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Joyce K. Taylor
Phone: (540) 674-3600 Ext. 4245
Fax: (540) 674-3663
E-mail: jtaylor@nr.edu

Amanda J. Allen
Phone: (540) 674-3600 Ext. 4301
Fax: (540) 674-3663
E-mail: ajallen@nr.edu
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For Immediate Release


Fall 2013 Sharper Skills Seminars scheduled at NRCC

9/13/2013

New River Community College’s “Sharper Skills Seminars” for business will continue this fall with several workshops scheduled for October. Topics will include Microsoft Office Specialist Certification, Microsoft Office 2013, team building, social media for business, and getting started with the iPad. Many of the topics will also be of interest to those in non-profit organizations.

NRCC corporate trainer Jeanne Symanoskie will instruct each workshop at the college’s New River Valley Mall site in Christiansburg.
Her workshop “Office 2013: What’s New” will look at the latest release of Microsoft’s Office suite and discuss the new look, customizing the Office “ribbon” and other enhancements. In “Microsoft PowerPoint: Master Slides and Advanced Features” topics include creating and manipulating master slides, using object linking and embedding, and hyperlinking slides.

Three of the upcoming workshops will cover topics related to the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. “MOS Certification: Just the FAQs” will explore the competencies necessary for obtaining MOS certification, discuss different types of certification and examine testing strategies. “MOS Certification Prep: Word” will focus on reviewing core concepts related to the MOS Word exam including document properties, paragraph settings, manipulating graphics and mail merge. Similarly, “MOS Certification Prep: Excel” will review core concepts covered on the MOS Excel exam including AutoFill, formatting, page layout, charts and conditional formatting.

Also in October, Symanoskie will offer “Team Building,” “Social Media for Business” and “Getting Started with iPad.” Her team building seminar will describe the concept of a team and factors for success, discuss the four phases of team development and list possible team building activities for use in business. “Social Media for Business” will explore tips and tricks to manage social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and LinkedIn. In “Getting Stared with iPad,” Symanoskie will guide users through the home screen, discuss syncing devices with iTunes, managing settings, the App Store and more.

The schedule for upcoming Sharper Skills Seminars is:

MOS Certification: Just the FAQs
Tuesday, October 1, 1-2 p.m.
NRCC New River Valley Mall site, Christiansburg – room 127

Office 2013: What’s New
Friday, October 4, 9-11 a.m.
NRCC New River Valley Mall site, Christiansburg – room 127

MOS Certification Prep: Word
Tuesday, October 8, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
NRCC New River Valley Mall site, Christiansburg – room 127

Team Building
Thursday, October 10, 9-11 a.m.
NRCC New River Valley Mall site, Christiansburg – room 134

PowerPoint: Master Slides and Advanced Features
Friday, October 11, 9-11 a.m.
NRCC New River Valley Mall site, Christiansburg – room 127

MOS Certification Prep: Excel
Tuesday, October 15, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
NRCC New River Valley Mall site, Christiansburg – room 127

MOS Exam
Thursday, October 17, 9-11 a.m.
NRCC New River Valley Mall site, Christiansburg – room 116

Social Media for Business
Friday, October 18, 9-11 a.m.
NRCC New River Valley Mall site, Christiansburg – room 116

Getting Started with iPad
Thursday, October 24, 9-11 a.m.
NRCC New River Valley Mall site, Christiansburg – room 134

Each Sharper Skills Seminar is $20. For registration and more information call the NRCC Office of Workforce Development at 540-674-3617.

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