Education briefs for March 2, 2016

Sign language classes on CRC schedule

American Sign Language classes for will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brown County Career Resource Center, 246 E. Main St., beginning Thursday, March 3, with an intermediate class.

A beginner class will start Tuesday, March 8.

Classes last for eight weeks.

For more information or to register, call 812-988-5880.

Scholarships available to law enforcement majors

The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will award about 40 $500 college scholarships to high school seniors or college students pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies.

To qualify, an applicant must be an Indiana resident; a current member of the association or a dependent child/grandchild of a current member of the association; attend an Indiana college or university; major in a law enforcement field; and enroll as a full-time student (12 hours).

Applications are available from high school counselors; the local sheriff’s office; by writing to the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association, 147 E. Maryland St., Indianapolis, IN 46204-3608; or at indianasheriffs.org.

Applications are due to the association by Friday, April 1.

Taxpayers can donate to public education

Hoosiers can now make a donation to Indiana’s public schools when filing this year’s taxes.

The money would go to the K-12 public education fund, but it cannot be designated to a specific school.

The donation option is listed under “Public K-12 Education Fund” on 2016 tax forms, according to a news release from Rep. Tim Harman, R-Bremen, who authored the legislation to make the option possible.

All-day solar energy classes offered

Solar classes will be conducted in May at the Brown County Career Resource Center, 246 E. Main St.

Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101), the prerequisite to the site assessor class, will be taught all day Friday, May 20.

The PV Solar Site Assessor class (PV 201) will be taught all day Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22.

PV 101 costs $150; PV 201 costs $350. For more information or to register, call 812-988-5880.

Computer support training offered at CRC

A+ Computer Support Specialist class (A+ certification) will be taught this spring at the Brown County Career Resource Center. Call 812-988-5880 for more information or to register.

Become a Microsoft Office specialist

A Microsoft Office specialist class will be coming to the Brown County Career Resource Center, 246 E. Main St. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Call 812-988-5880 for more information.

High school equivalency class time set

Classes focused on the high school equivalency assessment exam — formerly called GED classes — are taught year-round from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Brown County Career Resource Center, 246 E. Main St.

Students who cannot attend class at the scheduled times can arrange instruction by appointment or by distance learning.

People enrolled in adult education may be eligible for free job training through Work One.

For more information, call 812-988-5880.

Learn to sign with your baby or toddler

Free sign language classes for babies or toddlers and their parents take place at 2 p.m. Thursdays at the Brown County Public Library, lower level.

Space is limited; to sign up, call Lisa at 812-320-3507.

Small-business counseling available

The Brown County Career Resource Center, 246 E. Main St., offers individual small-business counseling sessions through the Service Corps of Retired Executives.

There is no charge for these sessions, which meet in the morning on the first Thursday of every month. An appointment is required.

For more information or to register, call 812-988-5880.