Cook County Higher Education classes, events, notices and announcements

Cook County Higher Ed North Shore Campus, Grand Marais, and other locations
Wed, 04/08/2015 (All day) - Mon, 06/01/2015 (All day)

Cook County Higher Education in Grand Marais hosts a variety of classes and events. All are at the Higher Ed North Shore Campus at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue in Grand Marais, unless otherwise noted. Higher Ed also coordinates continuing education programs in the community and partnerships with educational institutions.

Brown bag lunch: Common needs and solutions to website development, online marketing, and communication will be discussed by Woody Gilk on Wednesday, April 8, from 11:30 to 1:30 pm. Woody is a local computer programmer who provides technical assistance to nonprofits that are developing their online presence. The presentation will address use of email lists, websites, document sharing, other common internet services, and social media. Dessert and beverages will be provided. RSVP's are appreciated, to This presentation is a collaboration between Higher Ed and the Cook County Community Fund.

Brown bag lunch: "The Wisdom of Dark Emotions: Promoting Resilience and Compassion in our Professional Lives," with featured speaker Gina Dixon, MA, LP, Director of St. Mary’s Essentia Grief Support Services, will be presented Thursday, April 16, from noon to 2 pm, at the Cook County Court House Commissioner’s Room. This presentation will address issues related to grief, loss, and death in professionals' work lives. Beverages and dessert will be provided. Sponsors include Cook County Higher Education, Public Health and Human Services, and the the North Shore Health Care Foundation. Certificates of attendance for continuing education will be provided. More information is available from Joni Kristenson at Public Health and Human Services,, and from Higher Ed.

QuickBooks I -- Money In (Intermediate Level) Workshop: May 6, 5-8 pm. Instructor Don Bremer will teach participants how to get started using QuickBooks in their businesses. Topics include setting up accounts within QuickBooks, setting company and individual user preferences, and creating and using invoices and sales receipts. A laptop with QuickBooks 2014 is required, and a limited number are available for rental from Higher Ed for use in the course.  

QuickBooks II -- Money Out (Intermediate Level) Workshop: May 7, 9 am - noon. Instructor Don Bremer will provide more  QuickBooks business basics. Topics include paying bills, writing checks, issuing credits, e-mailing or printing statements, and reconciling bank statements. A laptop with QuickBooks 2014 is required, and a limited number are available for rental from Higher Ed for use in the course.  

QuickBooks III -- Payroll and Taxes (Intermediate Level) Workshop: May 7, 1-4 pm. Instructor Don Bremer will teach more advanced QuickBooks concepts, including creating reports, tracking project progress, using Quickbooks payroll, and preparing for income tax filing. A laptop with QuickBooks 2014 is required, and a limited number are available for rental from Higher Ed for use in the course.   

Brown Bag Lunch: "Mental Illness in the Workplace," with Amy Wood, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, will be presented Thursday, May 7, from 11:30 am to 1 pm. The workshop will assist employers with strategies to support their employees during episodes of mental illness. Information will include first aid techniques to assist people suffering from mental health episodes, and what services for mental illness exist in the local area. RSVP is requested.

ServSafe Training: Higher Ed will offer the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe Food Manager Certification and Renewal Training on Monday, June 1. The full certification course runs from 8 am to 5 pm. The cost includes the textbook and exam certification fee. The renewal course runs from 8 am to noon the same day. This training is designed to fulfill requirements for Minnesota state and local health departments. The instructor is Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux. Registration online is requested. 

Cook County Higher Education is located at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue in Grand Marais. Office hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday. Registration and more information about classes and events are available at 387-3411, or; on the website,; and on Facebook,