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Thursday, August 07, 2008

WorkAbility 101 Begins Monday!

The Charleston Area Alliance and the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia are continuing "Skills for the 21st Century," a series of courses designed to help employees be better, more productive employees. The course - WorkAbility 101 - runs through August and September.

The first class, which focuses on customer service, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 11 at the Alliance offices on Smith Street. The other three classes are scheduled for the same time period Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and Sept. 22.

Click here to register.

The course included four classes in June and July. WorkAbility 101 will repeat in August and September before a new course is introduced in October.

"Based on the success of the initial series of classes, the program will continue and expand to include other courses," said Sid Valentine, CTCS coordinator for workforce and technical program development.

Each "skill set" course includes four classes over a two-month period. WorkAbility 101 will offer instructors specializing in workplace customer service, etiquette, ethics and communication.

"These modules are intended to promote customer service and leadership skills that will enhance the employees' effectiveness in these areas," Valentine said.

Future course and class themes will include basic personal finance, computer literacy, meeting facilitation and networking.

The course fee is $50 for Alliance members and $75 for non-members. The per-class fee is $20 for members and $30 for non-members.

Contact Danny Forinash at (304) 340-4253 or for more information.


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