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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

Upcoming Classes

Building Trust In The Workplace

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: December 1, 2021
End Date: December 1, 2021
Class Days: Wednesday,
Time:  8:15AM-12:00

Study how basic needs people have impact leadership. Identify management practices that promote a positive climate.

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

Customer Service & Cash Register Training

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: March 10, 2022
End Date: April 14, 2022
Class Days: Thursday,
Time:  4:30pm - 6:30 pm

Learn how to serve customers with confidence and impress managers with your capability. Students in this class will prepare for a variety of cashier jobs. Topics include work expectations, providing …

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

Effective Employee Evaluations-Giving Difficult Feedback

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: November 30, 2021
End Date: November 30, 2021
Class Days: Wednesday,
Time:  8:15AM-12:00

Learn how to give feedback to promote employee’s continuous growth and gain tips for tough conversations.

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

Effective Employee Evaluations—Turning Annual Reviews Into A Year-Long Process for Growth

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: November 23, 2021
End Date: November 23, 2021
Class Days: Tuesday,
Time:  8:15AM-12:00

Learn how to turn evaluation into a cycle for continuous improvement in your organization, promoting employee ownership and growth.

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

Leadership Workshop:  Striving for Success During Change

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: April 19, 2022
End Date: April 19, 2022
Class Days: Tuesday,
Time:  8 a.m. - noon

How can leaders balance employees’ needs and organizational vison during change? Discuss the difference between transition and change. Gain strategies for dealing with transition. Consider the phases employees encounter as …

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

Leadership Workshop: Managing Conflict I & II

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: February 21, 2022
End Date: February 28, 2022
Class Days: Monday,
Time:  8 a.m. - noon

Two leadership workshops to help you manage conflict: Managing Conflict Part I: Road to Breakdown Gain a new perspective on conflict. Study the stages of breakdown. Understand how hidden causes …

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

Leadership Workshop: Resilience for Leaders

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: January 14, 2022
End Date: January 14, 2022
Class Days: Friday,
Time:  8am - noon

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: North Country Career Center

Prepare to Become a Paraeducator

Type of Class: hybrid
Start Date: April 26, 2022
End Date: May 31, 2022
Class Days: Tuesday,
Time:  6pm-7:30pm

Class includes an introduction to the diverse role of paraeducators in the classroom: how services are provided, inclusion, collaborative teaming, instructional strategies, and supporting students with challenging behaviors. This is …

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

Promoting Motivation Through Engagement

Type of Class: in-person
Start Date: December 21, 2021
End Date: December 21, 2021
Class Days: Tuesday,
Time:  8:15AM-12:00

Explore how human needs affect motivation. Gain a variety of strategies for improving engagement. Study ways employers can support employees

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

Step Up to Childcare

Type of Class: hybrid
Start Date: January 25, 2022
End Date: May 12, 2022
Class Days: Tuesday, Thursday,

Are you interested in starting your own home daycare or working in a childcare program? Students in this program will start their level one early childhood education certifications and earn …

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