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Economic Development Center


CONNECTIONS Continuing Education Classes and Workforce Development

What sets us apart from other training resources? We offer convenient, quality training right here at home. Customized curriculum is planned with the client to meet any unique challenges. Our goal is to promote your success no matter how small or large your business may be. Customization includes location, subject matter, and time.


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Real Estate Health and Safety

How do we serve Business and Industry? We provide customized training to meet your needs. We will partner with you to develop a training program that fits your skill requirements and time restraints. We can deliver how, where, and when you want training. We have experience in training employees, potential leaders, and experienced leaders in many professional development areas such as team building, communication, time management, train the trainer, delegation, and much more.

What are Continuing Education Courses? Continuing Education courses are developed in response to special educational demands and requests from citizens, professional and business groups, and other organizations. The major role of continuing education is to develop and implement courses for career and professional development and personal interest and enrichment. Continuing education courses are offered in an informal and non-competitive setting. Usually there are no grades, exams, or prerequisites. Admission to the school is not required.

David Yarbrough Gail Ware Susan Rustin Tommy Jenkins Lisa Adams

912-538-3119 478-289-2331 912-538-3197 912-538-3200 912-538-3270

Assessments & Certifications Online Skills and Education Leadership Instant Piano Manufacturing Boot Camp Personal Enrichment

We offer Facility Rental on Two Campuses for your convenience: 346 Kite Road

100-A Brinson Road

Swainsboro, GA

Vidalia, GA



An Equal Opportunity Institution

Driving Courses

We offer:

CDL Refresher Vehicle Escort Driver Defensive Driver Teen Driver Education

Teen Driver’s Education 30 Hours Classroom + 6 Hours Behind-the-Wheel

Georgia Driver’s Education Grant Scholarship Program Beginning in January of 2017, the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission will begin a new scholarship program in which students may apply for a driver’s education grant scholarship. The student will apply for the scholarship directly from the Commission through an online application. Upon award of the scholarship, students will be provided with a redemption code and may choose a provider from a list of authorized driver training schools to redeem the grant scholarship. The driver training school will redeem the grant scholarship through an online portal. Once the student has completed the driver’s education course, the provider will upload a copy of the OCRA certificate to the online portal and request reimbursement for the driver’s education course. For student application, click here: Click on ‘Student Login’ Username: student Password: student

Contact Susan Rustin for any questions. 912-538-3197

CRIME PREVENTION ATTENTION: BUSINESSES and Individuals AWARENESS TRAINING Considering current events, it’s time we become more aware of our surroundings and the possibility of negative results. This is NOT a physical self-defense course. We encourage all ages, parents, grandparents and businesses to be prepared. Awareness of your surroundings and avoidance of unnecessary confrontations and situations can influence outcome. The class discussion will include case studies and a “what if” session that can ward off unwanted and dangerous situations. Businesses would benefit from customized scenario training helping employees protect your business and themselves. Group rates available. Teaching locations available in Swainsboro and Vidalia as well as requested regional business locations .

An Equal Opportunity Institution Contact: Susan Rustin, Director of Continuing Education 912-538-3197

We offer ASSESSMENTS and CERTIFICATIONS Forklift Training March 10 May 19 July 14

September 8 November 10

One Day Classes – 8am – 3pm All Classes are held at STC Swainsboro Campus.

Professional Certifications include: Teacher HVAC Welder Forklift

Electric Code Update Pesticide Applicator First Aid/CPR

Real Estate Professional Forester Master Timber Harvester ServSafe

Our online educational experience promises you QUALITY, AFFORDABILITY and CONVENIENCE


Accounting and Finance Business Computer Applications Design and Composition Healthcare and Medical Language and Arts Law and Legal Personal Development Teaching and Education Technology Writing and Publishing

31 courses 104 courses 78 courses 53 courses 39 courses 84 courses 8 courses 126 courses 67 courses 97 courses 41 courses

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Susan Rustin, Director of Continuing Education 912-538-3197 Need an exam proctored? Need a quiet place to take your on-line courses? We’ve got you covered! An Equal Opportunity Institution

OSHA Construction Safety This class is a 4 hour continuing education for any licensed contractor (Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, General contractor) or anyone working around confined spaces. OSHA has created a new standard for the construction standards 1926Subpart AA– Confined Spaces in Construction. Come and see what has been added to create this new standard. What are the regulations? What are the different definitions? What is a confined space? What is a considered a Permit Required Confined space? Is an attic considered a confined space? These questions and more will be answered.

Date: May 2 Time: 6:00PM-10:00PM Location: Southeastern Technical College Economic Development Center

Leadership Academy Recent Leadership Graduates of Nordson, Inc.

The Formula for SUCCESS Quality Training + Aspiring Personnel = Increased Profit and Effective Leaders Who should attend? Front line managers, lead operators, new and seasoned leaders: anyone looking to lead their organization to better performance and increased profitability.

Customized Topic Choices Culture defines vision…Power in Teamwork… Meetings produce results…Coaching makes THE difference…Listening brings influence…Delegation produces win-win results… Accountability is a must…It happens with Smart Goals…Why communication fails repeatedly…Work Ethics, where did they go?...Success begins with exceeding expectations…Time Management has monumental benefits... more topics available. Training Makes A Positive Difference For Individual Employees And For The Company. LEADERSHIP pricing and information, contact: Gail Ware 478-289-2331

David Yarbrough 912-538-3119

Real Estate for the Professional Courses to acquire or maintain your professional real estate license are available through the Economic Development Center. Courses are offered as home computer study and may be completed at home at your convenience. We also offer computer use and a quiet reserved space at our facility for a small fee. For more information: Susan Rustin, Director of Continuing Education 912-538-3197

Got an idea for a class? Do you know an interesting instructor? We WELCOME your suggestions!

American Heart Association TRAINING CENTER It’s about saving lives!

We offer quality training classes at Swainsboro and Vidalia Economic Development Center facilities as well as regional business locations.

Click for schedule: Health and Safety Courses Schedule July-Sept 2016.xlsx

Computer Courses For Individuals as well as Corporate Training Learn Computer Software programs in one day or less Excel Word Powerpoint Classes for Basic Computer and Social Media are offered. Training locations in Vidalia and Swainsboro. Call us about any computer interests. Link to schedule: Coming Soon

Instant Piano (For Hopelessly Busy People) Monday, May 22, 2017

$59(registration) $25(materials)

If you yearn to experience the joy of playing piano, but you don’t want years of weekly lessons, this short course is for you. In just a few hours you can learn enough secrets of the trade to make piano playing a part of your life. How is it done? Typical piano lessons teach you note reading, but piano professionals use chords. You will learn all the chords needed to play any pop song in this one session: any song. any style, any key. And you’ll get a healthy dose of insider secrets. If you already know your way around a keyboard a little, you know enough to enroll in this workshop.

Facility Rental & Services Conferencing and Catering You will be glad you chose us!

Professional Facilities

CLASSROOMS AND BREAKOUT ROOMS with ample space for flip charts and displays. Rooms contain the technology you request. COMPUTER LABS can accommodate a wide breadth of software training. CONFERENCE ROOMS can accommodate small or large conference events. CATERING available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshment breaks.

We have rental accommodations on Swainsboro and Vidalia Campuses. Susan Rustin, Director of Continuing Education 912-538-3197

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