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New RVCC Programs Designed to Respond to Workforce Needs


As part of its efforts to keep up with the demands of the local job market, Raritan Valley Community College will offer several new programs this fall focusing on such areas as commercial energy management, supply chain management and bookkeeping.


In response to a nationwide shortage of trained building technicians and training programs in commercial energy management, RVCC has created a new degree and certificate program in Commercial Energy Management Technology (CEM-Tech). The programs are designed to support the US Department of Energy’s Better Building Initiative goal of improving commercial energy efficiency up to 20 percent. They also support the New Jersey Master Plan call to reduce all levels of electrical use.


Students in the CEM-Tech programs train to become technicians responsible for maintaining and optimizing the performance of energy management systems in commercial buildings. Graduates of the CEM-Tech Associate of Applied Science (AAS) program are qualified for employment with HVAC Control companies and Physical Plant Departments in colleges and universities, hospitals, government buildings, and commercial and industrial facilities. The CEM-Tech Certificate program is geared toward currently employed building, energy and/or automation professionals who are interested in acquiring additional skills that will help propel their careers to the next level. It is also helpful for entry-level LEED and/or junior engineering majors who would benefit from learning the practical aspects of auditing, direct digital control, web-based networking and integration, and the commissioning process.


Classes for both programs are held in RVCC’s state-of-the-art Workforce Training Center facility, which is stocked with the latest testers, instrumentation and equipment. The programs have been developed in partnership with local industry experts and job assistance is available for graduates.


RVCC’s new Associate Degree programs in Supply Chain Management have been created in response to a growing demand for efficiency in manufacturing and production, as well as transporting goods and services. One in 10 New Jersey jobs is related to the movement and storage of goods.


RVCC’s Supply Chain Management Associate of Science (AS) program provides students with basic knowledge of supply chain management, such as distribution strategies, planning, and procurement, as well as communication skills. It includes a core group of supply chain courses as well as a foundation in management, accounting and computer science that facilitates transfer to four-year colleges for additional study in supply chain management. The Supply Chain Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) program prepares students for entry-level management positions in business, industry, government and social service agencies. Students have the opportunity to gain practical experience through coops or internships. Students who are planning to enter the workforce directly after graduation will be prepared for entry-level positions in procurement, transportation and warehousing, manufacturing, marketing, retail and sales.


For those seeking to enter the bookkeeping profession, or practicing accountants who are interested in obtaining additional credentials, RVCC is offering a Bookkeeping Certificate program. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area employs the highest number of bookkeepers in the country. Designed to be completed in one year of full-time study, the Bookkeeping Certificate program includes courses in business, business mathematics, accountings systems and software, computer literacy, and financial, managerial and payroll accounting, as well as English composition.


Credits earned in the Bookkeeping Certificate also can be applied toward RVCC’s AAS in Accounting program.


To learn more about the new programs, attend an Open House at RVCC’s Branchburg campus on Thursday, June 29, from 5-7 p.m. To register for the Open House, visit www.raritanval.edu/visit. For additional information, contact the Admissions Office, 908-526-1200 or admissions@raritanval.edu.


Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu. 



New “Storytelling” and “Sign Drop” Advertising Series Tells Why the Coldwell Banker Brand is the Real Estate Company with Real Advantages


MADISON, N.J. (May 15, 2017) – Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, the original Silicon Valley real estate startup founded in 1906, knows what matters to buyers and sellers. Over the past three years, it has tapped into big data and smart home technology to help its affiliated agents sell homes. Now, the real estate company is unveiling its technology suite for the first time directly to consumers in a series of advertisements titled “Storytelling.” This release comes directly after the emotionally driven Coldwell Banker® brand advertising spot, “Somebody to Love,” which debuted in March as one of the highest rated ads of all time.



“For years, we have focused on building an emotional connection with our audiences. We know that our customers want to feel good about the real estate company they choose when buying or selling a home. That’s why on the heels of one of our most emotional ads of all time, we are releasing nine ads that go beyond the emotion of home. We are telling consumers how the Coldwell Banker brand can support them in a unique way when it comes to selling their home. For the first time, we are giving away our secrets, pulling back the curtain as to the reasons we are the real estate company with real advantages.” – David Marine, vice president of brand engagement for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC

CLICK TO TWEET: .@ColdwellBanker pulls back curtain on how its technology suite can help sell homes www.coldwellbanker.com/realadvantages



Reserve Space Now for BizFest – The Area’s Only “Buy Local” Business Expo

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership is providing an opportunity to local businesses that are interested in increasing exposure and sales with a display table at “BizFest.” On Thursday, June 15, 2017, local businesses will have an opportunity to showcase their products and services to the hundreds of visitors at the ‘hyper-local’ trade show and networking opportunity in New Jersey’s most affluent market.

BizFest is scheduled from 3:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. at the Imperia, 1714 Easton Avenue, Somerset, New Jersey.

The Somerset County business expo and trade show will provide the opportunity to make new business-to-business contacts while introducing both residents and other business people to product and service options available. Day of event admission to BizFest is free of charge for attendees. Major sponsors include Investors Bank, Affinity Federal Credit Union, Alpine Business Systems and M&T Bank.

Reserving display space will provide an opportunity for businesses to expose their products and services to a broad range of Somerset County business people and residents. Exhibitor space is available at a fee of $250 for members with 1 to 25 employees; $350 for members with 25+ employees; $425 for non-members with 1 to 25 employees.

Among the businesses expected to be represented are restaurants (with food tastings), technology, senior living, personal care, printing and mailing services, healthcare, financial services. In addition, there will be a photo booth and entertainment by a mentalist.

“The BizFest has a proven record of success for product and service businesses of all sizes,” commented Diana Sieberg, Vice-President of the Business Partnership. “The exposure gained in one afternoon goes a long way to expanding a customer base.”

To register, call 908-218-4300 or register online at at http://bit.ly/bizfest2017