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Associated Industries of Massachusetts partners with STCC to offer training programs

SPRINGFIELD Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) and five Massachusetts community colleges recently announced an agreement under which the largest employer association in Massachusetts will offer supervisory, human resource, sales and customer service courses at community colleges throughout the Commonwealth. This collaboration brings together public and private entities with distinguished histories of training and educating employees at Massachusetts companies. Organizers believe the initiative will offer valuable training in convenient settings for citizens whose skills and productivity will be a key factor in forging economic recovery in the Bay State. The Center for Business and Technology (CBT) at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) is the AIM partner in Western Massachusetts and will offer AIM's Customer Service Certificate Program, Sales Skills Training and a variety of human resources workshops including "The Supervisor and the Law," "HR for the Non-HR Manager" and "Three Vital HR Issues: Harassment Prevention, Workplace Violence and Drug and Alcohol Awareness." Space is limited in all programs and applications are now being accepted. Interested individuals should go to CBT's Web site at http://cbt.stcc.edu or call 755-4225 or 755-4502 for complete details and registration information.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has partnered with a number of Massachusetts community colleges, including STCC, to conduct a free 15-hour Drinking Water Operator Training Course. This 15-hour course will provide participants with: Basic drinking water information An understanding of the many professional employment opportunities that are available in the drinking water (environmental field) Preparation for the Massachusetts Drinking Water Operator VSS exam Program participants may also be eligible to take part in a paid internship program at participating public water systems. The evening course will be conducted by the CBT at STCC and applications are now being accepted. There are a very limited number of seats available and interested individuals should go to http://cbt.stcc.edu/descriptions/ztec-036.asp or call the CBT at 755-4225 or 755-4501 to enroll.
The CBT offers a wide variety of instructor-led and Web-based training opportunities for current and prospective entrepreneurs. The popular four-session evening program, Starting Your Own Business, will begin soon and will include coverage of: Planning your small business Financing your business Are you personally ready to start a business? Taxes Other programs for current or potential small business owners that will be offered through the center in the upcoming term include: How To Buy and Sell Real Estate Wisely Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Own Business Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs Start and Operate Your Own Home-Based Business Creating a Successful Business Plan Marketing Your Small Business Quickbooks Marketing Your Business on the Internet Business Law for Entrepreneurs Interested individuals should go to http://cbt.stcc.edu or call the CBT at 755-4225 or 755-4501 to enroll or request a copy of the latest detailed brochure.

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