Optivation training schedule for September

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Aug. 26, 2011) — Bemidji State University’s Optivation venture has training courses for persons seeking boiler operator licenses and online classes on consulting and successful sales and effective marketing scheduled for early September.

Sept. 8 – Boiler Operator License – High and Low Pressure
This offering is for those interested in high and low pressure boiler operation. This course will be held every Monday and Thursday from 5-9 p.m. starting Sept. 8 and ending Oct. 10. This 40-hour course prepares the participant for the State Boiler’s Exam that will be held In Detroit Lakes on Oct. 20.
Location: Bridgeman 100, Bemidji State University campus. Fee: $425.
More information: http://bit.ly/qNbwd3
Registration: http://bit.ly/pByaZ9

Sept. 12 –  How to Be a Consultant
Class participants in this online course will learn how to begin the process of becoming a consultant and devise a strategy for success as well as things to avoid. This course begins Sept. 12 and runs through Oct. 16. Students will learn what it means to be a “consultant business” and in charge of everything from marketing to contracts. Participants will learn the importance of building relationships and the importance of selling their value. Venture into the world of consulting!
Instructor: Patty Heath Gordon. Location: Online. Fee: $350.
More information: http://bit.ly/oNRx7t
Registration: http://bit.ly/pAiHsP

Sept. 12 –  Effective Sales and Marketing
This online course will allow you to recognize opportunities in your community to build and expand relationships important to sales and marketing. Success in sales and marketing means fully understanding your own company or business, your own product or service, which ultimately provides a deeper comprehension of sales/marketing. Once you believe you understand your business or company, you will learn how social factors affect the industry. This course will provide skills and knowledge that can be applied to performance in sales and to activities in marketing.
Instructor: Patty Heath Gordon. Location: Online. Fee: $350.
More information: http://bit.ly/oNRx7t
Registration: http://bit.ly/p96EDA

For more information about Optivation, visit http://www.optivation.org or call (218) 755-4900. A complete list of upcoming courses at Optivation is available on its website at http://optivation.org/calendar/.

About Optivation
Optivation is designed to increase collaboration between Bemidji’s higher education providers and the business and technology sectors of the northwest Minnesota region. Staffed by veteran business and entrepreneurial professionals, Optivation delivers targeted training and education systems to help organizations succeed in a changing world. Through its affiliations with Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, Optivation is able to tap into an unparalleled network of people and technology across the state of Minnesota. Optivation is part of Bemidji State University’s Institute of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and is operated jointly by BSU and NTC.
For more information, visit optivation.org.

EDITORS NOTE: This release contains unedited text from Optivation’s upcoming events calendar