Computer Classes Allow Workers To Upgrade Their Skills

PLAINFIELD – Union County College’s Industry-Business Institute is offering free Microsoft Office 2010 computer classes for the employees of business owners. These courses are being offered in cooperation with the New Jersey Business and Industry Association under a grant program funded by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

For employees to be eligible for the courses offered through this program they must be employed for at least 20 hours a week, be able to provide a social security number and the employer name and number, and must be “on the clock” during the training sessions.


The courses will be held in single day, eight-hour sessions, held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the college’s Plainfield Campus located at 232 E. Second Street.

Microsoft Office Excel Part I will be held on March 14. The course will teach attendees how to create basic worksheets and workbooks, perform calculations, how to modify and format a worksheet, and how to print and manage the content of a workbook.

Microsoft Office Excel Part II will be held on March 16. Attendees will learn how to organize table data, present data as charts, and enhance the look and appeal of workbooks by adding graphical objects such as charts.

Microsoft Office Word Part I will be held on March 18. Attendees will learn how to create a basic Word document, including how to edit the document, format text and paragraphs, insert a table, control the page setup and appearance of the document, and how to proofread the document for accuracy.

For more information, call 1-908-965-2359 or e-mail For more information on Union County College and the Industry-Business Institute, visit the college’s website at

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