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Middlesex Community College will host a weatherization workshop Thursday, May 6, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the MCC Federal Building in Lowell.

This workshop is designed for individuals considering starting a weatherization business. It is sponsored by the MassGREEN Initiative and taught by industry professionals. Learn the information you need to know to decide if this is a business opportunity that is right for you.

Issues to be discussed at the workshop include: What does “weatherization” really mean? What skills, training and resources does it take to start and run your own weatherization contracting business in Massachusetts? What kinds of equipment will you need to buy? How much does your initial investment need to be? What kinds of work will you actually do, and what kind of training will you need in order to be a success? How about licenses, certifications and insurance are required?

For more information, go to www.middlesex.mass.edu/CareerTraining/GreenEnergy.htm or to register, call 1-800-818-3434. There is a fee of $25 per registrant.

MCC will host a Lowell Campus open house for prospective students on Saturday, April 10, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, in the City Building, 33 Kearney Square.

Hear about our new Weekend College and transfer options with four-year colleges and universities. Meet MCC graduates. Learn about financial aid, tutoring, disability support, and honors opportunities. Meet division deans, faculty and staff. Take a tour of the campus, and apply to the college on the spot.

Prospective students can participate in various breakout sessions tailored to meet particular needs and interests throughout the morning.

To learn more about Middlesex, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit our Web site: www.middlesex.mass.edu.

MCC will host renowned research scholar and author, Dr. Cynthia Enloe, in a special presentation titled “Women & War: Feminist Lessons from the Iraq War,” Tuesday, April 6, at noon in the Bedford Campus Center, Café East, 591 Springs Road.

Enloe is research professor of women’s studies and international development at Clark University in Worcester. She has a national reputation as a pre-eminent theorist of gender issues and the military. In recent years, she has been invited to lecture and give special seminars on feminism, militarization and globalization in Japan, Korea, Turkey, Canada, Britain and numerous colleges across the U.S. Her career has included Fulbright Scholarships in Malaysia and Guyana.

For more information or to reserve seats for groups of eighth or more, e-mail Chandrika Shaw at shahc@middlesex.mass.edu.

MCC is offering an RN refresher training program for Massachusetts registered nurses that have been away from nursing practice for an extended period of time. The program will provide an update of the nursing concepts and skills needed to re-enter the nursing workforce in acute care and/or long-term care.

This program consists of 27 hours of theory and 18 hours of hands-on practice in a nursing skills lab. The goal is to provide students with the supportive learning environment necessary to refine skills and develop a sound knowledge base needed to practice in today’s complex health-care environment. Students must have a current Massachusetts RN license. This program is eligible for waivers or vouchers.

The program will meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 8-24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Talbot Building, 44 Middle St., on MCC’s Lowell campus. The cost of the program is $1,199 and registration deadline is May 20. Register for course number HLT 714-80.

To enroll in this program, call 1-800-818-3434. For more information, visit http://www.middlesex.mass.edu/CareerTraining/RNRefresher.htm or contact Sheila Morin at morins@middlesex.mass.edu or 978-656-3416.

Middlesex Community College offers a variety of noncredit career and personal development courses.

* Project Management Fundamentals, HYBRID: This program will discuss and practice the universal skills of project management with hands-on applications, exercises, and case studies. The course meets in a classroom on two Saturdays, March 27 and April 17, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the Bedford campus. March 28 to April 16 will be an online class format with discussion materials. This class is not eligible for waivers or vouchers. The cost is $599. Register for course number CAR 719 75 12311.

To register, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/careertrainingfor a complete list of co urses and programs.