Tri-State in training: Goodwill offering professional cake decorating classes

CAKE DECORATING: Goodwill Industries is offering a seven-week course in professional cake decorating beginning Tuesday, Jan. 24. The weekly classes will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 1005 Virginia Ave….

CAKE DECORATING: Goodwill Industries is offering a seven-week course in professional cake decorating beginning Tuesday, Jan. 24. The weekly classes will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 1005 Virginia Ave.

The hands-on course aims to teach students to prepare, decorate and complete original cake designs and understand the three stages of buttercream icing. Students can develop skills in making flowers and leaves, writing and working with icing colors along with how to stack cakes and an overview of marshmallow fondant. Those who successfully complete the course could leave with the skills necessary to launch a career in cake decorating. The course includes decorating tips and supplies for the students to keep.

This class will have an added holiday flare for Valentine’s Day designs. Students will be prepared to decorate an entire cake of their own unique design by the last week of class. Class is limited to 15 students.

To enroll, contact Janet Thompson, Career Center Coordinator at Goodwill, at 304-523-7461.

CLIPPER CUTS: A continuing education workshop titled 2012 Men’s Clipper Cuts will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at Midway Barbershop, 104 4th Ave., in Huntington. This is the first of five clipper cuts classes to be in 2012.

The workshop is open to all licensed barbers and cosmetologists and satisfies the state of West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists four-hour continuing education requirement for re-licensure for 2013. Attendees must bring a live model, clippers, comb and shears.

Registration and payment must be received two weeks prior to the class date. Space is limited, and early registration is highly recommended. To register and get more information, call 304-208-4525 or 740-867-3112 or email tksaints@zoominternet.net.

BIZ FUNDAMENTALS, SUSTAINABLE GROWTH: Two small business workshops are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 24 in Huntington. The workshops “Business Fundamentals” and “Sustainable Growth” are part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) new training and business coaching program Three Step Jump Start to help small business owners receive the right information at the right time.

The workshops are:

9 A.M.-NOON: “Business Fundamentals” is designed specifically for people who are thinking of starting a business, or have had a business for one year or less. The workshop provides essential information on what an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business successfully. There is a $35 fee per workshop.

5:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M.: “Sustainable Growth” is designed for existing and mature businesses in operation for a year or more. The workshop provides essential information for what a business owner needs to know to build, expand or refresh a business. There is a $35 fee per workshop.

Both workshops will be held in the Mountwest CTC/Latta’s Building, 348 15th Street, Room 203, Huntington.

Registration is required at least two days in advance. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. To register, call 304-399-1040 or register online at http://wvsbdc.ecenterdirect.com.

After completing a workshop, interested entrepreneurs or business owners may schedule an appointment with WVSBDC for one-on-one coaching sessions. The WVSBDC coaches provide assistance with business plan development, financial statement preparation, cash flow analysis and other services.

If your organization has a seminar or training class you would like listed in this column, please send it to Jean Tarbett Hardiman. Reach her by email at jeant@herald-dispatch.com, send faxes to 304-526-2857 or send mail to The Herald-Dispatch, P.O. Box 2017, Huntington, WV 25720.

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