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Professional Skills

Professional skills development can help you to get and keep work supporting others in a wide range of professional fields. These positions can support financial, educational, or public relations functions in many different types of industry sectors. These careers typically require both technical skill and knowledge about systems and practices and an understanding of how to form effective relationships with diverse groups of people.

Types of Classes Offered

  • Step up to Administrative Assisting
  • Intro to Quickbooks
  • Cosmetology
  • Prepare to be a Paraprofessional

Our Training Centers with Programs and Certifications in Professional Skills:

Administrative Assistants: $19.18/hr
Bookkeeper: $21.18/hr
Cosmetologist: $13.19/hr
Education Paraprofessional: $16.50/hr

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Upcoming Classes

Building Trust In The Workplace

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: February 22, 2023
Class Days: Wednesday,
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM

Study how basic needs that people have impact leadership. Identify management practices that promote a positive climate. Gain strategies for building trust. Learn tips for active listening. Instructor Dr. Martha …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education

Business Writing

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: January 12, 2023
End Date: February 23, 2023
Class Days: Thursday,
Time:  5:30pm - 7:30pm

Communicating well in writing is important for professionals in many fields. Students in this course will learn how to structure a business plan, bank proposal, press release, grant proposal, email, …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: North Country Career Center

Effective Evaluations Part 1 & 2

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: April 7, 2023
End Date: May 5, 2023
Class Days: Friday,
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM

Effective Employee Evaluations Part One: Turning Annual Reviews into a Year-long Process for Growth Friday, April 7, 2023 | 8:30AM-12:30 Supervisors often feel that an annual performance review does not …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education

Effective Meetings

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: May 19, 2023
Class Days: Friday,
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM

Learn how to plan, run, and follow up on a meeting to maximize its effectiveness. Instructor Dr. Martha Dubuque has over 40 years of experience as an educator. Her extensive …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education

Guiding High Performance During Stress

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: January 13, 2023
Class Days: Friday,
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM

Examine different components of high performance: accountability, engagement, communication, support and well-being in relation to times of organizational uncertainty, stress, or disruption. Instructor Dr. Martha Dubuque has over 40 years …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education

Leadership Journey #1: Shift from Colleague to Supervisor

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: January 6, 2023
Class Days: Friday,
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM

In the first class of our five-part series on leadership essentials, you’ll look at how to effectively from a colleague into a supervisory role. You’ll learn about shifting your mindset, …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education

Leadership Journey #2: Building Relationships

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: January 20, 2023
Class Days: Friday,
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM

In the second class of our five-part series you’ll learn how to build strong relationships with your staff. You’ll look at how to build credibility, how to avoid practices that …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education

Leadership Journey #3: Building Hope and Trust In Your Department Or Organization

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: February 10, 2023
Class Days: Friday,
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM

The third class in our series builds on the idea of maintaining trust. This course will teach techniques for knowing staff members’ basic needs, promoting a positive climate, and developing …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education

Leadership Journey #4: Building Strong Teams

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: March 10, 2023
Class Days: Friday,
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM

The fourth class uses the foundation built in earlier classes to move into learning how to establish clarity and shared understanding, promote collaboration, and develop a team skill set with …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education

Leadership Journey #5: Essentials of Leadership

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: March 24, 2023
Class Days: Friday,
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM

The final course puts all the pieces together. You’ll learn about developing self-awareness and reflection, maintaining integrity, and supporting employees through change. Instructor Dr. Martha Dubuque has over 40 years …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education

Leadership Series: All 10 Sessions

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: January 5, 2023
End Date: May 19, 2023
Class Days: Varies,
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM

Leadership is never easy, and leading through a pandemic has created new stressors. Study ways to maintain personal wellness as well as promote others’ wellbeing and sustain organizational growth. Gain …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education

Managing Conflict Part 1 & 2

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: January 17, 2023
End Date: January 31, 2023
Class Days: Tuesday,
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM

Managing Conflict Part One: Road to Breakdown Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 8:30AM-12:30 Gain a new perspective on conflict. Study the stages of breakdown. Understand how hidden causes contribute to …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education

NCSU Community Engagement: 21st Century Skills Training

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: January 5, 2023
End Date: January 28, 2023
Class Days: Varies,
Time:  varies

Engaging the public in our schools comes in many forms, from newsletters and online surveys to advisory committees and town-wide forums. This lively, practical training will help you navigate the …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: North Country Career Center

Prepare to Become a Paraeducator

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: January 26, 2023
End Date: February 23, 2023
Class Days: Thursday,
Time:  4pm-5:30pm

Class includes an introduction to the diverse role of paraeducators in the classroom including understanding various disabilities and their impact upon learning, how to support learners in a way that …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: North Country Career Center

Resilience for Leaders

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: December 6, 2022
Class Days: Tuesday,
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM

Study ways to keep personal wellness as well as promote others’ wellbeing and sustain organizational growth. Gain tools for staying calm and staying connected. Explore ways to take care of …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education

Social Media Marketing

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: March 9, 2023
End Date: April 13, 2023
Class Days: Thursday,
Time:  5:30pm - 7:30pm

Businesses small and large can benefit from wise use of social media.  Learn about various social media platforms, create content for your business, understand how to use hashtags, and learn …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: North Country Career Center

Starting Your Leadership Journey: All Five Sessions

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: January 6, 2023
End Date: March 24, 2023
Class Days: Friday,
Time:  8:30am-12:30pm

Are you a new manager who has been promoted from within your organization? Were you promoted without extensive experience in leadership roles? Are you new to leadership?  Training in leadership can significantly benefit your …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education

Staying A Calm And Connected Leader

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: January 5, 2023
Class Days: Thursday,
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM

Study ways to keep personal wellness as well as promote others’ wellbeing and sustain organizational growth. Gain tools for staying calm and staying connected. Explore ways to take care of …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education

Stress Management

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: February 17, 2023
Class Days: Friday,
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM

This course is designed to help all staff members manage stress both at work and outside of work. In the course you will: Learn techniques for addressing and coping with …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education

Supporting Employees During Change Part 2: Striving for Success During Change

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: November 30, 2022
Class Days: Wednesday,
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM

Leadership is never easy, and leading through a pandemic has created new stressors. Study ways to maintain personal wellness as well as promote others’ well-being and sustain organizational growth. Gain …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education

Transforming Teams

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: March 8, 2023
Class Days: Wednesday,
Time:  8:30AM-12:30PM

Examine phases of group development. Gain strategies for increasing collaboration. Learn ways to improve communication among team members. Examine tools to evaluate team effectiveness. Instructor Dr. Martha Dubuque has over …

Career Field: Professional Skills
Training Center: St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education