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Workforce Development

NJBIA Basic Skills Training

The NJBIA Basic and Employability Skills Workforce Training Program is available through a partnership of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development, and the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development.  


Training programs include:

  • PC Skills – Windows, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Communications – Verbal & Written
  • Customer Service
  • English as a Second Language
  • Spanish in the Workplace
  • Mathematics and Measurement



To attend this free training, you must be currently employed in the state of New Jersey. Public employees and those who are unemployed, are not eligible to participate.  There are two ways to benefit from this training - 1) individuals can enroll via open enrollment classes or 2) companies can request a dedicated class for employees.


Open Enrollment Classes

Individuals can attend open enrollment classes with employees from multiple companies.

The following open enrollment courses are currently scheduled.


NJ Real Estate Prelicensing Course

The South Jersey Real Estate Academy is both pleased and excited to join forces with Salem Community College to bring the NJ Real Estate prelicensing course* to students.  Upon successful completion of this 75-hr course, you will be approved to sit for the state test to become a licensed Realtor and begin your new career. This course is also valuable to the consumer who simply wants or needs in-depth information regarding buying, selling or investing in real property. Taught in a relaxed setting utilizing real-world, local situations and examples, you will be surprised at how very interesting the real estate world can be.

The South Jersey Real Estate Academy was formed in 2011 by Joseph F. Pino and Christine M. Hooks.  Pino offers nearly 50 years of Real Estate experience, over 35 years as a certified Real Estate instructor.  Hooks has 25 years of residential and commercial Real Estate experience and is also a licensed Real Estate Instructor.  The Academy will hold seminars, workshops, continuing education classes and webinars in addition to the New Jersey Sales Agent & Broker’s licensing classes.

Date: Classes will be held Wednesday evenings from April 1, 2020 - July 15, 2020, 5:30PM - 10:30PM (16 weeks)
Location: Tillis Hall, Room 123
Cost: $395.00 due at registration; $43 for book due during first class


NJ Real Estate Prelicensing Course


Taking the steps to become a Realtor in the state of New Jersey begins with a bit if very important information:

*Qualifications for Licensure
(Before committing to a pre-licensing class, you should be aware of several things.)

  1. The law in NJ requires all applicants for licensing as a Real Estate salesperson or broker to possess good character, trustworthiness, honesty and integrity. To enforce this requirement, all applicants must submit to a criminal history record check. Upon passing the state test, you will be asked several ‘screening’ questions. Among these questions are the candidates age (you must be over 18), high school education (you must have a high school diploma or equivalent) and your history must be absent of any convictions for forgery, burglary, robbery and theft offenses other than shoplifting, criminal conspiracy to defraud or other like-offenses within the 5 years preceding the application for licensure.
  2. As mentioned above, the law does provide that an applicant for a Real Estate license must establish their general good character, honesty, trustworthiness and integrity. Convictions for shoplifting, for other offenses or convictions for the offenses specified in NJSA 45:12-12.1 which occurred more than 5 years ago, or the loss of a Real Estate or other professional license for cause may constitute grounds for the denial of a license application under NJSA 45:15-9. The Real Estate Commission will consider the date & nature of all convictions and other indications of the applicant’s character, honesty, trustworthiness and integrity when evaluating an applicant’s qualifications.
  3. The South Jersey Real Estate Academy (SJREA) urges you to call us to privately discuss your situation should you feel that any incidents in your past may possibly disqualify you from obtaining a license as a Real Estate salesperson or broker. Also, consider calling the NJ Real Estate Commission directly for guidance @ 609-282-7272, X50379 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. The commission states that it is always better to err on the side of disclosure than to answer a question in a way that may raise concerns about whether or not your answers were honest. Providing false information during the screening process is grounds for denial of the application. Should there be a concern, please know that a candidate will be given the opportunity to submit a full written explanation.

Please feel free to contact SJREA @ 856-678-4663 or southjerseyrealestateacademy@gmail.com for upcoming class information, applications or with any questions you may have.



Salem Community College Leadership Institute

Leadership Institute Development Series

The Institute features five levels of training process design:

Level I - Basic Supervisory Leadership is for supervisory leaders with less than one year of experience, those projected to be promoted to supervisory leadership positions, or for supervisory leaders with no prior supervisory leadership training. 

Topics include the dimensions of supervisory leadership, qualities of successful supervisory leadership, maximizing employee motivation and performance, the leadership triad, and managing interpersonal relationships. 

Level II - Intermediate Supervisory Leadership builds on Level I and is for those who have completed a Level I certificate. 

Topics include the new generation workforce, principle of problem ownership, tools for activating the leadership triad, and personality typing (MBTI).

Level III - Advanced Supervisory Leadership builds on Level II and is for those who have completed a Level II certificate. 

Topic is Situational Leadership.

Level IV - Resonant Supervisory Leadership builds on Level III and is for those who have completed a Level III certificate.  

Topic is Leading With Emotional Intelligence.

Level V is customized for Executive Level Leadership.


Approach to Clients 

The Institute is certificate-based and features both stand-alone and customized training processes in modular formats.  However, the preference is to custom-design the training process to better meet individual client needs.

The approach begins with a front-end assessment featuring both interviews and pre-process questionnaires to determine specific needs and outcomes desired by the client. Analysis of the data collected drives the preliminary process design which is then presented to the client for review and validation.  Employer validation of the outcomes and resulting training process initiates the final process design and contract negotiations.


Training Process Delivery

Experience indicates that leadership training is most effective when it is research-based, simple, and direct.  Therefore, training processes are practical, focused, and engaging, thus providing participants with the opportunity to integrate existing knowledge and experiences with new information and insights.

Training processes feature a multi-modal approach to learning that actively engages participants. Diagnostic, technique demonstration, role playing, messy-data scenarios, practical application, small group experiential activities, and lecturettes supported by printed materials and video-based media are featured to appeal to different learning styles. 

The content materials are designed to reflect the dynamics and unique needs of the client operating environment and staff functioning.  Thus, the training processes provide an array of opportunities to help participants develop, strengthen, and polish the behavioral skills necessary to carry out responsibilities with accountability and to deal effectively with the different situations managers typically encounter.


Training Process Follow-up

The role of substantive follow-up is to conduct both process and product evaluations, solicit feedback on the integration of the training process content into the work environment, to assess what is going well/getting in the way, to identify the expectation-reality gap, and to assess the means to close any existing gap.


Management and Supervisory Leadership Training Topics

  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence/EQi
  • MBTI(Myers-Briggs) Training
  • CLI 360 Feedback Assessment
  • Job and Task Analysis
  • Managing Change
  • Situational Interviewing
  • Preventing Sexual/Work Place Harassment/Workplace Violence
  • Employment Law
  • Employee Selection, Development, and Retention
  • Conducting and Delivering Effective Performance Appraisals
  • Progressive Discipline
  • Effective Team Building
  • Managing Up/Managing Down
  • Workforce Empowerment
  • MBTI Training
  • Managing Interpersonal Relationships
  • Motivating for Success
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Performance Coaching
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Creative Problem Solving/Decision Making
  • Developing Effective Listening Skills
  • Conducting Effective Meetings
  • Making Effective Use of Time 
  • Stress Management
  • Applied Strategic Planning
  • Presentation Skills Training
  • Customer Service Training
  • Facilitator Training
  • Train-the-Trainer
  • Writing Employee Handbooks
  • Affirmative Action Training



Customized Training

SCC has a special mission to serve business and industry in Salem County and the Mid-Atlantic region. Customized training programs have been developed for area employers in many subjects, including personal computer applications, customer service, industrial process technology, instrumentation, electrical technology, management development, supervisory skills and interpersonal communication. Employers may arrange training at the College or at the work site, on a schedule that is convenient for participating employees. SCC also works closely with business in developing Department of Labor Customized Training grants which can cover the cost of training provided to employees.


SCC's clients have included:

  • Atlantic City Electric
  • The Bank
  • Delaware River Bay Authority
  • DuPont Co.
  • Franklin Savings Bank
  • Harvest Community Bank
  • Phoenix Glass
  • Puerto Rican Action Committee (PRAC)
  • Tri County Insurers, Inc. (now Bollinger, Inc.)
  • J.E. Berkowitz, L.P.
  • Mannington Mills, Inc.
  • Memorial Hospital of Salem County
  • NJ Department of Human Services
  • PSEG
  • Pennsville National Bank
  • Salem City Schools
  • Siegfried, USA


For more information please contact:

Ron Burkhardt
Director of Business Outreach and Continuing Education
P: (856) 351-2608
E: rburkhardt@salemcc.edu