Workforce Development

Kent State University Geauga and Twinsburg Academic Center is committed to helping employers respond to the training and lifelong learning needs of Northeast Ohio. Our wide variety of non-credit continuing-education programs are designed to help develop a premier workforce in our region.

Kent State Geauga in Partnership with Geauga Growth Partnership Workforce Development Class Offerings

Geauga Growth Partnership (GGP) is managing final registration and billing. Email Geauga Growth to set up billing or payment.

Upcoming Workforce Development Classes

Course Prices:

GGP Member: $99.00
Non-GGP Member: $125.00
Quickbooks GGP Member: $150.00
Quickbooks Non-GGP Member: $175.00

Topic: Intermediate Excel
Dates: September 15 & 17
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Description: The intermediate level Excel class covers using multiple worksheets and workbooks, advanced formatting, outlining and subtotals, and creating named ranges. It also focuses on using, sorting, and filtering lists and tables; advanced charting methods; and documenting and auditing.   

Topic: Does Age Matter? How Generations Function Together in the Workplace
Date: September 25
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Description: For the first time in history, we have 4 to 5 generations in the same workforce.  Our beliefs about different generations can affect how we function as a team as well as how we communicate.  While we may see different working styles, we can work together productively.  This interactive talk will address generational differences, communication, and the advantages of a multi-generational workforce including practical examples and hands-on exercises.
*Seminar will only be available virtually through Zoom with Dr. Julie Evey    

Topic: Intermediate Word
Dates: October 13 & 15
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Description: The intermediate-level course focuses on creating and using styles, formatting sections and columns, formatting and adjusting tables, and printing labels and envelopes. Also covered are tracking changes, mail merge, advanced graphics, and using templates.

Topic: Advanced Quickbooks
Dates: October 20 & 22
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Description: The advanced Quickbooks course teaches how to create and use memorized transactions, customize forms, create reports, and track and pay sales tax. It also focuses on payroll, creating job estimates, tracking time, and writing letters. 

Topic: Marketing Through Social Media
Date: October 27
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Description: Do you want to expand your audience? Learn how to market your goods or services with Facebook, Twitter, and others. While promoting your goods, examine how to be safe and secure in order to protect your company’s reputation and data.  Join Professor Judy Paternite and Amy Murfello, Marketing & Community Engagement Manager for this informative discussion.

Site and Contact Information

Kent State University Geauga Campus
14111 Claridon-Troy Road
Burton, OH 44021

If you would like to be on our mailing list to receive announcements about upcoming courses or specialized training opportunities or have questions about current programming, contact Judy Paternite by email or call 440-834-3719.