Pennsylvania State Inspection Course

The Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center is offering a Pennsylvania State approved motor vehicle inspection course for passenger cars; light trucks; motorcycles; medium/heavy trucks; and busses. This program includes classroom and hands-on instruction. Participants must provide a copy of a valid driver’s license when registering for this program.

This course will be held on Aug. 9, 10, 13 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Tactile Exam is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to register, call the Education Council’s Port Allegany office at 814-545-1333.

Let’s Talk Business

The Clarion University Small Business Development Center provides entrepreneurs and business owners with education, information, tools and resources to start and grow businesses.

Services include financial analysis, QuickBooks assistance, market research, business plan development, compliance, and SEO review. Through the SBDC you will have access to information from industry leading databases and research tools to help you develop and maintain a competitive edge. In addition, it offers a variety of online resources matched with a strong referral and partner network to help businesses thrive.

Aleshia Marshall, SBDC business consultant, will be available on Aug. 15 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Coudersport office of the Education Council. Walk-ins are welcome; however, appointments are recommended. Contact the Clarion SBDC at 814-393-2060 or via email to

Facebook for Small Business

This workshop will teach you how to use Facebook as a marketing tool for your business by optimizing your time and efforts. You will learn how to grow your reach, expand your fan base, and build relationships online.

This workshop is being offered by Clarion University SBDC on Friday, Aug. 23, from 1–3 p.m. (Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.). It will be taught at the Community Education Center in St. Marys and will be offered via live videoconference at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. The cost is $20 per person. Registration is required. To register, Clarion SBDC at 814-393-2060 or email

Scenic and Landscapes Photography

In this workshop, local photographer Curt Weinhold will teach you how to capture scenery and landscapes to your best advantage. Bring your digital camera with fully charged battery. Interchangeable lenses and tripod are preferred, if available. Also bring water, lunch and suitable footwear for “woods walking.”

This class is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the PA Grand Canyon. Meet at the Burnin’ Barrel Restaurant parking lot (5440 US-6, Wellsboro, PA 16901) at 9 a.m. The cost is $35 per person, payable by cash or check to PCEC. Registration is required, so call 814-274-4877 or visit to register.