Education

Two Edison Residents Graduate From MCC Workforce Development Program

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Seated, from left: Ronel Panopio (Piscataway), Patricia Dejlitko (Plainfield), Humberto Arriaza (Scotch Plains), Ravon Poindexter (Paterson), Tommy Wortley Jr. (Parlin), Dexter Lewis (East Windsor). Standing: Jim Olsson (Edison), Ivan Figueroa (Elizabeth), Tony Orfino (North Arlington), A.J. Korski (Scotch Plains), Matthew Reed (East Brunswick), and the instructor, Steve Kirbos. Not shown: Brandon Leung (Edison) and Gerard Maricondo (Parlin). Credits: MCC
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EDISON, NJ - Brandon Leung and Jim Olsson of Edison were among the 13 participants that recently completed a 288-hour fabricated metal product-training program at Middlesex County College.

In addition to a certificate of completion, each graduate also earned certification by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills.

The program, funded by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, teaches students machine shop safety; print reading; measurement and inspection techniques; lathe, milling, grinding, sawing and drilling operations; introduction to welding; tool geometry and sharpening; and computer numerical control operations.

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The participants also receive individual attention in employment skills such as resume writing, interviewing techniques and workplace communication.

In partnership with the New Jersey Council of County Colleges, students are assigned a job developer to assist them with finding employment.

In the three years of this statewide program, 90 percent of the graduates have found jobs.

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Holy Savior Cheerleading Squad Takes Season by 'Storm'

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Holy Savior Academy’s (HSA) ‘Biddy’ Cheerleading Squad, the Storm,  recently completed their 2017-2018 season with a first place win in their division at Cheerfest. Held May 12 at Six Flags Great Adventure, the annual multi-state competition featured teams from throughout New Jersey. 

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Annual Immaculate Conception Carnival On Tap

May 23, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Immaculate Conception will host their annual carnival on June 12 through June 16. The carnival will be open on Tuesday, June 12 through Friday, June 15 from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. and on Saturday, June 16 from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Fireworks will close out the five-day event on June 16.

The Immaculate Conception Summer Carnival is a family-friendly, community event that includes ...

Rutgers Center Battles Noise Pollution Nationwide

May 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Eric Zwerling got a call this week from a man was living next to a fitness center, complaining he repeatedly heard the loud thud heavy free weights and medicine balls hit the floor.

The man was recovering from having a pace maker in his chest and wondering of the impact of the noise from the gym.

“I’ve received thousands of calls,” said Zwerling, ...

Senator Robert Menendez to Give the Keynote Address to Progressive Grassroots Group

May 23, 2018

Senator Robert Menendez will be the keynote speaker that the Inaugural Gala presented by Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ), the state’s largest progressive grassroots organization.

“I am honored and humbled that Action Together New Jersey asked me to keynote this year’s gala,” Sen. Menendez said. “After a 2016 election that shook many New Jerseyans to their core, ...

'Turning Off the Morning News' brings comic twist

‘Turning Off the Morning News’ tackles today’s issues with a comic twist

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, N J – Despite the late night comics, no one quite captures the insanity of the political/social status world like Christopher Durang.

His latest play, “Turning off the Morning News” hit the ground running.  John Pankow as Jimmy addresses the audience, ...