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Professional Skills & Training 





2022 Contractor Training Seminar Series

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Presenter Andy Schreder
Presentation title: Building Blocks 2021


Building Blocks 2022
Welcome back! Rum River Construction Consultants is excited to continue partnering with Pine Technical & Community College to offer in-depth, quality education for MN Licensed Contractors and Code Officials. This year's 7-hour seminar will focus on one hour of Energy Conservation, one hour of Business Management Strategies to satisfy DLI licensing requirements. Other topics presented in this year's interactive session will include administrative requirements of the MN Residential Code, licensing requirements for residential contractors and remodelers, Beering Pin Piers as an alternate to conventional concrete deck footings and handling and installaiton provisinos for metal plate connected wood trusses.

2022 Contractor Taining Outline

AM Session

  • Administration Update/Overview
  • DLI Licensing/Education Requirements
  • QB Responsibilities
  • Duties & Poers of Building Official
  • Business Management
  • MN Residential Energy Code
  • Q & A

PM Session

  • Bearing Pin Piers
  • Metal plate connected wood trusses
  • Wrap Up/Q & A

Course Dates: 01/18/2022

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Pine Innovation Center on the PTCC campus. The building is located on the corner of Hillside and Main Street in Pine City, directly across the street from Spire Credit Union. This course is also offered via zoom. A link will be provided to you prior to the beginning of class. 

For more information contact:  Dawn Sandberg at (320) 629-5184 or


Learn to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety. ServSafe is a national certification program through the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation. 

ServSafe Food Manager for Minnesota requires an 8-hour class and successful passage of an exam.  Upon completion of this course, participants receive a ServSafe certificate of passage and are  certified for five years.

Our program provides classroom instruction to help students prepare to take the ServSafe Food Protection Certification Exam. Teaching methods include: Powerpoint & DVD as well as lecture from the instructor. Students will take the exam onsite at the end of the course. 

The exam focuses on five aspects of food service that can affect the safety of food:

  • Foodborne Microorganisms & Allergens
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Purchasing, Receiving & Storing
  • Preparation
  • Cooking, Serving & Facilities

In this course you will learn: 

  • The latest FDA Food code updates
  • Food safety hazards
  • Types of food born illnesses
  • How food becomes contaminated
  • Time & temperature controls
  • Personal hygiene
  • Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Receiving & Storing
  • Preparing & Cooking
  • Cooling & Reheating
  • Holding & Serving
  • Food allergen management

ServSafe Initial Certification & Exam

4/25/22 or 6/13/22 8am - 430pm $189.00 **Cost includes instruction certification, course manual and certification exam. 

The course will be held in the Pine Innovation Center on campus. For more information, please contact Kathy Reid at or 320-629-4563. 

Customer Service Academy

Give your employees the tools to deal with challenging situations:

  • Help employees understand how their behavior impacts the customer.
  • Employees will learn seven behaviors that will enhance their customer service skills
  • Learn to identify barriers by being a good listener, asking questions, responding, and accepting feedback.
  • Learn how to prevent customer dissatisfaction in person or on the phone.
  • Modules are customized to your “Customer Service Needs”


Contact Dawn Sandberg, 320-629-5184 or e-mail


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