August 10, 2021

GBCC Alum Credits GBCC for Career Advancement through Continued Education/Training

As Controller and Treasurer of Labels, Inc. in Hampton, Kim Gleason has ascended the ranks of the corporate world. She attributes much of her professional success to the education she received at the Business and Training Center at Great Bay Community College.

Gleason received an associate degree in accounting from Great Bay in 2006 and returned to the Business and Training Center years later to polish and improve her skills in Excel. “So much has changed with Microsoft,” she said. “I took all three Excel courses offered, Basic Excel for a refresher, and then Intermediate and Advanced to learn more, and a lot of what I learned I can and will use in the future.”

She praised the Business and Training Center instructors for their knowledge and teaching methods. “Without the good foundation that I received at Great Bay, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” she said.

The BTC offers short-term in demand skills training to both individuals as well as to companies interested in sending their employers.  They also work in partnership with companies and organizations to offer customized corporate training programs. When Gleason signed up for Excel classes through the BTC, she brought several of her Labels, Inc. co-workers with her.

Gleason first enrolled when the school was known at the New Hampshire Community Technical College, taking courses in computer technology. She returned for her associate degree after the college changed its name. A decade later, in 2016, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University, which accepted her Great Bay credits, including those from New Hampshire Community Technical College, in an easy transfer process.

And a year after that, she received the promotion of her lifetime.

Gleason encouraged others to pursue their dreams through education, no matter their stage in life. “Never give up on learning, and make the best of what is out there,” she said.

To learn more about courses offered through the Business and Training Center, including Excel, Analytics/Data-visualization, Social Media Marketing, Google Products, Digital Design, Business Communication and Supervision as well as a number of other self-paced online courses, visit www.gbcc.coursestorm.com or contact (603) 427-7653

To learn more about new 20-hour short-term manufacturing and industrial skills training courses, contact program director Kurt Douglas at kdouglas@ccsnh.edu