management in theory as well as in practice.  The course offers a practical approach to managing projects, without requiring any previous project management experience.  We will focus on organizing, planning, and controlling the deliverables of the project using good practices.

Students will participate in structured workshops where simulated project plans are designed and implemented. At the end of the course, students will understand why project management requires a high degree of professionalism and attention to detail, and how to achieve that end in future projects.

We will examine project management roles, the project lifecycle, and various techniques of work planning, control, and evaluation to achieve project objectives using system tools and project management philosophies.

Topics:

  • What makes a good project?
  • Documentation of a project
  • Common pitfalls
  • Ownership versus governance of the project
  • Project communication
  • What to do when things go wrong
  • What to do when things go right

Course Format:
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered remotely with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions. 

 

Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) Exam Prep Course

$1,399
Calendar Mar 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

The SHRM-CP certification is for individuals that perform general HR/HR-related duties; or for those pursuing a career in Human Resource Management.

Candidates for the SHRM-CP certification are not required to hold an HR title and do not need a degree or previous HR experience to apply; however, a basic working knowledge of HR practices and principles is recommended.

The SHRM-CP exam is designed to assess the competency level of those who engage in HR work at the operational level. Work at this level includes duties such as implementing HR policies, supporting day-to-day HR functions, or serving as an HR point of contact for staff and stakeholders.

Refer to the SHRM BASK for detailed information on proficiency standards for this credential (i.e., Proficiency Indicators only For All HR Professionals).

Course Format:
This is offered in an online/remote learning capacity with remote session dates TBD. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided prior to the start of the course. 

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement!
Click here for eligibility and application process information. Course ID #1133061


Payment plan available: $700 deposit plus 4 payments of $174.75, paid weekly.

Microsoft Excel Advanced in the Workplace

$219

with Elaine Moore

Calendar Mar 21, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

This hands-on session will explore additional formulas and functions and address absolute verse relative cell referencing, multiple worksheets and displaying of data using charts.

This interactive session is appropriate for users that need to customize their worksheets, present data through charts, and/or develop long-range spreadsheets for data tracking. Attendees will learn how to expand their knowledge and use of functions and the creation of charts.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Functions in Excel
  • Cell Referencing
  • Creating and Linking Multiple sheets in a Workbook
  • Creating Charts
  • Filtering and Sorting Data
  • Preparing Data for Creating a Pivot Table
  • Inserting and Using a Pivot Table

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for individuals who are looking to learn more and enhance their MS Excel skills in the workplace. Individuals are encouraged to bring current spreadsheet projects with them to work on in real-time. 

Class Format
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered remotely with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions. 

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement! 
Click here for eligibility and application process information. 

Entrepreneurial Mindset Training: The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (WGB037-67)

$359

with Mindy Kole

Calendar Mar 30, 2023 at 4 pm

Gallup reports that only one-third of employees (34%) in the US were engaged with their work in 2021, and 16% were actively disengaged in their work and workplace.*  This is a serious problem for today’s employers as disengaged employees are less productive, less motivated, and often result in short staffing and costly turnover for the organization.

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is an experiential learning program designed to immerse participants in real-world experiences that enables them to develop entrepreneurial attitudes and skills.

Inspired by the life story of Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert, the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program draws on eight fundamental concepts that were distilled from more than ten years of research including hundreds of interviews with successful entrepreneurs.

Throughout the course, participants will examine the underlying beliefs and assumptions that empower entrepreneurs to identify and evaluate new opportunities, overcome obstacles, and create success regardless of where they start.

By investing your time in this course, and committing to learning how to have an entrepreneurial mindset, you will see a life-long return on that investment that will not only benefit you today, but in the weeks, months, and years to come.

*Gallup. (2022, January 7). U.S. employee engagement drops for first year in a decade. Gallup.com. https://www.gallup.com/workplace/388481/employee-engagement-drops-first-year-decade.aspx

Who Should Attend?
This certified facilitator-led 6-week course is designed for business owners, managers, team members, and employees of all types of organizations who want to be more productive and motivated, feel energized by work, be creative and solve problems, achieve goals, and contribute to the mission of the organization.

Course Format:
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered remotely with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions. 

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement!

Course ID #1137201. Click here for eligibility and application process information. 

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Essentials

$649
Calendar May 2, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

The SHRM Essentials program gives students an overview of essential topics and issues within HR so they can more effectively manage the challenging issues and situations they are faced with on the job. 

This program was developed by SHRM, the world’s largest HR association and leading advocate for HR professionals. The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources is the first level HR program to incorporate components of the SHRM BoCK and provide insight into the standards for knowledge, strategies and competencies. 

 SHRM Essentials is ideal for those who are:

  • New to HR
  • Small business owners
  • Managers and professionals with HR responsibilities

The program covers six key HR topics and provides tools you can immediately put to use in your organization:

  • Human Resources. Gain a clear understanding of the HR function.
  • Talent Acquisition. Develop important skills for attracting and selecting employees.
  • Total Rewards. Learn the key elements of a total compensation system.
  • Learning and Development. Obtain an understanding of orientation, development, and training.
  • Performance Management. Discover the purpose and process for performance evaluation.
  • Employment Law. Enhance your ability to apply key HR legislation.

Course materials/books are included with the cost of this program. 

Who Should Attend
This program is ideal for small business owners, those who are new to human resources, and/or any manager or professional with HR responsibilities. 

Course Format
Take this course from the comfort of your home or office! This course is offered in an online/remote learning capacity with scheduled (live) Zoom sessions. 

About the Instructor
With over twenty years of experience in business, including training and development, Kimberly Matthews is well versed with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Learning System and certification exam preparation course. Kimberly currently holds a Senior Certified Professional designation from SHRM. 

She has amassed a great deal of on-line facilitation experience in her career as a Training and Development Manager at Marriott International hosting virtual classrooms across the continental United States to a diverse audience of Gen X, Gen Y and millennials.  She also has acquired extensive experience in adult education at the community college level.

Attention Employers: This Training is Eligible for Reimbursement!
Click here for eligibility and application process information. 





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