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ACCC to Offer Free Computer Literacy Courses for Small Business Employees

January 19, 2006

Jan. 18, 2006

Beginning in March, Atlantic Cape Community College will expand literacy courses for workers employed in small businesses thanks to a partnership with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

“Specifically, the additional courses at Atlantic Cape Community College will help train employees of small- and medium-sized transportation and distribution, health care, hospitality, landscaping, custodial and building services, food service, and maintenance and repair companies in Atlantic and Cape May counties,” said Carol Drea, ACCC’s director of corporate training.

Computer basics training will be offered in Atlantic City at the Worthington Atlantic City Center, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., on Wednesdays starting March 8 through May 17 from 6-9 p.m.

At the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Rd., Cape May Court House, the course will be offered on Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m., from March 7 through May 16.

This free computer basics training will provide participants with introductory skills in using Windows, the Internet, Microsoft Word and e-mail. Instructors are experienced in using state-of-the-art computer equipment.

“These courses will provide critical skill sets necessary to improve workers’ on-the-job performance and open up opportunities for them to advance on the job,” said Dr. Peter L. Mora, ACCC President. “In addition, the courses will help participants gain the literacy skills they need to enroll in any of the technical skill programs available at New Jersey’s 19 community colleges.”

Participants must be workers employed 30 hours or more per week by a business in Atlantic or Cape May County.

For more information, contact Ron Penza, corporate training, (609) 343-4871 or e-mail In Cape May County, call (609) 463-4774, ext. 4871.