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Nicolet College - Free Saturday Skills Builder Workshops for do-it-your-selfers April 28 at Nicolet


Free Saturday Skills Builder Workshops
for do-it-your-selfers April 28 at Nicolet


April 16, 2012
Interested in learning how to create a patio kitchen? How about getting better gas mileage from your vehicle? Or maybe a few tips on using a metal arc welder or the Google Earth web software is more your speed.

All of these topics will be covered in the free Saturday Skills Builder Workshops scheduled for Saturday, April 28, at Nicolet College.

"These workshops are a great way for individuals to explore topics in the trades and take home some real practical tips and advice for any number of do-it-your-self type projects," said Brigitte Parsons, dean of Trade and Industry at Nicolet College. "They are also a great way for anyone interested in the trades as a career to learn about what Nicolet has to offer."

Each of the four workshops will last one hour and start at 9 a.m. and again at 10 a.m. Participants will be able to attend two of the four. Workshops include:

- Creating a Patio Kitchen with Jeff Labs, Nicolet Architectural Technology instructor in the Birchwoods Center Carpentry Classroom. This session will offer tips on how to upgrade your outdoor cooking experience from a simple grill on the patio to one that is much more functional and stylish.

- Improve Fuel Mileage and Save Money with Rick Foral, certified master automobile technician and former Nicolet Auto instructor in the Art Tech Center Auto Lab. With gas prices hovering just under the $4 mark, this session will be popular with all who are driven to get the most out of each gallon.

- Gas Metal Arc Welding with Warren Krause, Nicolet Welding instructor in the Birchwoods Center Welding Lab. Whether you're looking to build your own tree stand for hunting or light trailer for hauling wood, this session will offer tips to improve the quality of your project.

- Using Google Earth in Everyday Life with Devon VandenHeuvel, Nicolet Geographic Information Systems (GIS) instructor. Tamarack Center CAD Lab. Most people only scratch the surface when they begin using this popular website software that gives you a satellite view of almost any location on earth. This session will give you the tools to dig deeper into the site's features and use them in everyday life.

No registration is required. Participants can simply walk in at the start of each workshop.

The Nicolet College Rhinelander Campus is located one mile south of the city just off of Hwy. G.