News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners

Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director Ÿ Doug Singleterry, Commissioner Deputy Director

Sara Sooy, Commissioner Ÿ Melonie Marano, Commissioner Ÿ Paul M. Drake, Commissioner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 19, 2023

Free Webinar Series Teaches Employers How To Use Online Training Platform for Employees

Businesses in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties are invited to attend any one of a series of free webinars to learn how to use SkillUp Greater Raritan, an online learning platform that provides free training for employees. The information sessions will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and March 14. During each session, there will be examples of how local employers are using the platform to train staff, and they will also learn about other the Greater Workforce Development Board (GRWDB) paid-training opportunities for businesses. To join any webinar, go to https://meet.goto.com/510433933.

The SkillUp Greater Raritan Metrix Learning® online platform is a free learning-management system featuring more than 7,000 courses for individuals or groups of employees. Employers can choose a preset learning path, or they can customize the employee learning system to fit their needs. Metrix Learning® personnel will collaborate with employers to create a program that is tailored to each employer’s learning needs. This easy online learning-management system keeps track of course progress, course completion, and the hours of training employees have completed.

The GRWDB will be using grant dollars to pay for the $199 per person cost of the employee training program. The SkillUp Greater Raritan online learning platform provides the following:

  • New Hires – learn onboarding standards
  • Career Ascendancy – helps identify skills for promotion
  • Managers/Supervisors – provides skill development for new managers, and experienced managers
  • Technology Training – teaches the employer’s current and best practices

Employers interested in getting started with this program immediately can email info@thegrwdb.org, or call 908-541-5790.

Individuals can use SkillUp, too
This initiative aims to broaden how SkillUp is used in Hunterdon and Somerset counties. The GRWDB introduced SkillUp Greater Raritan to its menu of services in February of 2020. Over the past three-plus years, more than 4,000 job seekers in both counties have used the online platform to develop their workplace, digital and interpersonal skills. Individuals who sign up get a free six-month, 24/7 account to help reach their career goals. Residents can get free access by going to www.thegrwdb.org and clicking on the Resources – SkillUp Greater Raritan tab.

To learn more, residents are invited to attend a series of introductory webinars being conducted at 3 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month in 2024. For log-in information, go to the calendar tab of www.thegrwdb.org and click on the webinar date. For questions, email info@thegrwdb.org or call 908-541-5790.

About the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board
The GRWDB oversees federally and state-funded career and employment services for businesses and residents in Hunterdon and Somerset counties.

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