Employees Benefit from Results-Oriented Classes – Posted 8/21/14

The Center for Business and Technology (CBT) at County College of Morris (CCM) has achieved the distinction of being named the leading provider of no-cost skills training for employees through a partnership developed by the New Jersey Department of Labor with the New Jersey Business and Industry Association and the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development.

The top ranking was given to CCM’s CBT by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges, a statewide association of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges, for providing the largest number of classes in a single year. Morris County employers have received more training opportunities and program benefits than any other section of the state, as a result of the work of CBT.

Area employers are encouraged to join the 200-plus companies that have experienced the value of free business skills training for their 3,000 employees and its positive impact on their businesses by taking advantage of CBT’s offerings. Results-oriented computer and communications skills classes are available now through June 30, 2015, at CCM’s Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road through the college’s CBT.

Exciting new additions are Problem Solving Made Easy, Peer to Supervisor – Making the Transition, Surviving the Generational Divide, Strategic Planning, Emotional Intelligence, Stress Management, Project Management Fundamentals, Intro to Logistics and Spanish for the Workplace.

Additional communications skills training covers the topics of Critical Thinking Skills, Communications for Business Success, Dynamic Presentations, Demystifying Social Media, Conflict Management, and Business and Email Writing.

Computer classes include basic to advanced Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Most classes are eight-hours long, running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are scheduled on weekdays.

Employers can register employees for as many classes as they deem necessary. The only requirements are that employees must be employed at least 20 hours a week and paid their usual hourly rate while in training. For the computer training, employees also should have a basic knowledge of Windows and how to use a keyboard and mouse.

Classes fill up quickly so early registration is strongly encouraged. For additional information and on-site training options, contact Bob Lipka at 973-328-5185 or Beth Rodgers at 973-328-5186. Course descriptions, training dates and registration instructions can also be found at www.ccm.edu/BusinessCommunity/NoCost.aspx.