Carteret Expands Workforce Development Program

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CARTERET—Mayor Dan Reiman announced last week that the Borough will be offering computer classes and job counseling for its local residents.

The “Workforce Development Program,” offered in collaboration with Middlesex County College and with the assistance of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, has been established to allow residents to enhance skills that are commonly needed in today’s workplace, and to take advantage of regional job counseling resources.

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The Workforce Development Program was first introduced with the completion of the town library’s Computer Learning Center in 2007.

The Workforce Development Program, which is open to the public, will begin in September and run through November. Classes will include: Intro to Windows, Word I, Word II, Excel I, Excel II, Outlook, ESL I, ESL II, Basic Math and Basic Communications. These courses are being offered six days a week, held in the morning, afternoon, and evening.

The Carteret Library has added a number of its own computer introductory classes. These will meet on Aug. 7 and Oct. 2, from 10-11:30 a.m. For more information on these and the state-sponsored program, contact Sharla Emery of the Carteret Library at (732)-541-3830, or visit www.carteret.net.

“There are many skills needed in the workplace that our residents lack simply because they do not have the resources to develop them,” Reiman commented. “This program will enable them to untap or otherwise refine these skills, and to be better able to meet the demands and pace of today’s workplace.”

“The Institute at Middlesex County College is pleased to support the Borough of Carteret in this important training initiative,” stated Patricia Moran, of The Institute at Middlesex County College.  “Last year, the Institute provided training to 375 residents.  We look forward to another productive year.  For more information, residents should also feel free to call the Institute at 732-906-4681.”


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