News Release

Published on Thursday, February 14, 2008

Western Technical College’s Business and Industry Services Division is offering the following workshops and training opportunities at the new campus location in downtown Tomah:

“MS Project” will be offered Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20, and 27, 9:00 a.m.-Noon. Microsoft Project is a powerful project management program used for planning, scheduling, cost analysis and tracking projects. In this hands-on workshop, instructor Cindy Prindle will focus on using MS Project to define, plan, schedule and manage projects, as well as combine concurrent projects and share resource pools. The session includes an overview of project management and the basics of creating a project. Learn to use this powerful application to manage one or more projects, as well as how to identify the critical path of projects, develop Gantt and PERT Charts and prepare a variety of reports.

Topics by session will be as follows: First Session: Setting up Timelines and Tasks, Second Session: Setting up Resources and Costs, Third Session: Tracking and Evaluating a Project, and Fourth Session: Filtering, Sorting, Manipulating, Importing and Exporting. The first and second sessions are prerequisites for the third and fourth sessions. Cost is $96 for each session or $350 for all four sessions. Additional costs will be required for textbooks for each session.

“Resolving Conflict” will be offered Thursday, March 20, 9:00 a.m.-Noon with instructor Roxanne Smothers. In this face-paced, stressful age, few workplaces are free of conflict, and sooner or later, it takes a toll – physically, emotionally, and financially. In this seminar, participants will learn the causes for conflict, preventive measures to keep it from occurring, steps to resolve it once it has materialized, and resources to use when all else fails. At the conclusion of this program, participants will have an understanding of factors that contribute to workplace conflict. Cost is $72.

For details on these and other seminars, visit To register, contact the Business and Industry Services Division at 608.785.9232 or e-mail For information on additional Western Technical College programs and services, call 608.785.9200 or visit the Web site at