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Front of the House & Culinary Professional Development - Destination Restaurants

Front of the House & Culinary Professional Development - Destination Restaurants
Start Date:
Mar 18, 2019
Time:
12pm-3pm
Instructor:
Chef Pierre St. Paul College
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
250.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Front of the House & Culinary Professional Development - Destination Restaurants

This course covers the fundamentals of refined restaurant settings, which include techniques, terminology, technology and equipment. Students will discuss protocols and etiquettes and standardized procedures. They will have the opportunity to build on to their skills, add more proficiencies and become experts in their field. Upon completion of this training participants will have an edge on creating memorable experiences by mastering great customer service and professionalism.

Monday, March 18th-Thursday, March 21 Noon-3pm
AND March 22nd 5pm-8pm
Cost: $250 *Reduced cost thanks to support from IRRRB
*** Don't let finances stop you from attending. Contact us regarding scholarships.
Instructor: Chef Pierre St. Paul College
Attendees will receive a hours completed certificate.

Agenda Monday-Thursday: Foundations and Refinement
Hospitality & Customer Service Definition
Food Service Laws & Regulations
Industry Trends
Brigade System, Hierarchy and Roles definition
Menus Definition.
Service Styles and Techniques
FOH Protocols & Etiquettes
Products Knowledge Importance
Equipment, Utensils Presentation
Table set-ups
Service Mise-en-place
Guest Order Taking and Firing
POS Applications
Specialty Training: Beverages
Sommelier Functions

Agenda Friday:
Wine Tasting and Pairing (Must be 21+ to participate in tasting) 

Wine and food pairing, at its best, is when you put them together in such a way that the guest is happy with the flavor combinations, the selection process and, in the end, the entire experience. As simple as this sounds, we all know that simple is not always easy. There are a number of variables that can confound you when trying to develop strategies to pair dishes with drinks. "

During this workshop you will learn food and wine pairing basics so you can create your own pairings. Learn about congruent pairings vs contrasting pairings. Identify basic tastes in both wine and food. Learn why certain combinations work and some don’t, how to avoid common challenges, and how to develop successful food and wine pairings on your own.

Enjoy time with those that also enjoy wine and food!
Food is your work: Send staff to develop their knowledge to provide a more developed experience for guests at your restaurant.
Food is your passion: Come learn how to pair food and wine for pleasure. Pairing can be an exciting endeavor with innumerable outcomes.
Bring the knowledge back to your home or restaurant. Enrich your future eating and drinking experiences.

North Shore Winery Wines -
Red: Rock of Ages, Syrah, and Boundary Waters
White: Temperance, Borealis, and Chardonnay
Chef Pierre will also be bringing additional wines for guests to sample and pair.

Thank you North Shore Winery for your sponsorship!

Profit Mastery Workshop

Start Date:
Mar 24, 2019
Time:
8:30am-5pm
Instructor:
TBD
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
TBD
Additional Information:
Profit Mastery Workshop
Facilitators: TBD
When: April 24th and 25th , 8:30am-5:00pm
Where: Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN
Cost: TBD  including a textbook pay by check to hold your spot

Registration: Limited space. Please register at www.northshorecampus.org Pay by check to hold your spot. Questions? Call: 387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org

Profit Mastery Workshop is a program developed by Business Resource Services (BRS) built around the core premise that to improve financial performance, it must be measured. Financial education, bench marking, coaching, bookkeeping and capital access are all components. BRS develops client relationships and strategic partnerships with organizations that serve closely-held businesses. They deliver unique and powerful financial management programs, products and services to business owners and management that contribute to their overall success. This hands-on workshop include the following topics: Overcoming common business problems; using tools to take active control; planning for transition; understanding your financial position; making effective pricing decisions; leveraging financial resources; and putting it all together.

QuickBooks User Group

QuickBooks User Group
Start Date:
Mar 25, 2019
Time:
12-1pm
Instructor:
Karen Blackburn
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Donations Appreciated
Registration:
Additional Information:
QuickBooks User Group.
Monday March 25th
Donations appreciated
Location: Cook County Higher Education

Definition of: user group. user group. An organization of users of a specific hardware or software product. Members share experiences and ideas to improve their understanding and use of a particular product

Bring your lunch, bring your computer, bring your questions, and your experience (or lack of experience).

Mixology Workshop

Mixology Workshop
Start Date:
Mar 26, 2019
Time:
5:30-8:30pm
Instructor:
Bryan Gerrad
Location:
Poplar Haus
Cost:
60.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Mixology Workshop:  Cocktail Basics

Poplar Haus's Bryan Gerrad will be instructing a Mixology Workshop:  Cocktail Basics Old Fashioned & Margarita on March 26th from 5:30-8:30pm

Bryan has competed in the International Opihr World Adventure Cocktail Competition and is a proud co-owner of Poplar Haus.

Impress your friends at your next cocktail party by making the Best Old Fashioned and Margaritas they’ve ever had!

A Moscow Mule, also known as a Vodka Buck, is a cocktail made with vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, and is usually served in a copper mug. Learn some ways you can change it up and make your own specialty drink!

Take the time to learn...
* What are the different types of cocktails?
* Glassware - Choosing the right glass
* When to Shake, When to Stir?
* Dilution
* Bitters - A cocktails best friend
* Garnish/Aromatics

Cost: $60 *Cost reduced with funding support from IRRRB.
Location: Poplar Haus - Gunflint Trail
Class size limited. Please call to register. 

3 Day Basic Welding

3 Day Basic Welding
Start Date:
Mar 29, 2019
Time:
9am-5pm
Instructor:
Don Hammer
Location:
Cook County High School
Cost:
355.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
3 Day Basic Welding Class

Instructed by Don Hammer (What a great name for a blacksmith!)
March 29th, 30th, 31st (Friday-Sunday)
9am-5pm
Cost: $300.00 plus $55 material fee Total: $355
*Funding should not be a barrier, please contact us for further details.


This course provides the student with an understanding of basic welding fundamentals and the ability to properly and safely use gas and electric welding equipment to perform welding and cutting procedures in the flat position. There will be a sculptural dynamic to this course that will address basic layout and fabrication techniques.

Thank you Joynes Ben Franklin for your Sponsorship!

Beginning French Follow Up Series | Must have attended first series

Start Date:
Apr 9, 2019
Time:
6pm-7:30pm
Instructor:
Kristin Blomberg
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
80.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Follow-up group - Tuesdays April 9, 16, 23, 30 6pm- 7:30pm
Only available to those that attended Kristin's class last series.

Basic Bookkeeping

Basic Bookkeeping
Start Date:
Apr 23, 2019
Time:
5:30-7:30pm
Instructor:
Gordon Engstrom
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
100.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Basic Bookkeeping
Tuesdays, April 23 to May 14
5:30pm-7:30pm (2 hours per session)
Cost: $100 (Includes 4 sessions)
Preregistration required. 218-387-3411 | highered@northshrecampus.org
Instructor: Gordon Engstrom

Basic Bookkeeping will expose you to the fundamentals of bookkeeping: double entry accounting, setting up a chart of accounts, types of accounts, accrual accounting, the accounting process, subledgers and preparing basic financial statements

Gordon Engstrom:  A semi-retired CPA with 24 years experience as a chief financial officer in non-profit organizations, 7 years experience in public accounting and 6 years experience as a pubic school math / science teacher.

Question, Persuade, & Refer Suicide Prevention

Question, Persuade, & Refer Suicide Prevention
Start Date:
Apr 25, 2019
Time:
5:30-7pm
Instructor:
Tina Nelson
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Registration:
Additional Information:
Question, Persuade, & Refer Suicide Prevention Training
Presenter: Tina Nelson (NE MN Suicide Prevention Coordinator)
FREE
April 25th 5:30pm-7pm
A certificate of time completed training can be provided.
Please RSVP: 218-387-3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org

QPR is a 1.5 hour suicide prevention training.

QPR stands for”. We will talk about how to question someone about suicide, persuade them to get help, and refer someone to the appropriate resource. By learning QPR, you will come to recognize the warning signs, clues, and suicidal communications of people in trouble, and gain skills to act vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy.

Much like CPR or the Heimlich maneuver, the fundamentals of QPR are easily learned and may save a life. We will talk about ways to ask about suicide, and also ways on how to NOT ask about suicide. We will discuss the stigma and taboo around suicide and the floor is open for discussion throughout the whole training so it is encouraged you ask questions about scenarios that we can discuss as a group.

French Language for Beginners

Start Date:
May 9, 2019
Time:
6pm-7:30pm
Instructor:
Kristin Blomberg
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
80.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
French Language for Beginners - Thursdays May 9, 16, 23, 30  6pm- 7:30pm
Instructor: Kristin Blomberg
Cost: $80 * Scholarships available

* conversational French at the BEGINNER level, covering basic grammar & vocabulary
* group discussion of French culture & travel experiences
* songs & poems and small group activities for practice

Selling Alcohol Legally Effectively & Safely Training

Selling Alcohol Legally Effectively & Safely Training
Start Date:
May 19, 2019
Time:
10am-12pm
Instructor:
Robert Foster
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
20.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Alcohol Server Training -S.AL.E.S.--Selling Alcohol Legally Effectively & Safely
Date/Time  May 19th 10am-Noon
Cost: $20
Instructor: Robert Foster  https://www.mlba.com/
Location: Cook County Higher Education

Why attend?
· To keep our communities safe of alcohol related injuries and deaths
· To keep our businesses and servers that provide alcohol protected from criminal penalties and liability (law suits)

Preregister at www.northshorecampus.org or let us know if you need to be invoiced.

Bartenders, wait staff and all owners and operators of alcohol-dispensing establishments are highly encouraged to attend this informational training. In the state of Minnesota, liability charges can be levied against the individual serving the alcohol as well as the owner. At this course you will learn Minnesota statutes relating to the sale/service of alcohol; procedures for checking identification; how to identify minors; how to manage customer drinking; methods of intervening with intoxicated persons; and factors and signs of intoxication.

Register at Cook County Higher Education by calling 387-3411 or email highered@northshorecampus.org or online at www.northshorecampus.org

Thank you for the support from IRRRB.

Beginner Grant Writing: Getting Started

Start Date:
May 21, 2019
Time:
9am-Noon
Instructor:
Annie Harala or Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
TBD
Additional Information:
MCN Beginner Grant Writing: Getting Started
May 21st
9am-Noon
Instructor: Annie Harala or Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Cost: TBD for MCN members / for nonmembers
Preregistration Required:

This workshop will introduce grantwriting to nonprofit professionals who have less than one year of experience with the skill. Many people who work in nonprofits find themselves in the position of “accidental grantwriter” and do not feel fully equipped for the challenge. This session will provide a balance of applicable content and resources to deepen participants’ knowledge of and skills in grantwriting.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the basics of grantseeking. This session will dig into the basic elements of foundation research and grant planning. This is a beginner-level workshop.

Learning Objectives:
Deepen your understanding about the Minnesota funding landscape.
Learn about the types of foundations providing grants to Minnesota’s nonprofits.
Develop an understanding of the sections of a grant proposal including budgeting and evaluation.
Workshop participants will receive a copy of the Handbook for Successful Grant Writing that covers topics ranging from research and planning to a glossary of commonly used terms. The Handbook is only available to participants and is not otherwise for sale.

Annie Harala is the Northeast Minnesota regional coordinator at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, based in Duluth. Through this part time position, Annie provides local activities, initiatives and connections to the resources MCN provides in the Northeast Region of Minnesota.

Annie Harala is an engaged leader in Northeast Minnesota. She has worked in nonprofits, schools and county government for the last 10 years, Annie has extensive experience working in greater Minnesota’s rural and urban communities in the areas of health policy, youth engagement, community empowerment and electoral work. She holds a degree in Public Relations with a minor in English from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She recently completed a term as an elected At-Large member of the Duluth School Board and serves as an active member on a number of local and statewide boards. Annie is passionate about community leadership and engagement, livable communities, great public education for all students, and enjoying a deep belly laugh at least twice daily.

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Food & Wine Pairing 101

Food & Wine Pairing 101
Date:
Mar 22, 2019
Instructor:
Chef Pierre - St. Paul College
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
30.00
Additional Information:
Food & Wine Pairing 101
Instructor: Chef Pierre  - St. Paul College
Cost: TBD
Chef Pierre
Registration Required: 218-387-3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org

"Wine and food pairing, at its best, is when you put them together in such a way that the guest is happy with the flavor combinations, the selection process and, in the end, the entire experience. As simple as this sounds, we all know that simple is not always easy. There are a number of variables that can confound you when trying to develop strategies to pair dishes with drinks. "

During this workshop you will learn food and wine pairing basics so you can create your own pairings. Learn about congruent pairings vs contrasting pairings. Identify basic tastes in both wine and food. Learn why certain combinations work and some don’t, how to avoid common challenges, and how to develop successful food and wine pairings on your own.

Enjoy time with those that also enjoy wine and food!
Food is your work: Send staff to develop their knowledge to provide a more developed experience for guests at your restaurant.
Food is your passion: Come learn how to pair food and wine for pleasure. Pairing can be an exciting endeavor with innumerable outcomes.
Bring the knowledge back to your home or restaurant. Enrich your future eating and drinking experiences.

North Shore Winery Wines -
Red: Rock of Ages, Syrah, and Boundary Waters
White: Temperance, Borealis, and Chardonnay
Chef Pierre will also be bringing additional wines for guests to sample and pair.

21+
You will be tasting food & wine in class, but this is not dinner. We suggest having a snack before class. If you have dietary restrictions, please contact us before registering.

Program supported by IRRRB and Cook County Higher Education.

The Zig Zag Life

The Zig Zag Life
Date:
Mar 28, 2019
Time:
5:30-7:30pm
Instructor:
Sharon McMahon
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
20.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Come join me in listening to the wise (and funny) words of Sharon McMahon of Three Irish Girls Photography.

She has done a bit of everything. She gets the struggle and the joys of the journey from a-z. Come listen to her zig zag journey and her suggestions how to both surge and rest along the way!

March 28th 5:30pm-7:30pm.
$20
Cook County Higher Education


"I didn’t start life as a redheaded yarnista, nor did I end my career as one.

I started my adult life making $26,000 as a high school teacher working 60 hours a week. I loved it, but I would come home at the end of the day and flop on the couch, often falling asleep until dinner time.

I started a side hustle hand dyeing yarn and selling it in shops and online all over the world. That side hustle grew until I couldn’t handle the work load, and desperate to carve more hours out of the day, I started getting up at 2:00 in the morning to work.

Every morning, my alarm would go off at 2:00 am, and I would head to my dyeing studio to work until 5:00 when I would leave for school. Mid afternoon, I would pick up my kids, pack packages, answer emails, and then work on orders until I could not keep my eyes open anymore.

My side hustle later became my full time job. I moved back to my hometown and opened a production facility, hired ten employees, and traveled the country teaching workshops and doing trunk shows. I won competitions and had a blog that was voted one of the best knitting blogs on the web.

AND THAT’S HOW I BECAME A PHOTOGRAPHER, THANKS FOR READING. Good night and God bless. 😂

Power as a Leader: Reframe Assess Reflect

Power as a Leader: Reframe Assess Reflect
Date:
Apr 2, 2019
Time:
9:30am-11:30am
Instructor:
Mary Jo Wimmer Trillium Leadership Development
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
60.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Power as a Leader: Reframe. Assess. Reflect.
9am-9:30am Light Breakfast and Networking
9:30am-11:30am Presentation
April 2nd 
Presenter: Mary Jo Wimmer Trillium Leadership Development
Cost: $60

Agenda:
a. A reframe of the definition of power
b. A discussion of how we see power used
c. An assessment of each individual’s power
d. Reflection on how we use, or don’t use, our own power

Participants will explore the role of power in leadership. They will explore a reframe of the word power and discover the power they have and use every day. They will come away with a new view of their power as a leader.

This is a highly interactive workshop where you will have fun learning from each other.

Mary Jo Wimmer Consulting has been providing direction, problem-solving and leadership development to businesses, churches, non-profits and communities in rural Minnesota for 24 years. Mary Jo Wimmer Consulting provides professional training and consulting in the areas of facilitation, board development, strategic planning, program design and team building.
* Senior Trainer and Design Team Member for the Blandin Foundation’s Community Leadership Programs
* Certified Facilitator with the Anderson Center for Management and Leadership Development
* Facilitator for the Minnesota Initiative Foundation's Presidents' Meetings
She holds a Master’s Degree from Michigan State University in Adult and Extension Education and is a veteran of the United States Peace Corps.

Women's History Series -The 1919 Prison Special

Women's History Series -The 1919 Prison Special
Date:
Apr 15, 2019
Time:
5:30PM-7:30PM
Instructor:
Dr. Catherine Palczewski
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$20.00 per Session
Registration:
Additional Information:
Women's History Series - Women's Suffrage Parade, Pickets, and Prison 1913-1919
Instructor: Dr. Catherine Palczewski

December 17th, January 21st, February 18th, and March 18th
5:30-7pm
$20 per session (attend 1 or all)

Not able to attend locally? Enjoy the presentation via your laptop, desktop, and ipad. Contact us to confirm your technology will work. 218-387-3411

*March 18th The 1919 Prison Special: Women who had been imprisoned did a cross-country train tour, wearing replicas of their prison uniforms, to drum up support as the vote got closer and closer (within one vote) in the US Congress.

Marketing Your Business During Road Construction

Marketing Your Business During Road Construction
Date:
Apr 16, 2019
Time:
11am-1pm
Instructor:
Molly Solberg
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
40.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Marketing Your Business During Road Construction
Date: April 16, 2019
Time: 11:00 – 1:00
Cost: $40  (Light Lunch Provided)
*Scholarships Available, Contact highered@northshorecampus.org
Preregistration required: 218-387-3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org

Join us for this informative session where you will learn tips and tricks to marketing your business during road construction and tools to use beyond the dust and detours. You will also hear about some of the key strategies utilized by business communities who have faced similar construction disruptions.

Speaker Bios :
Molly Solberg is President of MAS Marketing and has 19 years of experience in Marketing, PR, Sales, Social Media, and Digital Marketing. She loves to train businesses to market themselves and gives them to tools and training to do so.

Molly is also the Founder of the Social Media Breakfast Twin Ports (#SMBTP), a group with over 650  members. She has been the Director of Sales and Marketing for Duluth Pack and Membership/Marketing Director for the Kitchi Gammi Club. In the summers she enjoying hiking on the SHT, then shopping and eating in Grand Marais.

Sandi Larson is the Women’s Business Alliance Director for the Entrepreneur Fund. In this role she assists businesses throughout northern Minnesota with one-on-one advising as well as overseeing programing designed to inspire women to achieve their entrepreneurial goals.

In her previous position as a Business Development Professional at UMD, Sandi served on the Superior Street Reconstruction Communications and Marketing committee for 5 years as they prepared for and started a three year road construction project. As part of this project she has done research on other communities who have experienced similar major disruptions.

Wokrshop offered in partnership with the Ent Fund!
https://www.entrepreneurfund.org/

Question, Persuade, & Refer Suicide Prevention Training

Question, Persuade, & Refer Suicide Prevention Training
Date:
Apr 25, 2019
Time:
9am-10:30am
Instructor:
Tina Nelson
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Registration:
Additional Information:
Question, Persuade, & Refer Suicide Prevention Training
Presenter: Tina Nelson (NE MN Suicide Prevention Coordinator)
FREE
April 25th 9am-10:30am
A certificate of time completed training can be provided.
Please RSVP: 218-387-3411 | highered@northshorecampus.org

QPR is a 1.5 hour suicide prevention training.

QPR stands for”. We will talk about how to question someone about suicide, persuade them to get help, and refer someone to the appropriate resource. By learning QPR, you will come to recognize the warning signs, clues, and suicidal communications of people in trouble, and gain skills to act vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy.

Much like CPR or the Heimlich maneuver, the fundamentals of QPR are easily learned and may save a life. We will talk about ways to ask about suicide, and also ways on how to NOT ask about suicide. We will discuss the stigma and taboo around suicide and the floor is open for discussion throughout the whole training so it is encouraged you ask questions about scenarios that we can discuss as a group.

Escoffier to James Beard; Julia Child to Anthony Bourdain: The Modern State of Cooking

Date:
Apr 29, 2019
Time:
11:30am-1pm
Instructor:
Joy Summers
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
30.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Escoffier to James Beard; Julia Child to Anthony Bourdain: The Modern State of Cooking

Food is constant, but the way America eats has changed with every age. We are at the precipice of a new era. Join food writer Joy Summers for an exciting conversation covering the rise of food as art, hospitality as entertainment through the advent of the celebrity chef and what the future looks for the culinary world. As the #MeToo movement demands decent treatment of chefs and cooks who built a career on untenable lifestyles now pull up a stark mirror to the importance of mental healthcare, we've got to wonder, what's next? An interesting look back as we look ahead to all things delicious and fun.

Lunch and learn April 29 11:30am-1pm 
Cook County Higher Education
$30
Catered Lunch


Bio:
Joy Summers is the award winning editor of Eater Twin Cities whose work has appeared in Food Network Magazine, Time.com, Thrillist, City Pages, Lavender and Minnesota Monthly Magazine and more. She's a familiar local TV presence and a regular contributor to Twin Cities Live. She grew up in Grand Rapids in a family obsessed with food. She currently lives in Saint Paul with her husband and two young kids.

Thanks to IRRRB for the support!

Making up a dream job: How to make a living doing what you love

Date:
Apr 29, 2019
Time:
5:30-7pm
Instructor:
Joy Summers
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
20.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Making up a dream job: How to make a living doing what you love

Being a food critic is not the kind of job one attends school to achieve. There are no courses or roadmaps, so it makes sense that Joy Summers, editor of Eater's Minnesota website and one-time critic for Minnesota Monthly Magazine is often asked, "What makes you qualified for this job?" It is, after all, not really a real thing, and yet she's found a way to create a living doing what many would call a dream job. In this discussion she'll explain how she got here and how you, too, can find a path to a career that is fulfilling and still pays the important bills.

Lunch and learn April 29 5:30pm-7pm
Cook County Higher Education
$20

Bio:
Joy Summers is the award winning editor of Eater Twin Cities whose work has appeared in Food Network Magazine, Time.com, Thrillist, City Pages, Lavender and Minnesota Monthly Magazine and more. She's a familiar local TV presence and a regular contributor to Twin Cities Live. She grew up in Grand Rapids in a family obsessed with food. She currently lives in Saint Paul with her husband and two young kids.

Thanks to IRRRB for the support!

Labor Trafficking Training - System Professionals

Date:
May 2, 2019
Time:
11am-1pm
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
TBD
Additional Information:
TBD

Artist Talk: Clay: Influences and Forms

Date:
May 17, 2019
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Ellen Shankin
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Registration:
Additional Information:
Artist Talk: Clay: Influences and Forms
Ellen Shankin
May 17 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Artist Process: Finding Your Way
Donna Bruni
June 7 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Painters Who Use Color and Light
Kat Corrigan
July 3 | 7 pm

Artist Talk and Author Reading
Shannon Brunette and Kathryn Savage
July 26 | 7 pm

Panel Discussion: The Water Cycle
Moira Bateman, Annie Hejny, Moheb Soliman & Nick Wroblewski
September 12 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Artist Process: Finding Your Way

Date:
Jun 7, 2019
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Donna Bruni
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Registration:
Additional Information:
Artist Talk: Clay: Influences and Forms
Ellen Shankin
May 17 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Artist Process: Finding Your Way
Donna Bruni
June 7 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Painters Who Use Color and Light
Kat Corrigan
July 3 | 7 pm

Artist Talk and Author Reading
Shannon Brunette and Kathryn Savage
July 26 | 7 pm

Panel Discussion: The Water Cycle
Moira Bateman, Annie Hejny, Moheb Soliman & Nick Wroblewski
September 12 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Painters Who Use Color and Light

Date:
Jul 3, 2019
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Kat Corrigan
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Registration:
Additional Information:
Artist Talk: Clay: Influences and Forms
Ellen Shankin
May 17 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Artist Process: Finding Your Way
Donna Bruni
June 7 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Painters Who Use Color and Light
Kat Corrigan
July 3 | 7 pm

Artist Talk and Author Reading
Shannon Brunette and Kathryn Savage
July 26 | 7 pm

Panel Discussion: The Water Cycle
Moira Bateman, Annie Hejny, Moheb Soliman & Nick Wroblewski
September 12 | 7 pm

Artist Talk and Author Reading

Date:
Jul 26, 2019
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Shannon Brunette and Kathryn Savage
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Registration:
Additional Information:
Artist Talk: Clay: Influences and Forms
Ellen Shankin
May 17 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Artist Process: Finding Your Way
Donna Bruni
June 7 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Painters Who Use Color and Light
Kat Corrigan
July 3 | 7 pm

Artist Talk and Author Reading
Shannon Brunette and Kathryn Savage
July 26 | 7 pm

Panel Discussion: The Water Cycle
Moira Bateman, Annie Hejny, Moheb Soliman & Nick Wroblewski
September 12 | 7 pm

Artist Talk and

Date:
Sep 9, 2019
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Panel Discussion: The Water Cycle
Location:
Cook County Higher Education
Cost:
Free to attend
Registration:
Additional Information:
Artist Talk: Clay: Influences and Forms
Ellen Shankin
May 17 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Artist Process: Finding Your Way
Donna Bruni
June 7 | 7 pm

Artist Talk: Painters Who Use Color and Light
Kat Corrigan
July 3 | 7 pm

Artist Talk and Author Reading
Shannon Brunette and Kathryn Savage
July 26 | 7 pm

Panel Discussion: The Water Cycle
Moira Bateman, Annie Hejny, Moheb Soliman & Nick Wroblewski
September 12 | 7 pm

Program Objectives

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
College Courses, Degree Programs, and Training Workshops offered in conjunction with regional colleges and universities using Interactive Television (ITV), online, and local instructors.

FAIRNESS, OPPORTUNITY AND ACCESS
Mentoring and computer support resources for distance learning students, high speed Internet access from a small computer lab, testing services for enrolled and prospective students, and information resources for degree programs, training, financial aid, library books, and more. In addition, CCHE provides two types of scholarships that provide annual support to distance learning students enrolled in degree programs, and textbook scholarships that are awarded based on financial need.

SOCIAL CAPITAL
Work with local and regional businesses, organizations, and learning institutions to best serve the higher education needs of the community, and promote services already available, such as Adult Basic Education services, and Community Education classes.

Program Highlights

  • 532 residents have earned a certificate or degree working through CCHE since we opened our doors in 1996.
  • Annually, over 100 residents are enrolling college certificate or degree programs, and over 200 students enroll in CEUs or work related certificates
  • CCHE has served more than 2800 people - over 40% of the county population
  • As many as 12 scholarships are awarded annually thanks to two scholarship funds established in memory of Wes Hedstrom and Michel Beaupre
  • Enrollment continues to rise annually

New Opportunities

The North Shore Campus is an affordable alternative to the expense of a college campus, with panerai replica watches flexible programming that directly addresses the economic needs of our community. The decision to expand was based on solid research regarding student needs, employment needs, economic trends, and sustainability

Ron McGriff, the consultant who helped us choose our new facility location states, “Through effective promotion and high quality staff assistance, the CCHE program continues to grow and be a very important service for the region. Interviews with students revealed the high regard held for the abilities and assistance of CCHE staff members and also the importance to them of the availability of the organization’s services.”

Service and program expansion includes our Guest Lecture series, the Tech Squad project, and an increase in locally offered degree and certificate programs.

Course Delivery Available to CCHE Students

ON-SITE COURSES
Locally offered courses are taught by local instructors.

Interactive Television (ITV)
ITV provides real time connection with a campus classroom, often linking several locations for one class.tag heuer replica

ONLINE CLASSES
Courses, certificates, and degree programs are online, and sometimes incorporate video components, such as Skype, Wimba, or ViVu. High speed Internet access is usually a must, so students taking online classes generally arrange afterhour access to the CCHE computer lab.

In addition to enrolled students, CCHE serves hundreds of adults, including high school students, who are researching their education options. Students who elect to take on-campus courses often make their decisions after exploring their options by utilizing the materials in our resource center. CCHE is not limited by the resources of one educational system, so individuals are able to consider quality distance education opportunities offered by institutions from around the world.

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