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STCC offers new career advancement classes

In a recent study, 80 percent of corporations in such fields such as finance, insurance, and real estate said good writing skills are necessary for employment. More than half the businesses said over half their employees are expected to write reports, memos, and correspondence. This course will provide participants with the opportunity to brush up on what most businesses consider a key skill that is required in order to get hired or promoted. Participants will learn how to write effectively in every format from e-mail to major reports, techniques for overcoming writer's block, and will come away from this course with a more polished, confident writing style.
The Center for Business and Technology at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) is now accepting registrations for "Business Writing: The Essential Skill" beginning on Feb. 5.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Interested individuals should go to http://cbt.stcc.edu or call the Center for Business and Technology at 755-4225 or 755-4501 to enroll.

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The Center for Business and Technology at STCC has announced that they will offer a Home Redesign course during the upcoming term. Ginny Wenz, owner of The ReDesigning Woman of Hampden, will explore the following major topics in this interactive workshop: terminology; whole room makeovers; downsizing; preparing your home for resale; room shapes, focal points and traffic flow; building a color scheme; placing furniture; lighting and window treatments; artful accessorizing; displaying artwork and collections; and ten worst decorating mistakes and how to avoid them. There will also be ample opportunity to focus on your specific problems.
Interested individuals should go to http://cbt.stcc.edu or call the Center for Business and Technology at 755-4225 or 755-4501 to enroll.

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The very popular Interior Design Certificate Program, taught by interior designer Janet Lyon, long-time owner of Janet Lyon Interiors, will begin soon at STCC. This program is offered by the Center for Business and Technology at the college and provides participants with the opportunity to learn decorating and design secrets from a practicing professional. Students may choose to take single courses or complete all six of the courses required for the Certificate in Interior Design: Interior Design I: Decorator Secrets Revealed; Interior Design II; History of Design; Textiles; Marketing Through Color and Design; and Commercial Design.
A wide variety of field trips and student projects in this program make the theory and practice of interior design a real "hands-on" experience.
Courses begin soon and interested individuals should go to http://cbt.stcc.edu or call the Center for Business and Technology at 755-4225 or 755-4501 for complete details and registration information.

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The Center for Business and Technology at Springfield Technical Community College will conduct a variety of training opportunities and computer workshops within the next few weeks.
Introduction to Microsoft Access begins Feb. 9; Professional Pharmacy Technical begins Feb. 10; Dealing with Difficult Customers begins Feb. 12; and PC Network Technician Training for A+ and MCDST Certification begins Feb. 10.
The center also offers authorized training for Microsoft and Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) certifications as well as a wide range of information technology (IT) certification programs including A+, Network+, i-Net+, Linux+, Server+ and Cisco.
Space in all programs is limited and pre-registration is required. Interested individuals should contact the Center for Business and Technology at 755-4502 to request a free and detailed brochure or visit http://cbt.stcc.edu.