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Workforce development board offering free excel business training

Free Virtual Program Keeps Businesses Competitive By Training Employees

Business owners! The Morris-Sussex-Warren Workforce Development Board is offering free virtual instructor-led Excel Training for employees to help businesses remain competitive and current with updated technology applications.

Here’s how the program works:

Employers pay the $499-per-person training fee up front and are reimbursed by the Morris-Sussex-Warren WDB with receipt of certificate of completion. An agreement for training reimbursement will be put in place following registration.

There is no limit to the number of employees that you can enroll.

The Morris-Sussex-Warren WDB is working to advance employee skills and, where desired, their certification in skills to help businesses position themselves for success, keep up to date with technological advances and to be consistently competitive in the challenging global economy.

We are in a technology-dominated world and to be successful, businesses need to be technologically competitive in their industry. Microsoft Excel is perhaps the most important computer software program used in the workplace today. But its usefulness is contingent on the operator.

If employees using Excel don’t have extensive knowledge of the program – if they don’t know the shortcuts and extensions by heart or are aware of the new applications – they are limited.

Microsoft continues to release updates, and a growing number of those updates reflect today’s big data-centric environment.

To register or to learn more about the program, visit

For more information, contact: Beth Rodgers, Associate Director of Business Services at 973-631-5145 or

All classes are virtual, instructor-led and will be very hands-on. Therefore, classes are capped at 15 attendees.

Class Days Time Hours Dates
Class 1 Tues/Thurs 3:00pm-5:00pm 20 Hours August 31 – September 30
Class 2 Wed/Fri 1:00pm-3:00pm 20 Hours September 1 – October 1
Class 3 Mondays 9:00am-12:15pm 20 Hours September 13 – October 18
Class 4 Wed/Fri 3:00pm-5:00pm 20 Hours September 1 – October 1

The WDB receives federal and state funds from the NJ DOL to support the workforce system. Its goal is to combine area employment, training and supportive services and programs into a consumer-based, market-driven system that meets the needs of job seekers and employers.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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