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Employee Training Available to Businesses and Non-Profits through the Industry-Business Institute at Union County College


Elizabeth, NJ - The Industry-Business Institute at Union County College offers any size business or non-profit organization the opportunity to use grant funding to provide training in basic skills and/or management workshops for current employee. IBI lends their mobile computer lab (up to 20 laptop computers) to employers who host these programs at their place of business.

The topics for training include:  MS Office Suite Applications (MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, MS Word, and MS Windows) and Customer Service Skills, Verbal and Written Communications for Business, Time Management, Problem Solving, and Team Building.

English as a Second Language and Spanish for the Workplace Classes are also funded under this program. Requirements for participation are simple. Organizations must have a group of 15 or more for an on-site class, provide FEIN number, and agree that those registered will attend and class size requirements will be met (to avoid penalty). Online registration is simple, scheduling is flexible, and only employers with more than 250 employees must pay their workers while they are attending class.

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This training opportunity is available through a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to the NJ Community College Consortium.

To learn how your business can participate in this program, please contact the Industry-Business Institute at or call Nancy Burke at 908-527-7207 or Denise Petrosky at 908-965-2359. Visit the website at

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Union County Students to 'March for Our Lives' Saturday in Union

March 19, 2018

UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march.

Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union County Chapter, and the Union County Freeholders, is not aimed at taking away guns, but ...

Unity and purpose will allow Democrats to unseat Lance

March 11, 2018

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Rutgers voices support for proposed state budget

March 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University officials have often been wary of the governor's annual budget message, wondering what type of budget cuts the university may sustain and how it would potentially impact tuition and the overall quality of education.

This budget message, delivered March 13, appears to be a sigh of relief.

Pete McDonough, Vice President of External Affairs at ...

Registration is Now Open for Horse Care Workshop Beginning 3/31

March 19, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable is offering Horse Care Workshop 101 for adults and youth seeking to gain experience and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on practice.

Horse Care Workshop 101 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ beginning Saturday March ...

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