What’s Up? The Original Gallatin Valley Farmers’ Market, Holiday Edition Success

The Original Gallatin Valley Farmers’ Market & Holiday Edition wants to thank all of the vendors and customers for a successful 2018 year! We would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday

See you next year! 




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What’s up? Classes beginning soon at Career Transitions!

Bookkeeping, CNA, and CDL classes starting soon at Career Transitions. For more information call 388-6701, extension 100 or email ct@careeertransitions.com

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What’s Up? Success as a new Truck Driver… Start with Career Transitions

Here’s the truth about getting started as a new truck driver: You alone will determine whether or not you can be successful at this career.

Now, if that statement is true, then what should we be laboring over when we are trying to get this career started? Well, it certainly wouldn’t be which company to start with. It would be that we need to determine the answer to this one singularly important question:

“Do I have what it takes to be a successful truck driver?”

You can name any company you think is that golden nugget of choice for establishing your career at, and I can immediately find a host of bad reviews to talk you out of starting your career with that company. Or I could go to just about any truck stop and find one of that company’s current drivers who would warn you to stay away from that company.

What does that teach us?

It teaches us this:

If I am going to be successful at trucking, then I must be responsible for my own results.

Proving Yourself Is Vital At Any Company
When one driver does really well at one company, and then another driver does really poorly at that same company, where must we lay the blame? Often times you will find that one driver fails while another has great success and they were both with the same dispatcher! This is an individual problem, and it takes an individual to resolve it. When we focus all our energy on finding just the right company to start with, then we completely ignore the one thing that really matters for our success.

If you want to be successful at trucking you have got to take a good hard look in the mirror and determine that you will prove your worth to whomever takes you on as a new driver. The truth is that most of these companies are making an educated guess when they hire any new rookie driver. They have studied your application and are willing to give you a shot based on a few clues they have learned to recognize that might indicate you have the potential to survive. That is really all they have to go by. They are taking a chance on you, and it is all up to you to prove yourself worthy.

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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: tbd

For registration please contact:  388.6701 x 100, ct@careertransitions.com


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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 spring session, 2019.

“Bookkeeping Basics” offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 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 in February/March. 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 three evenings in March, Tuesday, Wednesday 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

For registration please contact:  388.6701 x 100, ct@careertransitions.com

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