Press Releases

ALC Students Working Effectively in the Corporate World

8bf8ce8c463eb0d503b6_Photo_1.JPG
Academy Learning Center students Tanvee Patel (L) and Vaibhav Krishna (R) arrive for work at the corporate headquarters of RxS in Manalapan with Community-based Instruction aide Rena Brenman. Credits: Educational Services Commission of New Jersey
545403a46391f08173ce_Photo_2.JPG
RxS Managing Director Mark Jara working with Academy Learning Center students (L) Tanvee Patel, (R) Vaibhav Krishna, and CBI aide Rena Brenman. Credits: Educational Services Commission of New Jersey
8850935d3a765b0081b5_Photo_3.JPG
Academy Learning Center’s Rena Brenman closely monitors the students’ work at all times. Credits: Educational Services Commission of New Jersey
8bf8ce8c463eb0d503b6_Photo_1.JPG

Several Academy Learning Center (ALC) students are working successfully in a corporate environment at the Manalapan based RxS LLC, a provider of “Compliance Sample Management Solutions” to pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

For years, ALC students have worked well with area employers, including department stores, supermarkets and restaurants, through its Community-based Instruction (CBI) program, headed by Vocational Education Teacher Judy Kellner. Mrs. Rena Brenman, a CBI aide at ALC, said the placement at RxS is particularly significant because it demonstrates some students “are capable of working productively and interacting with employees in a corporate setting.”

The ALC, located in Monroe Township, offers two separate programs for students ages 3-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Multiple Disabilities.

Sign Up for E-News

“This is a good job and I like coming here,” said ALC student Tanvee Patel, one of the workers at RxS.

The ALC students work at RxS Mondays and Wednesdays. The students open returned envelopes containing signed acknowledgement forms sent from doctor’s offices confirming receipt of various drug samples. The drug samples were distributed to the doctors by sales representatives from various pharmaceutical firms. After opening each envelope, the students remove the form, and then stack it in the appropriate pile, which can range from signed forms and unsigned forms, to forms that are ripped. All forms are then transferred to another department for scanning and data entry. Mrs. Brenman is with the students in their designated office space at all times and double-checks their work.

Sorting the forms is a significant responsibility which has to be completed by RxS mailroom employees when the students are not on site.

 “Distribution of pharmaceutical samples is strictly monitored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and one of our key roles is establishing a paper trail that ensures the product has been distributed properly,” said RxS Managing Director Mr. Mark Jara.

“The student’s role is significant because they are the first step in establishing that a doctor’s office has returned their form related to the sample drugs they received from the sales representatives,” Mr. Jara added.

RxS clients include various U.S. based multinational pharmaceutical companies, including small, midsize and biotech startups, representing thousands of sales representatives.

“We are more than satisfied with the student’s contribution, and see no reason why this relationship cannot continue indefinitely,” said Mr. Jara, whose company recently relocated to larger corporate space in Manalapan to accommodate its rapid growth.

ALC student, Vaibhav Krishna said, “It is fun working here, and there are a lot of nice people.”

The relationship between ALC and RxS has proven to be of great value to students and the company.

“This is a win-win, because students gain experience working in a corporate office environment, while some of our mailroom staff is freed up to deal with other responsibilities,” said Mr. Jara.

The Academy Learning Center is a school within the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey. The largest Educational Services Commission in the state, the ESCNJ provides special education services to school districts statewide, coordinates transportation services for over 10,000 students across the state, and manages a Co-op Pricing System with over 1,100 members, the largest cooperative buying program in New Jersey.

 

 

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Milltown/Spotswood

East Brunswick: Elections are Coming Up, Are You Registered as a Voter? Candidate?

April 22, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – With election season set to begin next month,  there are a number of deadlines East Brunswick voters should be aware of.

Middlesex County, State and National Primary Election:

April 21 – Mail-In ballots mailed for Primary Elections

May 15 – Voter registration deadline for Primary Elections

May 29 – Deadline to apply for Mail-In ballot ...

Somerville: Blue Mass Celebration at Immaculate Conception School Honors Police

April 22, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Immaculate Conception School hosted a “Blue Mass” Friday morning at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church to honor the men and women of law enforcement.

The mass was attended by all students and staff in the K-8th grade school, with more than 100 members of law enforcement, including Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The annual mass was also ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, April 22, 11:00 AM

Joyce Kilmer Park, New Brunswick

Mercado Esperanza

Wed, May 2, 6:00 PM

New Providence

Our Lady of Peace Country Fair

Thu, May 3, 6:00 PM

New Providence

Our Lady of Peace Country Fair

East Brunswick Third-Grader Kyle Xu Wins National Art Contest on Endangered Species

April 21, 2018




WASHINGTON, DC – The Endangered Species Coalition proudly announced the winners of the 2018 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest, including the grand prize winner, Brandon Xie, a Lexington, Massachusetts fourth-grader.

The contest was an integral part of the 13th annual national Endangered Species Day, which occurs on Friday, May 18. The art ...

Travels Focus - Rogers Center Offers WNY Fans a Taste of Major League Baseball

April 22, 2018

TORONTO, ON -- The start of the Major League Baseball season means summer is drawing closer. While there are no MLB teams to follow in the Greater Olean or Buffalo areas for summer, a trip across the border to Canada leads to the Toronto Blue Jays of the American League East.

The Rogers Centre, where the Blue Jays play, is regarded as one of the unique venues of baseball.

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo (Citadel Press, 1970)

 

How does a reviewer do justice to a book called “the great American novel”? I first read Johnny Got His Gun during the Viet Nam war, when young people, nationwide, were protesting fighting in a war that was a senseless waste of life; a war in which the United States had no business participating.

The Truth About My Reading

The Truth About My Reading

I didn't get my Composition and Literature teacher at Montclair State College at all. A crusty old man with a dour disposition, Mr. Smith always seemed angry and rude. He appropriately intimidated freshmen, even me, an English major, who found this common core course beneath my dignity. Frankly, as a graduate of Highland Park High School, and a survivor of Mrs.

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...