Training needs, even on the same topic, can vary within the fluid work environment of most business and industry. It is our goal to design/customize the funding and facilitation of training to fit the needs of each business. This customization may involve curriculum, training site, choice of instructors, etc. Most training occurs at the business, but classrooms, meeting rooms, and laboratories are available at the college when needed. It is the goal of our division to customize a training plan to assist an industry with any training needs that develop the job skills of the employees and improve the stability of the company. We will assist with the location of instructors when needed. These instructors can be college faculty, vendors, division staff, specialized trainers, etc. When the best trainers are found within the industry, we can reimburse the industry directly for some or all of the trainers’ salaries.
When a company has fewer than the required state minimum of five participants in a training area, our division attempts to locate other companies needing the same training to group them as a consortium. When the required number of trainees is achieved, the training is given to the group.
One of the major costs in a new business start up is employee turnover. When requested, we use a company selected curriculum to match candidates with jobs and/or orient them for future jobs. This curriculum may include topics such as work ethics, appropriate dress, job expectations, and technical skill requirements. Candidates who fail to meet such requirements as promptness, regular attendance, and cooperativeness are filtered from the program.
Safety and Health Training
Occupational safety and health training reduces employee injuries and illness, significant areas in productivity and profitability. We have instructors who can provide training at no cost in such areas as forklift operation and safety, bloodborne pathogens 1st Aid/CPR, hazard communication, ergonomics, 1st Responder, lockout/tagout, fire safety, hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, etc.
Short Term Training
Various non-credit short term classes are available to meet local demands for new and upgraded skills. These classes are open to people of all ages and skill levels. Following is a listing of typically offered courses; however, other courses will be developed and offered if there is sufficient demand. Typical courses are Emergency Medical Technician Basic, Emergency Medical Technician Refresher, Certified Nurse Assistant, Emergency Vehicle Driving Certification, Medical Billing, 1st Responder, ServSafe, Reserve Law Enforcement Officer, QuickBooks, etc.
This is an early intervention service offered to the employees of companies experiencing major layoffs or plant closings. A team comprised of representatives from all pertinent local and state agencies offering potential assistance is mobilized. This team meets with the workers to make them aware of all available services, from job searches to new training, to assist them in securing new employment.
Personal Development provides individuals an opportunity to market their skills through preparation in designing resumes, sharpening interviewing skills, and developing work ethics. Our goal is to improve educational, career, and personal decision-making in a professional and caring manner.
Through this program, NEMCC provides free personal, academic, and career counseling, including free classes to prepare individuals to obtain employment or improve work skills. We also offer employment assessments for both pre-employment and the current workforce.
Other SERVICES include:
- Educational planning/testing to facilitate career decisions, choice of major, course selection, and personal growth.
- Assisting Basic and Developmental students with time management and other needs.
- Presenting workshops on topics of personal enrichment, self improvement, and other topics important to students.
- Referral to community human services agencies for further assistance.
Shelia M. Archer