Consulting director continues education
You may think that after receiving a bachelor's degree, one doesn't have a need for a community college. But according to Brett Hettrick, that's not true. Hettrick received his BA in business administration from UMKC, but comes to Johnson County Community College for continuing education training and certificates.
Hettrick works at PageOne as a director of consulting. His résumé is impressive, with extensive experience in human resources, sales and business development. He has years of experience in his field and affiliations with well-known organizations such as the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Association of Career Professionals International (ACPI), American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), and many more.
So what can this guy achieve from attending a community college?
Hettrick sums it up saying, "The reputation of the continuing education branch, the college in general, including the instructors, in the community is outstanding, so being able to reference training received from the college has always been beneficial."
The workforce and economic development branch's project management certificate is what Hettrick is currently seeking. "The instructors in the program are excellent, as is the content and the materials provided. I have already used information I have learned in the program to perform better on existing contracts for my business," he said.
The project management certificate is not the first continuing education program Hettrick has attended through JCCC. He has also taken effective project scheduling and control and project risk management classes. "The information I learned I was able to apply (to my business) and saved myself multiple hours of time based on what I learned," he said.
Hettrick offers advice for other JCCC students: "Talk with and get to know the instructor(s) and your classmates. They are both a great pool of knowledge to access and to network with. The instructors and classmates both have real world experiences that can be extremely beneficial."JCCC's continuing education courses offer a myriad of training focuses. To see what JCCC can do for you, check out our website at http://jccc.edu/CE to view class schedules and learn more about our training and certificate programs.