Showing posts from August, 2011

LBCC MicroBusiness Program Offers Small Business Classes

The MicroBusiness Program at Linn-Benton Community College will offer business classes for individuals interested in learning how to start or expand a small business.

The MicroBusiness series will be run three times this year, each offering small business training workshops, business counseling, technical assistance, advice on accessing capital and networking opportunities. Although the program is designed for people with low-to-moderate incomes, anyone may participate.

The first in the series will be offered at the LBCC Lebanon Center on Tuesdays starting Sept. 27 through Dec. 6. The second series will be held at the LBCC Benton Center in Corvallis during winter term, and the third series will be held at the LBCC Albany campus during spring term.

To learn more about the program, plan to attend one of the following free introductory sessions: in Corvallis on Monday, Sept. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, room 107, 757 Polk Ave.; in Albany on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 6 t…

LBCC Professional Development Accountability in the Workplace Class

The professional development class “Getting the Job Done: Accountability in the Workplace” will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College Business and Employer Services on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon.

This workshop will explore the Five Steps Model for holding yourself and others accountable. Learn how to focus on the situation or issue without being personal, how to develop a clear agreement and follow-through with it, and how to problem solve for multiple situations. Discover what empowerment looks like and how to empower others, and why clear agreements are the essential for holding folks accountable.

The workshop will be held on the LBCC Albany Campus in the Fireside Room, CC 211, located in the second floor of the Calapooia Center Bldg., 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

Cost for the course is $79 per person, or $69 each for three or more from one company. For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Business Healthcare and Workforce Division at 541-917-4923.

Skilled Technicians in High Demand

Industries are seeking skilled maintenance technicians for today’s high-tech manufacturing environment. LBCC’s Mechatronics/Industrial Maintenance Technician Program provides the training that can help you land a good job
Although the economy is still recovering and jobs are hard to find, one sector shows signs of shortages in skilled workers: maintenance technicians who troubleshoot and repair complex industrial systems.

As many older workers in these occupations head into retirement, the companies they work for are realizing the need for a younger, skilled workforce to take their place, which opens the door for high school students or those already in the workforce to learn a good trade.

What is a Mechatronics/Industrial Maintenance technician? Mechatronics technicians can be best described as a cross between a millwright with mechanical skills, an industrial electrician with troubleshooting expertise, and a computer programmer proficient in programming and operating automated equip…

LBCC Offers Tax Preparer Class

A basic 80-hour Tax Preparer Class will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College Small Business Development Center beginning September 1.

This class will help tax preparers meet the requirements for Licensed Tax Preparer certification. Class will meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting Sept. 1 through Dec. 8 in the LBCC Calapooia Center, room CC-213.

Cost for this non-credit class is $369. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

LBCC Foundation Art Auction and Champagne Reception

The LBCC Foundation is holding an Art Auction and Champagne Reception to celebrate the grand opening of the college Green Roof on Thursday, August 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in White Oak Hall.

Advance reservations are requested by August 18 for this fundraiser to benefit the college Foundation Education Fund.

Art auction items include hand-embellished serigraphs by Kevin D. Miles and Wendy Schaefer-Miles; original paintings and seri lithographs by Jann Pollard, Ming Feng, Allain Renoux, Anatole Krasnyansky, and Itzchak Tarkay; framed prints by Carol Snow; flame-worked glass marbles by Corvallis artist Bill Siebler; a wood-fired ceramic jug and a salt-fired ceramic platter by Corvallis artist Jay Widmer and much more.

Art pieces along with descriptions can be viewed on the LBCC Foundation web site at

Cost to attend is $20 per person and includes light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Attendees will be able to view the new Green Roof that wa…

Benton Center offers Better Bones and Balance Instructor Training

An instructor training workshop will be held for those interested in teaching the Better Bones and Balance fitness class offered through OSU Extension Service and the LBCC Benton Center.

The two-day workshop will be held September 15 and 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Benton Center. The workshop will cover the Better Bones and Balance fitness program developed by the OSU Bone Research Lab.

Registration includes workshop materials, lunch and refreshment for both days. Deadline to register is Monday, August 15. Cost for this two-day workshop is $199 plus the cost for the licensing fee.

For more information or to register, contact Shirley Lockhart at the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.