What’s Up? New CDL Graduates of Career Transitions training program

Bozeman residents, Andrew Morehouse and Tim Baucom have successfully completed CLASS A – COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE TRAINING through non-profit Career Transitions of Belgrade. The two students both passed the Department of Motor Vehicles Class A – CDL driving test and are now licensed in the State of Montana.  

Morehouse and Baucom work for the U.S. Ski Team as ski equipment maintenance professionals, among other tasks. Beginning mid-November they will travel throughout Europe for four months with the ski team. They will be responsible for driving the large truck that houses personnel, skis and maintenance equipment while they perform numerous tasks for the team.

Career Transitions offers affordable, quick turnaround, one-on-one training that accommodates the student’s schedule. The CDL teacher Sim Hofman has over thirty years of truck driving and teaching experience. For further information consult the Career Transitions’ website: www.careertransitions.com.

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What’s Up? Montana Employment Projections for 2016 – 2026

Employment Projections from Montana Department of Labor & Industry

Food preparation and serving related occupations are expected to have the most job openings over the next ten years, claiming 13% of all openings. Sales and related is second, with 12% of all openings. Therefore, it is no surprise that cashiers, retail salespersons, combined food preparation and serving workers, and waiters and waitresses are the four most in-demand occupations by total job openings in the next ten years.

Businesses may need to be creative in finding ways to keep workers as the labor market tightens.

Because of the cost and time it takes to prepare for a job that requires a bachelor’s degree or higher, long-term occupational projections can provide valuable information about job demand before an individual invests in the related education. The top 10 most projected job openings require a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Registered nurses have the most annual openings out of all jobs.

Education is another in-demand field that requires a bachelor’s degree.

Career Transitions can help you to navigate your interests, skills and career potentials through  the MCIS assessment. Give us a call at 406.388.6701.

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What’s Up? Thank you Gallatin Valley Farmer’s Market Vendors & Shoppers

Thank you Gallatin Valley!

It is a privilege for Career Transitions to manage the Gallatin Valley Farmers’ Market that is held each year at the county fairgrounds. This income is instrumental in helping fund CT’s programs that assist families in becoming self-sustaining.

Summer 2017 was very successful with awesome produce and Montana-made creations. Our vendors are enthusiastic participants in community life.

During the coming months you can enjoy many of their products at the Winter Farmers’ Market at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture.

Plan to attend the Holiday Edition of the Gallatin Valley Farmers’ Market on Saturday, November 25th, 9am – 3pm at the county fairgrounds. A great place to shop for holiday goodies and presents!

For further information call Kristi: 406.388.6701 at Career Transitions

Montana Huckleberries!

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What’s Up? FIRST AID & CPR INTENSIVE course description

First Aid, CPR Workshop

Students will receive expert training in First Aid and Basic Life Support CPR (adult, child & infant) including Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). This 4-hour class includes instruction, demonstrations and hands-on activities and culminates in the students earning two American Heart Cards. It is appropriate training for Certified Nurse Assistants, healthcare workers, teachers, childcare workers and volunteers. Many health care facilities require this training of their employees.

The instructor is licensed with the State of Montana and is a Certified Instructor for EMT and First Responder. She teaches for the National Safety Council, American Heart, and Emergency Medical Dispatch. She has taught First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, and CPR for over 17 years and teaches CPR classes for Montana State University (Nursing Department). She also works as a 911 Dispatcher for Park County, based in Livingston, Montana.

What is CPR?

“Cardiopulmonary resuscitation”, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest.


  • CPR Topics

1 or 2 Rescuer CPR, Mouth to Mask, Bag Valve Mask, Mouth to Mouth, Hands Only CPR,  Automatic External Defibrillator (AED for adult, child and infant), Rescue Breathing, Advanced Airway Breathing and Choking (adult, child, and infant)

  • First Aid Topics

 Basic Life Support, Acting in an Emergency, Check the Victim, Recovery Position, Shock, Bleeding and Wound Care, Snake Bites, Spider Bites, Burns, Serious Injuries, Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries, Sudden Illness, Poisoning, Cold and Heat Emergencies, Rescuing and Moving Victims, Hand Washing, Glove Removal, and Asthma

Class Cost:

$70 for students currently enrolled in the CNA training program of Career Transitions

$85 tuition for the general public

To register contact Ellen Ornitz: 406.388.6701 x 110

or ellen@careertransitions.com

Instructor Judy Story teaching Intensive First Aid/CPR workshop.



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What’s Up? Truck Stop Etiquette: Learn the Ropes from Experienced Drivers & Get Training with CAREER TRANSITIONS

Truck Stop Etiquette: How To Act Right At The Truck Stop

  1. Drive slow in the lot, know the traffic pattern, and park like you have some sense.

  2. Park in actual parking spots. Back-in and pull-out, rather than nose-in and back-out.

  3. Fuel islands are for fueling. Not 30-minute breaks. But you knew that. Right?

  4. Don’t knock on strange doors unless invited or in an emergency.

  5. Inspect your vehicle before you leave. Every time.

  6. Don’t fall for the scams. If it sounds too good to be true, it is, as always.

  7. Be aware of your surroundings. Be wary, and keep to well-lit areas, when possible.

     * excerpt from blog by Patrick Netzel of Trucking Truth

Get your Class A – Commercial Driver’s License

with non-profit Career Transitions of Belgrade, Montana.

Call us: 406.388.6701 x 110.

CDL Student with Instructor at Career Transitions

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