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.  Visit this page regularly as trainings will be released by the month.

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 973-328-5187, or email

We are using a new registration system for the below grant-supported classes. 

New simplified enrollment process! Register for your Grant Supported Training one month at a time. As you choose all your courses at once, pay close attention to the trainings you are registering for. You will not be able to adjust your classes on your own once they are submitted. If you make a mistake or need assistance you can reach out to or call 973-328-5187 or 973-328-5188. Please remember that once registered, attendance is mandatory at all meetings of a class. Plan ahead and be sure to mark your calendar!

IMPORTANT: Once you’ve created an account, keep your username and password. You will need this information to register for future classes.

Please be sure to add and to your safe senders so that our emails regarding your registration and class Zoom link get delivered to your inbox and are not sent to your spam folder.

IMPORTANT:  Once you sign up for a class, your attendance is a mandatory requirement of the grant that makes this program possible.  If you sign up, but don’t show up, for class, we will not receive grant funds. Therefore, only sign up if you are committed to attending. Please be respectful of this policy so that we may continue to offer these training opportunities to others.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If I am unable to attend the class I registered for, I must notify the College in writing to at no less than three (3) business days prior to the class date to cancel my attendance. I understand that if I do not cancel within this timeframe, my employer will incur a late fee. I understand that I have the option to send an eligible participant to attend the class in my place. I will contact the College at with the replacement person’s contact information no less than 48 hours before the class date. Please be aware that a business day is considered Monday through Friday. It does not include weekends or holidays.

Blueprint Reading and Measurements - Oct 5, 9 a.m-4 p.m.

Learn how to read shop and engineering blueprints and how to fabricate parts and perform assembly operations. Learn current drafting standards and blueprint reading techniques, review standard lines and symbols, sketching techniques, orthographic projection, auxiliary views, drawings, dimensions, tolerances, sectional views, title block information, machining specifications and specialized forms of engineering drawings. Learn how to draw principal and isometric views and understand how blueprints and tolerances relate to the manufacturing process.


Wed, Oct 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

On campus: AME 103

1 session: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Mastering the Delivery of Performance Reviews for Managers - Oct 5, 9 a.m-1 p.m.

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.


Wed, Oct 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


1 session: 4 hours, CEU 0.4

Bullying in the Workplace: Recognize, Prevent and Resolve Conflicts - Oct 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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.


Thurs, Oct 5 & 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


1 session: 4 hours, CEU 0.4

Excel for Beginners - Oct 10, 12, 17 & 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

PREREQUISITE: Solid comfort level using a computer.

An introduction to Microsoft Excel basics including: creating spreadsheets, formulas, functions, text, formatting, printing and quick 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.  


Mon & Wed, Oct 10, 12, 17 & 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


4 sessions: 8 hours, CEU 0.8

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing - Oct 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

This course will provide essential knowledge of how to create a well-structured GD&T, which will improve communications within your machine shop and ensure everyone involved is speaking the same language.GD&T concepts covered will include CNC machining tolerances, the Datum Reference Frame (DRF), interpretation of symbols, the Feature Control Frame, communicating basic dimensions and material condition modifiers.


Wed, Oct 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

On campus: AME 103

1 session: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Computer Basics - Oct 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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, Oct 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

On campus: HH 215

1 session: 4 hours, CEU 0.4

Build Confidence and Sharpen Your Public Speaking Skills - Oct 17 & 19, 12-3 p.m.

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: Christy Bouziotis, PhD

Mon & Wed, Oct 17 & 19, 12-3 p.m.


2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Essentials for Exceptional Customer Service - Oct 18 & 20, 1-4 p.m.

Excellent service does not simply come from a friendly transaction or helpful technology—it is the result of truly understanding your customer’s expectations and putting the right guidelines and service standards in place to exceed them. When an organization puts the customer at its core, exceptional service becomes possible at every point of contact.

Participants will:

  • Assess current customer service practices
  • Determine how to differentiate the service to become a provider of choice
  • Discuss quality service standards to create a consistent service experience
  • Use tools to gauge the needs of customers
  • Understand customer service practices that consistently deliver exceptional service
  • Plan for Action

INSTRUCTOR: Christy Bouziotis, PhD

Tues & Thurs, Oct 18 & 20, 1-4 p.m.


2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Microsoft SharePoint - Oct 18 & 20, 4-7 p.m.

PREREQUISITE: Working knowledge of a computer.

Microsoft SharePoint 2016 is a customizable online collaboration tool that is used to facilitate team projects through sharing files and resources among team members. Learn to navigate through SharePoint, search documents, content, libraries and lists. Learn to update a SharePoint profile, use SharePoint with Microsoft Office and access SharePoint from mobile devices.

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Callahan, MBA

Tues & Thurs, Oct 18 & 20, 4-7 p.m.


2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Implicit Bias in the Workplace - Oct 18 & 19, 6-9 p.m.

Implicit bias or unconscious bias are subconscious attitudes that affect the way individuals feel and think about others.  We will examine how implicit bias impacts communication, relationships and decisions in the workplace.  In addition, we will discuss ways to handle situations where implicit bias is evident.

Participants Will:

  • Understand that everyone has implicit bias
  • Learn about how implicit bias limits our perceptions and opportunities
  • Understand roles that individuals play in implicit bias
  • Learn steps that can limit and address implicit bias

INSTRUCTOR: Georgann Occhipinti, MA

Tues & Thurs, Oct 18 & 19, 6-9 p.m.


2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Google Forms - Oct 19, 1-5 p.m.

PREREQUISITE: Ability to use a computer, have an active Chrome web browser, and have a Gmail or Google account

A very useful tool to gather information from many people at once. Forms have many purposes, of which surveys, questionnaires, and polls are some of the most common. You will learn how to create a form using the commands available to you within the app. Once you understand how Forms work, it will become apparent how this versatile app can assist your work flow. Learn how to export and analyze your completed forms results in Google Sheets, as well as the advanced concept of branching, which allows you to re-direct respondents to a different set of questions based off a response to a particular question within your primary Form.

INSTRUCTOR: Alyce Garver, BA

Wed, Oct 19, 6-9 p.m.


1 session: 4 hours, CEU 0.4

Critical Thinking Skills to Become a Problem Solver - Oct 19 & 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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.


Wed & Fri, Oct 19 & 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Leading with Confidence - Oct 19 & 21, 1-4 p.m.

Are you a “Natural Born Leader?” Despite the common phrase, a strong leader is not made overnight. In this course, learn how to develop your mindset to make decisions confidently. Using key principles, gain knowledge on how to develop your character, become trustworthy and earn respect. You will learn how to assist others in developing their own characters. Realize your long-term success in your organization through this leadership development course.


Wed & Fri, Oct 19 & 21, 1-4 p.m.


2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Introduction to Microsoft Office and 365 - Oct 24 & 26

PREREQUISITE: Basic Windows knowledge and computer skills.

Could you use a basic tutorial on Microsoft tools that are on PCs? This beginner-level course is an introduction to the most popular Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as MS 365, the cloud-based version of the MS Office package. Students with no prior MS Office experience should start with this course and then progress to more in-depth courses.

INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Callahan, MBA

Mon & Wed, Oct 24, 4-7 p.m. AND Oct 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (new times)


2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

PowerPoint Introduction - Oct 25 & 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

PREREQUISITE: Working knowledge of computers.

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.


Tues & Thurs, Oct 25 & 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


2 sessions: 4 hours, CEU 0.4

The Basics in Business Writing - Oct 25 & 27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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, PhD, MA, CPRW

Tues & Thurs, Oct 25 & 27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


2 sessions: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Excel Intermediate - Oct 25 & 27, Nov 1 & 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

PREREQUISITE:  Basic understanding of Microsoft Excel.

This course will continue with Microsoft Excel topics includ­ing: Functions, Formula auditing group, Named Ranges, Database functionality, Freeze Panes, Page Break Preview, Data Validation, Filtering, Tables, a quick intro to Pivot Tables and more.

INSTRUCTOR: Lakeisha Garrett, MBA

Tues & Thurs, Oct 25, 27, Nov 1, 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


4 sessions: 8 hours, CEU 0.8

November Grant-supported Classes – Registration coming soon!

Building Relationships for Success in Sales - Nov 1 & 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Top Excel Tools for Efficiency - Nov 1 & 3, 6-9 p.m.

Microsoft Word - Nov 1, 3, 8 & 10, 4-6 p.m.

Develop Your Emotional Intelligence - Nov 2 & 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Google Docs - Nov 3, 1-5 p.m.

Outlook in a Nutshell - Nov 7 & 9, 4-7 p.m.

Excel for Beginners - Nov 7 & 10, 1-5 p.m.

Women in Leadership - Nov 8 & 9, 6-9 p.m.

Respect in the Workplace - Nov 8 & 10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Advanced Business Writing for Impact - Nov 8 & 10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Introduction to CNC - Nov 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Computer Basics - Nov 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

How to Build Your Executive Presence - Nov 14 & 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Excel Intermediate - Nov 14 & 17, 1-5 p.m.

Resilience in the Face of Change - Nov 15 & 16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Implicit Bias in the Workplace - Nov 15 & 17, 1-4 p.m.

Microsoft SharePoint - Nov 15 & 17, 4-7 p.m.

Intro to Manual Machining - Nov 15 & 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Google Slides - Nov 17, 1-5 p.m.

Excel Advanced - Nov 28 & Dec 1, 1-5 p.m.

Business Etiquette: Gaining that Competitive Edge - Nov 30 & Dec 2, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Build Confidence and Sharpen Your Public Speaking Skills to Win at Work - Nov 30 & Dec 2, 1-5 p.m.

December Grant-supported Training – Registration coming soon!

Excel: Pivot Tables and Beyond - Dec 5 & 8, 1-5 p.m.

Excel for Beginners - Dec 5, 6, 7 & 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Microsoft Teams: Collaborative Communication in the Workplace - Dec 12 & 14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Team Building: Developing High Performing Teams - Dec 12 & 14, 1-4 p.m.

Excel Functions: Enhance Your Worksheets - Dec 12 & 14, 1-5 p.m.