Career Preparation Courses Offered Through MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies

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With today's economic volatility, those seeking new employment need to understand which companies and prospects to pursue, which to avoid, and how to enhance their skills. Tackling such issues head on, Mercer County Community College's Center for Continuing Studies is offering "The Job Market… And You!" on Monday, Feb. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the college's Conference Center on the West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. The cost is $30. Charlene Watler, a Human Resources Certification leader, will provide insight on job searching, the future job market, resume writing, globalization, and networking options.

The center is also offering dozens more noncredit courses, taught by professionals in their fields, this winter and spring. A new workshop is "How to Manage Your E-Mail So It Doesn't Manage You!" which will address the many ways to communicate effectively via e-mail. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop computers. The class meets March 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $45.

For those wishing to delve into the world of non-profits, hone their skills, and help agencies and organizations survive in lean times, a series of courses leading to a Certificate in Nonprofit Management will be offered January through May. A new course added to its curriculum is Grantwriting 102, which meets in four sessions, Jan. 20 - Feb. 10, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., taught by nonprofit consultants Judith Arnold and Claire Walton.

Other business and management classes and program series will address effective business writing, strengthening interpersonal skills, project management, small business management, human resources and real estate. A full slate of computer application courses includes classes in basic skills, web design and development, Dreamweaver 8, JavaScript & DHTML and Microsoft applications.

Now available at MCCC are free one-to-one confidential and group counseling sessions through the Small Business Development Center of The College of New Jersey. For more information call 609-570-3350.

The center continues to expand its online training options, with hundreds of courses that run for six weeks and can be completed at any time of day or night.

For further information and register for noncredit courses, call (609) 570-3311 or e-mail comed@mccc.edu The current bulletin is available online here.

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