Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education offers workforce development courses for fall 2015

Beginning in September and running through November, Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s Continuing Education Department will offer four workforce development courses: ■ Spanish in the Workplace; ■ Public Speaking; ■ Fundamentals of Project Management; and ■ Excellence in Customer Service. Spanish in the Workplace is designed to facilitate basic communication with employees or clients whose native language is Spanish. Emphasis is placed on oral communication and specific vocabulary that targets business communication needs. Spanish in the Workplace runs Fridays from Sept. 25 through Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the NEPA Alliance in Pittston. Cost is $295 per person. (read more)

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