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Beginning Spanish- January

Beginning Spanish- January
Start Date:
Jan 9, 2017
Time:
5:30pm-7pm Mondays 4 Sessions
Instructor:
Carrie Jansen
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$80.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Mondays
January 9th-30th 2017 | 5:30PM-7PM
START LEARNING SPANISH or HELP REGAIN LOST LANGUAGE KNOWLEDGE
$80 (Includes 4 sessions)-PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED
*The 4th session will include tapas. 

Instructor: Carrie Jansen

Research indicates that knowing and using two languages reduces your chances of developing dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease

Spanish, Spanish everywhere.

Spanish is the second most popular second language, after English. With some 400 million speakers, The sheer number of Spanish speakers and their rate of growth makes learning Spanish a smart choice.

This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

Resilience in the New Year - Energize Your Year - Series | Lunch and Learns

Start Date:
Jan 11, 2017
Time:
11:30am-1:00pm
Instructor:
Lori Rothstein MN Extension
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$60.00 for 4 sessions or $20.00 per Session
Registration:
Additional Information:
Personal and Professional Development

Instructor: Lori Rothstein - MN Extension Office 

This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

3 Day Basic Welding - January

3 Day Basic Welding - January
Start Date:
Jan 27, 2017
Time:
9am-5pm January 27th, 28th, 29th
Instructor:
Don Hammer
Location:
Cook County High School (Industrial Tech Room) 101 W. 5th Street Grand Marais, MN
Cost:
$300 Course Fee and $55 Materials Fee Total: $355.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
3 Day Basic Welding

January 27th, 28th, 29th | 9am-5pm
Instructed by Don Hammer (What a great name for a blacksmith!)

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.

Cost: $300.00 plus $55 material fee Total: $355
Instructor: Don Hammer
Website: http://www.northshorecampus.org/
Phone: 218-387-3411
Email: highered@northshorecampus.org

This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

TBD: Conversational Spanish

Start Date:
Feb 6, 2017
Time:
5:30pm-7pm Mondays 4 Sessions
Instructor:
Carrie Jansen
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$80.00 (Includes 4 sessions)
Additional Information:
Conversational Spanish

Spanish is the second most popular second language, after English. With some 400 million speakers, The sheer number of Spanish speakers and their rate of growth makes learning Spanish a smart choice.

This class would be open to those that have already taken Spanish classes in the past and want to work on remember lost Spanish or work on pronunciation. This is not a class that will focus on reading and writing. In order to really learn a language, one has to open his mind to the whole culture not just the language. Learning to speak a different language is great for your brain, it creates new connections and new pathways.

Conversational Spanish is all about having fun while learning and practicing.

$80 includes (3 Classes and 1 Social Night)

Cultivating Compassion - Energize Your Year - Series | Lunch and Learns

Start Date:
Feb 8, 2017
Time:
11:30-1:00pm
Instructor:
Lori Rothstein MN Extension
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$20.00 per Session
Registration:
Additional Information:
Personal and Professional Development


This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

Mindful Leadership - Energize Your Year- Series | Lunch and Learns

Start Date:
Mar 22, 2017
Time:
11:30am-1:00pm
Instructor:
Lori Rothstein MN Extension
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$20.00 per Session
Registration:
Additional Information:
Personal and Professional Development


This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

Nurturing a Growth Mindset - Energize Your Year - Series | Lunch and Learns

Start Date:
Apr 12, 2017
Time:
11:30am-1:00pm
Instructor:
Lori Rothstein MN Extension
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$20.00 per Session
Registration:
Additional Information:
Personal and Professional Development

This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

events

Cook Count Grants Workshop | Come Learn About Grants

Cook Count Grants Workshop | Come Learn About Grants
Date:
Jan 25, 2017
Time:
10am-11:30am
Instructor:
Cook County Community Fund, Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation and the Northland Foundation.
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
Free
Registration:
Additional Information:
Cook County Grants Workshop
Time: Wednesday, January 25, 2017; 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Cook County Higher Ed. (300 W. 3rd. St, Rm 214, Grand Marais)

Nonprofits and community groups are invited to a workshop teaching grant-writing techniques to organizations in the Cook County area.

The workshop will provide information about where and how to apply for grants. There is no fee for admission, but registration is greatly appreciated. Foundations presenting include Cook County Community Fund, Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation and the Northland Foundation.

Attendees will learn:
• Sources available locally for grants to nonprofits
• Funding priorities of local grant makers
• Application deadlines and other steps for grant applications
• Tips for successful applications

The event is sponsored by the Cook County Community Fund, an affiliate of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. The workshop is designed to motivate prospective grant recipients in advance of the Cook County Community Fund’s March 1 deadline for grant applications.

Life in Complex Times Series | Art of Hosting

Life in Complex Times Series | Art of Hosting
Date:
Jan 30, 2017
Time:
11:30pm-1pm Mondays 3 Sessions 1/30, 2/13 2/27
Instructor:
Sue Hakes
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$20.00 per session (Bring Your Own Lunch)
Registration:
Additional Information:
Life in Complex Times Series | Art of Hosting

Art of Hosting--In these sessions, we will work together to activate the collective intelligence of the group to find new solutions for challenges in our work life, personal growth and in building community in today's complex world!

How could conversations of possibility shift your work and life? Build confidence and capacity for complex challenges. Learn and practice proven patterns and methods for collaborative leadership and change. Making the most of conversations that matter!

Bring your key issues, challenges, existing and emerging projects, provocative questions. The stuff you are working on now - or want to begin soon.

Mondays from 11:30-1pm | Brown Bag Lunch 

January 30 -- work life
February 13 -- personal growth
February 27 -- building community

Sue Hakes

As a business owner and former Mayor of Grand Marais (2009-2010) and Cook County Commissioner (2011-2014), Sue Hakes knows that rural communities are wrestling with big challenges that require strong leadership.  As a Bush Foundation Fellow, Sue earned a Public Affairs Leadership Certificate at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and has studied leadership in the Executive Education program at Harvard Kennedy School. Serious about bringing the gifts of her Fellowship to her home community, Sue mentors and supports rural women and men in all sectors.  She is especially passionate about understanding issues that divide us and working to find new solutions to the increasing challenges in our world today. She currently serves on the Rural and Indigenous Leadership (RAIL) Board, and the Advisory Councils for the Cook County Community YMCA and the Duluth Area Family YMCA.  Sue lives in Grand Marais with her husband, John Gorski, where she enjoys the outdoors, friends, volunteering, local politics, and time with their dog, Laker.  A life-long Minnesotan, she is especially proud of being an Aunt and a Great Aunt.


This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation


Starting a Small Business

Starting a Small Business
Date:
Feb 6, 2017
Time:
5:30 7:30pm
Instructor:
Pat Campanaro
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$20.00 per person
Registration:
Additional Information:
Starting a Small Business
Would you like to learn what it takes to start a business and how to increase your chances of success?

On Thursday, February 2nd Cook County Higher Education in collaboration with the UMD CED Small Business Development Center is pleased to offer the workshop Starting a Business with Pat Campanaro.

In this two-hour workshop, you will discover how to transform your business idea into reality. The focus of this workshop is on practical information you can use now to create a successful business, and will feature group discussions, and the opportunity to start creating a business plan.

Instructor Pat Campanaro is a Business Consultant with the UMD CED Small Business Development Center specializing in economic development. Her job is to help people start a business or grow an existing one. She considers herself a sales professional and coached sales teams in a past career selling to Fortune 500 clients. She has a BS in Journalism and English and an MS in Leadership.  Pat will be joined by special guest Beth Rogers Kennedy.

This workshop will be held on Thursday, February 6th from 5:30 – 7:30pm at the North Shore Campus in Grand Marais. This workshop is $20. For more information or to register, please call Cook County Higher Education at 387-3411 or email highered@northshorecampus.org  or online www.northshorecampus.org

This series is made possible by a grant from the North Shore Health Care Foundation

EntFund - HR Best Practices: Employment Law Update and Conflict Resolution

Date:
Feb 9, 2017
Time:
8:30 am 12:30 pm
Instructor:
Stacy Johnston, Audacity LLC
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
Yes, 20.00 Please contact 218-623-5729 to register
Additional Information:
HR Best Practices: Employment Law Update and Conflict Resolution

Stacy Johnston, Audacity LLC
Date/Time: Thursday, February 9, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Cook County Higher Education, Grand Marais, MN
The new year is upon us and it is the perfect time to review employment law updates! With the
changing administration, HR experts predict changes to the employment law landscape.
We will also discuss tools for timely and constructive conflict resolution. Workplace conflict is
inevitable, and when done correctly, will ignite opportunity, growth and creativity. Yet many business
owners and employees avoid conflict, until it bubbles over into a toxic mess. This workshop includes:
• What’s new and what’s changing in the world of employment law.
• Learning how constructive conflict is healthy for your team and organization!
Stacy Johnston is the owner and solutions specialist of Audacity, LLC, an HR consulting firm.
She is a licensed attorney and skilled HR professional with experience working in higher
education, business, and non-profits. She is also an adjunct instructor at the University of
Minnesota, Duluth. She is SHRM-CP/PHR certified and on the boards of the Northland Human
Resource Association and Association for Training and Development in Duluth.

Space is limited – register early: https://entrepreneurfund.eventbrite.com/

Loan clients please contact Amanda Rolfe, Program Coordinator, 218-623-5729 or

amandar@entrepreneurfund.org to register.


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 cheap rc drones 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 1997
  • 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 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.

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.

Pc's for People

PC's For People

PC's for People Mission statement: "To create new opportunities by providing personal computers and education to people who have limited experience with technology due to social, physical and/or economic circumstances."

Thanks to PCs for People, we have used desktops and laptops available at reduced cost.  If you are interested in purchasing a used PC (laptop or desktop) please apply online at https://www.pcsrefurbished.com/sales/salesHome.aspx 


PCs for People 
 

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