Continuing Education

Business Institute

Cumberland County College is hosting a Professional Development Summer Business Institute July 16–19, 2018. The Business Institute offers professional development programs for businesses and employees of Cumberland County.

Summer 2018 Business Institute

This Institute will focus on success in the workplace. Topics include:

  • Microsoft Excel 2 (Monday and Tuesday, July 16 and 17 from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
  • Microsoft Excel 3 (Wednesday and Thursday, July 18 and 19 from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
  • Generation Gap: Closing the Generation Gap in the Workplace (Monday and Tuesday, July 16 and 17 from 1:30–5:30 p.m.)
  • Hiring for Success: Behavioral Interviewing Techniques (Wednesday and Thursday, July 18 and 19 from 1:30–5:30 p.m.)

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Monday, July 16

8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Microsoft Excel 2016 II (Part 1)

Excel 2016 Level 2 builds on the basic concepts and skills of Excel to provide more advanced tools for analysis and presentation of complex, realistic data in Microsoft Excel 2016: how to manage complex workbooks, build more complex functions, use data analysis tools, make an impact with powerful chart and presentation features, and collaborate with other users. The course assumes students know how to use a computer, that they're familiar with Microsoft Windows, and that they've taken the Level 1 course or have equivalent introductory experience with Excel.** Participants must complete both Excel II Part 1 and Part 2 to receive a certificate of completion.

1:30–5:30 p.m.

Generation Gap: Closing the Gap in the Workplace (Part 1)

There are currently five generations in the workforce. Only a few short years ago employers who were expecting to be faced with mass retirements are now looking at accommodating workers who cannot afford to retire, or are simply healthy and happy enough they’d like to stay at work. However, the labor force continues to put in hard work and lots of strategy to find the right people to fill vacancies and to be able to serve their customers. This course examines the history and reality of the generation gap, especially for recruiters and succession planning. In it, we will explore whether defining the actual limits of each generation is most important, or whether the merits of people within the context of employment is the bigger issue. After all, understanding others helps us to understand ourselves and to manage the people that we work with. We will also explore problems, solutions, and strategies to help overcome issues of the generation gap.


Tuesday, July 17

8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Microsoft Excel 2016 II (Part 2)

Excel 2016 Level 2 builds on the basic concepts and skills of Excel to provide more advanced tools for analysis and presentation of complex, realistic data in Microsoft Excel 2016: how to manage complex workbooks, build more complex functions, use data analysis tools, make an impact with powerful chart and presentation features, and collaborate with other users. The course assumes students know how to use a computer, that they're familiar with Microsoft Windows, and that they've taken the Level 1 course or have equivalent introductory experience with Excel. **Students must complete Excel II Part 1 in order to take Excel I1 Part 2** Participants must complete both Excel I1 Part 1 and Part 2 to receive a certificate of completion.

1:30–5:30pm

Generation Gap: Closing the Generation Gap in the Workplace (Part 2)

There are currently five generations in the workforce. Only a few short years ago employers who were expecting to be faced with mass retirements are now looking at accommodating workers who cannot afford to retire, or are simply healthy and happy enough they’d like to stay at work. However, the labor force continues to put in hard work and lots of strategy to find the right people to fill vacancies and to be able to serve their customers. This course examines the history and reality of the generation gap, especially for recruiters and succession planning. In it, we will explore whether defining the actual limits of each generation is most important, or whether the merits of people within the context of employment is the bigger issue. After all, understanding others helps us to understand ourselves and to manage the people that we work with. We will also explore problems, solutions, and strategies to help overcome issues of the generation gap.


Wednesday, July 18 

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Microsoft Excel 2010 III (Part 1)

Excel 2016 Level 3 builds on the concepts and skills of Level 1 and Level 2 courses to provide advanced tools for solving real-world problems in Microsoft Excel 2016: lookup and decision-making functions, auditing and error-handling, array functions, date and text functions, importing and exporting, what-if-analysis, and macros. **Participants must complete both Excel 1 Part 1 and Part 2 to receive a certificate of completion.

1:30–5:30 p.m.

Hiring for Success: Behavioral Interviewing Techniques (Part 1)

Interviewing sounds easy enough: you arrange for a conversation between you and potential candidates, and then select the best person for a particular position. But what if you could refine the process in such a way that you were confident that you are selecting the right person? How do you separate the good from the great, when they have similar work experience and strengths to offer? This two-day workshop will give you the skills and tools to hire successful candidates.


Thursday, July 19

8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Microsoft Excel 2016 III (Part 2)

Excel 2016 Level 3 builds on the concepts and skills of Level 1 and Level 2 courses to provide advanced tools for solving real-world problems in Microsoft Excel 2016: lookup and decision-making functions, auditing and error-handling, array functions, date and text functions, importing and exporting, what-if-analysis, and macros. ** Students must complete Excel III Part 1 in order to take Excel III Part 2  ** Participants must complete both Excel II1 Part 1 and Part 2 to receive a certificate of completion.

1:30–5:30 p.m.

Hiring for Success: Behavioral Interviewing Techniques (Part 2)

Interviewing sounds easy enough: you arrange for a conversation between you and potential candidates, and then select the best person for a particular position. But what if you could refine the process in such a way that you were confident that you are selecting the right person? How do you separate the good from the great, when they have similar work experience and strengths to offer? This two-day workshop will give you the skills and tools to hire successful candidates.


Who Can Attend?

Individuals are eligible to participate in the Business Institute if they are:

  • Employed by a NJ Employer
  • A NJ Resident
  • 18 years or older

Certificates of Completion from Cumberland County College will be awarded to individuals who complete each course.

Tuition: No Cost!

Tuition is funded by NJLWD grants.
Note: Business Institute programs are for non-government entity employees only.

Location

​Cumberland County College, Arts & Innovation Center
321 N. High Street, Millville, NJ 08332

Questions & Registration

To register for one or multiple sessions, click this registration form link. For questions or more information, please call Cindy Phillips at 856-776-2371. 

Click here to download the 2018 Summer Business Institute flyer.

For information about upcoming Business Institute sessions, please complete this form and check "Business Training." 

*The Professional Development Business Institute is created through the NJBIA Basic and Employability Skills Workforce Training Program. This Program is a partnership between the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development and the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce.