Pine River Bridges Program
- Deb Pace
SCHEDULED FOR FALL 2011
Oct 3-Oct. 26: Intermediate EXCEL with Doreen Holmes (Ignacio, MW 6-8:00 pm)
Oct 31-Nov. 30: Microsoft WORD with Doreen Holmes (Ignacio, MW 6-8:00 pm)
Nov. 1-Dec. 1: Beginning EXCEL with Doreen Holmes (Bayfield, TTh 6-8:00 pm)
We're living in historic times, and for many Coloradans historic crisis. Men and women with years of experience and exceptional work skills suddenly find themselves jobless. Families who only a short while ago were putting away a few dollars for their savings or their kids’ schooling are now scrambling to cover basic needs. Are you one of the many who now find yourself stranded? Do you find that your hard-won skills and abilities are suddenly adrift because the bottom has fallen out of your business? Helping adults survive and prosper is what our Bridges Program is all about. Providing advanced training in professionalism, finance management, and computer technology in order to re-tool workers for new and better opportunities in this harsh economy, Bridges currently offers specialized, accelerated courses at sites in Bayfield and Ignacio. Making a fast, profitable impact on the lives of families and working adults is our goal.
Call now and find out if you qualify for a tuition waiver! The classes feature certified, adult-level instructors, hands-on applications, options for portfolio-making, and include guest professionals speaking from various business and technology fields. Initial completions include opportunities to advance into college or to launch immediately into technical careers.
How it Works: Call and find out what's on the menu this semester! Adults register just before the first session of class with the Instructor. The Program Navigator may follow up with students for additional enrollment items, as necessary. And you're ready to go!
The learning modules mutually overlap with each other, and together cover the essential skills and talents that businesses most desire in their prospective employees. In other words, 21st-century workers are expected to be adept in finance and money skills, in digital technologies, and in customer/peer relations in order to achieve top productivity. Other specialized classes, like Introductory Excel, are quick courses designed to get you up and going, without drowning you in specifications.
These courses encourage the abilities that, research shows, chiefly lead to promotion and career advancement, or at least allow maximum flexibility in changing workplaces. Each of them deals with techniques and knowledges that are beyond current “basic” or high-school education.