CCC Offering Free Workplace Basic Skills Courses for N.J. Employees
For the fifth straight year, Camden County College and the New Jersey Business & Industry Association will be offering free basic skills training to Garden State businesses and their employees.
Courses are being offered thanks to the grant-funded Basic Skills Workforce Training Program, which was developed by the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development in partnership with the NJBIA and the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The program, which is delivered by community colleges at no charge to participating businesses, has helped 1,830 companies statewide boost productivity while improving the skills of 27,070 of their employees.
The grant program runs for 12 months and offers basic skills instruction in several subjects.
These include Microsoft Office (Windows, Word, Excel and Outlook), written and verbal communications, customer service, English as second language and mathematics/measurement.
Employers interested in providing this training to their employees have the option of reserving dedicated classes, which would be held at their worksites or at a Camden County College location. Scheduling is flexible and can be tailored to an employer’s specific needs.
Participating companies must have employees “on the clock” while attending classes and provide federal employer identification numbers. A minimum of 10 participants is required for a dedicated class, but open-enrollment classes are offered at the College’s William G. Rohrer Center in Cherry Hill for employers who can’t meet that minimum.
For details about the program, visit www.camdencc.edu/customizedtraining/Free-Training-Classes.cfm.
To schedule a class, contact Carol McCormick at (856) 374-4908 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kaina Hanna at (856) 374-4902 or email@example.com.
Published: August 25, 2011