News Release

Published on Thursday, September 14, 2006

Western Technical College’s Business and Industry Services Division is offering a series of workshops and training opportunities for area businesses.

“Excel for Beginners” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 9:00 a.m.-Noon at Western’s La Crosse Campus. This seminar is designed for those with minimal knowledge or experience with Excel. Participants will learn about spreadsheets as a tool for managing office data.

“Windows 2003 Server” will be held Fridays, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (16 hours total) at the La Crosse Campus. Designed for systems and network administrators, this seminar provides an overview of select features of the Windows Server 2003 Operating Systems. Participants will gain hands-on practice installing, configuring, and securing various components.

“How to Hire and Retain the Best Employees” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 9:00 a.m.-Noon at the La Crosse Campus. This seminar will provide information for dealing with today’s challenging job climate and tips for developing your entry-level employees into long-term valued members of your team.

“Put Me in Coach! Skills for Productive Teams” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 9:00 a.m.-Noon at the La Crosse Campus and Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 9:00 a.m.-Noon at the Tomah Campus. In this interactive session, participants will review the benefits of working as a team, identify possible sources of resistance to working as a team, and learn the keys critical for great teamwork.

“Geriatric Emergency Medical Services (GEMS)” will be held Monday, Oct. 23, from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the La Crosse Campus. This seminar is designed to prepare EMS providers to deliver state-of-the-art care to geriatric patients. GEMS will help EMS providers assess and manage ill, injured, or disabled patients through the use of the GEMS diamond.

For details on these and other seminars, visit To register, contact Colleen Clark 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