SCCC And WCCC Forge Partnership To Strengthen Regional Training And Workforce Development
In an effort to strengthen economic and workforce development in the Northwest New Jersey region, Sussex County Community College (SCCC) and Warren County Community College (WCCC) yesterday signed a historic partnership agreement that will offer residents an opportunity to take advantage of myriad choices for certification programs and non-credit courses.
“This is an educational agreement/partnership to offer customized training to help strengthen workforce education opportunities in our region by providing non-credit courses and certification training for jobs in demand,” said Dr. Jon Connolly, President of SCCC. “Through this unique partnership we are combining the strengths of two institutions with similar goals.”
“This is a win-win for residents of both counties,” added Dr. Will Austin, President of WCCC. “The partnership streamlines our efforts so that residents can get the most out of their educational pursuits.”
“As colleges we are very similar and face many of the same challenges,” continued Dr. Austin. “As a shared service concept it makes perfect sense that we combine our efforts in what is a very competitive market.”
The first courses and programs expected to be offered are predominately in the health/science/allied health related field, such as Dialysis Technician, EKG Technician, Fiber Optics Training, Leadership Development
Training, Physical Therapy Aide, Pilates Instructor, Pharmacy Technician, and Veterinary Assistant
State Senator Mike Doherty, who represents part of Warren County in the 23rd District, added, “Education is the pathway to opportunity, and focusing courses and training to match jobs in demand is a smart move to maximize those opportunities for students. I commend the partnership between WCCC and SCCC, which will boost the economic prospects of participants and ensure that local businesses have access to a skilled workforce.”
Several courses and programs will begin this fall. Course information will be available on both the SCCC and WCCC websites, www.sussex.edu/ce and www.warren.edu/ce.
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