MCCC's Center for Training and Development
Secures Grant Funding to Train Staff for Six Organizations

7-21-09

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- Mercer County Community College's Center for Training and Development (CTD) has assisted in securing training grants from New Jersey's Department of Labor and Workforce Development for six area businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Totaling over $300,000, the grants will provide staff training to boost employee skills and bolster their ability to manage change in this new economy. Classes will run for one year and will include leadership, supervision, communications, customer service, computer training, ESL or Spanish, and quality initiatives.

Recent grant recipients are Perceptives Informatics, Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, SES Americom, TRI Princeton, The Martin House, and The Hibbert Group. The CTD is also the lead agency for a grant to 12 nonprofit organizations.

According to CTD Director Elaine Weinberg, the center works closely with organizations to determine their training needs, and then writes grant proposals for them. There is no cost to the company other than releasing their employees during normal work hours.

In addition to securing funding through the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the CTD works with businesses to design and deliver customized training solutions.

"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," Weinberg said.

More information about the Center for Training and Development is online here.

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