Continuing Ed Expands Course Offerings

Students sitting around table in armchairs in CELS

Montclair State’s expanded Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) offerings include face-to-face and online credential-bearing courses designed to help working professionals advance or change careers; provide enrichment for lifelong learners; and meet the needs of area businesses seeking skilled “new collar” professionals.

“CAPE’s courses reflect today’s workplace realities, while learners of all ages can explore outside interests and passions through personal enrichment offerings. CAPE’s community service options give our local community access to the University’s robust health, social service and community-oriented resources,” says Montclair State University Provost Willard Gingerich.

“We’re taking a holistic approach to continuing and professional education,” says CAPE Executive Director Peter McAliney. “We’ve identified skills and competencies that organizations in the private and public sectors need to be successful. For example, our inaugural online short-duration certificate programs in the expanding fields of blockchain technology and analytic linguistics/criminal translation, along with a line of technical skills workshops to enhance young professionals’ resumes, address immediate needs in our state and region – while furthering students’ education and career goals.”

In addition, students enrolled in the short-duration, non-credit CAPE certificate programs will receive personalized career guidance and support – an innovative feature that sets CAPE’s approach apart from those of most other continuing and professional education programs.

While CAPE helps northern New Jersey government, not-for-profit and private organizations and groups develop cost-effective solutions to their training needs, it is also committed to developing and delivering personal-enrichment and community-engagement programs by growing partnerships with community organizations, such as the Montclair Public Library.

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