By Barbara Perone
If you work at least 20 hours a week for a New Jersey company, and you can document your employment, you will be eligible to take some free training courses at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) this fall.
Here is a list of some the available courses.
Basic Communications, verbal & written (12 hours)
Students attending this class will learn the importance of good verbal, listening, and written communications skills in the workplace. This course includes demonstrations of the various kinds of personal communication styles people use. It includes how customers receive and interpret information.
Basic Mathematics (16 hours)
The Instructor will assess the math skills of students, and, after that, will develop/deliver a prescriptive plan towards basic/practical math requirements.
English as a Second Language (ESL), Level 1 (40 hours)
If you have trouble using proper English to express basic thoughts or form complete sentences, then this course is for you. Pupils who attend this class should be literate in their own native language and have some fluency in the use of the alphabet and must be able to associate sounds with symbols. Students must also be able to understand a certain amount of individual English words & phrases. For further details about this course call 908.218.8871.
Basic Microsoft (MS) Excel 2010 (8 hours)
In this course, students will learn how to add graphics and change formatting in MS Excel. They will also learn how to create/modify: spreadsheets, formulas, and text.
Intermediate MS Excel 2010 (8 hours)
Pupils in this class will learn how to perform the more complex functions associated with spreadsheets, such as: creating charts, linking worksheets, and adding pictures, etc.
MS Outlook (8 hours)
Attendees of this class will receive training in the proper use of e-mailing, including: sending/receiving/replying to, or deleting messages, opening/closing attachments, and disposing of junk email, known as Spam.
PC Windows (8 hours)
In this class, pupils will learn about a PC’s components and its operations in an MS Windows environment. Instruction will include proper start-up and shut-down procedures, learning how to run application programs, as well as managing, organizing, and printing files.
MS PowerPoint (8 hours)
The Instructor will teach students how to create professional: presentations, slides, and handouts that are both attractive and interesting.
Basic MS Word 2010 (8 hours)
In this course, students will learn how to create documents and manage/edit/format text in MS Word 2010. They will also learn how to proofread and print files.
Intermediate MS Word 2010 (8 hours)
Pupils who take this class will be able to expand their knowledge of MS Word Basic by learning how to create/manage outlines, format tables, print labels, & envelopes.
To register for any one of these free courses, first, complete the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) registration form, available at www.raritanval.edu/freetraining.
For more information about these courses, call 908.218.8871 or visit www.raritanval.edu/workforce. Click on the Free Training link or click on the Customized Corporate Training link.
By Barbara Perone