Upcoming Courses Offered by Potter County Education Council

PEC Basic-SafeGulf/SafeLand Orientation Train-the-Trainer

The Potter County Education Council and the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center are seeking interested individuals for the PEC Basic-SafeGulf/SafeLand Orientation Train-the-Trainer program.  The PEC Basic-SafeGulf/SafeLand Orientation Train-the-Trainer course allows an instructor to administer the PEC Basic-Safe Gulf/SafeLand Orientation course. The PEC Basic-SafeGulf/SafeLand Orientation course was designed to take the place of multiple operator orientation courses and to give each student a general idea of life and safety issues in the oil and gas industry – upstream, downstream, onshore, and offshore.  As more and more industries are accepting and/or requiring this credential, having an in-house trainer can greatly reduce the cost of certifying your employees and increases your flexibility in scheduling the training. Each instructor will receive classroom training and the following manuals: • PEC Basic Orientation Instructor Manual, • PEC Basic Orientation Student Manual, •PEC Basic Orientation Video, •All-in-One Video, •Backdrop for Student Photographs, •PowerPoint Presentation and reference material that will support the instruction of the program. Ten individuals are needed to run this course.  If you are interested in this course, call (814) 545-1333.

First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business

This free, 3-hour seminar provides an overview of the steps to start a business.  Topics include: what to consider before starting a business, financing, license and tax information, regulations governing a business, and how and why to prepare a business plan. Resources you can use to help you as you plan will also be presented. This seminar is being held at the Coudersport office of PCEC on Tuesday, November 8, from 8:30 a.m. until noon.  Registration is required. To register, visit web.clarion.edu/sbdc/training or call (877) 292-1843.

Marketing Strategies for Start-Up Businesses

So, you’ve started a new business and you need some support in marketing your company and its products and services.  This seminar will address some of the basics in marketing, including:  brand development; stationery system, brochures and flyers, website, advertising/media planning and placement; and print/newspaper/radio/outdoor advertising.  This seminar is being held at the Coudersport office of PCEC on Tuesday, November 8; from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Cost is $20 per person.  Registration is required. To register, visit web.clarion.edu/sbdc/training or call (877) 292-1843.

Holiday Beading Workshop in Port Allegany

Get ready for the holidays with handcrafted, beaded gifts.  In this class, you will make a Sparkling Snowflake, an Elegant Pin, and an Eye Catching Christmas Ornament!  Tools will be provided; however, please bring your own scissors.  This class is best suited for beginning and intermediate beaders.  Bring a bag lunch and enjoy this fun workshop! The class is being held on Saturday, November 12, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Cost is $35 per person.  For more information or to register, call 814-545-1333 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

Food Safety Course in Coudersport

ServSafe is a 15-hour certification program developed by the Restaurant Association Education Foundation.  This course meets certification requirements for individuals who are responsible for the safe handling of food in restaurants, schools, elder care facilities, lodges, bed and breakfasts, community centers, and other food concessions (organizations or businesses that sell or prepare food on a regular basis).  This 2-day class is being held on Mondays, November 14 and 21, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Coudersport office of PCEC.  Cost is $175 per person.  To register, call 877-489-1398 or visit extension.psu.edu.

Cooking for Crowds in Coudersport

Non-profit, volunteer-run groups that prepare food to be served or sold to the public must be sure that the food is safe and of high quality.  Participants in this workshop will learn up-to-date methods for safely handling and preparing food for large groups.  The workshop is appropriate for non-profit food providers such as churches, fire companies, and civic groups.  This class is being held on Monday, November 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Coudersport office of PCEC.  Cost is $12 per person.  To register, call 814-274-4877 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

Advanced Facebook with protocol 80

You requested it and PCEC heard you!  We are hosting a 3-hour Advanced Facebook class in our Coudersport location.  Learn ways to take your Facebook page to a new level without devoting your entire day managing it.  Using Facebook personally does not guarantee that you know how to optimize it for your business.  Come and learn from the professionals at protocol 80 how to use Facebook to grow your business. Participants need to have some web development knowledge or access to someone who does. The class is being held on Tuesday, November 15, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon.  Cost is $25 per person.  For more information or to register, call 814-274-4877 or visit our website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.

Looking for Instructors

The Potter County Education Council offers high quality educational programs to area residents.  These programs are either developed and delivered by the PCEC, or are offered through partnerships with colleges, universities, technical schools, and community colleges.

Programs offered through the PCEC include: college level courses, workforce development programs, business and leadership courses, computer and technology courses, and personal enrichment courses.  In order for the PCEC to continue providing these programs, and to expand the types of programs offered, we are trying to identify qualified instructors and adjunct professors. A Master’s Degree is preferred; however, professional experience and certifications will be taken into consideration.

Having a pool of qualified local instructors reduces the costs of offering educational programs, and increases educational opportunities for area residents.  If you are interested in exploring teaching opportunities through the PCEC or as an adjunct professor for one of our educational partners, please call (814) 545-1333 or submit your resume to candih@pottercountyedcouncil.org.


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