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NJBIA & NJCCC Workforce Training Grant

basicskillslogSkylands Professional Training at Sussex County Community College is proud to announce the availability of grant-funded MS Excel training for employees of NJ-based businesses and organizations, including small business owner-operators. This program, a partnership between the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), the State’s community colleges and the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, makes this grant-funded training opportunity available.

Register Today! Seating is Limited
Dawn Smith, Project Specialist, 973-300-2316 or email

Excel I 2013: Excel Essentials
This class is perfect for people new to Excel or just not comfortable in the program yet.  The course will cover entering data, basic Excel formulas and functions, formatting a worksheet to make it easy to read, as well as printing.  Hands on practice is included with many tips and techniques to help you use Excel more efficiently to make data driven decisions.

Registration Deadline: March 5
March 13 & 14, 2018
9:00 am –1:00 pm
Room A317

Excel II 2013: Advanced Formatting and Tables
If you are comfortable with basic Excel formulas but would like to learn more about Excel’s more advanced features, take this course.  The course will cover logical, date and time, and text functions as well as tables for managing lists of information.  Hands on practice will allow you to try out formulas yourself to help you understand how you might apply them to your own business environment.  Pivot tables, pivot charts and advanced charting will also be covered.  Come learn how to be the Excel expert in your office.

Registration Deadline: April 2
April 10 & 11, 2018
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Room  A317

It’s Not What You’re Saying, It’s How You’re Saying It
Improve your business’s customer service by learning proven techniques to communicate more effectively with your customer. Learn how empathy, reframing and rephrasing the customer’s request can lead to a more positive outcome. Also learn what non-verbal cues might be undermining your message. Tips on how to deliver bad news as well as dealing with angry customers will also be covered.

Registration Deadline: April 19
April 24 & 25, 2018
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Room  A211

Take Control of Your To Do List
Take control over a to do list with time management techniques that can be put into effect immediately. Setting priorities, controlling project scope, setting goals and avoiding procrastination will be covered. Techniques will be introduced for both online and paper based that can help with efficiency.

Registration Deadline: May 15
May 22 & 23, 2018
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Room  A211

Employees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Employed at least 20 hours per week
  • Be paid by employer at their usual hourly rate while in training

NOTE: Employer must have a valid FEIN number. Courses are not available to State or local government employees.

All participants MUST be registered prior to the first class day. To register contact
Dawn Smith, Project Specialist, 973-300-2316 or email

NOTE: Employer must have a valid FEIN number. Courses are not available to state or local government employees.