Programs & Courses
What Does Lamont County Community Adult Learning Council Do?
Getting to Know Us!Lamont County CALC is committed to lifelong learning. We are strongly invested in serving adults who may want to improve their learning and build confidence. We want to equip parents with tools and strategies to help them prepare their young children for the public school learning environment. We also want to help overwhelmed adults adopt healthy coping skills, reframe automatic negative thinking, manage day-to-day money and map out future goals. The goals we endorse are the small ones because time is precious in a fast-paced world. The best way we can serve you well is to get to know you, and for you to get to know how we can help you.
ProgramsFor some of our programs you need to be referred. Once we have enough people interested in a program we will book:
- a date and time (day or evening)
- a facility in a local community
My JourneyLife is like a tree. You need to nourish it’s roots.
We go through many stages in life. Some of them can consume us. Parenthood is one phase that consumes us. Being out of work can consume us. Getting ready for retirement can be scary.
This amazing program helps adults of all ages rediscover their values, skills and interests. We even help you build a list of what is important to you and their order of importance. The knowledge you gain from this program will support you in developing a portfolio that may help you confidently seek employment.
Career PortfolioJob hunting is more than having a resume. There are a lot of good people applying for jobs. How do you stand out? We are here to help you figure that out. By creating a career portfolio you develop a deeper understanding of all of your skills and abilities.
We recommend you take our “My Journey” course first.
Stinkin' Thinkin'Self-Confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. Learn ways to develop and promote your strengths.
We feel many emotions in life - happiness, sadness, joy, pain, gratitude, disappointment, loss, love etc. Sometimes we feel inferior, judged, hurt, jealous, angry, misunderstood, or afraid. These emotions can overwhelm us.
We want to share with you proven, effective coping skills to help you make your emotions less overwhelming. Feel free to bring a friend!
CALC KitchenYou might not think math has much to do with cooking, but the truth is that the better your math skills are, the better you'll be in the kitchen.
This referral-based, two-day program uses technology, provides hands-on budget development skills, and teaches learners how to make decisions that incorporate nutrition and/or swap out expensive ingredients for cheaper ones. Groceries are subsidized so participants can leave with 3-4 meals at half the cost.
Participation is limited and there is qualifying criteria.
Kids & Money
Does this sound familiar? Mom, can you buy this ? (as the item is being dropped into the grocery cart)? Dad, it’s on sale and all the other kids have one - pleeease - buy it for me.
This course is for parents who want to teach their children about spending and saving.
Fire Arm Safety CourseIn order to get a Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) you are legally required have Fire Arm Safety Course (FAC) certification.
CALC offers this course on a Saturday. If you pass the test conducted in the course the instructor will provide you with a certificate proving you successfully completed the Firearm Safety Course. The instructor will also give you the information you will need to apply for licensing.
Supports and ResourcesWhile we can’t be experts at everything, we can usually find someone who can help.
We know some of the barriers families face and we do our best to address them. We are aware that child care can stand in the way of attending a program. For this reason some of our programs provide child care. We know that, for some learners, the expense of a program may prevent them from attending one of our programs. Many of our programs are FREE. Some people are shy and are afraid to try something new or meet new people. Many of our programs encourage you to bring a friend. If you are new to the area and have no friends, let us be your first friend. We have access to helpful resources and we are only a phone call away.