GRANT-SUPPORTED TRAINING

Workforce Development at CCM offers grant-supported training for New Jersey employees in the areas of Business skills, Technology skills, and Manufacturing-related skills. This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor. When funding is released for training, we will list the classes below. Please note that attendance at all class sessions is a mandatory requirement for this program.

If you work for a New Jersey non-governmental business, these classes are grant-supported, and therefore, of no cost to you. See your Human Resources department for an EIN/Tax ID number. (If you do not qualify for free training, but wish to enroll as a paying student, please contact us for alternate registration instructions.)

For all questions, give us a call at 973-328-5188 or email cbt@ccm.edu

Please note: Not all classes are available for registration yet. Check back soon for new additions and registrations. 

May

May 17-26 - Excel for Beginners

EXCEL FOR BEGINNERS

PREREQUISITE:  Basic understanding of Microsoft Windows.

This course will introduce you to Microsoft Excel basics includ­ing creating spreadsheets, formulas, functions, text, formatting and charts. At the completion of this 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.

INSTRUCTOR: Clark

Tues & Thurs, May 17-26, 3-5 p.m.

Remote-live

4 sessions, 8 hrs, CEU 0.8

May 21 - Business Best Practices for your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is a valuable social platform for professionals and business owners to maximize their exposure and reach, directly engage new customers, and search for new opportunities. Many well-established brands use this platform to create fresh connections and build long-term relationships. Learn from a dedicated professional who works at LinkedIn: how to maximize your LinkedIn presence for you or your business; the etiquette of LinkedIn; posting your credentials; how to get the most out of its settings; and much more. Learn how to define your audience and craft a strategy focused on your organization’s goals. This course will be in workshop form which will allow you to put these concepts into practice and bring your profile to life.

INSTRUCTOR: Steven Carroll, MBA

Sat, May 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Remote-live

1 sessions, 4 hrs, CEU 0.4

May 24 & 25 -Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Organizations and individuals who can value and leverage the diversity of every individual are more inclusive, with a positive impact on an organization’s results. Each person’s assets are recognized and routinely utilized in achieving the organization’s goals. You will explore diversity and inclusion definitions, approaches and expectations, expand your awareness across multiple dimensions of diversity and gain insights into the positive impact of diversity on team results. Techniques for challenging stereotypes and potential bias, as well as leveraging the benefits of working in a virtual format for diverse team members will be discussed.

INSTRUCTOR: Georgann Occhipinti, MA

Tues and Wed, May 24-25, 1-4 p.m. 

Remote-Live

2 sessions, 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

May 24 & 26 -Excel Functions - WAIT LIST

EXCEL FUNCTIONS: ENHANCE YOUR WORKSHEETS – class is full. Sign up for wait list.

PREREQUISITE: Understand and use basic Excel functions.

This course is designed for participants who have a basic knowledge of Excel functions and want to discover how advanced functions can help save time at work. Learn how to analyze data using advanced formula skills by focusing on functions from various categories within the function library. Also learn how to create conditional formatting rules using formulas, perform complex calculations using Array formulas and create customized lists using data validation.

INSTRUCTOR: Rreze Zejnullahi-Berisha, MA

Tues and Thurs, May 24-27, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (new dates/times)

Remote-Live

2 sessions, 8 hrs, CEU 0.8

May 31 & June 2 - Outlook in a Nutshell

OUTLOOK IN A NUTSHELL

PREREQUISITE: Basic understanding of Microsoft Windows.

Outlook is Microsoft’s tool for managing your email, contacts and calendars. In this course, you will learn to use Outlook to send, receive and manage email messages, manage your contact information, schedule appointments and meetings, create tasks and notes for yourself and customize the Outlook interface to suit your working style. Don’t deal with a disorganized inbox; learn to use Outlook’s powerful features to stay on top of messages and schedules.

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Callahan, MBA

Tues and Thurs, May 31-June 2, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions, 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

June

June 2 & 3 - Introduction to Manual Machining

This course covers precision measurements and elementary theory of cutting and machining methods with emphasis on the proper operation of the manual lathe and the vertical mill.

Instructor: Anthony Horbert, AAS, CSWA, CSWPA-WD, CSWPA-SM

Thurs and Fri, June 2-3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

2 sessions: 12 hrs, CEU 1.2

On campus: AME 136

June 3 - The Broad World of Computer Aided Design (CAD)

The power and versatility of Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology in various industries largely impacts the way professionals can envision their designs. From development, modification and optimization of the design process, CAD’s role in the workforce has transformed the visualization of projects. In this course, students will have the opportunity to be hands-on with the software. Students will hear from two experts in the field on their experiences using CAD. In addition, students will learn about various applications of CAD and advanced training options that are available to upgrade their skillset to master the applications.

INSTRUCTOR: Anthony Gaffney, BA

Fri, June 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

On campus

1 session: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

June 6 & 13 - PowerPoint Introduction

POWERPOINT: INTRODUCTION

PREREQUISITE: Basic understanding of Microsoft Windows.

Presentations can sometimes be monotonous, but with Microsoft PowerPoint you can learn to make them compelling. Master the basic features and functions of Microsoft PowerPoint, a powerful presentation tool. Perform advanced text editing, add and create graphics, modify objects and animate presentations.

INSTRUCTOR: Emily O’Brien, AS 

Mon, June 6 & 13, 6-8 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions, 4 hrs, CEU 0.4

June 6 & 13 - Build Confidence and Sharpen Your Public Speaking Skills to Win at Work

BUILD CONFIDENCE AND SHARPEN YOUR PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS TO WIN AT WORK

Does your presentation delivery capture your audience’s attention, so they become fully engaged to receive your message? Would you like to be able to control your jitters and increase your confidence? The techniques acquired in this training will provide you with a natural confidence to speak candidly and the composure needed to deal with either large or small audiences – whether virtually or in person. Learn how to use your PowerPoint presentations effectively and to sharpen your public speaking skills by focusing your message points, tailoring them to your audience, and conquering your jitters. Acquire tips to fine-tune your elevator pitch and to dress appropriately for your presentation. You will have the opportunity to practice and receive feedback in a safe environment.

INSTRUCTOR: Rita Williams-Bogar, MBA, CPCU, ARM, AU, AINS, ChFC

Mon, June 6 & 13, 1-5 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions: 8 hrs, CEU 0.8

June 7-23 - Spanish in the Workplace

This course is designed for English-speaking professionals who understand and speak very little or no Spanish, and are interested in learning basic workplace vocabulary, Spanish grammar, conversational expressions, questions, and commands. Join this effective tailored to the workplace language learning experience.

INSTRUCTOR: Gabriela Enser

Tues and Thurs, June 7-23, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Remote-Live

6 sessions: 12 hrs, CEU 1.2

June 8 & 10 - Team Building: Developing High Performing Teams

TEAM BUILDING: DEVELOPING HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS

Success as a manager is heavily influenced by how well your team operates and what kind of results they achieve. Is your team able to solve problems? Can they resolve conflict? Are they enthusiastic and motivated to do their best? Do they work well together? This course is designed for participants who want to develop their team leadership skills and unleash the talent of their individual team members. Build teamwork by recognizing and tapping into the characteristics of an effective team. Promote trust and rapport by exploring your team player style and how it impacts group dynamics. Recognize the key elements that move a team from involvement to empowerment and how to give these elements to your team. Last, but not least, develop strategies for dealing with team conflict and common problems.

INSTRUCTOR: Rita Williams-Bogar, MBA, CPCU, ARM, AU, AINS, ChFC

Wed and Fri, June 8-10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

June 8 & 10 - Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills

SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATION: ESSENTIAL STRATEGIES AND SKILLS

Does the thought of having to negotiate create stressful feelings? Could it be because there are images of “hard negotiators” who intimidate their opponents? It doesn’t always have to be a negative experience. Attend this session to learn at least five negotiation techniques to increase your confidence, seek the win-win, and to know when – or whether – to walk away. We will cover the phases of the negotiation process, practical strategies and effective tools to achieve your goals.

INSTRUCTOR: Rita Williams-Bogar, MBA, CPCU, ARM, AU, AINS, ChFC

Wed and Fri, June 8-10, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

June 9 - Zoom Super User

ZOOM SUPER USER: ADVANCED BUSINESS ETIQUETTE AND TECHNICAL ESSENTIALS (WDT-204E)

PREREQUISITE: Solid comfort level using a computer and the Zoom platform. The requirements for your participation are Internet access and a computer/laptop with audio and video/camera.

Whether you are leading a Zoom session or a participant, this session will help you to increase your technical knowledge of Zoom’s features. This course will cover meetings – from customizing registration options, adding polls, managing breakout rooms, generating reports, requiring authentication, using templates and sharing recordings. We will also cover behind the scenes administrative tools. This course will provide tips and techniques to make the virtual platform an engaging experience for attendees.

INSTRUCTOR: Rita Williams-Bogar, MBA, CPCU, ARM, AU, AINS, ChFC

Thurs, June 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Remote-Live

1 session: 4 hrs, CEU 0.4

June 14 & 16 - Critical Thinking Skills to Become a Problem Solver

CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS TO BECOME A PROBLEM SOLVER

The ability to clearly reason through problems and to present arguments in a logical, compelling way have become key skills for success in today’s world. This workshop will provide tools and hands-on experience with critical thinking and problem solving. We will define the differences between critical and non-critical thinking, identify your preferred thinking style, describe other thinking styles, such as left/right brain and whole mind, develop a process to build or analyze arguments and use creative techniques. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice preparing and presenting arguments and receive feedback on their technique.

INSTRUCTOR: Rita Williams-Bogar, MBA, CPCU, ARM, AU, AINS, ChFC

Tues and Thurs, June 14-16, 1-4 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

June 16 - Bullying in the Workplace: Recognize, Prevent, and Resolve Conflicts

Bullying in the Workplace: Recognize, Prevent, and Resolve Conflicts (4 hours)

Bullying is called the silent epidemic. Although almost half of workers have experienced or witnessed bullying, policies and laws dealing with it are far less prevalent.  This is, in part, because bullying can be hard to identify and address. People wonder, what does bullying look like? How can we discourage it in our workplace? What can I do to protect my staff and co-workers? These questions and more will be answered in this introductory class on Bullying in the Workplace.

INSTRUCTOR: Rita Williams-Bogar, MBA, CPCU, ARM, AU, AINS, ChFC

Thurs, June 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Remote-Live

1 session: 4 hrs, CEU 0.4

June 17 - Introduction to CNC

This course provides a practical application of computerized product development and related prototyping concepts, as well as exposure to basic G-code programming, machine setup, manual and post processed programs, tool offsets and tool changing. Participants will be able to implement all previously learned prototyping concepts to successfully setup and operate CNC milling and CNC turning centers.

Instructor: Anthony Horbert, AAS, CSWA, CSWPA-WD, CSWPA-SM

Fri, June 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

1 session: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

On campus: AME 136

June 17 - Mastering the Delivery of Performance Reviews for Managers

Mastering the Delivery of Performance Reviews for Managers (4 hours)

Performance reviews are an essential component of employee development. The performance review meeting is an important aspect of career planning, and the outcomes of the meeting should be known to the employee and supervisor before the meeting actually takes place. Setting goals and objectives to aim for gives both supervisors and employees a focus. Having a focus is a key aspect to meeting overall company objectives. Supervisors must also learn how to give feedback, both positive and constructive, on a regular and timely basis so that employees can grow and develop. In this class, participants will learn how to master the art of delivering performance reviews and effective feedback.

INSTRUCTOR: Rita Williams-Bogar, MBA, CPCU, ARM, AU, AINS, ChFC

Fri, June 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Remote-Live

1 session: 4 hrs, CEU 0.4

June 18 - Computer Basics

COMPUTER BASICS

PREREQUISITE: People must bring their Windows based laptops and chargers to class.

This course is designed to familiarize individuals with computers, their operation and applications. Participants will be introduced to varied MS Windows topics such as exploring the internet, conducting searches, how to find applications and files on your computer as well as printing.

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Callahan, MBA

Sat, June 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

On Campus: Room TBD

1 session: 4 hrs, CEU 0.4

June 20-23 - Excel for Beginners

EXCEL FOR BEGINNERS

PREREQUISITE:  Basic understanding of Microsoft Windows.

This course will introduce you to Microsoft Excel basics includ­ing creating spreadsheets, formulas, functions, text, formatting and charts. At the completion of this 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.

INSTRUCTOR: Emily O’Brien

Mon through Thurs, June 20-23, 6-8 p.m.

Remote-live

4 sessions, 8 hrs, CEU 0.8

June 21 & 23 - How to Build Your Executive Presence

HOW TO BUILD YOUR EXECUTIVE PRESENCE

Some leaders immediately captivate their team’s attention and respect when they walk into a room. Do you have that kind of presence? If not, is it something that you would like to develop? This course will help you do just that by building your credibility, improving your personal appearance, honing your networking skills and enhancing your ability to communicate effectively. You will also receive an introduction to core skills to build trust and credibility as a leader. Create a strong positive impression and maintain that impression as you build your relationships. Take this course by itself or in conjunction with Building Relationships for Success in Sales for a dynamic duo to develop your character in your profession.

INSTRUCTOR: Rita Williams-Bogar, MBA, CPCU, ARM, AU, AINS, ChFC

Tues and Thurs, June 21-23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

June 21 & 22 - Develop Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence, also called EQ, is the ability to be aware of and to manage emotions and relationships. It’s a pivotal factor in personal and professional success. IQ will get you in the door, but it is your EQ, your ability to connect with others and manage your emotions and interactions with others, that will determine success in both personal and professional relationships. In this eight-hour training, students will learn the importance of understanding emotional intelligence and the role of emotional intelligence in the workplace. Participants will heighten their development of both personal and professional emotional intelligence.

INSTRUCTOR: Rita Williams-Bogar, MBA, CPCU, ARM, AU, AINS, ChFC

Tues, June 21, 1-5 p.m. & Wed, June 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions: 8 hrs, CEU 0.8

June 21 & 23 - Microsoft SharePoint

MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT

Microsoft SharePoint is an online collaboration tool that is very prominent for businesses and organizations. At the end of this course, users will be able to navigate through SharePoint, search documents, content, libraries and lists. They will know how to update their SharePoint profile, use SharePoint with Microsoft Office and access SharePoint from mobile devices. This workshop is highly interactive and provides numerous opportunities for application to the participants’ workplace and practice of skills learned.

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Callahan, MBA

Tues and Thurs, June 21-23, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

June 28 & 30 - The Basics in Business Writing

BASICS IN BUSINESS WRITING

Across all fields, industries, and workplace settings, the ability to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, managers, and subordinates is a critical skill. While writing isn’t necessarily everyone’s favorite task, those who do it well definitely stand out. In this class, you will learn strategies and tips for producing clear, concise business communication to not only inform but also to drive your audience to desired action.  Specific topics to be covered include:

  • The basics of structuring business communication.
  • How business communication differs from other forms of communication.
  • Email etiquette and approaches to achieve desired results.
  • Tailoring your writing to a specific audience.
  • Common grammatical, punctuation, and usage errors to watch for and avoid.
  • How to apply strategies to specific channels, including emails, instructions and business reports.
  • Strategies for communicating certain topics, including praise, discipline and change.

INSTRUCTOR: Christy Bouziotis

Tues and Thurs, June 28-30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions: 6 hrs, CEU 0.6

July

July 6 & 7 - CNC Fundamentals Lab

CNC Fundamentals Lab (12 hours)

PREREQUISITE: Must have some knowledge of G-Code Programming or completion of ‘Introduction to CNC’ class.

Advance your CNC skills by taking your knowledge of G-Code and converting it to the proper operation of the CNC. Practice makes perfect in this hands-on lab working group. Take the basics measurement knowledge that you’ve learned on G-Code and apply it to a design. Learn how to properly setup your CNC machine. Create your own design and work from raw stock to a finished product. This course can be taken as a stand alone class or as an add on to the ‘Introduction to CNC’ course.

Weds and Thurs, July 6 & 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

On campus in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center

July 6 & 11 - PowerPoint Advanced Skills to Create Cutting Edge Presentations

POWERPOINT: ADVANCED DESIGN SKILLS TO CREATE CUTTING EDGE PRESENTATIONS

PREREQUISITE: Must have basic/intermediate knowledge of PowerPoint.

This course is for those who already know how to create a PowerPoint presentation but want to learn advanced functions that will make your presentation sensational. Capture your audience with easy to use, impressive and powerful PowerPoint features that most people do not know about. Keep your audience’s attention with engaging messages and graphics that communicate a clear message. Have your charts build themselves before your viewers’ eyes. Learn to use these helpful tools without a huge commitment of time.

INSTRUCTOR: Rreze Zejnullahi-Berisha, MA

Wed and Mon, July 6 & 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Remote-Live

2 sessions, 4 hrs, CEU 0.4