By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Managing Editor
DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Over the coming weeks and months, Rowan College of South Jersey will offer a number of grant-funded courses aimed to help provide community members with business and communication training.
The courses offered as part of these programs are free for qualified attendees who meet a certain number of requirements. Those who attend must work a minimum of 20 hours per week for a business registered with the state, and they also need a Federal Employment Identification Number (FEIN). Public and state employees aren’t eligible to utilize this grant-funded training, and attendees are required to go to all of their classes in order to be eligible for grant funding.
The college will host three virtual classroom sessions pertaining to communication strategies every Tuesday for the next three weeks. They’ll touch on becoming a better listener, learning mindfulness, and being a team player, and the classes will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on August 10, 17, and 24, respectively. Though there are no more open spaces for these three courses, you can register for the waiting here.
Additionally, RCSJ will hold two seminars pertaining to leadership skills for supervisors — including communication, coaching, and conflict — from 1-5 p.m. on August 18 and 25. These courses will be held in-person in room M205 at the Millville Arts & Innovation Center, which is located at 321 N. High St. You can register to attend these courses here.
Those who work in bilingual workplaces might want to attend RCSJ’s Conversational Spanish for the Workplace virtual course. This course, which aims to teach English-speaking professionals basic conversational vocabulary, grammar, expressions, questions, and requests, will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays between September 14 and October 14. You can sign up to attend the course, which will be delivered entirely through Zoom, here.
On the business end, there are dozens of programs available to community members. RCSJ is offering Microsoft Office software training for Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access. There are two levels of Microsoft Office training per program, and each level will take eight hours to complete.
Additionally, the college is offering a total of 68 workshops pertinent to business communication and customer service. These workshops cover a wide range of topics and situations that you might encounter in the office, ranging from business etiquette to goal setting and handling workplace violence and harassment. You can find a full list of the eight-hour communications/customer service workshops here.
Rowan College of South Jersey will offer a handful of other business-related courses to community members, which you can check out below:
- English as a Second Language (40 hours)
- Spanish for Managers & Spanish in the Workplace (40 hours)
- Basic Math (16 hours)
- Basic Measurement (16 hours)
If you have any questions or seek more information about the grant-funded training programs, you can contact Cindy Phillips by phone at (856) 776-2371 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach out to Patricia Mooneyham by phone at (856) 776-2374 or via email to email@example.com with any questions or concerns you have about the business training courses.
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