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IBI Offers Free MS Office Training to Area Companies and Non-Profits

Monday, July 13, 2015
Workshops in essential MS Office applications (MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint and MS Windows) can now be brought onsite free of charge to companies and non-profit organizations in Union County. This is possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development to the New Jersey Business and Industry Association. Programs are delivered by the Industry-Business Institute at Union County College.

“We offer a schedule of these programs on our campuses in Cranford and Elizabeth,” says Dr. Lisa Hiscano, Director of Continuing and Professional Education at Union County College. “But, what makes this offering even more valuable is our ability to bring it to groups of employees at their workplace.”

These 8-hour workshops are taught by highly qualified instructors, include the use of our mobile computer lab and can be scheduled to meet workplace requirements. “Each student also receives a workbook to keep on their shelves for future reference,” says Hiscano. “Minimum class size for onsite classes is ten.”

Classes in Customer Service Skills, Verbal Communications, Business Writing, English as a Second Language and Basic Math and Measurement are also portable and free of charge through the same grant.

Registration is easy for both the open enrollment and the onsite classes. “We have created a system of online registration for both our open enrollment classes AND our client specific onsite classes. This streamlines the process for submitting the information required for the program,” says Hiscano. “Onsite class schedules should be booked two to three weeks in advance.”

To learn how to bring this program to your business or to a group such as a chamber of commerce or industry association, please contact Denise Petrosky at 908-965-2359, Nancy Burke at 908-527-7207 or Madeline Velez at 908-965-6024. Visit our website at www.ucc.edu/go/ibi or email ibi@ucc.edu.

Our current open enrollment schedule for the summer is:

MS PowerPoint Level 1 - Wednesday, July 15, 2015 – Cranford
MS Word Level 1 - Thursday, July 16, 2015 – Elizabeth
MS Excel Level 2 - Wednesday, July 22, 2015 – Cranford
MS Outlook - Wednesday, July 29, 2015 – Cranford
MS PowerPoint Level 1 - Thursday, July 30, 2015 - Elizabeth
MS Word Level 1 - Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015 – Cranford
MS Excel Level 1 - Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 – Elizabeth
MS Word Level 2 - Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 – Cranford
MS Excel Level 2 - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 – Elizabeth
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