We are very happy to be hosting MWCC at MREC. It is important for our community to have the colleges’ presence in town and the classes directly benefit the Center’s bottom line.
What we need now are students to enroll in the many classes being offered. From business classes to bread making you may find something that interests you. For more information, or if you wish to see a class added to the summer schedule, or would like to teach a class contact:
Mount Wachusett Community College
Lifelong Learning & Workforce Development
List of classes:
WHAT IS A BUSINESS PLAN? | CRN# 13982
If your business is small, very small, or just being hatched, a business plan provides the guiding instrument for your direction, growth, and expansion. Learn about the benefits of business planning, how to turn your ideas into an effective plan, and why bankers and attorneys recommend business planning.
Date: Thursday, March 28
Time:6:30 – 9 PM
FROM IDEA TO INCOME | CRN# 13983
If you have thought of starting a small business of your own come to learn about entrepreneurship, how to test your idea, and next steps. If you have wondered, “Do I have the right stuff,” and “What’s it really like to be my own boss?” Come get your questions answered by small business experts.
Date: Thursday, April 4
Time: 6:30 – 9 PM
STARTING YOUR OWN HOME-BASED, SECOND-INCOME BUSINESS | CRN# 13984
In this lively and informative seminar, you will learn behind the scenes practical information on how to start a successful, home-based, second-income business that can evolve into a full-time endeavor. With little money down, you will learn how to decide on a business or product to sell with minimal problems, and will also learn how to avoid psychological wear and tear. Franchising will also be discussed.
Date: Wednesdays, April 17 & 24
Time: 6 – 8:30 PM
STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS | CRN# 13985
This course will include coverage of effective marketing strategies, organizational structure, management control, accounting basics, and sources of financing for the small business owner.
Date:Mondays, April 8, 15, 22, & 29
Time: 6 – 9 PM
HOW TO KEEP THE BOOKS | CRN# 13987
A key aspect to running your business is keeping the appropriate books and records. Explore a variety of record and bookkeeping tools that are available to simplify your work and streamline your small business management.
Date: Mondays, May 6 & 13
Time: 6 – 9 PM
GENERATING A VIABLE BUSINESS IDEA AND BRINGING IT TO MARKET CRN# 13988
Business ideas come from many sources—interest, hobbies, volunteer experience, leisure activity. We will help to identify what your customer wants and determine how you can satisfy those needs, as well as examine your competitions’ abilities and successes in your market. You can target your market and take your idea into reality and realize your dreams of being a business owner.
Date: Thursdays, May 2 & 9
Time: 6 – 9 PM
BREAD AND ROLL MAKING | CRN# 13974
Students will learn you how to make beautiful Italian Scali Bread, a Vienna loaf, a French loaf, and several different types of rolls. Learn the secrets of working with yeast and bring home some hot bread. Students should wear short sleeves, bring an apron, and prepare to have fun. Please bring a 10 inch bowl, measuring cups and spoons, and a large stainless steel spoon. (demo/hands-on)
Date: Monday, April 8
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 PM
EGGS 5 WAYS | CRN# 14521
Eggs aren’t just for breakfast anymore. Learn 5 different ways to cook eggs that are fancy enough to serve to your guests. Do you know how long to keep an egg out prior to cooking? We will experiment by adding different things to your eggs including herbs, cheese or even seafood.
Date: Monday, March 25
Time: 6 – 8 PM
Cost: $49 (food included)