Kellogg Community College is seeking applicants for an Office Assistant Training Program starting in late August, offered at no cost for Battle Creek residents who meet income guidelines.
The first semester of the training program, offered through KCC’s Innovative Accelerated Credentialed Training (iACT) initiative, will run Mondays through Thursdays from Aug. 29 through Dec. 15. Participants will attend classes as part of one of two separate cohorts based at off-campus community locations in Battle Creek, including:
- Women’s Co-op (2 to 4:05 p.m.)
- New Level Sports Ministries (6 to 8:05 p.m.)
The training will be led by faculty from KCC’s Office Information Technology (OIT) Program, who will use hands-on instruction to cover Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint software applications. In addition, office procedures, keyboarding and general accounting will be studied with an emphasis on soft skills and communication skills, as well as exposure to the internet and an electronic calendar program.
Classes are designed to lead students toward the ultimate completion of an Administrative Assistant Certificate by Summer 2023. Participants interested in earning the certificate must commit to training in the upcoming fall, spring and summer semesters.
The program training includes:
- Foundational-skills and technical training in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Career coaches to help with goal setting, academic advising, barrier removal and job placement
- Financial literacy training
- Exposure to office settings and careers
- Industry recognized credentials
Students can also earn the following credentials through their coursework:
- The WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification preparation
Deadlines and Eligibility
Individuals interested in participating in the Office Assistant Training Program offered via KCC’s iACT initiative must contact KCC at 269-565-2828 or complete the information form online at kellogg.edu/iact by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1. Slots are limited and fill up quickly.
The program is open at no cost to Battle Creek residents who meet income guidelines. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and complete the Accuplacer Next Generation Reading test with a score of 244 or greater and have the ability to attend the training for extended hours daily for the duration of the program.
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