MCCC to Host Economic Crisis Grant Workshop/Breakfast

1-29-09

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- In this volatile economy businesses cannot afford to be technologically or organizationally deficient, and staff training can make the difference in providing solutions for surviving and thriving. New Jersey's Department of Labor and Workforce Development is offering training grant funding, and Mercer County Community College's Center for Training and Development (CTD) will help companies secure the grants.

The grants enable New Jersey businesses, both large and small, to boost the skills of their employees and bolster their ability to manage change. There is no cost to the company other than releasing their employees during training hours.

Business owners and managers are invited to learn more at a complimentary breakfast workshop set for Thursday, Feb. 26 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Mercer County Community College's Conference Center, located on the West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Companies will learn the details of the training grants, the company's and the college's roles in securing the grants, and how to get started.

The CTD has written grants for 15 companies since January 1. They will provide a customized training plan for each business. According to CTD Director Elaine Weinberg, "Having well-trained employees increases the value of a company immediately, and gives workers the technical and management skills needed to handle changing work responsibilities. This is an opportunity to save the bottom line by building a stronger workforce."

To sign up for the complimentary breakfast workshop, call Mychelle Garcia at 609-570-3279 or email garciam@mccc.edu. More information about the Center for Training and Development is also online here.

 

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