BUREAU OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION HEALTH & SAFETY DIVISION/PATHS
General Safety Webinars – November & December 2017
- Safe Vehicle Operation Wednesday, December 13th at 1:30pm
- Electrical Extension Cord Safety Thursday, December 14th at 9:30am
- Ladder Safety Thursday, December 14th at 1:30pm
- Walkthrough Surveys Tuesday, December 19th at 9:30am
- Chainsaw Safety-Basic Tuesday, December 19th at 1:30pm
- Fire Extinguisher Use Wednesday, December 20th at 9:30am
- Pre-Employment Screening Wednesday, December 20th at 1:30pm
- Preventing Cuts, Scrapes & Punctures Thursday, December 21st at 9:30am
Webinar duration is approximately 1 hour depending on course material as well as viewer participation.
Governor Wolf’s Initiative on Opioids
DrugFree Workplace – Drug Free Workplace Employee Training in partnership with Victor Parziale and DrugFree Workplace PA Friday, December 15th at 9:30am – 11:30am
|DrugFree Workplace – Science of Addiction in partnership with Victor Parziale and DrugFree Workplace PA Monday, December 18th at 1:30pm – 3:30pm
To register for any of these events just click on the link(s) above and you will be automatically re-directed to the event homepage and a registration form.We can come to your location and provide training for your organization if you can provide at least 25 participants. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org To register for any of our safety trainings available, classroom or webinar, please visit the PATHS Training Calendar.
2017 Fall Adult Education Course Schedule Now Available
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Online Microsoft Courses
Our instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. Our instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. All courses run for six weeks (with a 10-day grace period at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more. You can complete any course entirely from your home or office, any time of the day or night. Courses include Intro to Microsoft Word, Intro to Microsoft Excel, Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint, Intro to Microsoft Access, Intro to Microsoft Outlook, and Intro to Windows 10. New course sessions begin monthly. Please visit our Online Instruction Center to see exact start dates for the courses that interest you.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER
The Community Education Center, together with business, education and community partners, offers professional, academic, and personal opportunities for lifelong learning in Elk and Cameron Counties and the surrounding areas. CEC offers college courses, trainings, workshops, career and college advisement, and much more. Visit the CEC website for more information and a full schedule of upcoming educational opportunities!
PENN STATE DUBOIS
Give the gift of personal or professional enrichment to a friend or a loved one this holiday season. Penn State DuBois has a diverse list of classes coming up at the beginning of the year and will even wrap your gift for under the tree if you wish. Classes begin as early as January 9th!
Classes Currently Enrolling:
Introduction to Fly Tying
If you’ve always wanted to learn the art and science of fly fishing or are already confident in your abilities but would like to learn to tie new and exciting lures, come and learn from local expert George Kutskel, treasurer of Pennsylvania Trout Unlimited. He will discuss the important skills to become a fly fishing master, important knots, rod repair, selection of materials, identification of the various bugs that can be represented by artificial flies, and individual classes devoted to tying the four major types of flies – streamers, nymphs, wet flies and dry flies. This class will teach students about the different knots involved with fishing and tying flies and how each of those knots are used. It will provide an overview of the equipment used for fishing and how to properly care for and maintain your equipment. An exciting part of this class will include the study of the various bugs found in our local streams and how to identify the species of insects that are part of the life cycle in our waters. This all leads to the equipment and materials used to tie lures that resemble and imitate the insects that will catch fish. Fly tying is considered an art and a science. Most who learn the skills needed to tie flies end up making it a lifetime hobby and passion.
REGISTER HERE FOR DUBOIS CLASS! Wednesday evenings, January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 21, and 28, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Penn State DuBois, DEF Building, Room 204 Fee: $160 **Discounts available for Penn State faculty, staff, and students. Please call (814) 375-4715 for your unique discount code.
REGISTER HERE FOR ST. MARYS CLASS! Tuesday evenings, January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 20, and 27, 2018 (NO class February 13) Community Education Center, 4 Erie Avenue, St. Marys, PA 15857 Fee: $160 *Discounts available for Penn State faculty, staff, and students. Please call (814) 375-4715 for your unique discount code.
The class offered in St. Marys will be instructed by fly fishing enthusiast and small business owner, Scott Whitehead. Scott enjoys sharing his passion and has taught numerous classes even developing a video used as a teaching aid. He also has experience in guiding fly fishermen. We invite you to spend some time during the winter months to fine-tune your skills or develop a new hobby. Space is limited so that each student receives more one-on-one attention from the instructor.
Listen with Your Eyes, Intro to American Sign Language
The goal for introductory Sign Language class is to teach finger spelling, conversational phrases, and a variety of commonly used signs. The class will also include introducing the students to deaf culture and a variety of web sites for independent learning. Students will be introduced to the concept of “what does it look like?” as an approach to learning this language in comparison to learning a spoken language and how words sound. Class structure will include small group centers for practicing and improving skills. The overall goal of this introductory sign language class will be for the students to learn, recognize and reproduce 50-100 signs, to be able to spell and read finger-spelling phonetically, and to converse with others at a basic level. The course is ACT 48 approved. REGISTER HERE Dates: Thursday evenings, February 1 – 12, 2018 Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Location: Penn State DuBois (February 1 – 22, 2017: DEF Building, Room 209,March 1 and 15, 2018: Swift Building, Room 112, March 8, 2018: No class due to spring break. March 22 – April 12, 2018: DEF Building, Room 209) Fee: $160 *Must attend all classes to qualify for certificate of participation. 50% discount for current Penn State DuBois students , 25% discount for Penn State employees. Call (814) 375-4715 for your unique discount coupon code.
Youth Baseball Clinics
Penn State DuBois Baseball coaching staff and players will host the spring 2018 baseball clinics at THE BASEBALL BANK in DuBois PA. In their first year Penn State DuBois Baseball team has become the Conference Champions, 5th in the state at the USCAA World Series, 10 players were named All Conference Academic Team, 3 USCAA All Americans, 6 PSUAC All Conference Players. The Penn State DuBois baseball clinics are designed to help players develop proper throwing, pitching, fielding and hitting mechanics to succeed at any level. Our hope is not only to develop better players but also to instill the discipline, respect, hard work and self-worth values which are threaded throughout the baseball philosophy.
In these clinics, participants will learn the basic mechanics of hitting, fielding and pitching and take part in drills and activities to help them develop these skills. The participant should bring baseball equipment such as glove, bat, batting helmet (if they have one), and something to drink.
Session 1 Pitching/Catching Clinic: Ages 10 – 15
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018 Location: The Baseball Bank, 309 Aspen Way, DuBois, PA Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (registration begins at 4:30 PM) Fee: $35* Register Here!
Session 2 Hitting/Infield Clinic: Ages 12 – 16
Date: Sunday, February 11, 2018 Location: The Baseball Bank, 309 Aspen Way, DuBois, PA Time: Noon – 3:00 PM (registration starts at 11:30 AM) Fee: $50* Register Here!
Session 3 Hitting/Infield Clinic: Ages 8 – 12
Date: Sunday, February 11, 2018 Location: The Baseball Bank, 309 Aspen Way, DuBois, PA Time: 3:30 PM – 6:20 PM (registration starts at 3:00 PM) Fee: $50* Register Here!
*15% discount off each registration for 2 or more in same family. COUPON CODE is unique, one per family.
To receive the COUPON CODE please call 375-4715. QUICK AND EASY REGISTRATION PROCESS!
After choosing your course and clicking on “Register Here” you will be directed to the non-credit registration page.
Fundamentals of Golf
How does six golf classes for $99 sound?
Fundamentals of Golf is designed to help beginners learn the different clubs, how the game is played, golf etiquette, and more. Participate in hands-on group and individual exercises to help develop the correct golf swing. Class limited to 12.
Get a Grip on Your Golf Game is for the more experienced golfer who wants to improve his or her game and learn new techniques to correct bad habits. Focus on improving your game with this advanced instruction. Class limited to 12.
Date: Tuesdays, March 27, 2018 through May 1, 2018 Time of classes: Fundamentals of Golf – 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Get a Grip on Your Golf Game – 7:40 PM – 8:40 PM Registration Fee: $99 each Location: Penn State DuBois, Multi-Purpose Building Gym Instructor: Greg Kennis, Owner and Superintendent at Kenterra Golf Course in DuBois, PA.
Aspiring Art Series
Class #3 – Drawing Star Wars® Characters – Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 2018 Fans of Star Wars will be able to capture the excitement following the December 15, 2017 release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Use of pencil and acrylic paints to create a realistic portrait of your favorite character. The class includes concepts that allow you to generalize the forms of the face, measure the geometric placement of those features and accurately draw them as a realistic portrait. Techniques in light and shadow will round out the introduction before students will learn to create their portraits and learn additional techniques using acrylic paints. Students who take Class 1 and/or 2 will be able to build upon techniques learned in those classes. New students will be introduced to concepts of portrait drawing using this fun theme. Maximum 12 students. 5:30PM – 7:00PM Location: Penn State DuBois Fee: $149 (includes materials) REGISTER HERE!
CLARION UNIVERSITY SBDC
Business skills workshops for December:
Northwest PA Veteran Entrepreneurship Program: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 in Clarion @ 9:00 am
Food Safety – ServSafe Certification: Wednesday, November 29 and Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 in DuBois @ 9:00 am
Thinking of Starting Your Own Business? Attend a First Step Seminar!
The First Steps to Start and Finance Your Business. Click on a location for details:
Register For: QuickBooks 2017 Level I – Jan. 9
If you’ve recently purchased QuickBooks or plan to in the near future we can help you learn the basics. Learn to create, use and maintain your books with ease. Keep track of your payables and receivables. Course approved for 8 CPE credits through the Center for Accounting Education & Research. This seminar includes Setting up a company file, Navigating the program, Accounts Payable – entering/paying bills, Accounts Receivable – invoicing customers/receiving payment, and Bank reconciliation. Register Online Now or Call the SBDC at (814) 393-2060 or Toll free at 1 (877) 292-1843 or Email: email@example.com. Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 (Registration Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2018) Where: Clarion University SBDC (Barnes Center), 330 North Point Drive Suite 100, Clarion PA 16214-3873. Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Registration begins at 8:15 am and On Your Own 1 Hour Lunch) Cost: $199.00 for one 7-hour session. Save $38.00 and register for both QuickBooks Level I and QuickBooks Level II classes for $360.00 (Cost includes QuickBooks training manual). Payment: Make checks payable to: Clarion University of Pennsylvania, For credit card payments call the SBDC at (814) 393-2060 or Toll free at 1 (877) 292-1843. Mail Payment To: Attn: SBDC Training Coordinator, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 330 North Point Drive Suite 100, Clarion PA 16214-3873
Register For: QuickBooks 2017 Level II – Jan. 16
Now that you’re familiar with the basics, come and see what else this amazing accounting program can do for you. Learn how to run professional looking reports, personalized your forms, send letters through Microsoft Word, export to Excel and more. Course approved for 8 CPE credits through the Center for Accounting Education & Research. This seminar includes: Tracking and paying sales tax, Inventory – tracking/adjusting, Payroll – processing/reports, Reports: Balance Sheet/Income Statement (Profit Loss), and Customizing forms and reports. Register Online Now or Call the SBDC at (814) 393-2060 or Toll free at 1 (877) 292-1843 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Registration Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2018) Where: Clarion University SBDC (Barnes Center), 330 North Point Drive Suite 100, Clarion PA 16214-3873 Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Registration begins at 8:15 am and On Your Own 1 Hour Lunch) Cost: $199.00 for one 7-hour session. Save $38.00 and register for both QuickBooks Level I and QuickBooks Level II classes for $360.00 (Cost includes QuickBooks training manual) Payment: Make checks payable to: Clarion University of Pennsylvania, For credit card payments call the SBDC at (814) 393-2060 or Toll free at 1 (877) 292-1843 Mail Payment To: Attn: SBDC Training Coordinator, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 330 North Point Drive Suite 100, Clarion PA 16214-3873
What’s happening in the area? Click for more information!
- Understanding the Benefits of Using a Foreign Trade Zone (Wednesday December 13, 2017
- Celebrating You In November: Let Us Showcase Your Small Business: November 2017 (Contact the Clarion University SBDC if you would like to participate)
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- Small Business Advantage Grant Reopens! (July 25, 2017 to June 30, 2018 or until funds are exhausted)
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- Pennsylvania SBDC and Innovation Partnership to Assist Startup Tech Companies with SBIR/STTR Funding
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