What’s Up? Women in Apprenticeship & Non-Traditional Occupations: Free Workshop

BOZEMAN- Area workforce training partners are presenting a WANTO (Women in Apprenticeship and Non-Traditional Occupations free ONE-DAY EXPLORATORY WORKSHOP for women in the Gallatin Valley.  The workshop will be held Saturday October 20, 2018, from 9am – 3pm at the Gallatin College East location, 705 Osterman Drive, Bozeman, MT. There are a limited number of places available and early registration is recommended. Registration forms are available at www.ctibrc.org under WANTO or pick up forms at Career Transitions, 189 Arden Drive, Belgrade, MT.

With unemployment at 2% in Gallatin County finding ways to increase the skilled workforce is a critical factor for continuing to grow the economy; additionally, these non-traditional occupations tend to provide high wages.  Bozeman City Mayor, Cyndy Andrus, will start the session at 9am with some opening remarks. This day will provide participants the opportunity to “dip their toes in the water” to investigate if a non-traditional occupation is a good match for their interests and aptitudes. Employment fields to consider might be carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, welding, computer-aided design, commercial driving, IT Networking, machining, masonry, HVAC mechanics, heavy-equipment operation, among many others.

Scholarships up to $500 are available to assist women in “construction-related” non-traditional occupation for expenses related to training, apprenticeships, education or employment. Apply directly to CTI (Career Training Institute); scholarship applications are available on the CTI website: ctibrc.org under WANTO.   

CTI of Helena, MT is the service provider for this event and USDOL (United States Department of Labor- Women’s Bureau) is the funder.  Partners and sponsors of the workshop are Bozeman Job Service, Career Transitions in Belgrade, Southwest Montana Building Industry Association (SWMBIA), and Gallatin College.

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Career Transitions offers training for an entry level position as an administrative assistant. Course work focuses on gaining skills in customer service; familiarity and proficiency in computer applications, oral and written communication, office tasks and procedures, use of phone and office machines (copy, printers, fax etc.), inventory, scheduling, records management, filing, and record keeping. The Administrative Assistant training places special emphasis on computer literacy including basic Microsoft® Office software: Word, Google Docs, Dropbox, and Excel along with computer safety.  Student will also gain familiarity with PowerPoint, and Publisher (used for creating and updating documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases). The course will also include job readiness and job search strategies.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in a variety of entry level office positions in business, government and industry.  The successful administrative assistant may advance to office management, office finance and executive administrative assistance, among other options.

TOPIC                                                                           Contact Hours                     Lab time

Introduction                                                                           .25 hour

Office Skills                                                                             1.5 hours

Daily Financial Transactions                                                  .25 hour

Office Dynamics: Interpersonal Skills                                     2 hours

Microsoft Word                                                                      4 hours                       1 hours lab

Computer Safety/Security                                                       1 hour

Google Docs & Dropbox                                                         1 hour

Writing Business documents                                                   2 hours

Microsoft Excel                                                                        4 hours                       1 hour lab

Publisher, Powerpoint                                                             2 hours

Presentation by business owner & employee                         2 hours

Resume & Cover Letter                                                          2 hours

Job Interview, Job Search                                                      1.5 hours

Class evaluations, certificates                                                   .5 hour


TOTAL HOURS                                                                      24 total                              2 total lab


For dates and time please consult class schedule, green button on home page

Class cost: $300

For registration please contact Ellen Ornitz, Education Coordinator: 388.6701 x 110


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What’s Up? Bookkeeping, QuickBooks and Payroll Classes at Career Transitions

Career Transitions of Belgrade invites students to explore and advance careers in bookkeeping through Ready-2-Work classes. “Bookkeeping Basics,” “Introduction to QuickBooks” and “Mastering Payroll” classes are offered sequentially during the fall session, 2018.

“Bookkeeping Basics” offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings October 2 & 4 from 6:30-8:30pm. The registration fee for this 4-hour class is $45. This class will provides sufficient background for the beginning student to then take the QuickBooks class.

“Introduction to QuickBooks” is held October 9 – November 8. This 15-hour class meets Tuesday and Thursday nights 6:30-8pm. The cost is $185. Students will learn how to install, set up and work in all areas of QuickBooks for a small business. 

“Mastering Payroll with QuickBooks” is a three-night class held November 13, 15 & 20, Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 – 8:30pm. The cost is $65. This 6-hour class introduces the experienced bookkeeper to the basics of payroll and its practical application.

For complete class descriptions consult the Career Transitions’ website: www.careertransitions.com. To register for any class please contact the Community Education Coordinator: ellen@careertransitions.com or 406.388.6701 x 110.

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What’s Up? Two Spaces Left in CNA Training Class Beginning Sept. 10th

Jumpstart a new career!

Sign up today with Career Transitions for Certified Nurse Assistant training.

The 86-hour class includes course instruction, textbook, hands-on lab, field trip and assisted living facility experience.

In 9 weeks you can achieve state certification!

For more info: www.careertransitions.com

or call 406.388.6701 x 110.

CNA Student w/ Patient

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Sign up today: Ready-2-Work Fall Classes @ Career Transitions, Belgrade, MT

Through quick turnaround training, participating students are rewarded with new skills and certificates beneficial in finding employment. Registration is now open for fall courses in the following fields: Certified Nurse Assistant training; Administrative Assistant training; Introduction to Stick Welding; Commercial Driver’s License training; First Aid/CPR Intensive; Bookkeeping Basics; Introduction to QuickBooks; Mastering Payroll; Computer Tutoring; Preparation for HiSET; and Adult Literacy Assessment. Scholarships for CNA students may be available for qualified applicants.

Complete class descriptions and current schedule are available on-line: www.careertransitions.com. The Community Education Coordinator is available to discuss each student’s educational needs: ellen@careertransitions.com or call 388.6701 x 110.


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