State Fair Community College’s The LearningForce has added these professional and enrichment courses that start Nov. 7 and 13.
- The Changing Workforce will meet from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 7 in Fielding Technical Center, Room 253. This intergenerational dynamics workshop will help participants understand the different generations such as Gen X, Gen Z, Millennials, and Baby Boomers and how to work with them in the workplace. Topics covered include, finding common ground, managing conflict, valuing differences and perspectives, and leveraging the benefits of a multiple generation workforce. Cost is $99.
- Basic Computer Course will meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays starting Nov. 13 for three sessions in Fielding Technical Center, Room 229. These hands-on classes, void of “technical jargon,” are geared toward new users or users who want to update their computer skills. Topics covered include Word and Excel basics, file management and Google Drive and apps. Cost is $79. Brenda Powell is the instructor.
On tap for 2018 is a Hobby Welding class that will meet from 6-9 p.m. from Jan. 8-12 in Fielding Technical Center. This class offers hands-on, individual instruction that includes safety, set-up and basic welding applications. Students should be able to implement weld techniques for building, repair and artistic exploration. Cost is $199; Carl Mounce is the instructor.
Crappie University will be held from 7:30-9:30 p.m. for four nights, Feb. 7, 13, 21 and 28 in Thompson Conference Center in Heckart Science Center. Students will learn cutting-edge techniques used by top crappie pros and guides. Cost is $89.
For more information and to register online go to sfccmo.edu/the-learning-force, call (660) 530-5822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Gift certificates are available for any course. Early enrollment helps to ensure classes will be held.