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Roane State to host free Remote Work Boot Camp, preparing people to work from home

The boot camp is scheduled to hold its first session on Wednesday. Other sessions are scheduled for Oct. 22 and Oct. 27.

ROANE COUNTY, Tenn. — The COVID-19 pandemic caused many people in the workforce to change how they do their jobs. Roane State wants to ensure people are ready to make the change and work from home.

They are hosting a Remote Work Boot Camp, which will teach workers about effective communication, workflow navigation, personal productivity, time management, security, critical thinking and teamwork in a virtual environment. The first session will be held on Wednesday, with other sessions scheduled for Oct. 22 and Oct. 27.

The Roane State foundation received a $75,000 rant in mid-September and plans to use the funds to provide training for local small businesses, entrepreneurs and contractors, as well as help students. The Remote Work Boot Camp is also funded under a grant contract through the TN Community CARES Program.

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Posted by Roane State Community College on Monday, October 12, 2020

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The boot camp is being offered in a hybrid format, with a live portion conducted over Zoom and Microsoft Teams and an online portion that can be done at participants' own pace.

Anyone who wants to participate in the boot camp can sing up online on Roane State's website, in classes listed under the "TN Community CARES Grant Program" heading. Classes are free, but officials said that seating is limited.