“Find and keeping good employees” is one of the top concerns expressed by small business owners in a recent survey. One way to keep good employees is to invest in them. The Industry-Business Institute at Union County College offers a series of free classes you can use to encourage and keep good employees and develop their skills at the same time. Your only investment is your employee’s time.

Current classes are offered on an open-enrollment basis at the Cranford and Elizabeth campuses of Union County College per the following schedule:

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Date

Class

Campus

Wednesday

1/16/2013

Excel 1

Cranford

Friday

1/18/2013

Excel 1

Elizabeth

Wednesday

1/23/2013

Excel 2

Cranford

Friday

1/25/2013

Excel 2

Elizabeth

Wednesday

1/30/2013

Word 1

Cranford

Friday

2/1/2013

Excel 1

Elizabeth

Wednesday

2/6/2013

Word 2

Cranford

Friday

2/8/2013

Excel 2

Elizabeth

Wednesday

2/13/2013

Outlook

Cranford

Friday

2/15/2013

Word 1

Elizabeth

Wednesday

2/20/2013

Excel 1

Cranford

Friday

2/22/2013

Word 2

Elizabeth

Wednesday

2/27/2013

Excel 2

Cranford

 

Union County College offers these to the employees of local businesses through a unique partnership of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA), the New Jersey Community College Consortium, and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

            Through the grant-funded NJBIA Project, employees can be trained in Elizabeth or Cranford, or on-site at a participating business facility. Training is available in the following areas: Computer Applications (Windows, Outlook, Excel, Word), Mathematics and Measurement, Communications (verbal, written and customer relations), and English as a Second Language. 

            Employers with ten or more employees for a single class may take advantage of the mobile computer lab and hold classes on their own premises. Industry or professional organizations can host for member’s employees as well.

            Registration is required. These classes are popular so sign up fast! For registration forms and procedures, please go to our website at www.ucc.edu/go/ibi and click on Ongoing Grant Funded Programs. Please download forms and follow instructions or call Denise Petrosky at 908-965-2359, Nancy Toomey at 908-527-7207 or email ibi@ucc.edu.