Get the Competitive Advantage
Update your Skills NOW!

The workforce is getting more competitive every day.  A tighter job market may mean it’s time for you to update your skills at your present job or maybe even for that job you want. 

The Business Institute is offering a variety of short classes in professional development, ranging from one to eight sessions per subject.

Perhaps you need to update your computer skills for business or personal use?  Register now for:

  • Dreamweaver I
  • Microsoft Updates for Word 2007
  • Microsoft 2003: Getting the Most out of Excel

Maybe interpersonal relationships are an area you are interested in.  Would you like to know how to effectively resolve conflict?  Do you need to manage your time better?  Could you benefit by knowing how to efficiently delegate duties?  There are numerous opportunities offered in these areas:

  • Effective Communication
  • Managing Conflict
  • Handling Delegation
  • Effective Use of Time and Stress Management

 It could be that you are interested in more technical areas like:

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Blueprint Reading

With today’s diversity in the workplace, perhaps you could use a second language, such as:

  • Spanish for the Physician’s Office

For a complete listing of course offerings, and to register for these and other business and personal enrichment Community Education classes through Highland Community College, go to, and click on Fall 2008 Community Education classes. Contact Highland Community College at 815-599-3612 for more information or with questions about Fall 2008 Community Education classes.

**Please note: Registrations and payment must be sent to Highland Community College, 2998 West Pearl City Road, Freeport, IL, 61032

Get the competitive edge.  Sign-up today!

To schedule a customized training for these or any other safety, technical, soft skills, computer, or workplace Spanish classes held at your place of business or organization (or at an off-site location of your choice) or to hear more about other services we offer, call the Business Institute at 815-232-1362. 

Train to Know—The Power to Grow

Written and submitted by Mary Holcomb

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Now you can share your knowledge and love of learning with others. 

Instructors are wanted to teach short-term
Community Education / Professional Development courses and customized, contract training
for the Business Institute.

Soft skills--management, team building, communication, customer service, etc.
Manufacturing -  Technology

For more information, call the Business Institute at 815-232-1362 or e-mail

Business Institute

Scott Anderson
Dean of Business & Technology

Kathleen Weber
Training Coordinator

Deb Hayenga
Office Coordinator

Train to Know—
The Power to Grow

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September 2008

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