West Shore Community College’s Business & Community Education (BCE) spring 2016 program is now underway and community members can enroll online for a wide range of classes, events and workshops.
The BCE program is an inclusive, learning-centered program providing educational and personal enrichment opportunities to all community members. The program supports the life-long learning goals of anyone wishing to learn a new skill or hobby or enhance personal and professional goals through career and technical training, retraining and personal enrichment.
From fitness classes, arts and crafts, technology workshops, thought-provoking seminars, office and business trainings, the BCE program has something for everyone.
A sample of this season’s personal enrichment classes includes a culinary extravaganza consisting of a bagel workshop, gluten free cooking, and a host of ethnic cuisines highlighting French, Italian and Mexican dishes. A Mindful Living Series and Outdoor Adventure Series were developed based upon survey feedback.
Also offered are craft classes which include sewing, knitting, cake decorating, and sculpting for beginners.
In more business focused trainings, community members can participate in a variety of Google workshops, a Desktop Application Series, along with a SCORE Series for business and entrepreneurial support. The BCE program has also partnered with UGotClass, an online workforce development institute, to offer several management courses where participants can receive continuing education credit. These credits are recognized by most colleges and universities.
“Business and Community Education is an opportunity for our community members to participate in a wide range of activities and to further explore hobbies, or to enhance a particular skill set. We had surveys at over 20 different locations asking for feedback on desired classes and locations, and the results are the collection of classes available,” states Crystal Young, director of the BCE program.
A program announcement has been delivered to households in the WSCC district and registration for BCE classes is underway and continues throughout the season.
For a full schedule of noncredit classes offered by BCE and to register click here.
A print version of the catalog is available at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, Ludington Library, Ludington and Scottville Chamber of Commerce, Manistee Chamber of Commerce, MSU Extension Baldwin, West Shore Community College, and West Shore Medical Education Center.
For help with registration, call (231) 843-5825.
Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Communications & Community Engagement