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State Awards $1.2 Million in New Funding for NJBIA Basic Skills Program New Jersey companies that want to improve their employees’ skill sets in specific areas can do so under a new round of funding for the NJBIA Basic Skills Workforce Training Program. The NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently awarded an additional $1.2 million for the program’s current fiscal year. The ...
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What Helps the Jardine Academy Staff Do a Better Job of Teaching Their Students? Effective Team Communication

At the Jardine Academy for children with developmental disabilities, 88 students, most with cerebral palsy, receive loving attention from a large staff that includes teachers, therapists, nurses, administrators and others. The K-12 school, operated by the Cerebral Palsy League in Cranford, provides elementary and secondary education for children and young adults, ages 3-21, with multiple disabi...
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4 Good Reasons Your Company Should Get Skills Training for Its Employees under the NJBIA Basic SKills Workforce Program

Looking to upgrade your employees’ skills? Thanks to a new round of funding from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, New Jersey businesses can now apply for expanded employee training under a popular program that’s got a new name. The NJBIA Basic Skills Workforce Training Program, also known as Employability Skills Training, is now in its 8th year and still growing in popul...
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Companies that Enjoy Free Basic Skills Training from Hudson County Community College Go Back for More

At Hudson County Community College, the state’s Basic Skills Workforce Training Program is opening doors. The program is free to employers and their employees, polishing employees’ skills in basic computer operations, mathematics and measurement, English as a second language, and written and verbal communications. Ana Chapman-McCausland, executive director of the college’s Center for Bus...
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Free PC Skills Training Has Big Impact on Family-Owned Store at the Jersey Shore

There’s never a moment to waste at Initial Impact, Dale and Donna Szakats’ promotional products store near the big sand beaches of Spring Lake, NJ. Their shop on Warren Avenue, which was established 30 years ago, works hard to keep up with the influx of customer  orders for its custom embroidery, monogram,  silk screen and other promotional products. Vacations are a rarity. But Donna and...
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Managers at Freedom Mortgage Learn That It’s Not What You Say, But How You Say It When Communicating with Employees

As one might expect for New Jersey’s fastest growing private employer, Freedom Mortgage of Mount Laurel is feeling some growing pains. One of the biggest challenges facing the young company, which has more than doubled the size of its workforce over the past three years, is good verbal communication between employees and customers and between managers and their employees. Freedom Mortgag...
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Lessons in Spanish in the Workplace Reduce Cargo Time at Gloucester Terminals

Hundreds of cargo and container ships laden with perishable fresh fruit from South Africa, Spain, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Spain and other Spanish speaking countries arrive like clockwork every year at Gloucester Terminals. The produce is off-loaded by giant cranes and stored for rail and truck transport in 15 million cubic feet of computer-controlled, refrigerated warehouse space, the nation’s l...
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Atlantic Health’s Nurse Coordinators Make Big Leap in PC Skills

In recent years, the nurse coordinators in Atlantic Health’s four-hospital system have taken on some big new challenges requiring them to do things they weren’t taught in nursing school. Given expanded administrative duties, they’ve had to learn how to manipulate Excel spreadsheets and make presentations to small groups using PowerPoint. And they’ve had to learn these skills in an already hecti...
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Training for Your Employees at No Charge to Your Company!

Pearson Managers Take Spanish to Communicate Better with ‘Pickers and Packers’ At Pearson’s Cranbury Distribution Center, the company is taking a novel approach to dissolving the language barrier between its Hispanic employees and their supervisors. It’s called Spanish in the Workplace, and it’s a required class for Pearson’s managerial staff. The company has enrolled its Hispanic emplo...
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