This brochure was created by Somerset Workforce Connect (SWC) in an effort to inform businesses in our region about courses that may be pertinent to your employee training needs.
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SWC is a collaborative group, representing employers, educators, and community and workforce partners. We seek to advance the educational attainment rate in Somerset County through customized trainings, increased access to college and continuing education, and connecting residents to resources that prepare them for careers of the 21st century.
The course topics in this brochure were selected as a result of a survey of numerous employers in Somerset County requesting information about their employee training needs. The results of the survey indicated that the training needs were able to be categorized in four broad based headings; computer skills, critical and analytical thinking, communication skills (written and verbal) and customer service skills.
SWC has attempted to list the courses that are currently being offered by the various Adult Education programs in Somerset County and the Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) in these four categories.
If you have training needs that are not addressed by the offerings in this brochure please contact your Adult Education provider or the KVCC main office to discuss your needs. It is the desire of SWC to provide training that is both useful and relevant to the needs of the employer community in Somerset County.
Membership in SWC is open to employers, organizations, education, government, economic development, and other groups or individuals with the common interest of improving the quality of the workforce in Somerset County.
Somerset Workforce Connect meets the second Thursday of odd numbered months, usually at the Skowhegan Career Center on North Avenue in Skowhegan. Members enjoy meeting new employers, touring businesses, and learning more about the needs of our workforce. For information on how you can become involved, contact:
Jim Batey, SWC Facilitator
Somerset Economic Development Corporation