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Workforce® Training for Career Development

The Center for Continuing Studies and Educational Testing Service (ETS) is hosting a FREE 8-hour work readiness assessment and training workshop that is ideal for anyone entering or reentering the workforce, or for those that want to develop and polish workforce skills and behaviors that YOU NEED TO SUCCEED. This WorkFORCE® Training for Career Development is a system designed by ETS to support the development of 6 key work readiness skills:

  • Initiative and Perseverance
  • Responsibility
  • Flexibility and Resilience
  • Teamwork and Citizenship
  • Customer Service Orientation
  • Problem Solving and Ingenuity

The training will focus on interpreting your assessment results to polish your work readiness skills. You will be able to identify the behaviors you most need to train and develop for your career role, with steps to help bring out the best in you! A Certificate of Completion will be issued, and can be used as part of your resume.
Participants must be minimum 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency credential (GED, HiSET, TASC).
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 25, 2019

Step 1: Register with one of the following options; you can opt to participate in an in-person, instructor-led, classroom based training; or an online, self-directed study.

Sep 2: Upon registration, you will receive a quick survey from ETS and informed consent to participate.

NCPER-CS044-01 (In person)

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Apr 6

Jun 8

8 Sa 10:00am-11:00am* ETS

*First and last class will be until 11:15am

No class April 20; May 25

NCPER-CS044-02 (self study)

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Apr 6

Jun 8

2* Online Online ETS

*Required to attend 2 in-person sessions on Saturday, April 6 and June 8 from 8:30am-9:45am at Mercer County Community College

Latop/desktop with internet access is required to ocplete the online modules

 


Play the Guitar like a Pro - Beginners

In just half a day, you will learn enough to play the guitar like a pro without years of weekly lessons. The traditional approach teaches note reading, while professional guitarists use chords. Here you will learn all the chords you need to play any song. Thousands of students nationwide have learned to play the guitar using this method and are now playing their favorite songs. It’s easy, fun and will have beginners playing the guitar within an hour. All skill levels welcome. A guitar is required.

Cost: $190

NCMUS-CS001-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

May 4

Jun 22

6 Sa 10:00am - 12:00pm Chris Peary
No class May 18, 25
20% Senior Discount Eligble

Play the Guitar like a Pro - INTERMEDIATE

Recommended: Play the Guitar like a Pro or equivalent knowledge of guitar

This course is designed for the continued studies of the participants of Play Guitar like a Pro. Emphasis will be more on understanding song structure, moveable chords and melodies. This course will concentrate on the personal development of technique on the guitar. A guitar is required.

Cost: $190

NCMUS-CS002-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jul 13

Aug 24

6 Sa 10:00am - 12:00pm Chris Peary
No class Aug 3
20% Senior Discount Eligble

Learn to Play the Harmonica

Play music anytime and anywhere with this convenient and portable instrument! This course is perfect for anybody interested in learning how to play harmonica. From a basic scale to an all-out jam session. Playing harmonica is challenging but so much fun. After this class, you should feel comfortable playing some solos or even jamming with the band. No music background is required. Class is limited to eight students.

All students must bring a harmonica in the key of C to the first day of class.

Cost: $175

NCMUS-CS005-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

May 14

Jun 25

7 Tu 7:00-9:00pm Stu Sternbach

Learn to Play the Harmonica - Level II - The Jam

This class takes you beyond the fundamentals and gets you away from the music stand and up on stage. If your goal is to sit with other musicians and you have already learned the basics from the beginner class, then this session is for you. Explore various styles, learn advanced methods to sound like a pro, and develop the confidence to get out there and play!.

All students must bring a harmonica in the key of C to the first day of class.

Cost: $175

NCMUS-CS008-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 26

May 7

7 Tu 7:00-9:00pm Stu Sternbach
Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jul 9

Aug 20

7 Tu 7:00-9:00pm Stu Sternbach
20% Senior Discount Eligible

DESIGNING WITH FLOWERS FROM YOUR CUTTING GARDEN

Have you wondered which flowers in your garden can be used in floral designs? Join us to discuss the perfect plant materials to choose for your cut flower garden and some harvesting tricks. You will create a small hand tied bouquet of garden flowers to enjoy at home.

Cost: $70

NCHOM-CS001-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jun 4

1 Tu 6:00-8:00pm Deborah Moyer

Class will meet at MCCC Horticulture Greenhouse Complex


Introduction to Voiceovers

Explore the voiceover industry! Discover current trends, opportunities, and tools you need to find success. Read a real script and receive coaching from your instructor, a professional, working voice actor from Voices for All, to improve your delivery. Receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. One-time, 2 hour, introductory class!

Cost: $50

NCCOM-CS006-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jun 25

1 Tu 6:00-8:00pm

Voices for All

Cost: $50

NCCOM-CS006-02

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Aug 13

1 Tu 6:00-8:00pm

Voices for All


Native Plant GARDEN DESIGN

Learn how to transform your property into a garden that is beautiful, supports our pollinators, and requires less maintenance by using perennial native flowers, bushes, ground covers, and trees. Turn lawns from monocultures into lovely rich vistas of growth with a diversity of blooming plants throughout the growing season. This course will include soil identification and needs, designing a plan for your garden, local resources for plants, pollinator identification, and gardening without using harmful pesticides and herbicides, and more. Many handouts will also be available. Our native pollinators--butterflies, bees, birds, and all the incredible variety of creatures-- are necessary for the health of our food production and for the wide variety of pollinator dependent plants.

Cost: $145

NCHOM-CS002-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 23

May 4

6 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm

Judith K Robinson

No class on April 20

20% Senior Discount Eligible

 

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jun 1

Jul 13

6 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm

Judith K Robinson

No class on Jul 6

20% Senior Discount Eligible


beginner's ukulele - songs of summer

This course is perfect for the beginner ukulele player that is looking to start plaing fun songs, and have fun while learning to play. During this hands-on class, you will learn basic chords, strumming patterns, rhythms, melodies, and be playing a song or two by the end of this course! No prior playing experience is needed, but a ukulele is required.

Cost: $135

NCmus-cs006-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

May 14

Jun 18

6 Tu 6:30-8:00pm

Marissa Hayton

20% Senior Discount Eligible


INTERMEDIATE ukulele - songs of summer

If you have taken our beginner's course, or have a basic understanding of how to play the ukulele, this course is perfect for you! During this hands-on class, you will learn more advanced chords, strumming patterns, rhythms, melodies, and be playng more advanced songs! Bring your own ukulele to this fun course.

Cost: $135

NCmus-cs007-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jun 25

Jul 30

6 Tu 6:30-8:00pm

Marissa Hayton

20% Senior Discount Eligible


THE SEWING EXPERIENCE

Sewing is both a fun and practical thing to learn!  In this 8-week course, students will be taught the basics of sewing – both hand sewing and machine sewing.  This is a workshop that will include mini lectures, demonstrations by the instructor, and exercises and sample projects performed by the students. 

Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize sewing equipment – inventory and proper uses
  • Identify fabric types, composition, and best uses
  • Be familiar with the importance of interfacing and other trims – types and uses
  • Demonstrate basic hand sewing techniques and stitches
  • Identify sewing machine – parts, and usage
  • Demonstrate basic machine sewing stitches
  • Types of functional machine sewing

 

Cost: $275

NCPER-cs042-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

May 7

Jun 25

8 Tu 6:00-9:00pm

Kay Lindsay

20% Senior Discount Eligible

Class meets at the James Kerney Campus  - Trenton

Cost: $275

NCPER-cs042-02

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jul 9

Aug 27

8 Tu 6:00-9:00pm

Kay Lindsay

20% Senior Discount Eligible

Class meets at the James Kerney Campus - Trenton


continuing THE SEWING EXPERIENCE

Sewing is both a fun and practical thing to learn!  In this 8-week course, students will learn how to create a fashion garment using a commercial pattern. This is an intense workshop, which will include mini lectures, demonstrations by the instructor, and exercises and sample projects performed by the students.  This class is for students who have little sewing experience or have taken the sewing experience class.

Objectives - Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Properly use commercial patterns
  • Prepare, Layout and Cut – patterns & fabric
  • Use an Iron by demonstrating proper methods of pressing
  • Construct garment(s) using commercial patterns

 

Cost: $275

NCPER-cs043-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

May 9

Jun 27

8 Th 6:00-9:00pm

Kay Lindsay

20% Senior Discount Eligible

Class meets at the James Kerney Campus  - Trenton