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BCCC Briefs, Feb. 23, 2014

Published 8:28pm Saturday, February 22, 2014

BCCC to host international business workshop

The Division of Continuing Education at Beaufort County Community College will host a workshop that will help local businesses, including agriculture-based businesses, learn more about doing business internationally.

The workshop will be 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, February 27, in the auditorium of Building 8 on the BCCC campus.

Among the scheduled speakers will be John Loyack, director of global commerce for the N.C. Department of Commerce, and N.C. Rep. Paul Tine, who represents Beaufort County in the N.C. General Assembly.

It is sponsored by BCCC’s Small Business Center and the Washington/Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce.

“As technology shrinks the distance between markets and the scale advantages of large firms are reduced, opportunities for North Carolina business and agri-business are broadening,” said Lentz Stowe, director of BCCC’s Small Business Center. “This is an excellent opportunity to learn what resources may be available for a small business and to find out how to make a local small business globally competitive.”

The workshop is offered free of charge but to allow for the adequate preparation of materials, pre-registration is encouraged.

To pre-register, contact BCCC’s Business and Industry Services at 252-940-6375 or email Eva Peartree atevap@beaufortccc.edu or Lentz Stowe, director of BCCC’s Business and Industry Services at 252-940-6306 or by email atlentzs@beaufortccc.edu.

For more information about other services offered by BCCC’s Business and Industry Services’ Small Business Center, including targeted seminars for business owners, visit BCCC’s Website at www.beaufortccc.edu/coned/Small Business/workshops.htm or contact Stowe or Lauren Spruill, customized training coordinator, at 252-940-6311 or by email at laurens@beaufortccc.edu.

Career Readiness Class to begin at BCCC for Nurse Aide I students

Class is scheduled to begin Monday, March 3, at Beaufort County Community College in a career readiness course for those students interested in enrolling in a Nurse Aide I course at the college.

The class, Career Readiness for Nurse Aides, will be offered 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning March 3 and ending March 26 in Room 823 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus. The instructor is Keisha Jennette.

The registration fee for the class is $70. This fee may be waived for those individuals who are currently unemployed, have received notice of a pending lay-off, are working and eligible for the Federal Income Tax Credit or working and earning wages at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. To qualify for the waiver, individuals must certify that they meet one of the criteria before they register for the class.

In addition to the registration fee, other costs of the program total $60 and include a $30 Career Readiness Certification fee; a $15 fee for the Workplace Observation Assessment, and a $15 fee for a performance assessment, which must be paid at the time of registration. These fees apply to all students

The class will prepare students to take the Career Readiness Certification test and achieve at least a “silver” designation on the test and  achieve a score of ’1″ on the Workplace Observation Assessment – pre-requisites for enrolling in a Nurse Aide I class or the Basic Skills Plus Nurse Aide I class. Students who do not achieve these benchmarks will be offered additional courses to help them qualify for the next available Nurse Aide I class.

Students will also be required to complete the Performance Skills Assessment which identifies areas that may prevent them from getting a job including poor work attitudes and lack-luster job performance.

Students may register in Room 802 of Building 8. For more information about the Career Readiness for Nurse Aides class or other classes offered by BCCC’s Human Resources Development, interested persons should contact Lou Stout, director Workforce Initiatives, at 252-940-6307. For more information about upcoming Nurse Aide I classes, interested persons should contact Sue Gurley, Nurse Aide Program coordinator, at 940-6263.

 

Use your business plan to improve your business

As a business grows, it is important for the business owner to constantly review changes in the market, in customers, in the economy and in the competition. Entrepreneurs can use their own business plans to help cope with change and this seminar can show them how!

The seminar, sponsored by Business and Industry Services at Beaufort County Community College, will be 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, March 17, in Room 828 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus.

Attendance is free of charge, but pre-registration is recommended in order to reserve seating and to allow the college to adequately prepare materials.

The workshop will help participants identify and evaluate important factors in the business environment, determine how those factors affect their businesses and decide the course of action for their businesses.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Washington/Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce and SCORE. The SCORE Association is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing professional guidance and making information accessible to all, to maximize the success of America’s existing and emerging small businesses. Since 1964, SCORE has served more than 6.7 million entrepreneurs nationwide.

To register, contact Eva Peartree at 940-6375 or by email at evap@beaufortccc.edu or Lentz Stowe, director of BCCC’s Business and Industry Services, at 940-6306 or by email at lentzs@beaufortccc.edu.

For more information about other services offered by BCCC’s Business and Industry Services’ Small Business Center, including targeted seminars for business owners, visit BCCC’s Website at www.beaufortccc.edu/coned/Small Business/workshops.htm or contact Stowe or Lauren Spruill, Customized Training Coordinator, at 940-6311.

 

Nurse Aide II exam, course set for Belhaven

The Division of Continuing Education at Beaufort County Community College announces that the entrance exam for its upcoming Nurse Aide II, or NA II, class at the Wilkinson Center in Belhaven will be given at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, at the center.

The entrance exam is offered free of charge. Test takers need to currently be listed on the Nurse Aide I Registry and have a high school diploma or equivalent GED to enroll in the Nurse Aide II class.

Test scores will determine who is eligible for an NA II class, which will begin Tuesday, April 8, at the Wilkinson Center. The class will meet 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays.

Pre-registration for the upcoming class begins after an applicant passes the entrance exam and has been accepted into the program.

To register for the exam or for more information, please contact Sue Gurley, Nurse Aide coordinator at 252-940-6263.  For more information about other continuing education classes at BCCC, visit www.beaufortccc.edu/coned.

 

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