A class designed to teach participants how to harness the power of connections in the world's largest professional network is Wednesday, April 3, at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC).

Linked In for Business is 5:30-8 p.m. in room 107 of the Wilder Business Center at the NICC Calmar campus. LinkedIn is a tool for exchanging knowledge, ideas and opportunities on a global level with valuable contacts.

Participants in the class will learn how to create a LinkedIn profile, visit job boards, research companies, stay current with others' projects and establish your company's own web-based identify.

The class will be offered by staff from Iroc Web Design Services of Calmar. Iroc specializes in innovative web design, website maintenance, e-commerce, database websites, Flash and logo design, web banners, SEO marketing, PC/Laptops trouble shooting and server/network installation and configuration.

The cost of the class, which has a course number of 21391, is $30. Participants should bring an e-mail address and password to set up the LinkedIn account. Laptops will be provided for the class.

LinkedIn for Business is offered in partnership with Winneshiek County Development, Inc., the Northeast Iowa Community College Foundation, the Northeast Iowa Business Network, the Small Business Development Center and Northeast Iowa Community College.

To learn more about the class contact NICC at (800) 728-2256, extension 399, or go to www.nicc.edu/solutions.

This project is partially funded by a $44,000 grant issued to the Northeast Iowa Community Foundation from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development. This is an Equal Opportunity Program. Discrimination is prohibited by federal law.