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CCC Offering Free Workplace Basic Skills Courses for N.J. Employees


For the sixth straight year, Camden County College is offering free basic skills training to Garden State businesses and their employees.

Courses are available thanks to Basic Skills Workforce Training Program funding from the State of New Jersey. The program was developed by the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development in partnership with the New Jersey Business & Industry Association and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Classes are delivered by New Jersey community colleges at no cost to employers. Since the inception of the program in 2007, approximately 3,700 classes have been delivered. More than 2,750 companies have been served, and almost 40,000 employees have been trained.

During 2011-12, Camden County College saw a significant increase in the number of classes it delivered through this program. With a total of 178 classes completed, CCC was the leader among the 16 community colleges that participate in this statewide initiative.

This annual training program offers basic skills instruction in several subjects. These include Microsoft Office (Windows, Word, Excel and Outlook); written and verbal communications, including presentation skills; customer service; English as second language and mathematics/measurement.

Employers interested in providing this training to their employees have the option of reserving dedicated classes, which would be held at their worksites or at a Camden County College location. Scheduling is flexible and can be tailored to an employer’s specific needs, with a minimum of 10 participants. The College also offers monthly open-enrollment classes at the William G. Rohrer Center in Cherry Hill for individual employees to attend.

For additional details about Camden County College’s offerings in the program, visit

To schedule a class, contact senior account executive Carol McCormick at (856) 374-4908 or or project coordinator Jaclyn Wallace at (856) 374-4914 or

Published: October 11, 2012