E-toolkit for Today's Professionals

E-toolkit for Today's Professionals

Make Your Impact.Young, calual, female professional at work.

Feeling stuck? It's time to move forward without spending weeks in a classroom or accruing debt.

Built for adult learners looking to get ahead in their career, this series contains five courses that will give you the advanced skills you need to move forward as a successful professional. You will focus on modern software applications, communication tools, and leadership skills that managers expect all job applicants to be proficient with. 

  • Maximize your use of Microsoft Office Suite programs like Excel, Word, and PowerPoint to create professional memos, documents, and presentations,
  • Master Google Drive programs like Docs, Sheets, and Slides,
  • Employ different social media channels to reach a broader audience and drive the results you are looking for,
  • Hone your management skills with Supervisor Development and Guest Service Excellence Boot Camps.

Classes are taught by experienced, working instructors who have the knowledge, skill, and passion to help you reach your goals.

Learning Objectives

  • Communicate and collaborate more effectively as a business professional,
  • Speak the same language as everyone else in your field by knowing the set of common programs,
  • Operate more efficiently so you can be more productive,
  • Troubleshoot whatever issues arise and know where you can always turn for help if you get stuck.

Series Details

In-person courses start Saturday, March 2 and run through Sunday, June 7. Classes are held Saturday mornings with the exception of Supervisor Development Boot Camp, which includes two full days on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7.
The E-Toolkit series is offered with and without college credit.

Price: $1,499 (Without college credit. For credit option also available.)

Register online here.

Questions?Email CPSDirector@NorthernVermont.edu.

Series Courses and Schedule

PowerPoint Boot camp | Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 9-11 a.m.

Discover new skills in Microsoft PowerPoint to stand out at your next presentation.

Instructor: Stephanie Giese 


Word Boot Camp | Saturdays, March 14 and 21, 2020 | 9-11 a.m.

Go beyond the basics of word processing and master advanced features of Microsoft Word 2016.

Instructor: Stephanie Giese 


Excel Specialist Boot Camp | Saturdays, March 28 and April 4, 2020 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (noon)

Learn to produce, edit, format, and print spreadsheets like a professional in Microsoft Excel 2016.

Instructor: Stephanie Giese 


Google Drive Apps | Saturdays, April 11 and 18, 2020 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (noon)

 Learn to master Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and learn how to collaborate with others through Google's sharing capabilities. 

Instructor: Amy Moore


Personal Finance Boot Camp | Saturday, April 25, 2020 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (noon)

Master the finance skills you need to tackle any challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Instructor: Stephanie Giese 


Social Media as Your Ally | Saturdays, May 2, 9, and 16, 2020 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (noon)

Designed for those wanting to maximize their use of social media for better, more engaging communication online and see results. This course includes personalized instruction, customized assessment and feedback, access to proprietary software, and a take-home social media kit upon course completion. 

Instructor: Betty and Tim Egan


Guest Services Excellence | Saturday, May 23, 2020 | 9 a.m.-1p.m.

Move beyond the standard guest service training and get recognized for implementing and achieving service that earns you loyal guests that return again and again.  

Instructor: James Noyes


Supervisor Development Boot Camp | Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2020 | Two eight hour days*

Supervisors will learn how to do their jobs better, build confidence and self-esteem, better understand their multiple responsibilities, and solve everyday workplace problems.

*Includes working lunch

Instructor: James Noyes

Ready to give your career a boost? Register today!

Questions?Email CPSDirector@NorthernVermont.edu.