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Workforce Solutions schedules continuing education workshops

February 23rd, 2013 10:25 pm by staff report

KINGSPORT — Workforce Solutions at Northeast State Community College has set several continuing education workshops at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education.


• At-Home Study Orientation: Notary Public


If you wanted learn about a Notary Public, but don’t have the time to attend a semester-long in-person class, or don’t like the option of learning online, here’s your chance to learn at your own pace, in your own home. The printed manuals/workbooks will guide you through the course whenever you find the time. The orientation is helpful, but if you are unable to attend, the course can be mailed to you following the orientation, provided the instructor has received your materials fee. A facilitator is available via e-mail for any questions during the course and when completed a certificate of completion will be mailed to you.


The class will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in room 130 at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education. The cost is $19 per participant plus a mandatory $99 materials fee, payable to the instructor at the door for a detailed manual/workbook.


• Seven Simple Secrets to Financial Freedom


Does your money work for you or do you work for your money? This class is not taught by a financial guru using technical language you can’t possibly understand. You will learn from a single mom, turned home business entrepreneur, turned home owner, turned real estate investor. This is not a get-rich-quick scheme; this is a plan of action to help others learn the path to financial freedom. In this fast-paced workshop, you will learn how to get out of credit card debt and reduce bad credit, raise your credit limit and lower your interest rate, use more credit to raise your credit score, buy a home even if you have bad credit or are self-employed, pay off your mortgage in half the time with less money, keep your home protected against lawsuits, and become an active investor for financial freedom. The class will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in room 130 at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education. The cost is $39 per participant plus a mandatory $20 materials fee, payable to instructor at the door.


• Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published


Did you know Stephen King was rejected 75 times before he sold his first novel? If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past the editor’s desk. You will discover how to become a “published” writer overnight, submit manuscripts the correct way, find the right publisher for your work, write irresistible query letters, and 100 ways to make money as a freelance writer. The class will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in room 130 at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education. The cost is $39 per participant plus a mandatory $20 materials fee, payable to instructor at the door.


• Meet the Publisher


Have you ever wanted to talk to a real publisher? Are you tired of having your manuscripts critiqued by non-professionals? Bring your in-progress manuscript for an in-class critique of your poetry, article, short story, novel, non-fiction book, children’s book, etc. You will then learn about the pros and cons of traditional publishing and self-publishing options.


For an additional fee, participants may leave a copy of their manuscript with the instructor for a professional critique and a list of publishers and/or agents who are interested in your type of work. The class will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in room 130 at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education. The cost is $19 per participant plus a mandatory $10 materials fee, payable to the instructor at the door.


• $Cash$ in With a Successful Home-Based Business


Are you tired of working for someone else? Do you need to make more money? Turn your talents and hobbies into profits at home by learning how to start a home-based business from a chamber of commerce past president and successful Southern California entrepreneur. During this workshop, you will discover more than 100 home business ideas, mandatory legal documentation, ways to market your product/services, and how to take tax deductions. The class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in room 130 at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education. The cost is $39 per participant plus a mandatory $20 materials fee, payable to instructor at the door.


NOTE: Due to the high demand for this guest instructor nationwide, this workshop can only be offered once a year.


• Make Money with a Typing/Word Processing Business


If you can type, then you can make money at home using your word processor or computer. Having already learned all about home-based business success (participants must have attended “$Cash$ in With a Successful Home-Based Business”), you will then discover the secrets to profits in the typing/word processing business, including: how and where to find clients, 50 ways to advertise/market your services, effective home office equipment choices, 100 ways to make money with a computer, and free national networking information. The class will be held from 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in room 130 at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education. The cost is $19 per participant plus a mandatory $10 materials fee, payable to the instructor at the door.


• Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark


LeeAnne Krusemark is a journalist, author, and owner of an award-winning Southern California public relations business since 1988. She is a chamber of commerce past president and has been asked to speak at a Senate-sponsored business conference as well as for the U.S. Department of the Army. Her in-person lectures are offered at more than 200 facilities nationwide, including Purdue University, and her online publishing class is offered at more than 1,000 facilities worldwide, including Harvard University.


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