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NO-COST TRAINING FOR ALL NJ EMPLOYEES!

Take advantage of free training through a special state grant program! These basic-skills training programs represent a partnership between the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development, and the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Classes are held on the Randolph campus at no charge to your company. Participation must be coordinated with your Human Resources Department, and registration must be done through the Center for Business & Technology (use registration link below)

Early registration is recommended, as seats are limited. These classes take place at CCM’s Randolph Campus, 214 Center Grove Road. Each class is eight hours long, running from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Employers can register employees for as many classes as they deem necessary.

NOTE for Employers and Employees:

These classes are provided at no charge to your company. However, employees must meet these eligibility requirements.

  • Employees must work either part-time or full-time.
  • Public employees and unemployed persons are not eligible for this program.
  • Employees must be paid by employer at their usual hourly rate while in training. 
  • Employer must have a valid FEIN Number.
  • For PC Courses, employees must have knowledge of Windows and know how to use the keyboard and mouse.

For groups of 10 or more employees, we can do custom classes! Do you see courses you want to offer your employees but they’re not listed for a day or time on our website that’s convenient for your operations? Do you have needs for other topics? Many others are available upon request! We can also deliver any class in this program at your company site! Call about a custom class that fits your schedule at 973-328-5188 or email us at cbt@ccm.edu.

ALL TOPICS LISTED ARE OFFERED AS A ONE DAY COURSE (8:30 am–5:00 pm)


BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS– No-Cost Training


MANAGING COMPLEXITY USING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS

This course will enable you to think independently, make better decisions, deal with change quickly and effectively, think more creatively, and be more self-reflective. This is the basis for effective critical thinking, which is an essential skill in the workplace. You will learn to develop critical thinking skills to: detect inconsistencies and common mistakes in reasoning, recognize your own assumptions and biases, identify the importance and relevance of various ideas, and reach well-reasoned conclusions and solutions.
 
Wed., Feb. 5 - Landscape & Horticulture Tech Bldg., rm. 109 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Tues., March 25 - Landscape & Horticulture Tech Bldg., rm. 110 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 
Fri., April 25 - Henderson Hall, rm. 212 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
Tues., May 20 - Henderson Hall, rm. 212 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

GOAL SETTING: THE FIRST STEP TO SUCCESS

Are you achieving what you want in your personal and professional life? Still procrastinating? What roadblocks are holding you back from obtaining success? The route to success is to take well defined goals and to turn them into reality. Most people fail at achieving this conversion. This course will guide you through the thinking, planning and action steps towards overcoming common obstacles that delay and thwart goal achievement. You will learn ways to motivate yourself and beat further procrastination and set-backs. Make your new year a winner with goals that work for you.
 
Fri., Feb. 21 - Henderson Hall, rm. 215 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Fri., May 9 - Henderson Hall, rm. 215 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

COMMUNICATIONS FOR ON-THE-JOB SUCCESS

Have you ever wondered why it seems so easy to speak with some people and so difficult with others? Have you ever met someone for the first time and immediately liked them? Something about that person made you feel particularly comfortable. This class will assist you in identifying common communication problems that may be holding you back. The goal of this workshop is to help you better understand the impact your communication skills have on other people, and how improving these skills will make it easier for you to be more successful in the workplace.

Wed., Feb. 12 - Landscape & Horticulture Tech Bldg., rm. 109 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
Tues., April 15 - Landscape & Horticulture Tech Bldg., rm. 110 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Wed., June 4 - Henderson Hall, rm. 212 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

COMMUNICATIONS FOR QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE

This course is designed for those workers who come into contact with “customers” at any level. Customers are defined as anyone you connect with: external paying customers or internal staff (who support the company’s mission). The training will instill a focus on the value of positive service delivery and the corresponding value contributed by each individual’s response. Participants will come to understand how their behavior impacts the behavior of others.

Wed., March 5 - Landscape & Horticulture Tech Bldg., rm. 109 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
Tues., April 29 - Landscape & Horticulture Tech Bldg., rm. 110 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

PUBLIC SPEAKING: CONVEY YOUR MESSAGE WITH CONFIDENCE

Would you like to speak in front of an audience (small or large) in a convincing, confident, and concise way? This course will teach you how to deliver dynamic and effective presentations. You will learn to build audience rapport through improved eye contact, vocal delivery, and body language. The end result will be sharpening your public speaking skills (taking the fear out of the equation!)
 
Wed., Feb. 26 - Landscape & Horticulture Tech Bldg., rm. 109 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
Fri., April 25 - Henderson Hall, rm. 215 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

LEVERAGING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR POWER NETWORKING

Effective networking is crucial to successfully growing your business. Confused on where to start? Less than satisfied with your results? Come learn this three-pronged interactive approach which will teach you advanced and effective networking skills. These skills will help you meet other like-minded professionals who can then become your “centers of influence”. Become skilled in leveraging your LinkedIn contacts and social media to advertise your business and meet new prospects. You will come to appreciate and learn the art and cultivation of receiving referrals to grow your business. This will be a hands-on workshop and attendees are welcome to bring their laptops and iPads/tablets to begin putting these strategies to work.

Fri., March 7 - Henderson Hall, rm. 212 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  
Fri., May 16 - Henderson Hall, rm. 212 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


 

PC SKILLS TRAINING – No-Cost Training


EMAIL WRITING - GET IT RIGHT!   

Learn the Do’s and Don’ts for 21st Century communications. You will acquire techniques to address common pitfalls; message tone, email volume, editing, and proof reading. Learn to write concise, descriptive subject lines and state your purpose clearly at the beginning of each message. Finally, get updated on the ethical risks associated with excessive or indiscriminate copying and forwarding of email messages, as well as when to avoid email altogether.
 
Wed., April 9 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
Tues., June 10 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

POWER YOUR WORKDAY!

Are you overwhelmed by your email inbox? Are you stressed by your to do list? Are you afraid you will miss important work priorities? Do you suspect that your workday is not as effective and productive as it should be? Learn how to competently organize your day while staying current with the Outlook email and tasks functions. Immediately recognize the benefits and realize significant time-saving and stress-reducing results. See how you can do your work in an orderly and timely manner, tackle what is most important, get everything under control, stop missing deadlines, pack more into each day and reduce your stress.

Fri., March 28 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
Tues., May 13 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

CREATE SIZZLING CONTENT FOR WEBSITES

Your website has only seconds to capture interest. Does yours? What if there was a way to quickly and easily create content that attracts your target customers and drives them to take action? In this course you will learn professional techniques to develop and craft video content (YouTube/Vimeo) utilizing your mobile devices. Embedded on your website, this newly created content will bring more traffic to your site and boost the number of your social media fans and followers. Get ahead of your competition, increase revenues, and establish yourself as the “go-to” expert in your industry.

Fri., March 21 - Henderson Hall, rm. 212 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Fri., May 2 - Henderson Hall, rm. 212 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

WORD FOR BEGINNERS

This course will introduce you to the basic operations of Microsoft Word. You will learn to create and edit a document, format paragraphs and pages, create a bulleted or number list and much more.
 
Tues., March 11 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

WORD - INTERMEDIATE

This course will move beyond the basics of Microsoft Word. You will learn to customize tables and charts and manage lists. Additional instruction will introduce customizing the formatting of a document (using styles and themes), drawing and working with graphics, using the mail merge function, and using macros to automate common tasks.
 
Thurs., Feb. 20 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
Thurs., April 3 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

ADVANCED WORD

This course is designed for participants who want to gain skills necessary to manage lengthy documents, collaborate with others, and secure documents. You will learn how to create, manage, revise, and distribute documents. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to use Word with other programs, collaborate on documents, manage document versions, add reference marks and notes, and create forms.

Wed., Jan. 22 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Tues., March 25 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Tues., May 20 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

EXCEL FOR BEGINNERS

This course will introduce you to Microsoft Excel basics including creating spreadsheets, formulas, functions, text, formatting and charts. At the completion of the course you will be able to perform basic Excel skills such as modifying an existing worksheet, building worksheets, copying and moving cells, and much more.
 
Wed., Jan. 29 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Thurs., March 6 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Fri., April 4 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Fri., May 2 - Henderson Hall, rm. 113 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Thurs., May 29 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

EXCEL - INTERMEDIATE

This course will reinforce the elements introduced in Microsoft Excel-Beginners, and expand upon that base to include using advanced formulas and working with various tools to analyze data in spreadsheets. You will also organize table data, present data as charts, and enhance the look and appeal of workbooks by adding graphical objects.

Thurs., Jan. 23 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
Tues., Feb 11 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
Thurs., March 20 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
Wed., April 23 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
Wed., May 14 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
Tues., June 3 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

ADVANCED EXCEL

This course is designed for students desiring to gain the skills necessary to create macros, collaborate with others, audit and analyze worksheet data with the use of PivotTables and PivotCharts, incorporate multiple data sources, and import and export data. This course will assist you in increasing productivity and improving efficiency by streamlining your workflow.

Tues., Jan. 28 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
Thurs., Feb. 27 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 –
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Wed., March 26 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 –
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Tues., April 29 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 –
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Thurs., May 22 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 –
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Wed., June 11 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 –
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ADVANCED OUTLOOK

This course will build upon each participant’s knowledge of basic email usage. It will provide the opportunity to learn about the diverse range of Outlook capabilities to increase job effectiveness and productivity. Topics will include Folder and Mail Management, Advanced Calendaring and Task options, Contacts Management, the Address Book, Custom Forms Usage, Advanced email and Information Management and Outlook Security.

Thurs., March 13 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Fri., May 16 - Henderson Hall, rm. 114 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

If you have questions or would like to discuss Customized Training courses for your employees, please contact
Beth Rodgers, CCM Business Training Consultant, at

973-328-5186 or email brodgers@ccm.edu