Events and seminars

Manufacturers have chance to improve

The IMC will host a “Jump Start Continuous Improvement in Your Manufacturing Business” Webinar, from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 23.

Not all manufacturing businesses want or even need extensive and expensive transformation programs. There are, however, still systemic problems that most leaders need to address such as: unachievable strategies, unclear priorities, misaligned processes and detrimental behaviors that are harming the overall business.

In this webinar, internationally recognized experts in organizational change, will introduce you to the “Leverage Points” transformation methodology. Developed and tested over the past 10 years, this process emerged from studying how successful organizations really evolve by implementing small, situation-specific changes to create focus, alignment, and an achievable plan for driving results.

Webinar participants will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the hidden impact of non-value added and strategically-misaligned activities, why small, simple changes are often more effective at driving results than big, complex transformations and how to use leverage points to uncover systemic problems.

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Workshop helps

with QuickBooks

The Lock Haven Small Business Development Center, which covers Lycoming and Clinton counties, will host a workshop titled QuickBooks- Intermediate I from 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 26, in their Lock Haven office located at 301 W. Church St., Lock Haven.

The lesson objectives are how to use QuickBooks to analyzing financial data, QuickReports, preset reports and graphs; how to create QuickReports; how to add a column to reports; how to learn about the types of preset reports QuickBooks offers; how to practice creating reports and viewing the onscreen; how to customize a report by changing how it looks and the data it covers (filtering); how to export a report to MS Excel; how to filter reports in MS Excel; how to learn about the types of graphs QuickBooks offers and how to create and customize several graphs for reporting.

There is a fee to attend the workshop. There is limited seating, it is highly recommended that you register and pay in advance to reserve your spot in this workshop.

It is recommended that you have prior working knowledge of the QuickBooks software program.

To register call 570-484-2848 or register on-line at

Logic controller

training offered

Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering a 96-hour Programmable Logic Controller training at no cost to participants at multiple sites in northcentral Pennsylvania.

This program is made available with funding from Workforce Solutions for North Central Pennsylvania, the Workforce Development Board serving Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter counties. Workforce Solutions, through a customer-centered approach, collaborates with partners to design innovative workforce strategies.

The program starts Jan. 29 and ends April 4, and is scheduled from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

PLC is an industrial computer that controls manufacturing processes, including assembly lines and robotic devices.

“As manufacturing processes advance and become more automated, individuals with a PLC background will become more valuable and attractive to manufacturers in the region,” explained Thomas W. Fry, program instructor.

Interested enrollees should contact their local PA CareerLink office in Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean or Potter counties or call WDCE at 570-327-4775.

For more about the college, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, visit, email or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

Real estate agency to

host home-buying class

RE/MAX Bridges and Realtor Christian Castro will host the second is a series of Home Buyer Sessions — “It’s Not That Complicated” from 3 to 4 p.m., Jan. 28, at the RE/MAX Bridges office, 633 N. Derr Drive, Lewisburg.

In an increasingly diverse community, there are home buyers and sellers being left behind. Christian’s unique approach and Spanish speaking background provides that segment of the market an opportunity to unlock their ability to purchase. This seminar will be conducted largely in Spanish but is not restricted to any buyer interested. English speaking agents also available for consultation.

Internal auditor

training offered

IMC will be offering ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training in State College Jan. 29 and 30.

ISO requires conducting internal audits of management systems. This internal auditor training class is designed to train personnel to become qualified to conduct internal audits in a positive, constructive, auditee-friendly manner. This two-day class teaches the fundamentals of the audit process and a comprehensive understanding of the ISO standard. Participants can use their freshly gained knowledge during practical exercises and case studies.

The workshop will include introduction to internal auditing, principles of auditing, goals and objective of internal auditing, terminology and definitions, characteristics of successful internal audits and internal auditors, phases of Internal Auditing, step-by-step methodology for internal audit preparation, performance, reporting and follow-up and quality management system characteristics.

Recommended attendees include quality managers, management representatives responsible for the quality management system, quality supervisors, members of the management and anyone responsible for conducting, managing or participating in internal audits.

Participants will receive training materials and a certificate after successful completion.

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