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Published 9/20/2005

Owens Findlay-area Campus to Offer Human Resource Learning System Course, Sept. 24 - Oct. 29

FINDLAY - Northwest Ohio human resource professionals interested in expanding their skills and qualifications, as well as preparing for the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) exam, are invited to participate in the Human Resource Management (SHRM) Learning System program at the Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus. The program begins September 24 and continues through October 29.

The class will be offered by Owens' Workforce and Community Services on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the College's Findlay-area Campus, which is located on Bright Road.

"Owens Community College is proud to be bringing one of the nation's most successful HRCI exam preparation programs to Northwest Ohio's business professionals," said Andrea Thompson, Owens director of Continuing Education. "This course will be a great benefit to those seeking certification or to anyone desiring a comprehensive overview of human resource management issues."

Thompson added, "The SHRM Learning System is excellent educational program because it provides the most current information in a practical, 'real-world' context that is invaluable to individuals within the human resource profession."

Topics to be covered in the class include strategic management, workforce planning and employment, human resource development, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, and occupational health, safety and security. Attendees will receive the latest content based upon legislative changes and recent developments within the human resource field.

As the human resource credentialing body founded by SHRM, HRCI promotes the establishment of standards for the profession and recognizes human resource professionals who have met the requirements for mastering the codified human resource body of knowledge. The SHRM Learning System material reflects the HRCI content outline of the body of knowledge.

Owens' Workforce and Community Services is dedicated to providing customer-driven workforce development and job training. The learning-centered approach focuses on developing and enhancing professional skills to meet the needs of the community, customizing training in the areas of computer applications, allied health education, apprenticeship-related training and skilled trades.

The SHRM Learning System program is a 35 contact-hour non-credit course. For more information, or to register for the class, call (567) 661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7357.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students, making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, and Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.


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