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Workplace Literacy and Basic Skills Training Program


The Workplace Literacy and Basic Skills Training Program is a partnership of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development, and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The partners (representing business, higher education, and state government) came together to ensure New Jersey businesses have a well-trained and highly skilled workforce for future economic growth and prosperity. 


  • Get your employees trained in your county at NO CHARGE 
  • Language, literacy, and business skills training offered at your local Community College or at your facility 
  • Customized training available for your company’s needs 


  • Tuition funded by unemployment payroll taxes employers already pay to New Jersey
  • Easy sign-up and no company financial information required 
  • Company must be registered in the State of NJ and in compliance with NJ tax laws 
  • Employees must be paid for the time spent in training
  • Training for individual employees or customized training at a college or your facility (minimum 10 employees) 

PROVEN Business Skills Training Success

Since the program started in 2007, more than 12,000 employers have sent over 200,000 employees to be trained at New Jersey’s 18 Community Colleges. 


Improve the Skills of Your Employees

Technology Training:

Windows®, MS Office 365®, MS Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, and Outlook® 

Databases, PC Data Storage, and Cloud Computing 

Enhanced Business Skills Training
for Your Employees

Business Skills Training:

Verbal, Written, and Customer Service Communications 



Problem Solving/Critical Thinking 

Team Building 

Time Management, Team Leadership 

Supervisory/Management Skills 

Improve the Workplace Communications and Literacy of Your Employees

Language Training:

English as a Second Language (three levels) 

Spanish for Managers, and Spanish in the Workplace (two levels) 

Contact Your Local Community College to Get Started:

For more information, please contact Angela Androla at [email protected] 
or (609) 393-9000. 

Atlantic Cape Community College (Atlantic, Cape May) 
Scott Griffin
[email protected]
(609) 343-5651 

Bergen Community College 
Tamara Vaughan
[email protected]
(201) 612-5300 

Brookdale Community College (Monmouth) 
Chris Carroll
[email protected]
(732) 224-2380

Camden County College 
Carol McCormick
[email protected]
(856) 874 6025 

County College of Morris 
Alexandra Hoffmann
[email protected]
(973) 328-5186 

Essex County College 
Carmen Pichardo
[email protected]
(973) 877-3172 

Hudson County Community College 
Laura Riano
[email protected]
(201) 360-5476 

Mercer County Community College 
Joe DePalma
[email protected]
(609) 570-3289 

Middlesex College 
Aileen Vega
[email protected]
(732) 906-4681 

Ocean County College 
Elizabeth Metzger
[email protected]
(732) 255-0400 x2548 

Passaic County Community College 
Renee Griggs
[email protected]
(973) 684-6202 

Raritan Valley Community College (Hunterdon, Somerset) 
Aubrey Flanagan
[email protected]
(908) 526-1200 x8529 

Rowan College of South Jersey (Cumberland) 
Cindy Phillips
[email protected]
(856) 776- 2371

Rowan College of South Jersey (Gloucester) 
Allen Magid
[email protected]
(856) 468-5000 x5503 

Rowan College of Burlington County 
Stacy Hunt
[email protected]
(856) 242-5268 

Salem Community College 
Ron Burkhardt
[email protected]
(856) 351-2608 

Sussex County Community College 
Vicky Hoskin
[email protected]
(973) 300-2135 

Union College of Union County, NJ
Katrina James-Pellam
[email protected]
(908) 659-5116 

Warren County Community College 
Dawn Smith
[email protected]
(908) 689-7613