Workforce and Professional Development

Soft Skills Training

Looking to advance in your current position, improve your communication skills, learn a new skill?  There’s something for everyone.

So, you wish you had a “do-over” because you just said the wrong thing at the wrong time. This workshop will help you to find solutions to some of your toughest workplace communication problems. So, bring your specific issues with you —maybe it’s dealing with difficult people, an angry client, a backstabbing co-worker, a sexual harasser, or asking for a raise. You will learn tools and techniques and will practice having that conversation. You will learn the right questions to ask yourself before that conversation takes place; you will learn the principles to guide you to know how to handle the situation if that conversation starts to take a downward spiral, and you will learn statements to avoid.

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This six-hour workshop will examine soft skills in the workplace. What are soft skills, why do they matter even more now than decades ago, and how will soft skills help us on the job and interviews. We will be looking at the connection between soft skills, learned skills, and the impact emotional intelligence has on the formation and development of soft skills. Additionally, we will explore the changes in the demands of the types of soft skills employers are seeking as today’s technology has altered how people interact with each other.

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Learn how to adapt to change—constant change. Overcome the negative feelings that can come from change; Identify how we can learn from, move on from, and become stronger after difficult times; Demonstrate an understanding of how you can re-think a situation to become unstuck and move forward; Identify ways to re-energize; Develop skills to help you transform your work place to a more adaptable and agile environment.

This course is not being offered this spring.

Professional Development

Students will receive instruction in nine (9) subject areas via pre-recorded lectures and power point presentations which discuss the environmental benefits of organic lawn care and provide technical horticultural instruction from Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals. This course is being administered by Three Rivers Community College and is offered on the Blackboard Learn platform which allows students to take the online course at their own pace.

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This course prepares you to sit for the Connecticut Real Estate License Exam. Students must pass this course with a grade of 70 or better, and attend a minimum of sixty (60) classroom hours of instructions. This course is designed for anyone who is interested in a career in the world of Professional Real Estate, and for those who desire an in-depth knowledge of the industry. Course material is covered through a lecture style classroom experience supplemented with textbook assignments and exercises.

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Are you interested in a career or part-time work in which you impact hundreds or thousands of people every day? Being a Security Officer might be for you. In order to be employed as a security officer, students are required to complete this 8-hour course. Students will also be advised on how to apply for the Security Officer Identification Card.

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