Mercer County Community College’s Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) will offer two free events in January to assist individuals looking to enhance their job skills or explore a new career path.

CCS will host an open house on Thursday, January 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Center at Mercer, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, for those interested in exploring career options in healthcare, high-tech fields, and other areas. Register by calling 609-570-3311. Attendees who pre-register will be entered into a drawing for door prizes at the conclusion of the event.

This spring CCS will introduce a series of new courses designed to help individuals increase personal and professional productivity, including Time Management; Becoming the Ideal Leader; Leverage LinkedIn to Showcase Your Professional Expertise; Strategies for Developing Effective Presentation Skills; and Creating Your Mission Statement, among others. In addition, Customer Service, Principles of Professional Selling, and Community Association Manager programs have been added to CCS’s offerings.

CCS will also offer free Smart Start sessions January 17 through 30, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MCCC’s James Kerney Campus, Room 409, 102 North Broad Street in Trenton. The sessions are designed for individuals who are considering a career in the healthcare industry, providing instruction in math, medical terminology, and learning skills unique to healthcare professions. Those interested in participating should contact Andrea Bash at 609-570-3122, or e-mail basha@mccc.edu.

For more information on the full range of professional and personal interest courses offered through CCS, visit www.mccc.edu/ccs, e-mail to ComEd@mccc.edu, or call 609-570-3311. In addition to on-site courses, hundreds of online offerings are available through a partnership with Ed2go.com.

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