NRCC to host hands-on business technology workshops
|New River Community College will host several hands-on business technology workshops throughout the month of August at the college in Dublin. Workshops include “OneNote: Your Digital Notebook” on Thursday, August 2, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., “LinkedIn: A to Z” on Thursday, August 9, from 9 to 11 a.m., “Using Outlook to Manage Your Life” on Monday, August 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. and “Resumes and Online Applications” on Thursday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. All workshops will be held in a computer lab and the fee for each is $20.
Participants in “One Note: Your Digital Notebook” will be introduced to Microsoft OneNote and the ability to collect, store, organize, search and share notes in a variety of formats. Other course topics will include working with notebook pages, organizational tips and tricks, integrating OneNote with other programs, using password protection and customizing OneNote.
“LinkedIn: A to Z” will help individuals and businesses learn to market themselves on the professional networking website, LinkedIn. Participants will explore creating a LinkedIn profile, adding and modifying a resume, adding skills and connections and managing groups.
In “Using Outlook to Manage Your Life,” participants will discover important features of Microsoft Outlook 2010 and move beyond the basics to become more comfortable using multiple e-mail tools. Course topics include managing mail items, rules, calendar and meeting requests, forms and sharing.
“Resumes and Online Applications” will show participants basic resume elements that appeal to employers and how to apply professional techniques to their current resumes. Additionally, participants will explore converting a standard resume into PDF and XPS files and uploading files to a resume-builder system.
The instructor for these workshops will be Dr. Jeanne Symanoskie. Symanoskie’s background includes 10 years experience teaching in various settings including the Fairfax County Public Schools, Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland and the University of Georgia. She also owned and operated the Blacksburg area restaurant Log Cabin BBQ.
More details and registration information is available by calling the NRCC Office of Workforce Development at 540-674-3617.