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Oct 21
Business and Community Education Department announces new classes

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Professional Grant Development and Writing will be one of the workshops offered by the Business and Community Education Department at North Platte Community College next month. The class is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Nov. 8-10.

The Business and Community Education Department at North Platte Community College has announced its second round of fall classes. All are open to the public. They include: 

Arts and Crafts: 

Bob Ross Painting: Sandhills Snow With Old Barn – Students will learn how to paint like Bob Ross to create golden, grass-covered hills and a snow-filled valley with fall trees. An old barn and fence on the bank of a small stream will add to the landscape. 

The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 on NPCC's South Campus. The instructor will be Sharon Rodeman. The fee is $75 with supplies and $40 without supplies. 

Business and Technology: 

Nebraska Department of Revenue: Sales and Use Tax – This free course covers the basics of Nebraska's sales and use tax, including licensing requirements, exemptions, reporting and taxable services. 

This class is a must for bookkeepers, business owners and those considering starting a business, however, it can also benefit members of the general public by teaching them how sales tax affects them every day.

The class will meet from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Oct. 27 on NPCC's North Campus. 

Nebraska Department of Revenue: Construction Contractor's Seminar - This free course covers Nebraska sales and use tax as it applies to construction contractors. It's a benefit to those who perform construction services or who handle bookkeeping for contractors. 

The presentation clarifies licensing requirements, contractor registration, contractor options, exemptions, reporting and taxable services in addition to explaining what forms need to be completed and how an invoice should look when a contractor is hired.

The class will meet from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 27 on NPCC's North Campus. 

Prezi – Power Up Your Presentations! – This class will demonstrate the basics of Prezi presentation software while also showing how to resonate, motivate and be remembered. 

The class will meet from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 7 on NPCC's North Campus. The instructor is Angela Raby, and the fee is $25. 

Google Guru - Google is a powerful local platform for today's businesses. This class will delve into the details of Google's recent changes and how they affect a business's organic ranking, from the "Snack Pack" to Google My Business, and how users can proactively work to combat them all. 

The class will meet from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 on NPCC's North Campus. The instructor is Lesli Torres-Abreu, and the fee is $25.                                                        

Lifestyle: 

Professional Grant Development and Writing Workshop - This comprehensive workshop covers donor diversity, key search engines and the conversion of ideas into fundable projects. After the workshop, participants will understand how to locate grants, identify the critical sections of successful proposals and demonstrate the commitment and innovation that propels their proposals beyond other submissions. 

Participants will also understand the diversity of the funding community and how to respond to various funding agency guidelines. The training addresses the overall strategic plan for writing grants, including a needs statement, mission, goals, objectives, activities, evaluation, key personnel and budgets. 

The instructor will engage participants in interactive exercises, writing and discussions to help them better understand how to research, write and develop specific projects. 

The class will meet from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 8-10 on NPCC's North Campus. The instructor is Bonnie Kruse, and the fee is $65. 

More information about all of these classes is available through Crystal Welch, (308) 535-3614, and online at https://register.centerforenterprise.com/.

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​