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Local 1010 Members<br />

Local 1011 Members<br />

1. ONLINE Log on to<br />

bkjoblink.org<br />

2. PHONE<br />

Call (219) 399-8135 or<br />

(219) 399-8136<br />

3. WALK-IN<br />

Office location and hours:<br />

JobLink Learning Center<br />

3333 Michigan Avenue<br />

East Chicago, Indiana 46312<br />

1. ONLINE Log on to<br />

ihlearningcenter.org<br />

2. PHONE<br />

Call (219) 398-9363 ext. 112<br />

Fax (219) 354-0853<br />

3. WALK-IN<br />

Office location and hours:<br />

Leon Lynch Learning Center<br />

1410 Broadway Avenue<br />

East Chicago, Indiana 46312<br />

Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:30pm<br />

Friday 8:00-4:00pm<br />

Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00pm<br />

Local 1010 Members<br />

Riverdale<br />

PHONE<br />

Call (708)392-1083<br />

Fax (708) 392-1193<br />

WALK-IN<br />

Office location:<br />

13500 South Perry Avenue<br />

Riverdale, Illinois 60827


Technical<br />

2015 International Residential Code for<br />

Homes………………………………………………. 4<br />

Appliance Troubleshooting II……………………... 4<br />

Auto Detail…………………………………………... 4<br />

Burglar Alarm Systems…………………………….. 4<br />

DIY—Home Storage Solutions…………..…….<br />

From Seed to Plant……………………………..….<br />

Garden Stepping Stone…………………………….<br />

5<br />

Lawn Equipment Maintenance and Repair…… 6<br />

Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair………….. 6<br />

L&O MTE Prep……………………………………... 6<br />

L&O MTM Prep…………………………………….. 7<br />

Old World Stone……………………………………. 7<br />

Open Lab for String Instrument Maintenance and<br />

Repair……………………………………………….. 7<br />

PHOTO-Mastering Speedlight and Studio<br />

Lighting………………………………………………. 7<br />

PHOTO-Tips for Taking Better Photos.……..... 8<br />

PHOTO-Welcome to Digital Photography………. 8<br />

Residential Wiring II..………………………………. 8<br />

Tables, Tables, Tables…………………………. 8<br />

Terrarium Globes………………………………….. 8<br />

Woodworking Open Lab………………………... 8<br />

Skills Building<br />

Capturing Your Family Stories…………….…… 9<br />

Get Organized in <strong>2016</strong>!..................................... 9<br />

Identity Theft Seminar…………………………... 9<br />

Introduction to Genealogy ……………………... 9<br />

JobLink Book Club……………………………..... 10<br />

Stress Less!....................................................... 10<br />

Surviving Shiftwork………………...…………….. 10<br />

5<br />

5<br />

Business<br />

L&O Business Planning I– Introduction to Developing<br />

a Business Plan……………………………………….. 11<br />

L&O Business Planning II– Fine Tuning Your<br />

Business Plan………………………………………….. 11<br />

Exploring Business Opportunities…………………. 12<br />

Federal Tax Returns Using Turbo Tax……………... 12<br />

How to Start and Run a Small Business……………. 13<br />

Learn How to Use Online Auction Sites to Make<br />

Money…………………………………………………... 13<br />

L&O Live Large Without Spending Large…………... 13<br />

L&O Ready for Riches in Real Estate………………. 13<br />

L&O Taking Stock of Your Life and Finances……. 15<br />

Travel the World Without Spending a World<br />

of Money……………………………………………….. 15<br />

Understanding and Optimizing Your Investment<br />

Choices…………………………………………………. 15<br />

Personal Development<br />

Beginning Airbrush Art……………………………... 16<br />

Airbrush Painting Level 2…………………………... 16<br />

L&O Easy Guitar– Play Bob Dylan…………………... 16<br />

L&O Guitar Refresher…………………………………. 17<br />

Learn to Play the Piano/Keyboard- Level 1………... 17<br />

Learn to Play the Piano/Keyboard– Level 2……….. 17<br />

Learn to Play the Piano/Keyboard– Level 3……….. 17<br />

Piano/Keyboard Open Lab…………………………... 21<br />

Photo Pendants Under Glass……………………….. 21<br />

Riveted Metal Jewelry………………………………... 21<br />

Torch-fired Enameling………………………………... 22<br />

TAP Practical Weather Interpretation & Application-<br />

Short Course………………………………………….. 22<br />

TAP Private Pilot Communications/Tower Talk…… 22<br />

Private Pilot Ground School Course………………... 22<br />

2 Table of Contents


Health and Fitness<br />

Fitness for Life……………………………………….. 23<br />

Fitness Solutions 1…………...……………………… 23<br />

Fitness Solutions 2………..………………………… 24<br />

Golf Club Building and Repair……………………… 24<br />

Martial Arts/Self Defense……………………………. 24<br />

Weight Watchers…………………………………….. 24<br />

Yoga Basics……………………………………….. 26<br />

Yoga Basics Continued…………………………... 26<br />

Yoga Basics Correct Form and Alignment……... 26<br />

Zumba and Zumba Step……………………………. 26<br />

Computer<br />

3D Printing Essentials………………………………. 27<br />

A Computer for $35 Called Raspberry Pi…………. 27<br />

Alarm Security Systems for Home and Business... 27<br />

Android-The Hidden Tips and Tricks………………. 28<br />

Build My Computer………………………………….. 28<br />

TAP Cell Phone Repair Technician……………….. 28<br />

Desktop PC or Laptop Upgrade and Repair……... 29<br />

Fix My Computer…………………………………..<br />

Fix My Mobile Device or Phone…………………….<br />

Free and Low Cost Alternatives to Cable and<br />

Satellite……………………………………..…………<br />

iPhone-The Hidden Tips and Tricks……………….<br />

Learn to Fly an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)...<br />

L&O-TAP Microsoft Technology Associate “MTA”<br />

Certification…………………………………………...<br />

29<br />

29<br />

29<br />

30<br />

30<br />

Movie Converting and Editing Essentials………. 31<br />

Office 2013-One at a Time………………………. 31<br />

L&O-TAP Understanding Modern Electronics…… 32<br />

Upgrade to Windows 10……………………………. 32<br />

Virus Protection Workshop…………………………. 32<br />

Wearable Technology- What’s It All About?..…….. 32<br />

31<br />

No Time? No Problem!<br />

Live and Online Classes<br />

Business Planning I<br />

Business Planning II<br />

Easy Guitar– Play Bob Dylan<br />

Guitar Refresher<br />

Live Large Without Spending Large<br />

TAP Microsoft Technology Associate “MTA” Certification<br />

MTE Prep<br />

MTM Prep<br />

Ready for Riches in Real Estate<br />

Taking Stock in Your Life and Finances<br />

Understanding Modern Electronics<br />

One-Day Classes<br />

Android-The Hidden Tips and Tricks<br />

Exploring Business Opportunities<br />

From Seed to Plant<br />

Garden Stepping Stone<br />

Get Organized in <strong>2016</strong>!<br />

Identity Theft Seminar<br />

iPhone-The Hidden Tips and Tricks<br />

JobLink Book Club<br />

Live Large Without Spending Large<br />

Old World Stone<br />

Photo Pendants Under Glass<br />

PHOTO-Tips for Taking Better Photos<br />

PHOTO-Welcome to Digital Photography<br />

Ready for Riches in Real Estate<br />

Riveted Metal Jewelry<br />

Stress Less!<br />

Surviving Shiftwork<br />

Terrarium Globes<br />

Torch-fired Enameling<br />

Travel the World Without Spending a World of Money<br />

Virus Protection Workshop<br />

Saturday Classes<br />

Garden Stepping Stone<br />

Open Lab for String Instrument<br />

Maintenance and Repair<br />

Martial Arts/Self Defense<br />

Table of Contents 3


2015 International Residential Code for Homes<br />

Are you considering building a house or working<br />

with a contractor to build or remodel your home?<br />

Take this class and find out just what is necessary<br />

and what is not. You’ll learn about safe and modern<br />

construction techniques, requirements for electrical,<br />

plumbing, and framing. If you are a contractor now,<br />

would like to be a contractor or are simply having<br />

work done at your home, this class is for you! (Each<br />

participant will receive the most recent version of<br />

the International Building Code Book.)<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Tuesdays-January 12 to March 1<br />

8am-11am or 3:30pm-6:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Bill Cameon<br />

Appliance Troubleshooting II<br />

This course extends students' knowledge of<br />

operation and maintenance of their home<br />

appliances such as washers, dryers, ranges,<br />

microwaves and refrigerators. In addition, they<br />

learn how to calculate the price of repairs. Expect a<br />

hands-on class where students will learn to break<br />

down, troubleshoot and repair a great variety of<br />

appliances with emphasis on Energy Star<br />

technology. Prerequisites: None<br />

Wednesdays– January 6 to March 23<br />

8am-11am or 4pm-7pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Roland Alvarez<br />

Auto Detail<br />

Get that new car finish back! Learn how to detail your<br />

car in our climate controlled garage. You will learn<br />

how to safely use a commercial buffer in addition to<br />

learning about the various compounds, polishes, and<br />

cleaners. This class is a team effort. All supplies are<br />

provided! Prerequisites: None<br />

Tuesdays– February 16 to April 5<br />

9am-12pm or 3:30pm-6:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Joe Hynek<br />

Burglar Alarm Systems<br />

This six-week course introduces the student to the<br />

procedures for installing, programming and designing<br />

burglar alarm systems. Students will also be<br />

introduced to the lucrative business of starting an<br />

alarm system business. Alarm systems may be wired<br />

to dial up to two cell phone numbers, thus never<br />

require a monthly monitoring fee. Students are<br />

encouraged to design and install alarm systems on<br />

their own properties. Prerequisites: None<br />

Thursdays– March 17 to April 21<br />

9:30am-12:30pm or 3:30pm-6:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Tim Spanos<br />

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4 Technical


DIY—Home Storage Solutions<br />

Do It Yourself - Organize your house by<br />

building just the kind of storage pieces your need.<br />

Maybe you need help organizing a closet, a pantry,<br />

or your basement? In this brand new course, the<br />

instructor will help you figure out what spaces in your<br />

home could be used for storage; then he'll help you<br />

build just the storage unit you need for the space. It<br />

could be a bench for storage, a locker, or a shed<br />

organizer - your imagination and the instructor's<br />

experience will lead you to the right solution. Why not<br />

join us? Get out of the cold, grab a cup of coffee, and<br />

get your home organized for spring!<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Mondays-January 25 to April 11<br />

(No class Jan. 18 and Mar. 14)<br />

8am-12pm or 3pm-7pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Nick Nash<br />

Garden Stepping Stone<br />

Family fun class! Bring your child or<br />

grandchild to class and create your own garden<br />

stepping stone to enhance the look of your garden<br />

or commemorate a loved one. Add your own flair to<br />

your garden and learn about different materials used<br />

in this process. All materials will be provided for you<br />

but this can be a bit messy, so wear gloves and old<br />

clothes. You'll go home with a heartfelt gift for<br />

Valentine's Day! Prerequisites: None<br />

Saturday– February 6<br />

9:30am-11:45am<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Lee Ann Bultema<br />

From Seed to Plant<br />

The From Seed to Plant course will take<br />

you through the steps on how to preserve, plant and<br />

germinate your own food source. Bruce's 40 years of<br />

experience of germinating, growing and harvesting<br />

vegetables will take you through the process and<br />

give you timely advice on how to successfully grow<br />

vegetables. Bruce has raised 1,000's of varieties of<br />

vegetables and flowers annually. In class we will<br />

plant a small variety of vegetable plants from seed<br />

that you can take home to plant in your own garden<br />

or patio. Prerequisites: None<br />

Wednesday– March 2<br />

9am-12pm or 3:30pm-6:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Bruce Bultema<br />

In order for a spouse of an active<br />

steelworker to take a class, the active<br />

local 1010 or 1011 member must<br />

have taken AND completed a class<br />

BEFORE the spouse can register. This<br />

must be done every year for the spouse<br />

to be eligible to take classes at JobLink<br />

or Leon Lynch. Only classes with a<br />

diamond () next to the title are<br />

classes that retirees and spouses of<br />

active steelworkers are eligible to take.<br />

Classes without a diamond () are for<br />

active steelworkers only!<br />

Technical 5


Lawn Equipment Maintenance and Repair<br />

Are you tired of waiting two or more weeks for your<br />

lawn equipment to be serviced? How about a<br />

seventy dollar repair bill to get that mower tuned<br />

up? Here is your opportunity to save time and<br />

money by repairing these machines yourself. In this<br />

hands-on class, students bring in their equipment<br />

for tune-ups, overhauls, or other necessary repairs<br />

or maintenance. Two popular service manuals are<br />

included in the course. Prerequisites: None<br />

Session 1: Mondays-January 4 to April 11<br />

(No class Jan. 18, Mar. 7 and Mar. 14)<br />

Session 2: Mondays-April 18 to July 18<br />

(No class May 30 and July 4)<br />

9am-12pm or 2:30pm-5:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Mike Daly<br />

Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair<br />

Fix your motorcycle in time for summer! Take this<br />

class to learn how to change your oil, tune up your<br />

motorcycle, and perform costly repairs yourself. We<br />

will also be modifying cycles. Fix a bike that won't<br />

start and run, and keep your motorcycle in excellent<br />

condition. Prerequisites: None<br />

Wednesdays– January 6 to April 20<br />

9am-12pm or 3:30pm-6:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Brandon Miller<br />

MTE Prep<br />

This 14-week course will introduce students to<br />

topics related to industrial electrical maintenance and<br />

troubleshooting, AC/DC circuits and motors, print<br />

reading, analog and digital circuits, test equipment,<br />

computers, PLC's, DC crane control, power<br />

distribution, power supplies, transformers,<br />

instrumentation, hydraulics and HVAC. This course is<br />

for people who want to take the Ramsay test, or to<br />

get an understanding of MTE principles.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Thursdays– January 14 to April 14<br />

9am-12pm or 3:30pm-6:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Joe Hynek<br />

<br />

If space is available, any class with a<br />

diamond () next to the title is a class<br />

open to spouses of active Local 1010<br />

and 1011 and retired Local 1010 and<br />

1011 steelworkers. Classes without a<br />

diamond next to them are for<br />

active steelworkers only!<br />

6 Technical


MTM Prep<br />

This course will briefly touch on such<br />

procedures as welding, hydraulics, pump, piping,<br />

print reading, machinery, tools, and more. This<br />

introductory course is for anyone who wants to<br />

improve their Ramsay score. Prerequisites: None<br />

Tuesdays– January 12 to April 19<br />

9am-12pm or 3:30pm-6:30pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Nick Nash<br />

Old World Stone<br />

You will create your own garden container<br />

with a mix of clay-like cement mixture called<br />

hypertufa and mold it into a centuries old looking<br />

container which are popular in Europe. It will look as<br />

though it has endured centuries of weather! No<br />

matter if your garden space is big or small this<br />

container will last for years to come.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Wednesday– February 24<br />

9:30am-11am or 4pm-5:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Lee Ann Bultema<br />

Open Lab for String Instrument Maintenance<br />

and Repair<br />

Keeping ones guitar, bass, or other string instrument<br />

in top playing condition is important to any musician.<br />

In this course you will learn the basics of guitar/<br />

string instrument maintenance and set-up including<br />

neck, fingerboard and fret adjustment, balancing<br />

string intonation, setting proper string action, and<br />

repair of cracks and surface refinishing. Bring in<br />

your own instruments for a tune-up. Also, this can<br />

be used as open lab time for those who are working<br />

to complete their instrument from earlier workshop<br />

classes. Prerequisites: None<br />

Saturdays– February 6 to February 27<br />

(No class February 13)<br />

9am-1pm or 2:30pm-6:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Dave Dolak<br />

PHOTO-Mastering Speedlight and Studio<br />

Lighting<br />

Portable speed-light flash use has become more<br />

popular and much more creative with today’s<br />

sophisticated technology. It has also become even<br />

more important that photographers create<br />

consistent, correctly exposed flash exposures.<br />

Sound instruction on this technical topic will<br />

empower you to understand the full functions of your<br />

equipment and prepare you for creating more<br />

dramatic imagery. This intensive, hands-on,<br />

five-week course will provide you with all of the nuts<br />

and bolts to make significant improvements in your<br />

flash photography. Each week will teach you new<br />

tricks and techniques. There will be both classroom<br />

and studio space so that we may be able to setup<br />

various types of lights and backgrounds. Bring your<br />

gear and ideas; we will make things happen.<br />

Prerequisites: Student must own a digital<br />

camera<br />

Wednesdays– February 10 to March 9<br />

9am-12pm or 3:15pm-6:15pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Bill Staniec<br />

Technical 7


PHOTO-Tips for Taking Better Photos<br />

Want to learn some solid tips that will make your<br />

photos less ho-hum? This workshop will make you<br />

more aware of the best approach for taking better,<br />

stronger and more interesting photos. Bring your<br />

camera and we will help to make you a better<br />

photographer. Prerequisites: Student must own<br />

a digital camera<br />

Wednesday– March 30<br />

9am-12pm or 3:15pm-6:15pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Bill Staniec<br />

PHOTO-Welcome to Digital Photography<br />

You asked for it, you got it: a short one-day course<br />

on the basics! This class explains everything from<br />

camera operation to printing options. Topics include<br />

ISO, shutter speeds and aperture settings, fill flash,<br />

composition techniques, lens selection, and more.<br />

These principles will help you gain better control of<br />

your photography and creative vision. Bring your<br />

camera and your questions. Prerequisites: None<br />

Wednesday– January 20<br />

9am-12pm or 3:15pm-6:15pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Bill Staniec<br />

Residential Wiring II<br />

This course is a follow-up to Residential Wiring I. It<br />

will help participants understand and apply modern<br />

and safe techniques in electrical installation<br />

procedures for safe and carefree completion of<br />

residential wiring projects. Hands-on use of tools<br />

and materials will be the main objective in class<br />

instruction. Prerequisites: None<br />

Tuesdays– March 15 to May 3<br />

8am-11am or 3:30pm-6:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Bill Cameon<br />

Tables, Tables, Tables<br />

Do you need a sofa table? A thin hallway table? End<br />

table, coffee table, or nightstand? Even beginner<br />

woodworkers will be able to build that special table in<br />

our well-equipped woodshop. Bring in your ideas and<br />

come have fun working in the woodshop. You'll leave<br />

with a wonderful functional piece of furniture that you<br />

will be proud of for many years to come!<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Tuesdays– January 5 to April 19<br />

9am-12pm or 3:30pm-6:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Dale Meiners<br />

Terrarium Globes<br />

Houseplants get a hip, new reputation when<br />

planted into glass globes of contemporary art.<br />

Suspend it from the ceiling. These plants require little<br />

care once planted and can be enjoyed indoor all<br />

season. Come create a living work of art to enjoy<br />

during the dreary wintertime! Prerequisites: None<br />

Wednesday– January 27<br />

9:30am-11am or 4pm-5:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Lee Ann Bultema<br />

Woodworking Open Lab<br />

This class offers students time to finish projects from<br />

previous semesters, or the ability to use Joblink’s<br />

woodshop for a specific project. Joblink’s woodshop<br />

is state of the art, including all major tools: two Saw<br />

Stop table saws, two band saws, 36” drum sander,<br />

20” planer, 12” joiner, and all the rest of tools and<br />

supplies you will need. Just bring your ideas, and<br />

Dale will help to finish your project.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Wednesdays– January 6 to April 20<br />

9am-12pm or 3:30pm-6:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Dale Meiners<br />

8 Technical


Capturing Your Family Stories<br />

Everyone has family stories, but how many<br />

of us write them down? Don't lose them - get them in<br />

print to share with your kids and eventually your<br />

grandkids. Join writer Mark Taylor in this fun class.<br />

You will learn techniques for telling your stories in a<br />

compelling yet concise way. You'll learn to color the<br />

stories with just the right details to help bring those<br />

family members alive on paper.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Wednesdays– April 6 to April 27<br />

9:30am-11:30am or 3pm-5pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Mark Taylor<br />

Get Organized in <strong>2016</strong>!<br />

Join Certified Professional Organizer,<br />

Colleen Klimczak for a lively and informative<br />

workshop on getting yourself organized. By learning<br />

the organizing process you'll be able to put it to use<br />

over and over again. You'll gain tips on how to clear<br />

the clutter, manage your time better and not get<br />

overwhelmed along the way. Spouses are<br />

encouraged to participate! Prerequisites: None<br />

Monday– February 1<br />

10am-12pm or 3pm-5pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Colleen Klimczak, CPO<br />

Identity Theft Seminar<br />

You are told to be cautious of scammers, but how?<br />

Former federal agent and member of the Postal<br />

Inspection Task Force on identify theft, Richard<br />

Ligon, will show you how. Identity theft can result in<br />

horrendous situations for the victims- financial<br />

loss and even arrest. Learn to avoid being a victim<br />

of identity theft in this one-day workshop. Keep<br />

yourself and your family safe - take the class!<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Tuesday– February 16<br />

8am-10am or 3:30pm-5:30pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Richard Ligon<br />

Introduction to Genealogy<br />

Have you been bitten by the Genealogy Bug?<br />

Discover what it takes to establish a genealogy or<br />

family tree. You will<br />

develop skills in<br />

researching,<br />

documenting facts to<br />

prove your lineage,<br />

and organizing<br />

records and other<br />

items you may<br />

collect. We will also<br />

solve the problem of<br />

how all your hard<br />

work will survive after you are gone. Be prepared to<br />

identify unknown ancestors or living relatives after<br />

completing this course. We will be looking for those<br />

skeletons in the closet. Prerequisites: None<br />

Wednesdays- March 9 to March 30<br />

9:30am-11:30am or 2:15pm-4:15pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Marlene Polster<br />

Skills Building 9


JobLink Book Club<br />

Deepen your enjoyment of reading by joining the<br />

JobLink book club. We read widely - fiction,<br />

non-fiction and biographies. And it's fun - our lively<br />

discussion of the books enhances your<br />

understanding of the readings and heightens your<br />

appreciation. We meet once a month; you register<br />

for each month's discussion - if you are interested<br />

in the selection. You receive a copy of the book we<br />

are reading about a month before the discussion.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Tuesdays– Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 8, and Apr. 12<br />

3:15pm-5:15pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Marcia Taylor<br />

Stress Less!<br />

Given our busy lives, we find ourselves more and<br />

more stressed. Join Certified Professional<br />

Organizer, Colleen Klimczak for a lively workshop<br />

on how to take your stress levels down and make<br />

time for the important things in life. You'll gain tips<br />

on time management and "decluttering"! Take the<br />

time to learn to make time and be less stressed.<br />

Spouses are encouraged to participate.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Surviving Shift Work<br />

Everything in life today that affects us and<br />

our families revolves around the traditional 9am-5pm<br />

schedule. So, how do you effectively manage<br />

"normal" when your schedule isn't? Let this 2.5 hour<br />

workshop show you how to transform your work<br />

schedule from a source of (family) strife to the<br />

rewarding and beneficial lifestyle you've been looking<br />

for, as you learn such things as how to effectively<br />

coordinate: family time, "date night", and parent-child<br />

time; as well as about the relationship building and<br />

sustaining skills needed to create long-lasting,<br />

harmonious relationships – not just in the home, but<br />

on the job and out in the community as well. Spouses<br />

encouraged to attend! Prerequisites: None<br />

Wednesday– February 17<br />

9am-11:30am or 3pm-5:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Laura Wynn<br />

from Indiana Parenting Institute, Inc.<br />

Monday– March 14<br />

10am-12pm or 3pm-5pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Colleen Klimczak, CPO<br />

Call Marcia Taylor<br />

at 219.399.8134<br />

to set up an<br />

appointment and<br />

start improving<br />

your resume today!<br />

10 Skills Building


Business Planning I– Introduction to<br />

Developing a Business Plan<br />

This is an introductory course in developing a<br />

business plan that requires no previous knowledge of<br />

the business planning process. This course will<br />

provide you with the ability to learn what is involved<br />

in developing a plan for a successful small business.<br />

You will learn about an operational plan, a<br />

management plan, personnel planning, and finally a<br />

marketing and financial plan. The business plan can<br />

be used to gauge the feasibility of your idea as well<br />

as a potential financing tool.<br />

Business Planning II– Fine Tuning Your<br />

Business Plan<br />

This course allows the participant the opportunity to<br />

complete an initial draft of a business plan. This<br />

initial draft will include an operation plan, a<br />

management plan, a marketing plan as well as a<br />

financial plan. The financial plan will include a<br />

comprehensive sales forecast, a profit and loss<br />

projection and a cash flow projection. A BUSINESS<br />

PLAN SERVES AS A REQUIRED SMALL<br />

BUSINESS PLANNING TOOL AND IS AN<br />

IMPORTANT FACTOR IN DETERMINING<br />

FINANCIAL SUCCESS! SPOUSES ARE<br />

WELCOME TO ATTEND AT NO CHARGE!<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Thursdays– March 3 to April 21<br />

8am-10am or 4pm-6pm or 6pm-8pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Scott Williams<br />

SPOUSES ARE WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED<br />

TO ATTEND AT NO CHARGE! PLANNING IS THE<br />

KEY TO ANY BUSINESS VENTURE. LEARN HOW<br />

TO EVALUATE YOUR BUSINESS IDEA.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Thursdays– January 7 to February 25<br />

8am-10am or 4pm-6pm or 6pm-8pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Scott Williams<br />

Active Steelworker<br />

Registration Begins<br />

Monday, November 16th 2015<br />

Business 11


Exploring Business Opportunities<br />

“ Exploring Business Opportunities,” is a<br />

60-90 minute presentation (based on attendee<br />

participation) that is educational and informational,<br />

helping attendees to understand and answer all<br />

those initial questions on business and franchising<br />

basics:<br />

The advantages to starting a business<br />

A look at franchise ownership<br />

Misconceptions about franchising<br />

Building equity as a strategy<br />

How to find the right franchise<br />

How the SBA and SCORE can help<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Tuesday– January 19<br />

9am-11am or 3pm-5pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Brad Back<br />

In order for a spouse of an active<br />

steelworker to take a class, the active<br />

local 1010 or 1011 member must<br />

have taken AND completed a class<br />

BEFORE the spouse can register. This<br />

must be done every year for the spouse<br />

Federal Tax Returns Using Turbo Tax<br />

Learn how to finish your taxes in three easy steps.<br />

You will get a copy of TurboTax 2015 for your<br />

personal taxes. This course introduces the Turbo Tax<br />

forms and performs all calculations automatically. The<br />

Final Review finds missing information, overlooked<br />

deductions, and entries that could trigger audits. It<br />

also gives you money-saving tax advice for this year<br />

and next. Turbo Tax prints ready-to-file IRS approved<br />

forms on plain paper or, you could file your federal tax<br />

returns electronically to receive your refunds faster.<br />

Tax laws and regulations change frequently and their<br />

application can vary widely based upon the specific<br />

facts and circumstances involved.<br />

You are encouraged to consult your own professional<br />

tax advisors concerning specific tax circumstances.<br />

ICD, USW, Z-Tech, and Intuit, disclaim any<br />

responsibility for the accuracy or adequacy of any<br />

positions taken by users in their tax returns. The<br />

above mentioned are not liable for any in direct,<br />

special, incidental, or consequential damages<br />

(including damages for loss of business, loss of<br />

profits or investments, or the like), whether based on<br />

breach of contracts, breach of warranty, tort,<br />

(including negligence), product liability or otherwise.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Fridays– February 19 to March 4<br />

11am-2pm or 3:30pm-6:30pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: George Zahariadis<br />

to be eligible to take classes at JobLink<br />

or Leon Lynch. Only classes with a<br />

diamond () next to the title are<br />

classes that retirees and spouses of<br />

active steelworkers are eligible to take.<br />

Classes without a diamond () are for<br />

active steelworkers only!<br />

PLEASE NOTE:<br />

Each participant's account will have a full<br />

deduction for a course that is NOT dropped<br />

BEFORE the start date. So, please make sure<br />

you contact your career development office<br />

before the start date of your class if<br />

you are unable to attend.<br />

12 Business


How to Start and Run a Small Business<br />

PLANNING BEFORE STARTING A SMALL<br />

BUSINESS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP TOWARD<br />

DETERMINING HOW SUCCESSFUL YOUR<br />

BUSINESS WILL BECOME! I cannot tell you how<br />

many people I have spoken with over the years who<br />

have told me that they should have taken this course<br />

BEFORE opening a business. This is an introductory<br />

course that teaches the basics of starting ANY TYPE<br />

of business. The course will focus on licenses/<br />

permits required, taxation, expenses you can deduct,<br />

insurance, banking, records to keep and legal issues.<br />

After the class, you will clearly understand what is<br />

involved in starting a small business. SPOUSES<br />

ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND AT NO CHARGE!<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Wednesdays– March 9 to April 13<br />

8am-10am or 4pm-6pm or 6pm-8pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Scott Williams<br />

Learn How to Use Online Auction Sites to Make<br />

Money<br />

Do you have old but maybe valuable stuff in your<br />

basement, attic, garage and/or closets? Would you<br />

like to possibly make some money selling those<br />

items? This course has been expanded to explore<br />

the various on-line auction sites such as ebay,<br />

Amazon, Craigslist and others. These sites will be<br />

reviewed to better understand the selling process<br />

and the advantages and disadvantages of each site.<br />

NOW IS THE TIME TO ENROLL IN THIS CLASS!<br />

The expanded course content will be very beneficial.<br />

You can make room in your home and potentially<br />

make some money at the same time. SPOUSES<br />

ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND AT NO CHARGE!<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Wednesdays– January 6 to February 24<br />

8am-10am or 4pm-6pm or 6pm-8pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Scott Williams<br />

Live Large Without Spending Large<br />

We live in a country that provides many<br />

options to thrive financially; however, most people<br />

are unaware of the resources available to them. This<br />

class will teach you how to gain multiple streams of<br />

income free and effortlessly. It will also show you<br />

how to get a multitude of products and services for<br />

free or for a fraction of the retail price regardless of<br />

your income level. Topics included are: How to get<br />

free vacations and airfare, free books, free college,<br />

free legal forms and advice, free telephone services/<br />

Internet, free healthcare services, free household<br />

goods, etc. Also learn where to get incredibly<br />

low-cost big ticket items such as houses, cars,<br />

boats, and so much more! Prerequisites: None<br />

Wednesday– March 16<br />

8am-12pm or 3:30pm-7:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Christine Rath<br />

Ready for Riches in Real Estate<br />

This all-inclusive class will answer every<br />

question you may have had regarding real estate<br />

investing, and locating profitable properties. Learn<br />

how to acquire a property for 10-20% of its market<br />

value, bid for property at auctions, acquire<br />

foreclosures, purchase tax sale property, short<br />

sales, as well as performing title searches, and tax<br />

appeals. Learn about pre-purchase inspections and<br />

how to avoid problem properties. Financing, no<br />

money down options, free grant money, and flipping<br />

vs renting will also be discussed. Learn also how to<br />

grow your IRA by investing in real estate.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Monday– March 14<br />

8am-12pm or 3:30pm-7:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Christine Rath<br />

Business 13


Get the live classes you want with the convenience of distance learning. When you sign up for a class that we record, you<br />

have the option to get the face-to-face learning environment you have asked for along with the convenience of online accessibility.<br />

With greater accessibility you can access the class after the session, on demand, and you can even watch the class live<br />

from a remote location. Seriously– learning has never been easier. With wireless Internet or 4G availability, you can<br />

now access these classes from any desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device.<br />

14<br />

Business Planning I<br />

Thursdays– January 7 to February 25<br />

8am-10am or 4pm-6pm or 6pm-8pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Scott Williams<br />

A full description can be found on page 11<br />

Business Planning II<br />

Thursdays– March 3 to April 21<br />

8am-10am or 4pm-6pm or 6pm-8pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Scott Williams<br />

A full description can be found on page 11<br />

Easy Guitar– Play Bob Dylan<br />

Mondays– January 4 to March 28<br />

(No class January 18)<br />

12pm-1pm or 4pm-5pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Eric Lambert<br />

A full description can be found on page 16<br />

Guitar Refresher<br />

Mondays– January 4 to March 28<br />

(No class January 18)<br />

11am-12pm or 3pm-4pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Eric Lambert<br />

A full description can be found on page 17<br />

Live Large Without Spending Large<br />

Wednesday– March 16<br />

8am-12pm or 3:30pm-7:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Christine Rath<br />

A full description can be found on page 13<br />

TAP Microsoft Technology Associate<br />

Certification<br />

Tuesdays– January 12 to March 15<br />

9am-12pm or 3pm-6pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Bill Needles<br />

A full description can be found on page 31<br />

MTE Prep<br />

Thursdays– January 14 to April 14<br />

9am-12pm or 3:30pm-6:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Joe Hynek<br />

A full description can be found on page 6<br />

MTM Prep<br />

Tuesdays– January 12 to April 19<br />

9am-12pm or 3:30pm-6:30pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Nick Nash<br />

A full description can be found on page 7<br />

Ready for Riches in Real Estate<br />

Monday– March 14<br />

8am-12pm or 3:30pm-7:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Christine Rath<br />

A full description can be found on page 13<br />

Taking Stock in Your Life and Finances<br />

Tuesdays– January 5 to February 9<br />

10am-12pm or 4pm-6pm<br />

Location: JobLink & Online<br />

Instructor: Tom Cook<br />

A full description can be found on page 15<br />

Understanding Modern Electronics (CETa)<br />

Wednesdays– February 17 to May 18<br />

(No class March 23)<br />

9am-12pm or 3pm-6pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Bill Needles<br />

A full description can be found on page 32<br />

Live and Online classes are offered at Leon<br />

Lynch Learning Center and at JobLink.<br />

Visit our website for more information:<br />

careerdevelopmentchannel.org


Taking Stock of Your Life and Finances<br />

In this course students learn how to gain an<br />

understanding of the markets and how they may<br />

affect individuals in their financial growth. Students<br />

will learn to make clearer financial decisions based<br />

on probabilities of success and reduced risk.<br />

Students will also learn: how to trade the stock<br />

market, from very basic concepts to more advanced<br />

trading strategies; how to build lists of healthy stocks<br />

and funds, and lastly, how to have higher<br />

probabilities of success with their financial growth.<br />

We will practice and develop skills with demo paper<br />

accounts, while protecting real money.<br />

Travel the World Without Spending a World of<br />

Money<br />

This class will teach you how to travel almost<br />

anywhere in the world for free or dirt cheap. The<br />

best Internet travel websites and free travel<br />

resources will be discussed. Also included in this<br />

class will be: information on getting paid to relocate<br />

vehicles in the United States; how to get free airline<br />

tickets by doing online surveys; how to get free<br />

cruises; what credit cards offer free rooms, rental<br />

cars, airfare, etc.; best bargain destinations, and so<br />

much more! If you love to travel, you won't want to<br />

miss this class. Prerequisites: None<br />

Thursday– March 17<br />

8am-12pm<br />

or 3:30-7:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Christine Rath<br />

NOTE: Each class will be taught live, through web<br />

conferencing using www.brothercloud.com<br />

"Omnipro" Each class will be recorded and will be<br />

available for viewing through JobLink's L & O site.<br />

Prerequisites: Email account and computer<br />

availability for viewing live classes.<br />

Tuesdays– January 5 to February 9<br />

10am-12pm or 4pm-6pm<br />

Location: JobLink & Online<br />

Instructor: Tom Cook<br />

Active Steelworker<br />

Registration Begins<br />

Monday, November 16th 2015<br />

Understanding and Optimizing Your Investment<br />

Choices<br />

Have you ever wondered how to decide what mutual<br />

funds you should chose for your 401k? Why is buy<br />

and hold investing not working for you? Is there a<br />

good time to be adding mutual funds to your<br />

portfolio? What about market sectors - Technology,<br />

Healthcare, Energy and Gold? Learn how to<br />

evaluate all market sectors and design a portfolio to<br />

meet your financial goals. Join us for the immensely<br />

well received Understanding and Optimizing Your<br />

Investment Choices. This is the class that everyone<br />

is talking about and you can't afford to miss. Plus<br />

your spouse can attend with you at no additional<br />

charge! No Broker–No Selling–This is an<br />

Educational Program! All former students can return<br />

free of charge. Prerequisites: None<br />

Mondays and Tuesdays– February 15 to March 1<br />

7:30am-10:30am or 11am-2pm or 3:30pm-6:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Trish Nelson<br />

Business 15


Beginning Airbrush Art<br />

Gain insight into the exciting world of airbrushing<br />

from an instructor who has used his capabilities to<br />

create commercial artwork such as the poster for<br />

the movie Space Jam among countless portrayals<br />

of other Warner Bros. and Disney characters with<br />

products of all kind. In this class, learn how paints<br />

and air power work. Use it freehand and with<br />

stencils, masks and other instruments to paint on<br />

supervised projects. The techniques you develop<br />

will be universal for all applications and surfaces.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Easy Guitar– Play Bob Dylan<br />

Learn to play your favorite Bob<br />

Dylan tunes with easy methods taught by awardwinning<br />

performer and sought-out educator Eric<br />

Lambert. Expand your knowledge in twelve easy<br />

weeks. In this exciting class you'll learn chords and<br />

solos to classic tunes like: "Blowin' in the Wind,"<br />

Knockin' on Heaven's Door," "Like a Rolling Stone,"<br />

and "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright." Suggest your<br />

favorite Dylan tune for the whole class to learn. Have<br />

fun! Play Guitar! Build your confidence!<br />

Prerequisites: Previous class with this instructor<br />

or by permission.<br />

Mondays– January 25 to March 7<br />

8:30am-11:30am or 3:30pm-6:30pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Terry Jasinski<br />

Airbrush Painting Level 2<br />

Now that you have completed the Beginning<br />

Airbrush Art class, imagine using that know-how to<br />

advance your creativity on something like art for<br />

art's sake, t-shirts, license plates, hobby models,<br />

hard hats, clothing items, shoes, nails, cakes and<br />

so on. If you already have an interest or hobby that<br />

can benefit from airbrushing, take advantage of<br />

learned guidance from someone who has over 28<br />

years of airbrush experience for an entire<br />

commercial illustration career. Get valuable help<br />

and supervision in choosing, developing and<br />

creating individual projects attainable at your skill<br />

level. Prerequisites: Beginning Airbrush Art<br />

Tuesdays– January 26 to March 8<br />

8:30am-11:30am or 3:30pm-6:30pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Terry Jasinski<br />

Mondays– January 4 to March 28<br />

(No class January 18)<br />

12pm-1pm or 4pm-5pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Eric Lambert<br />

Restricted Personal Development<br />

Out of your $2,000 a year customized<br />

course allowance, you can only use<br />

$1,250 per year on restricted personal<br />

development classes.<br />

After taking two restricted personal<br />

development classes, participants must<br />

take one non-restricted class<br />

before taking another restricted<br />

personal development class.<br />

16 Personal Development


Guitar Refresher<br />

If you've taken a JobLink guitar class, or have<br />

played the guitar and have taken a break from it,<br />

you'll be right at home in Guitar Refresher. Awardwinning<br />

instructor Eric Lambert will have you back in<br />

shape in no time using a number of left hand and<br />

right hand exercises, songs, chord progressions, and<br />

timing exercises. This class is easy, fun and<br />

rewarding. It will prepare you for classes like Play the<br />

Beatles and Play the Eagles. Have fun! Play guitar!<br />

Build Confidence! Relieve Stress! Prerequisites:<br />

Previous class with this instructor or by<br />

permission.<br />

Mondays– January 4 to March 28<br />

(No class January 18)<br />

11am-12pm or 3pm-4pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Eric Lambert<br />

Learn to Play the Piano/Keyboard- Level 1<br />

Learning and playing the piano/keyboard can open<br />

up an incredible door of creativity for you as well as a<br />

fulfilling life of music making. Learn from an<br />

instructor with over 35 years of playing experience.<br />

This class will take someone who is new or with little<br />

experience, through a solid foundation of music<br />

theory and the basics of piano/keyboard playing.<br />

This class will also cover and teach you the basic<br />

chords along with chord progressions. Knowledge of<br />

chords will eventually assist you in learning to<br />

accompany other instruments as well as singing<br />

along. This class can serve as the beginning of your<br />

musical journey. Prerequisites: None<br />

Learn to Play the Piano/Keyboard– Level 2<br />

This class is a continuation of Learn to Play the<br />

Piano/Keyboard -Level 1. Students will continue to<br />

learn more music theory, which will give them the<br />

ability to play a wider variety of songs. Additional<br />

notes and techniques will be introduced, giving<br />

students the opportunity to play songs with fuller<br />

sounds. Prerequisites: Learn to Play the Piano/<br />

Keyboard– Level 1 or equivalent knowledge.<br />

Tuesdays– January 12 to March 15<br />

10am-11:15am or 4pm-5:15pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Frances Zahariadis<br />

Learn to Play the Piano/Keyboard– Level 3<br />

This class is a continuation of Learn to Play the<br />

Piano/Keyboard -Level 2. Students will continue to<br />

learn more music theory and advanced techniques.<br />

Students will be assigned music every week to<br />

practice and play in class for the instructor. Lab time<br />

will be incorporated in this class. Prerequisites:<br />

Learn to Play the Piano/Keyboard– Level 2 or<br />

equivalent knowledge.<br />

Thursdays– January 14 to March 17<br />

8:30am-9:45am or 3:30pm-4:45pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Frances Zahariadis<br />

Thursdays– January 14 to March 17<br />

First 5 weeks:<br />

10:00am-11:15am or 4:45pm-6:00pm<br />

Second 5 weeks:<br />

10am-12pm or 4:45pm-6:45pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Frances Zahariadis<br />

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Room B<br />

Room C<br />

Live & Online<br />

Room D<br />

Room E<br />

Door 5<br />

Mon. Get Organized in <strong>2016</strong><br />

2/1/16<br />

10am-12pm or 3-5pm<br />

Stress Less<br />

3/14/16<br />

10am-12pm or 3-5pm<br />

Guitar Refresher<br />

1/4 to 3/28<br />

11am-12pm or 3-4pm<br />

Easy Guitar-Play Bob Dylan<br />

1/4 to 3/28<br />

12-1pm or 4-5pm<br />

No class on 1/18/16<br />

3D Printing<br />

2/15 to 4/4<br />

9am-12pm or 3-6pm<br />

No class on 3/21/16<br />

Tues.<br />

Weight Watchers<br />

1/5 to 4/19/16<br />

3:30-4:30pm<br />

JobLink Book Club<br />

1/12, 2/9, 3/8, 4/12<br />

3:15-5:15pm<br />

TAP-Microsoft Technology<br />

Associate “MTA’<br />

Certification<br />

1/12 to 3/15<br />

9am-12pm or 3-6pm<br />

Taking Stock of Your Life &<br />

Finances<br />

1/5 to 2/9<br />

10am-12pm or 4-6pm<br />

Exploring Business<br />

Opportunities<br />

1/19/16<br />

9-11am or 3-5pm<br />

Wed.<br />

Digital Photography<br />

1/20/16<br />

Mastering Speedlight & Studio<br />

Lighting<br />

2/10 to 3/9<br />

Tips for Taking Better<br />

Photos—3/30/16<br />

9am-12pm or 3:15-6:15pm<br />

Live Large<br />

3/16/16<br />

8am-12pm or 3:30-7:30pm<br />

Surviving Shiftwork<br />

2/17/16<br />

9-11:30am or 3-5:30pm<br />

Introduction to Genealogy<br />

3/9 to 3/30<br />

9:30-11:30am or 2:15-4:15pm<br />

Capturing Family Stories<br />

4/6 to 4/27<br />

9:30-11:30am or 3-5pm<br />

Yoga Basics<br />

2/3 to 4/6<br />

Yoga Correct Form &<br />

Alignment<br />

1/6 to 1/27<br />

10-11:15am or 3-4:15pm or<br />

4:30-5:45pm<br />

Thurs. Fitness Solutions 1<br />

Assessment Test<br />

1/21/16<br />

Call Joblink or Leon Lynch to<br />

schedule an<br />

appointment<br />

Travel the World<br />

3/17/16<br />

8am-12pm or 3:30-7:30pm<br />

MTE Prep<br />

1/14 to 4/14<br />

9am-12pm or 3:30-6:30pm<br />

IPhone-The hidden tips<br />

& tricks—1/7/16<br />

Android-The hidden tips<br />

& tricks—1/14/16<br />

9am-12pm or 3-6pm<br />

Wearable Technology<br />

1/21 to 2/4<br />

9am-11:30pm or 3:30-6pm<br />

Office 2013-One At A Time<br />

2/11 to 3/17<br />

9am-12pm or 3:15-6:15pm<br />

Moving Converting & Editing<br />

3/31 to 5/19<br />

9-11:30 am or 3-5:30pm<br />

Fri.<br />

Yoga Basics Continued<br />

1/8 to 4/15<br />

10-11:15am or 3-4:15pm or<br />

4:30-5:45pm<br />

No class on 3/25/16<br />

Sat.<br />

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Room F<br />

Door 5<br />

Lab I<br />

Door 5<br />

Lab II<br />

Door 5<br />

Lab III<br />

Door 7<br />

Lab IV/V<br />

Door 15<br />

Understanding Your<br />

Investments<br />

2/15 to 3/1<br />

7:30-10:30am or 11am-2pm or<br />

3:30-6:30pm<br />

Fix My Computer<br />

1/4 to 2/8<br />

No class on 1/18/16<br />

Build My Computer<br />

4/11 to 5/9<br />

9am-1pm or 3-7pm<br />

Riveted Metal Jewelry<br />

1/25/16<br />

Torch Firing Enameling<br />

2/22 /16<br />

Photo Pendant Under Glass<br />

3/21/16<br />

8:30-am12:30 pm or 3-7pm<br />

DIY-Home Storage<br />

Solutions<br />

1/25 to 4/11<br />

No class on 1/18, 3/14<br />

8am-12pm or 3-7pm<br />

Lawn Equipment Maint.<br />

1/4 to 4/11<br />

No class on 1/18, 3/7, 3/14<br />

Lawn Equipment Maint.<br />

4/18 to 7/18<br />

No class on 5/30, 7/4<br />

9am-12pm or 2:30-5:30pm<br />

Understanding Your<br />

Investments<br />

2/15 to 3/1<br />

7:30-10:30am or 11am-2pm or<br />

3:30-6:30pm<br />

2015 International Res. Code<br />

1/12 to 3/1<br />

Residential Wiring II<br />

3/15 to 5/3<br />

8-11am or 3:30-6:30pm<br />

Learn to Fly<br />

Unmanned Aerial<br />

Vehicle (UAV)<br />

3/29 to 5/3<br />

9am-1pm or 3-7pm<br />

Tables, Tables, Tables<br />

1/5 to 4/19<br />

9am-12pm or<br />

3:30-6:30pm<br />

Auto Detail<br />

2/16 to 4/5<br />

9am-12pm or<br />

3:30-6:30pm<br />

Fix My Mobile Device or<br />

Phone<br />

1/6 to 2/3<br />

9am-1pm or 3-7pm<br />

Terrarium Globes<br />

1/2716<br />

Old World Stone<br />

2/24 /16<br />

9:30-11am or 4-5:30pm<br />

From Seed to Plant<br />

3/2/16<br />

9am-12pm or 3:30-6:30pm<br />

Woodworking Open Lab<br />

1/6 to 4/20<br />

9am-12pm or<br />

3:30-6:30pm<br />

Motorcycle<br />

Maintenance Repair<br />

1/6 to 4/20<br />

9am-12pm or<br />

3:30-6:30pm<br />

Burglar Alarms<br />

3/17 to 4/21<br />

9:30am-12:30pm<br />

or 3:30-6:30pm<br />

Garden Stepping Stone<br />

2/6/16<br />

9:30-11:45am<br />

Open Lab - String<br />

Instrument Repair<br />

2/6 to 2/27<br />

9am-1pm or<br />

2:30-6:30pm<br />

No class on 2/13/16<br />

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Leon Lynch Learning<br />

Center<br />

John Hartman Room —<br />

(Computer Classes)<br />

L&O Room<br />

Live<br />

and<br />

Online<br />

careerdevelopmentchannel.org<br />

Mon.<br />

Beginning Airbrush Art<br />

1/25 to 3/7<br />

8:30-11:30am or 3:30-6:30pm<br />

Ready for Riches in Real Estate<br />

3/14/16<br />

8am-12pm or 3:30-7:30pm<br />

Tues. Piano/Keyboard level 2<br />

1/12 to 3/15<br />

10-11:15am or 4-5:15pm<br />

Identity Theft Seminar<br />

2/16/16<br />

8-10am or 3:30-5:30pm<br />

Airbrush Painting Level 2<br />

1/26 to 3/8<br />

8:30-11:30 am or 3:30-6:30pm<br />

A Computer for $35 Called Raspberry Pi<br />

1/5 to 2/2<br />

Alarm Security Systems for Home<br />

& Business<br />

3/22 to 4/12<br />

8-10:30am or 7-9:30pm<br />

MTM<br />

1/12 to 4/19<br />

9am-12pm or 3:30-6:30pm<br />

Wed.<br />

Use On-Line Auction Sites to Make<br />

Money<br />

1/6 to 2/24<br />

8-10am or 4-6pm or 6-8pm<br />

Fitness for Life<br />

1/20 to 2/24<br />

7:30-8:30am or 3:30-4:30pm<br />

or 7:30-8:30pm<br />

How to Start & Run a Small Business<br />

3/9 to 4/13<br />

8-10am or 4-6pm or 6-8pm<br />

TAP -Cell Phone Repair Technician<br />

1/20 to 3/30<br />

7:30-10:30am or 3:30-6:30pm or 7-10pm<br />

No class on 3/16/16<br />

TAP-Understanding Modern<br />

Electronics<br />

2/17 to 5/18<br />

9am-12pm or 3-6pm<br />

No class on 3/23/16<br />

Thurs. Piano/Keyboard Level 3<br />

1/14 to 3/17<br />

8:30-9:45am or 3:30-4:45pm<br />

Piano/Keyboard Level 1<br />

1/14 to 3/17<br />

10-11:15am or 4:45-6pm<br />

(last 5 weeks will meet 45 mins. longer)<br />

Piano/Keyboard Open lab<br />

3/31 to 4/14<br />

10-11:30am or 3-4:30pm<br />

Golf Club Building<br />

2/4 to 3/24<br />

9-11am or 4-6pm<br />

Virus Protection Workshop<br />

1/21/16<br />

7:30-10:30am or 7-10pm<br />

Free Low Cost Alternatives for Watching<br />

TV & Movies<br />

1/28 to 2/4<br />

8-10:30am or 3:30-6pm or 7-9:30pm<br />

Desktop PC or Laptop Upgrade & Repair<br />

2/11 to 3/10<br />

Upgrade to Windows 10<br />

3/31 to 4/14<br />

8-10:30am or 7-9:30pm<br />

Business Planning I<br />

1/7 to 2/25<br />

Business Planning II<br />

3/3 to 4/21<br />

8-10am or 4-6pm or 6-8pm<br />

Fri.<br />

20<br />

Federal Tax Returns Using Turbo Tax<br />

2/19 to 3/4<br />

11am-2pm or 3:30-6:30pm


Piano/Keyboard Open Lab<br />

The purpose of this lab is to reacquaint<br />

students with the piano/keyboard by giving them the<br />

opportunity to ask questions and also address<br />

possible challenges they may be facing. The<br />

instructor will have extra materials and exercises<br />

available to help students focus on piano skills that<br />

need strengthening. This class is available to past<br />

piano/keyboarding students and is a great<br />

opportunity to prepare for the next level of piano/<br />

keyboarding. Prerequisites: Learn to Play the<br />

Piano/Keyboard– Level 1 or equivalent<br />

knowledge.<br />

Thursdays- March 31 to April 14<br />

10am-11:30am or 3pm-4:30pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Frances Zahariadis<br />

<br />

<br />

Each participant may not spend more<br />

than $1,250 per year on restricted<br />

personal development classes.<br />

These classes are designated with this<br />

symbol - After taking two restricted<br />

classes, participants must take a<br />

non-restricted class before taking<br />

another restricted personal development<br />

class. Classes in the category of music,<br />

arts and crafts cannot be<br />

repeated during the same calendar year.<br />

This also applies to<br />

martial arts and golf classes.<br />

Photo Pendants Under Glass<br />

Learn to make unique photo pendants<br />

using pre-cut glass, clip art and a soldering iron. In<br />

this class you will learn the basics of using a<br />

soldering iron and work with lead-free solder to<br />

create little masterpieces. This technique will allow<br />

you to make personalized items and it can be easily<br />

done at home. Tons of fun! Prerequisites: None<br />

Monday– March 21<br />

8:30am-12:30pm or 3pm-7pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Susan Wade<br />

Riveted Metal Jewelry<br />

Design and make a beautiful, unique,<br />

riveted bracelet for yourself or for a gift. Learn how<br />

to cold connect metal using an assortment of copper<br />

discs, rivets and embellishments. You will learn to<br />

punch holes, dap, place rivets and fashion a wire<br />

clasp. Prerequisites: None<br />

Monday– January 25<br />

8:30am-12:30pm or 3pm-7pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Susan Wade<br />

Active Steelworker<br />

Registration Begins<br />

Monday, November 16th 2015<br />

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Torch-fired Enameling<br />

In this class you will learn how to use fine<br />

glass enamel powders and a torch flame to create<br />

lustrous beads and head pins. You will also learn<br />

how they can be used to create beautiful and fun<br />

jewelry. We will be working with a variety of iron<br />

beads and copper shapes. Prerequisites: None<br />

Monday– February 22<br />

8:30am-12:30pm or 3pm-7pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Susan Wade<br />

TAP Practical Weather Interpretation &<br />

Application-Short Course<br />

This class is for any student or pilot who is<br />

interested in learning how to identify risks to<br />

aviation associated with weather and how to avoid<br />

them. This class is to help students or pilots make<br />

decisions about when to fly and in what types of<br />

weather conditions. Prerequisites: None<br />

Tuesdays and Thursdays– January 12<br />

to January 28<br />

9am-11:30am or 6pm-8:30pm<br />

Location: Eagle Aircraft<br />

4001 Murvihill Road Valparaiso, IN 46383<br />

Instructor: Robert Allen<br />

PLEASE NOTE: You CANNOT register for T.A.P.<br />

classes over the phone or online. You MUST visit<br />

your Career Development Office to register.<br />

TAP Private Pilot Communications/Tower Talk<br />

This class is for students or licensed pilots to help<br />

them communicate with the control tower and use the<br />

radios. This is a huge part of navigating the skies and<br />

it can help to take away the fear of talking to air traffic<br />

controllers. Prerequisites: None<br />

Tuesdays– February 16 to March 15<br />

6pm-8pm<br />

Location: Eagle Aircraft<br />

4001 Murvihill Road Valparaiso, IN 46383<br />

Instructor: Robert Allen<br />

PLEASE NOTE: You CANNOT register for T.A.P.<br />

classes over the phone or online. You MUST visit<br />

your Career Development Office to register.<br />

Private Pilot Ground School Course<br />

The class will consist of a group discussion and<br />

lecture covering the complete private pilot syllabus.<br />

Each student will need to complete a lab at home<br />

before the class session. All students receive a<br />

Cessna Pilot Kit that includes the complete syllabus.<br />

Students are required to take an FAA Knowledge<br />

Test upon completion of the ground school (to be<br />

taken at Eagle Aircraft). This course requires<br />

dedicated home study as well as classroom<br />

attendance. (The morning sessions are by<br />

appointment only.) Prerequisites: None<br />

PLEASE NOTE:<br />

Each participant's account will have a full<br />

deduction for a course that is NOT dropped BEFORE<br />

the start date. So, please make sure you contact your<br />

career development office before the start date of your<br />

class if you are unable to attend.<br />

Mondays and Wednesdays– January 20<br />

to March 21<br />

9am-11:30am or 6pm-8:30pm<br />

Location: Eagle Aircraft<br />

4001 Murvihill Road Valparaiso, IN 46383<br />

Instructor: Michael Thomas<br />

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Fitness for Life<br />

Fitness for Life is a comprehensive program on how<br />

to live a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition,<br />

supplementation, and exercise. Each student will<br />

receive a complimentary body composition test and<br />

fitness assessment. Each student will also receive a<br />

personal training session once a month for 12<br />

months. If your ready to get in shape, this is the<br />

program for you. Prerequisites: None. This class<br />

cannot be repeated. Class attendance is required<br />

for health club use.<br />

Wednesdays– January 20 to February 24<br />

7:30am-8:30am or 3:30pm-4:30pm<br />

or 7:30pm-8:30pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Denny Finnearty<br />

Fitness Solutions 1<br />

Fitness Solutions is a 12-week program that focuses<br />

on the three main aspects of wellness: Nutrition,<br />

exercise and behavioral modification. Students will<br />

learn how to develop a personalized eating plan,<br />

focus on portion control and learn exercises for<br />

health and wellness. The first hour of class will be a<br />

group nutritional meeting with a weekly weighin to<br />

maintain accountability. The second hour of class<br />

will be a functional, high-energy training class for all<br />

levels in a group setting. SGTraining creates<br />

engagement, motivation and accountability.<br />

Students will be able to use Franciscan Omni Health<br />

& Fitness in Chesterton and Schererville with<br />

unlimited SGTraining for 12 weeks. Each class is<br />

approximately 120 minutes and will be led by a<br />

Certified Fitness Professional. All classes will be<br />

located at Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness<br />

Schererville. Prerequisites: Fitness Assessment<br />

prior to starting class. Assessment date on-site<br />

at JobLink is Thursday, January 21st, <strong>2016</strong>. This<br />

class cannot be repeated. Class attendance is<br />

required for health club use.<br />

Restricted Personal Development<br />

Out of your $2,000 a year customized<br />

course allowance, you can only use<br />

$1,250 per year on restricted personal<br />

development classes.<br />

After taking two restricted personal<br />

development classes, participants must<br />

take one non-restricted class<br />

before taking another restricted<br />

personal development class.<br />

Mondays– February 1 to April 18<br />

9am-11am or 4pm-6pm<br />

Location: Omni Health and Fitness<br />

221 US Hwy. 41, Suite A Schererville, IN 46375<br />

Instructor: Erin Mauch<br />

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Fitness Solutions 2<br />

This 12-week program is a continuation of Fitness<br />

Solutions 1. It consists of 12 new weight<br />

management sessions and 12 new fitness training<br />

sessions held at Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness<br />

Schererville. Each week, participants will meet with<br />

an instructor to discuss different topics of nutrition<br />

(i.e., food guide pyramid, time management,<br />

plateau's, etc...) In addition to nutrition education,<br />

participants will learn and discuss different<br />

elements of physical activity such as progression,<br />

HR training, avoiding burnout and more. They will<br />

partake in functional, high-energy training sessions<br />

led by a Certified Personal Trainer. Each class will<br />

be approximately 120 minutes in length. The<br />

program also gives participants full access to<br />

Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness Chesterton and<br />

Schererville for the 12-week duration of the class<br />

with unlimited use of SGTraining and Group<br />

Exercise classes.<br />

Prerequisites:<br />

Fitness Solutions at<br />

Work I. This class<br />

cannot be repeated.<br />

Class attendance is<br />

required for health<br />

club use.<br />

Thursdays– February 4 to April 21<br />

9:30am-11:30am or 3:30pm-5:30pm<br />

Location: Omni Health and Fitness<br />

221 US Hwy. 41, Suite A Schererville, IN 46375<br />

Instructor: Deb Battreall<br />

Golf Club Building and Repair<br />

In this class you will learn to repair and build your<br />

own set of golf clubs. You will change shaft grips,<br />

replace club shafts and learn to properly weight the<br />

club head for your personal golf style. Bring your<br />

clubs to the first class. Prerequisites: None<br />

Thursdays– February 4 to March 24<br />

9am-11am or 4pm-6pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Jim Vaughn<br />

Martial Arts/Self Defense<br />

Better your mind and body while learning to defend<br />

yourself. This class is structured to benefit people<br />

who are willing to work hard while catering to<br />

individuals who lack mobility. You will learn<br />

techniques from TeAshiDo, Shorin Ryu, Tae Kwon Do<br />

and Jujistu all in a relaxed environment.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Saturdays and Mondays-January 4 to April 25<br />

(No class Jan. 18)<br />

8:45am-9:45am or 7:45pm-8:45pm<br />

Location: Barron’s Martial Arts<br />

2841 Highway Ave Highland, IN 46322<br />

Instructor: Robert Barron<br />

Weight Watchers<br />

<strong>2016</strong> is a year for Weight Watchers Innovation. You<br />

will be hearing about this BIG change in the press.<br />

Weight Watchers helps you change your relationship<br />

with food for good. That’s why they have been named<br />

#1 by US News five years in a row. Members have a<br />

private confidential weigh in and attend weekly<br />

meetings to learn skills to lose weight and keep it off<br />

without giving up all the foods you love. Accountability<br />

and support are key to member success. Members<br />

receive program materials, an online voucher for<br />

eTools, the online program companion and apps that<br />

make staying on plan easy and convenient. 24/7<br />

Expert Chat gives you in-between meeting support<br />

anytime anywhere regardless of your schedule.<br />

Weight Watchers works for personalized menus<br />

however you eat: gluten free, low carb, (virtually) no<br />

cook, or vegetarian. Fitbit and many other activity<br />

monitors are compatible with Weight Watchers.<br />

JobLink will also provide each participant with a<br />

Starter Kit that is a tool kit that help you get a quick<br />

start to embrace the program ($30 value). Employees<br />

can purchase any of the Weight Watchers products at<br />

the meetings if they’d like. Prerequisites: None<br />

Tuesdays– January 5 to April 19<br />

3:30pm-4:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Kathy Long<br />

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To find out what classes are available at these learning centers, check out the websites listed below.<br />

US Steel - Midwest Career Development<br />

1919 Willowcreek Road, Portage, Indiana<br />

www.usscareer.com/midwest<br />

US Steel - Gary Works<br />

1221 E. Ridge Road, Gary, Indiana<br />

www.usscareer.com<br />

McBride Hall - Local Union 1014<br />

1301 Texas Street, Gary, Indiana<br />

USW/MITTAL-Burns Harbor<br />

1275 ½ McCool Rd, Burns Harbor, Indiana<br />

www.mittalcareer.org<br />

Bernard Kleiman JobLink Learning Center<br />

3333 N Michigan, East Chicago, Indiana<br />

www.bkjoblink.org<br />

Leon Lynch Learning Center<br />

1410 Broadway Ave., East Chicago, Indiana<br />

www.ihlearningcenter.org<br />

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Yoga Basics Correct Form and Alignment<br />

A yoga class for ALL—from newbies to advanced.<br />

This class emphasizes and provides detailed step-bystep<br />

instruction for posing correctly and safely.<br />

Additionally, you will be provided with the knowledge<br />

of why and what each pose does for you. This<br />

knowledge will help you build confidence and relax<br />

more deeply. Improve your yoga poses in this gentle,<br />

fun and relaxing class. Prerequisites: None<br />

Yoga Basics<br />

A yoga class for ALL. See for yourself why so many<br />

of your co-workers keep signing up session after<br />

session - positive results of increased flexibility and<br />

strength, a great stress reliever, and a way to focus<br />

on breathing and inner reflection. Yoga offers a<br />

whole body workout that boosts everything from<br />

your brain function to a stronger mind-body<br />

connection. Prerequisites: None<br />

Wednesdays– February 3 to April 6<br />

10am-11:15am or 3pm-4:15pm<br />

or 4:30pm-5:45pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Dave Potesta<br />

Yoga Basics Continued<br />

A great way to end the week and unwind for the<br />

weekend. Many have found doing yoga only once a<br />

week just isn't enough and their body craves more.<br />

Do it twice a week and see twice the results of<br />

strengthening, toning, increased flexibility while<br />

deep breathing and relaxing. Many have enjoyed<br />

this class as a healthy "date night" activity, so bring<br />

your spouse. Prerequisites: None<br />

Fridays– January 8 to April 15<br />

(No class March 25)<br />

10am-11:15am or 3pm-4:15pm<br />

or 4:30pm-5:45pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Dave Potesta<br />

Wednesdays– January 6 to January 27<br />

10am-11:15am or 3pm-4:15pm or 4:30pm-5:45pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Dave Potesta<br />

Zumba and Zumba Step<br />

This class teaches the foundation and formula of<br />

Zumba and Zumba Step! You will learn all of the<br />

basic rhythms (rhythms from all over the world) then<br />

learn how to put these easy steps together into<br />

songs. The benefits of this class may help you to lose<br />

weight, lower blood pressure, have better joint and<br />

muscle movement, and reduce stress levels so that<br />

the body can reduce cortisone levels! These are only<br />

a few of the health benefits of Zumba and Zumba<br />

Step. This class is for anyone at any level of Zumba!<br />

(multi-level). Everyone may work at their own pace<br />

while feeling as if they are having a blast improving<br />

their fitness level and health. So what are you waiting<br />

for? Come join the party!<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Mondays or Wednesdays– January 4 to April 13<br />

(No class Jan. 18. and Mar. 25)<br />

(Mon.) 9:30am-10:30am or<br />

(Mon. & Wed.) 6:15pm-7:15pm<br />

Location: Olympic Health and Fitness<br />

1841 E 37th Ave Hobart, IN 46342<br />

Instructor: Jill Nemtuda<br />

PLEASE NOTE:<br />

Each participant's account will have a full<br />

deduction for a course that is NOT dropped BEFORE<br />

the start date. So, please make sure you contact your<br />

career development office before the start date of your<br />

class if you are unable to attend.<br />

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3D Printing Essentials<br />

Printing in 3D is an exciting new addition to our<br />

technological capabilities. In this class, we'll define<br />

what 3D printing is, why it's gotten so much<br />

attention lately and what its potential could be. We'll<br />

teach you exactly how to model a 3D object using<br />

free Internet based CAD tools, with no prior<br />

experience necessary. Additionally, you'll learn how<br />

to print in 3D from a sketch. You can create your<br />

custom objects on one of our printers in the<br />

classroom, for free! We'll also review getting your<br />

custom project to market as an entrepreneur.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Mondays– February 15 to April 4<br />

(No class March 21)<br />

9am-12pm or 3pm-6pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Bill Needles<br />

Active Steelworker<br />

Registration Begins<br />

Monday, November 16, 2015<br />

A Computer for $35 Called Raspberry Pi<br />

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized<br />

computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV,<br />

and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It’s<br />

capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop<br />

computer to do, from browsing the Internet and<br />

playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets,<br />

word-processing, and playing games. Because it has<br />

an ARMv7 processor, it can run the full range of ARM<br />

GNU/Linux distributions, including Snappy Ubuntu<br />

Core, as well as Microsoft Windows 10. Attend this<br />

class to see the Raspberry Pi uses. Every person in<br />

this class will get a Raspberry Pi 2 computer to use in<br />

class and keep at the completion of class.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Tuesdays– January 5 to February 2<br />

8am-10:30am or 7pm-9:30pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: George Zahariadis<br />

Alarm Security Systems for Home and Business<br />

The types of alarm security systems can drastically<br />

differ in price, features, and quality. In this class we<br />

will compare and set up/install different types of<br />

wireless home security systems. This class will help<br />

you find the system that best fits your household or<br />

business needs. Purchasing your own home or<br />

business security system, allows you to bypass the<br />

monthly fees if you use a non-monitored system. We<br />

will also show you how to save in monthly fees for a<br />

monitored system. Get 24-hour monitoring for as low<br />

as $14.99 a month with no contract.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Tuesdays– March 22 to April 12<br />

8am-10:30am or 7pm-9:30pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: George Zahariadis<br />

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Android-The Hidden Tips and Tricks<br />

One-day workshop. Take your Android<br />

phone skills to the next level. Bring your Android<br />

phone or tablet to class and learn about the features<br />

and capabilities you may be missing out on. Most of<br />

us use less than 50% of our smartphone's<br />

capabilities. Prerequisites: None<br />

Thursday– January 14<br />

9am-12pm or 3pm-6pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Bill Needles<br />

Build My Computer<br />

When you build your very own personal<br />

computer, you will work with your instructor to select<br />

each component based on your specifications of<br />

performance, style, capacity and budget. Hand<br />

building a computer helps teach the fundamentals of<br />

how a computer works and because you built it, you<br />

will be better prepared to maintain your new<br />

computer. Plus, each student will receive a $50<br />

allowance towards any parts they purchase for their<br />

own system.<br />

There really is something to be said for the personal<br />

satisfaction that goes with building YOUR computer<br />

with the components that YOU chose. Just ask one<br />

of the 250+ steelworkers who have already built<br />

theirs.<br />

We will show you how to build a system for video<br />

and picture editing, music, gaming, home theater,<br />

Internet surfing or whatever! We'll guide you through<br />

each step to help you build a budget system or the<br />

system of your dreams. Your instructor has multiple<br />

US Patents in computer design and has helped 100's<br />

of students build their very own personal computer.<br />

Why not build yours this time? Prerequisites: None<br />

TAP Cell Phone Repair Technician<br />

The explosive growth in cellular subscribers equals<br />

a greater need for well-trained technicians to meet<br />

the growing demand. Many models of phones -<br />

Blackberry, HTC, LG, Samsung, and Motorola as<br />

well as iPhones are available in this class to give<br />

you hands-on experience with a variety of units.<br />

Plus you can bring your own phones to class for<br />

repairs. You will learn to:<br />

• Replace broken glass digitizers and LCDs<br />

• Disassemble phones<br />

• Use the proper tools correctly<br />

• Recover and transfer data<br />

• Unlock cell phones<br />

• Repair water damage<br />

Additionally you’ll<br />

learn advanced<br />

soldering techniques<br />

to replace cell<br />

phone components.<br />

You’ll gain immediate<br />

confidence in doing<br />

repairs. Take this<br />

class to tap into a<br />

multi-billion dollar<br />

market! Prerequisites: None<br />

Wednesdays– January 20 to March 30<br />

(No class March 16)<br />

7:30am-10:30am or 3:30pm-6:30pm or 7pm-10pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: George Zahariadis<br />

PLEASE NOTE: You CANNOT register for T.A.P.<br />

classes over the phone or online. You MUST visit<br />

your Career Development Office to register.<br />

Mondays– April 11 to May 9<br />

9am-1pm or 3pm-7pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Bill Needles<br />

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Desktop PC or Laptop Upgrade and Repair<br />

If you are having troubles with your desktop PC or<br />

laptop and need repairs, upgrades, or you just need<br />

your system to function more efficiently, this class is<br />

for you. Bring your desktop or laptop to class and<br />

we’ll review the possible issues, upgrades and<br />

costs available. Students will work with their<br />

systems while helping others on different desktops,<br />

laptops, issues and upgrades. Students will learn<br />

through lecture and hands-on practice. (This class<br />

is primarily hands-on.) Prerequisites: None<br />

Thursdays– February 11 to March 10<br />

8am-10:30am or 7pm-9:30pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: George<br />

Zahariadis<br />

Fix My Computer<br />

Save money and solve<br />

problems! Discover the<br />

steps needed to<br />

diagnose any computer<br />

problem and then make<br />

the repairs yourself.<br />

Bring your computer<br />

(desktop or laptop) to class<br />

and learn the art of troubleshooting and repairing<br />

computers. We will talk in plain language about<br />

hardware, software, bugs, viruses, updates and<br />

other issues that can drive most computer users<br />

nutty. You will also perform preventive maintenance<br />

using free tools to keep your computer problem<br />

free. A great class for those who don’t know much<br />

about PCs and for those who do. Take this class<br />

instead of spending too much at a repair shop!<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Mondays– January 4 to February 8<br />

(No class January 18)<br />

9am-1pm or 3pm-7pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Bill Needles<br />

Fix My Mobile Device or Phone<br />

Broken screen on your phone or tablet? You can fix it.<br />

Cracked hinge or case? You can fix it. 100% of this<br />

class is hands-on repair work! Weak battery? You can<br />

fix it. Students do not need a mobile device to take<br />

this course. You can learn on one of ours or bring in a<br />

friend’s. A great class for those who don’t know much<br />

about mobile devices and even for those who do.<br />

Students will learn to diagnose, troubleshoot, repair<br />

and upgrade tablets (Xoom, iPod, iPad, galaxy, etc.)<br />

and any type of smartphone. These special devices<br />

require different techniques than computers to be<br />

successfully repaired and maintained. Save big bucks<br />

and fix it yourself! Prerequisites: None<br />

Wednesdays– January 6 to February 3<br />

9am-1pm or 3pm-7pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Bill Needles<br />

Free and Low Cost Alternatives to Cable and<br />

Satellite<br />

Why pay for cable TV or satellite anymore?<br />

Hundreds of thousands of movies and millions of<br />

hours of television—not to mention the daily news,<br />

live sports, comedy stand-up specials, network and<br />

television shows—all this content and much more is<br />

available via the Internet. Throw in media streamers<br />

like Apple TV and Roku, and there's just no question<br />

that the online alternatives to cable are more exciting<br />

than cable ever has been. We will even explore overthe-air<br />

antennas and amaze you at how much free TV<br />

is available. Prerequisites: None<br />

Thursdays– January 28 to February 4<br />

8am-10:30am or 3:30pm-6pm or 7pm-9:30pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: George Zahariadis<br />

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iPhone-The Hidden Tips and Tricks<br />

One-day workshop. Take your iPhone<br />

skills to the next level. Bring your iPhone to class and<br />

learn about the features and capabilities you may be<br />

missing out on. Most of us use less than 50% of our<br />

smartphone's capabilities. Prerequisites: None<br />

Thursday– January 7<br />

9am-12pm or 3pm-6pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Bill Needles<br />

Learn to Fly an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)<br />

UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) a.k.a.<br />

(quadcopters or drones) have been around for many<br />

years. People everywhere are redefining business<br />

and hobbies with their help - from professional<br />

photographers, to big wave surfers, right through to<br />

Amazon and Google.<br />

In this hands-on, small group class with instructorprovided<br />

vehicles you’ll be flying within the first two<br />

classes. You’ll develop your skills as a pilot and<br />

you’ll receive video footage of your flight in action.<br />

Your class will include:<br />

Flight lessons - How to fly your UAV/drone safely<br />

and legally as well as flying and maneuvering<br />

around obstacles. In addition, you’ll learn the basics<br />

of UAV operation, construction and repairs.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Tuesdays– March 29 to May 3<br />

9am-1pm or 3pm-7pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Bill Needles<br />

Improve your knowledge in these technical areas:<br />

● Automation and Control<br />

● Machine Technology<br />

● Electrical Maintenance ● Mechanical Maintenance<br />

● Predictive Maintenance<br />

You will receive Continuing Education Units and be able to print a certificate of<br />

completion for each course upon successful completion of a final examination.<br />

To review curriculum content and course descriptions on the web visit:<br />

http://www.isa.org/onlinetraining<br />

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TAP Microsoft Technology Associate<br />

“MTA” Certification<br />

This Live and Online class will help you prepare for<br />

the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Exam<br />

98-349 and build an understanding of these topics:<br />

Operating System Configurations, Installing and<br />

Upgrading Client Systems, Managing Applications,<br />

Managing Files and Folders, Managing Devices,<br />

and Operating System Maintenance.<br />

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is<br />

Microsoft’s newest suite of technology certification<br />

exams that validate fundamental knowledge<br />

needed to begin building a career using Microsoft<br />

technologies. This is a perfect entry point to start<br />

building your Microsoft knowledge.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Tuesdays– January 12 to March 15<br />

9am-12pm or 3pm-6pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Bill Needles<br />

PLEASE NOTE: You CANNOT register for T.A.P.<br />

classes over the phone or online. You MUST visit your<br />

Career Development Office to register.<br />

Office 2013-One at a Time<br />

Office 2013 is the latest edition of the<br />

Microsoft Office family of productivity tools. This class<br />

covers each of the key applications, Word, Excel,<br />

PowerPoint, Publisher and OneNote. We will spend<br />

one full class period on each of the applications and<br />

then finish up with how to take advantage of using<br />

Office 2013 on mobile devices (tablets and phones).<br />

As a bonus we will cover using Office with Cloud<br />

storage applications, Google Docs and even Apple<br />

computers and devices.<br />

For each application covered we will learn about<br />

navigating the features of each tool, a wide range of<br />

program timesavers and tips and how to integrate one<br />

application with another (for example, adding an<br />

Excel spreadsheet to a PowerPoint presentation).<br />

One big savings bonus will be learning how to obtain<br />

and install a free clone product of the Office suite for<br />

your personal use. Prerequisites: None<br />

Thursdays– February 11 to March 17<br />

9am-12pm or 3:15pm-6:15pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Bill Needles<br />

Movie Converting and Editing Essentials<br />

You can now use free software and inexpensive<br />

hardware to convert your old film based 8mm,<br />

16mm and VHS tapes to portable digital formats<br />

and create all new personal movies for safekeeping<br />

and sharing. Magnetic tapes only last a few years<br />

and the clock is ticking. You will convert your<br />

existing movies and learn how to use Windows Live<br />

(FREE software) to edit and create stunning new<br />

movies of your family favorites. It is really simple to<br />

do and lots of fun. Protect and share your<br />

memories by converting those old movies today.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Thursdays– March 31 to May 19<br />

9am-11:30am or 3pm-5:30pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Bill Needles<br />

In order for a spouse of an active<br />

steelworker to take a class, the active local<br />

1010 or 1011 member must have taken<br />

AND completed a class BEFORE the spouse<br />

can register. This must be done every year<br />

for the spouse to be eligible to take classes<br />

at JobLink or Leon Lynch. Only classes with<br />

a diamond () next to the title are<br />

classes that retirees and spouses of<br />

active steelworkers are eligible to take.<br />

Classes without a diamond () are for<br />

active steelworkers only!<br />

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TAP Understanding Modern Electronics<br />

Electronic devices are found everywhere in<br />

our daily lives today - your smartphone, your laptop,<br />

your flat screen TV, etc. The understanding this<br />

course provides can enhance your appreciation and<br />

effective use of electronic devices. Second, for those<br />

who might want to go on to build their own electronic<br />

circuits, the course lays the groundwork of basic<br />

electronic concepts, introduces the building blocks of<br />

electronic circuits, and develops many important<br />

circuits used in modern electronics.<br />

After completing this valuable course, students will<br />

be prepared to take the ETA International Student<br />

Electronics Technician exam (SET) or the Associates<br />

Electronics Technician (CETa) exam. Your instructor<br />

holds multiple US Patents in electronic design and is<br />

an electrical engineer. Prerequisites: None<br />

Wednesdays– February 17 to May 18<br />

(No class March 23)<br />

9am-12pm or 3pm-6pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: Bill Needles<br />

PLEASE NOTE: You CANNOT register for T.A.P.<br />

classes over the phone or online. You MUST visit your<br />

Career Development Office to register.<br />

Upgrade to Windows 10<br />

You may be able to upgrade your existing Windows<br />

system for free, if you currently have a Windows 7 or<br />

8 system. If you skipped the Windows 8 upgrade,<br />

have a Windows 8 system, or thinking of purchasing<br />

or purchased a computer system or tablet with<br />

Windows 10, you should attend this class and<br />

educate yourself on Windows 10. This class will<br />

show you how to use the Windows 10 interface and<br />

new features, and what you will need to upgrade<br />

your system. Prerequisites: None<br />

Thursdays– March 31 to April 14<br />

8am-10:30am or 7pm-9:30pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: George Zahariadis<br />

Virus Protection Workshop<br />

With hundreds of new computer viruses every<br />

month, keeping anti-virus software up-to-date has<br />

never been so important. Despite this, average<br />

computer users are usually unaware their workstations<br />

have been infected until they start to suffer<br />

the consequences of an attack from a virus, worm or<br />

Trojan horse. This workshop gives attendees an<br />

opportunity to gain hands-on experience of viruses.<br />

It also presents practical methods to reduce and<br />

contain virus infections. This class will also show<br />

how to get a free virus checker for a home PC.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Thursday– January 21<br />

7:30am-10:30am or 7pm-10pm<br />

Location: Leon Lynch<br />

Instructor: George Zahariadis<br />

Wearable Technology- What’s It All<br />

About?<br />

Wearable technology is all the rage in personal<br />

electronics. These devices incorporate computer<br />

and advanced electronic technologies that provide<br />

practical functions and features. We will explore the<br />

most popular of these devices like - the Apple<br />

Watch, Fitbit, Tile, Lasso and more. Whether your<br />

interest is in tracking your daily activity, finding a lost<br />

device or adding a stylish accessory to your<br />

electronics portfolio we've got it covered in this miniclass.<br />

Each student will receive a free "Tile" tracking<br />

device to keep after the class is over.<br />

Prerequisites: None<br />

Thursdays– January 21 to February 4<br />

9am-11:30am or 3:30pm-6pm<br />

Location: JobLink<br />

Instructor: Bill Needles<br />

We go to great pains to make sure that everything in this<br />

Schedule of Classes is accurate and up to date. However,<br />

anything can happen. Please note that class times and<br />

dates are subject to change at any time. In the event<br />

of a time change, date change, or course cancellation,<br />

we will try to the best to notify you in advance.<br />

Thank you for your cooperation!<br />

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Here’s what we’ve got for you ……during this session:<br />

Associates Electronics Technician (CETa) (page 32)<br />

Microsoft Technology Associate (page 31)<br />

Private Pilot Ground School (page 22)<br />

Online Labor Studies Classes through Cornell University<br />

Earn a Certificate and an Advanced Certificate of Labor Studies<br />

The Cornell ILR Online Labor Studies Program provides busy union activists with an opportunity to<br />

take college credit courses without regard to their location or work schedules. While there is no<br />

physical classroom there is considerable student-to-student and student-to-instructor interaction,<br />

making for lively discussions and group learning. Courses advance students' knowledge about the<br />

issues that matter most- Collective Bargaining, Labor History, Labor/Employment Law,<br />

Contemporary Labor Issues and Contract Administration.<br />

Call Marcia for more information: 399-8134<br />

Did you know you can use your tuition assistance<br />

funds for classes towards the following?<br />

A realtor’s license<br />

Certifications in safety<br />

Master gardening classes<br />

Coming soon – Use your customized funds to get your CDL permit!<br />

We are working with DriveCo to provide the classroom portion<br />

of CDL training. That means it will soon be much easier for you to<br />

earn your CDL license. Look for this class in our next catalog!<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

Industry respected for 25 years<br />

Quality training certified by the Indiana BMV<br />

Qualified instructors who want you to succeed<br />

For more information, visit www.driveco.org<br />

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If you are Active Local 1010 there are<br />

1. Online<br />

Register online at bkjoblink.org<br />

2. Phone-in<br />

Call our office Mondays through Thursdays between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or<br />

Fridays between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at (219) 399-8135/8136.<br />

3. Walk-in<br />

Stop by our office Mondays through Thursdays between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.<br />

or Fridays between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.<br />

Please Note: Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration begins at<br />

8:30 a.m. Registration for off-site and T.A.P. classes can only be accepted in-person.<br />

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Mission Statement<br />

To provide support of the education, training, and<br />

personal development of the employees of<br />

ArcelorMittal, who are represented by Local 1010 of<br />

the United Steelworkers. JobLink’s programs are<br />

jointly managed by the company and the union<br />

through the Local Joint Committee, in accordance<br />

with the guiding principles of the Collective<br />

Bargaining Agreement and the policies established<br />

by the Institute for Career Development.<br />

Office Hours<br />

Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.<br />

Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.<br />

JobLink’s Subcommittee<br />

Steve Wagner, USW Local 1010 Representative<br />

Marcia Taylor, JobLink Coordinator<br />

Roger Hughes, ArcelorMittal Company Rep.<br />

Don Seifert, USW Local 1010 Training Coordinator<br />

Restricted Classes<br />

Out of your $2,000 a year customized course<br />

allowance, you can only use $1,250 per year on<br />

restricted personal development classes.<br />

Customized Courses<br />

Each participant is limited to $2,000 annually for<br />

courses in this category. These are the classes<br />

created by the learning centers specifically for<br />

steelworkers. Nearly all of the classes in this<br />

category are advertised in our catalogs.<br />

Tuition Assistance Program<br />

The Tuition Assistance Program allows steelworkers<br />

to attend colleges and schools of their own choice as<br />

long as the schools are accredited institutions of<br />

post-secondary education or are recognized by a<br />

state board of vocational education. The benefit will<br />

pay $1,800 in tuition assistance.<br />

Issuance 14<br />

Students who have an educational and career goal in<br />

mind and need more than $1,800 yearly to achieve<br />

those goals should apply for Issuance 14. If the<br />

student has a specific goal in mind, they have to<br />

create an educational development plan and apply for<br />

the combination of these funds. If approved, a<br />

steelworker may be eligible for up to $3,800 yearly.<br />

Issuance 15<br />

The ICD policy “Issuance 15” allows retirees<br />

access to tuition assistance if: That retiree has begun<br />

a career goal using TAP, has retired within the last 12<br />

months, and if there is money<br />

available from the previous year’s tuition<br />

assistance budget.<br />

Look for the <br />

If space is available, any class with a diamond ()<br />

next to the title is a class that Local 1010 and 1011<br />

spouses and retirees are eligible to take. Classes<br />

without a diamond () next to it are for active<br />

steelworkers only!<br />

Information<br />

Mailing Address: 3210 Watling, MC 7-200,<br />

East Chicago, Indiana 46312<br />

Physical Address: 3333 Michigan Avenue,<br />

East Chicago, Indiana 46312<br />

Web Address: www.bkjoblink.org<br />

General Information<br />

(219) 399-8135 or 399-8136<br />

Marcia Taylor, Coordinator<br />

(219) 399-8134<br />

Steve Wagner, USW Local 1010 Representative<br />

(219) 398-3100 ext. 113<br />

Roger Hughes, ArcelorMittal Company Rep.<br />

(219) 399-4699<br />

JobLink Fax (219) 399-8137


If you are Active Local 1011 there are<br />

1. Online<br />

Register online at ihlearningcenter.org<br />

2. Phone-in<br />

Call our office Mondays through Fridays between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at<br />

(219) 398-9363 ext. 112 or fax enrollment to (219) 354-0853.<br />

3. Walk-in<br />

Stop by our office Mondays through Fridays between<br />

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.<br />

Mission Statement<br />

The Leon Lynch Learning Center career<br />

development program is established to<br />

prepare the Steelworker for opportunities<br />

outside the employment of the steel mill and<br />

making them a more rounded individual.<br />

Office Hours<br />

Monday through Friday<br />

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.<br />

Leon Lynch’s Local<br />

Joint Committee<br />

Mariano “Chief” Flores, USW Local 1011<br />

Co-Chair<br />

Roger Hughes, ArcelorMittal Company Rep.<br />

Larry Smith, Coordinator<br />

Sharon Perkins, Local 1011<br />

Shaun Sanchez, ArcelorMittal<br />

Restricted Classes<br />

Out of your $2,000 a year customized course<br />

allowance, you can only use $1,250 per year on<br />

restricted personal development classes.<br />

Customized Courses<br />

Each participant is limited to $2,000 annually for<br />

courses in this category. These are the classes<br />

created by the learning centers specifically for<br />

steelworkers. Nearly all of the classes in this<br />

category are advertised in our catalogs.<br />

Tuition Assistance Program<br />

The Tuition Assistance Program allows<br />

steelworkers to attend colleges and schools of<br />

their own choice as long as the schools are<br />

accredited institutions of post-secondary<br />

education or are recognized by a state board of<br />

vocational education. The benefit will<br />

pay $1,800 in tuition assistance.<br />

Issuance 14<br />

Students who have an educational and career<br />

goal in mind and need more than $1,800 yearly to<br />

achieve those goals should apply for Issuance<br />

14. If the student has a specific goal in mind, they<br />

have to create an educational development plan<br />

and apply for the combination of these funds. If<br />

approved, a steelworker may be<br />

eligible for up to $3,800 yearly.<br />

Issuance 15<br />

The ICD policy “Issuance 15” allows retirees<br />

access to tuition assistance if: That retiree has<br />

begun a career goal using TAP, has retired within<br />

the last 12 months, and if there is money<br />

available from the previous year’s tuition<br />

assistance budget.<br />

Look for the <br />

If space is available, any class with a diamond<br />

() next to the title is a class that Local 1011 and<br />

1010 spouses and retirees are eligible to take.<br />

Classes without a diamond () next to it are for<br />

active steelworkers only!<br />

Information<br />

Address: 1410 Broadway Avenue,<br />

East Chicago, Indiana 46312<br />

Web Address: www.ihlearningcenter.org<br />

Larry Smith, Coordinator<br />

(219) 398-9363<br />

Macario Gallegos, Admin. Assist.<br />

(219) 398-9363 ext. 112<br />

(219) 688-0627 (cell)<br />

Mariano “Chief” Flores (219) 398-3150 ext. 19<br />

Roger Hughes, ArcelorMittal Company Rep.<br />

(219) 399-4699<br />

Leon Lynch Fax (219) 354-0853<br />

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Office Hours<br />

Monday through Friday<br />

7:00 am to 3:00 pm<br />

Information<br />

General Information (708) 392-1083<br />

Fax (708) 392-1193<br />

Mailing Address<br />

13500 South Perry Avenue<br />

Riverdale, IL 60827<br />

Riverdale’s Local Joint Committee<br />

Ken Knaga, ArcelorMittal<br />

Company Co-Chair<br />

Jeff La Belle, Coordinator<br />

The Institute for Career Development<br />

has partnered with the two schools<br />

listed here to offer you reduced rates for tuition.<br />

For more information, visit their websites at:<br />

Abtu.edu and columbiasouthern.edu<br />

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King, Jr. Day<br />

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