Grant-funded Programs

Computer Skills & Professional Development

Computer Skills & Professional Development

The Computer Skills & Professional Development Program will have a competency-based instructional design that provides career training and pathways exploration. Academic skills will be developed through a robust contextualized curriculum, which integrates technology and comprehensive student supports. The five resiliency competencies created by the Northeast Resiliency Consortium: Critical Thinking, Adaptability, Self-Awareness, Reflective Learning, and Collaboration, will also be strategically woven into the daily curriculum of the program. Career-related Community Work Experience Program (CWEP) placements will be an integral part of each TANF participant’s day through partnerships with local employers and the Workforce system.



  • Includes MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Five Resiliency Competencies Training in:

v  Critical Thinking               

v  Adaptability

v  Self Awareness

v  Reflective Learning

v  Collaboration


Day(s):       Monday – Friday              Times:       8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Course #:   NJS                                  Place:        Paterson Campus

Referrals:  Every Monday


Prerequisites: Customer must be receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or General Assistance (GA). Must have the ability to read, write and converse in English.

Referrals are made through the Passaic County Board of Social Services.

For additional information, please call: Tel # 973-684-5782 • Email: