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Optivation events for October

Optivation, a custom training venture operated by Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, is offering commercial vehicle inspector re-certification and a computer basics course as part of its lineup of activities for October.

Commercial Vehicle Inspector Re-Certification
Optivation’s Oct. 18 commercial vehicle inspector re-certification course is intended for inspectors whose certification has expired in the last six months or is set to expire soon. There is a limit of 30 participants.

The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Northwest Technical College, located at 905 Grant Ave. SE in Bemidji. There is a $105 registration fee; register online.

Computer Basics
Optivation’s Oct. 22 computer basics course provides eight hours of basic skills and feature training for Windows 7, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Participants in the course will become familiar with features of Windows 7 and how to use the most-common functions in Word and Excel.

The course will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the Northwest Indian Opportunity Industrialization Center offices, located at 520 4th Street NW in Bemidji. There is a $110 registration fee; register online.

• Optivation;,, (218) 755-2998

About Optivation
Optivation is a custom college and outreach training venture operated jointly by Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College. It is designed to increase collaboration between the University, the college and the business and technology sectors of the northwest Minnesota region. Staffed by veteran business and entrepreneurial professionals, Optivation delivers targeted training and education to help organizations succeed in a changing world. Through its affiliations with the University and the technical college, Optivation is able to tap into an unparalleled network of people and technology across the state of Minnesota. For more information, visit

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Commercial Vehicle Inspector Re-Certification registration
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