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ACCC Provides Free Workforce Training for Local Businesses

February 6, 2009

Atlantic Cape Community College, a participating partner of the Basic-Skills Workforce Training Program, will offer free basic skills training to employees of Atlantic and Cape May County businesses this spring through a $1.33 million literacy grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The classes are free to all private-sector and nonprofit employers in the state, however, employees taking the classes must be paid at their regularly hourly rate while in training.

Employees can receive basic skills training in English as a second language, written and verbal communications, computer applications (Windows, Microsoft Office), and customer service.

ACCC will offer several basic skills training sessions this spring at the Institute for Service Excellence at the Hamilton Mall, 4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, including:

§         Communication Strategies and Techniques, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 6 and 13

§         Writing for Results, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 6 and 13

§         Microsoft Outlook 2003, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., March 31

§         Delivering Superior Customer Service, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 3 and 10.

Sessions at ACCC's Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House, include:

§         Microsoft Excel 2003-Level 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 18

§         Microsoft Word 2003-Level 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., March 11

Businesses in Atlantic and Cape May counties can get more information or sign their employees up for training by calling DeNaira Butler at (609) 343-4814 or visiting