Category Archives: Workforce Development

WorkAC Initiative Helping Atlantic County Residents Find Jobs

WorkAC, a new initiative between the Atlantic Cape Community College Workforce Development Department, the Atlantic County Workforce Development Board and the Greater Atlantic City Chamber have partnered in helping Atlantic County residents find employment.

The WorkAC office, located at the college’s Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., in Room W105 in the Caesars Entertainment Hospitality and Gaming Studies Wing, will be open until June 30. Walk-ins are welcome, and appointments are not necessary.

Job-seekers will team up with a WorkAC success coach, who will serve as a navigator and advocate to help people find meaningful work. The coach will connect participants to information, resources and the office’s employment specialist. All services are free. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape to Offer New Basic Appraisal Principles Course

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer the new Basic Appraisal Principles course March 28 – April 27 at its Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. This 30-hour course will meet 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, and will cost $499.

This introductory appraisal course will explore real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, value influences, real estate finance and markets, ethics in appraisal practice and more. By examining theory, case studies and examples, students will learn the practical application of appraisal principles.

Students who pass an exam given at the conclusion of the course will receive qualifying education credit. This workshop is approved by the Appraiser Qualifications Board for Trainee/Registered and Licensed Appraiser Requirements. The AQB is an independent board that sets the minimum education, experience and examination requirements for real property appraisers.

For more details on this offering or others, or to register, call 609-343-5655 or visit atlantic.edu/conted. This course is offered through the college’s Workforce Development program which provides a broad range of workshops, seminars and career training programs to the residents and businesses of Atlantic and Cape May counties.

 

 

Spaces Still Available for March 8 Italian Pastries Class

There are still spaces available for the Continuing Education “Italian Pastries” class (BAKE 103) taking place 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, in Kitchen 2 of the Academy of Culinary Arts.

The course focuses on preparing decadent feather-light amaretto mousse in a tulip cup, St. Joseph’s Day cake and sfingi, another Italian delicacy. Learn some new desserts for upcoming spring holidays.

To sign up, call 609-343-5655 or visit at www.atlantic.edu/conted.

Cost is $75- don’t forget, you may be eligible for tuition reimbursement­–check with Human Resources.

Atlantic Cape to Offer Second-Level English as a Second Language Course

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer College Pathways: ESL II, a second-level course for students whose native language is not English, beginning March 20, at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.

This course emphasizes the continued practice of basic sounds, sentence patterns and structures. Students also will focus on increased vocabulary, coherence and fluency in writing and speaking. In addition, the course covers grammar, ways to communicate in different situations and American culture.

The 96-hour course meets 9 a.m.- noon, Monday-Thursday, March 20 – May 11. The cost is $399. For more information or to register, visit www.atlantic.edu/conted or call (609) 343-5655.

Atlantic Cape also has campuses in Mays Landing at 5100 Black Horse Pike and  Cape May Court House at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road.

Atlantic Cape Will Offer QuickBooks Workshop

quickbooksAtlantic Cape Community College will offer a workshop in QuickBooks 2015, the popular accounting software package designed for small businesses, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturdays, March 11 and 18, at the Mays Landing Campus, located at 5100 Black Horse Pike.

This workshop will cover the fundamentals of the accounting equation, including debits and credits, so students will be prepared to learn the basic and advanced features of QuickBooks. Topics will include banking, accounts payable/receivable, invoicing, inventory, billing and customer data management. Students will learn such advanced features as invoice design, debit memo and credit memo applications and in-house payroll set-up.

A textbook is not required; however, participants should bring a flash drive to save their company data and files. The workshop fee is $199.

This training is offered through the college’s Workforce Development program which provides a broad range of workshops, seminars and career training programs to the residents and businesses of Atlantic and Cape May counties. For more details on this offering or others, or to register, call 609-343-5655 or visit atlantic.edu/conted.

 

Atlantic Cape Community College Will Offer a New Bartending Workshop

bartendingAtlantic Cape Community College will present Bartending Training, a new 40-hour program covering the essentials of bartending, 1 – 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 28 – April 18. The workshop will meet primarily at Fuze Restaurant and Mirage Lounge in Avalon with some classroom instruction at the Cape May County Campus, located at 341 Court House – South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House.

Participants, who may be considering a career in bartending, will learn to tend bar with confidence during this hands-on workshop. Students will become well versed in liquors, equipment and mixing techniques. In addition, they will develop an understanding of pricing, business management, beverage control and customer service. The program fee is $349 and includes TIPS certification.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of bartenders is projected to grow 10 percent between 2014 and 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. The bureau also notes that those who have graduated from bartending schools and those with previous work experience and excellent customer-service skills should have the best job prospects.

This training is offered through the college’s Workforce Development program which provides a broad range of workshops, seminars and career training programs to the residents and businesses of Atlantic and Cape May counties. For more details on the Bartending Training program or other offerings, or to register, call 609-343-5655 or visit www.atlantic.edu/conted.

 

Academy of Culinary Arts Will Offer Culinary and Baking and Pastry Training Programs

fruittartAtlantic Cape Community College will present two hands-on training programs for those interested in fast entry to a career in baking and pastry or the culinary arts. The Culinary Training and the Baking and Pastry Training programs will be held 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Friday, Feb. 27 – June 27, at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.

The Culinary Training Program covers the many areas of the professional kitchen, as students master cooking principles and practical techniques. Students learn to prepare professional and gourmet dishes and learn the basics of baking and pastry. This four-month program helps students determine what their professional specialty will be.

The Baking and Pastry Training Program focuses on the fundamentals of baking and pastry, as students develop the skills required to work in almost any professional bakeshop. Topics include equipment use and safety, proper work methods and culinary math. In addition, students will learn about bread baking, cake baking and decorating, pies and cookies, custards, puddings and mousses.

Both programs prepare students to take the National Restaurant Association Foodservice Sanitation Certificate exam, which is given at the end of each course. Those who successfully complete the exam receive a nationally recognized certification in sanitation. The prerequisite for each program is obtaining a reading score and a math score of 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE.) Continue reading