Start 2009 with These Skill-Boosting
Classes from Business Institute!

One good thing about the sagging economy, employees are staying put.  That means less costs related to recruiting and hiring for you, the employer.

And now is the perfect time to invest in your employees—or yourself—for updated supervisory, problem solving, technical, or communication skills.

Register now for supervisory classes:

  • Problem Solving with a New Perspective

    Do you solve one problem only to create a new one?  Attend this workshop to learn tools and a straight-forward strategy for your problem-solving kit.  Scheduled for 5/1, 9:00 am-noon, HCC main campus, Freeport.
  • Performance Evaluations:

    Need more information about employee evaluations?  Learn to identify techniques for an accurate employee assessment.  Scheduled for 4/17, 9:00 am-noon, HCC main campus, Freeport.

Maybe you’re more interested in technical training:

  • Blueprint Reading:

    Do you need some hands-on training in reading, interpreting and communicating with blue prints?  Scheduled for 1/24-1/31, 8:30 am-noon, HCC main campus, Freeport.
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
    GD&T teaches students to interpret geometric symbols in a mechanical print.  Topics include: terminology, rules, datums, and more.  Scheduled for 2/21-2/28, 8:30 am-noon, HCC main campus, Freeport.

With today’s diversity in the workplace, perhaps you could use:·   

  • Spanish for the Physician’s Office: 

    Can you greet Spanish-speaking patients or explain procedures to them?  Learn language skills for: registrations, payment issues, treatments, and more.  Scheduled for 2/19-3/12, 6:00-8:00 pm, HCC main campus, Freeport.
  • Making the Most of Workplace Diversity

    Learn how to utilize and celebrate the skills of ALL your employees to accomplish organizational goals.  Scheduled for 2/20, 9:00 am-noon, HCC main campus, Freeport.

Or how about brushing up on communication skills?

  • Business Writing with Results!: 

    Do you struggle with a written communication because of a sensitive situation?  Learn how to eliminate writer’s block and create clear messages.  Scheduled for 3/27, 9:00 am-noon, HCC main campus, Freeport.


For a complete listing of business and other Community Education classes through Highland Community College, go to Education classes.  

Sign-up today! Call 1-815-599-3612

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


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), call the Business Institute at 815-232-1362. 

Train to Know—The Power to Grow

Article written and submitted by Business Institute Training Coordinator, Kathleen Weber.

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Our staff at the Business Institute

wishes you, your employees, and
families a joyous and safe holiday
season and a prosperous new year.

Thank you for letting us
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Scott Anderson
Dean of Business & Technology

Kathleen Weber
Training Coordinator

Deb Hayenga
Office Coordinator

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Train to Know—
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