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Training programs

Sep. 16, 2013 @ 12:33 AM

FALL BEEF CATTLE PROGRAM: The West Virginia University Extension Service, Western Soil Conservation Service and Grassy Run Farms will host a fall pasture walk and beef cattle winter-feeding workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

The pasture walk starts at 4 p.m. at Grassy Run near Pliny (about 4.5 miles north of the Buffalo bridge on W.Va. 35). Following the farm tour, Ed Rayburn, WVU Extension forage specialist, will present a workshop entitled "Guidelines for Supplementing Beef Cattle based on Forage Quality" at 6 p.m.at the Eleanor Volunteer Fire Station.

Aaron Glascock, herd manager, will discuss the forage program at Grassy Run Farm, one that produces grand champion bulls at the National Polled Hereford Show. Putnam County Extension Agent Chuck Talbott will discuss the advantages of producing crossbred cattle for most beef operations in West Virginia.

Call the Putnam County Extension Office (304-586-0217) to pre-register. A light snack will be offered.

TABLE GAMES TRAINING: Table Games dealer training in Blackjack will be offered through Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College at its Table Games Training Center located at the Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Charleston.

Blackjack Dealer training will be 7 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 30 through Nov.15. The cost of the seven-week course is $980.

Interested students can call 304-205-6603 to register and pay for the courses at the Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College's Workforce Development Office, located at 2001 Union Carbide Dr., Room 005, South Charleston, WV 25303.

Students who complete the trainings and pass the audition at the end of the course will receive a Certificate of Completion. There is not a guarantee of employment, but many students do get the opportunity to interview when there are positions available.

GETTING FEDERAL CONTRACTS: A workshop titled "Doing Business with the Federal Government" is scheduled for 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Ashland Community & Technical College's Roberts Drive Campus in Room 118 of Building 1.

It will be presented by Robert Coffey of the Small Business Administration out of Louisville. The seminar will touch on various topics to help you understand how to sell your goods or services to federal agencies, such as: How the federal government buys products/services; System for Award Management (SAM) database; marketing to the federal government; reciprocal preference and other contracting laws; certification programs for small businesses (women, minorities, veterans, etc.)

This event is being offered free of charge and is open to the public.

To pre-register, call 606-329-8011 or go online to http://tiny.cc/DoingBusinessWithGovt.

MICROSOFT OFFICE: Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA will offer an eight-week course in Microsoft Office 2010 skills beginning Tuesday, Sept. 24. Classes will be conducted from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1005 Virginia Ave., Huntington.

The course aims to teach students how to perform computer skills such as word processing, pictures and clip art, copy and paste functions, templates, mail merge, tables and graphs and more. Cost is $100.

To enroll, call 304-523-7461.

If your organization has a seminar or training class you would like listed in this column, please send it to Jean Tarbett Hardiman. Reach her by email at jeant@herald-dispatch.com, send faxes to 304-526-2857 or send mail to The Herald-Dispatch, P.O. Box 2017, Huntington, WV 25720.

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