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“If we don’t teach our own, who’s gonna’ do it?”

– Harvey J. Nutter

Executive Director of the Greater Paterson OIC

The Importance of Entrepreneurship Training

The Importance of Entrepreneurship Training

It has always been the position of the Greater Paterson OIC that entrepreneurship education has a place in workforce development for youth and adults. In this post, we share a panel conversation that discusses the importance of this education. Certiport is the host of this conversation. Certiport is the administrator of the Entrepreneurship and Small […]

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Developing One of Our Most Important Skills.

Developing One of Our Most Important Skills.

Most of the people I know had a great sense of relief and renewed hope when 2020 ended. I am confident that I am not alone in saying it was one of the most challenging years of my life. Of course, the elephant in the room was the COVID-19 pandemic, but there were other issues […]

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3 Keys to Building an Effective Team

3 Keys to Building an Effective Team

“Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” –Vince Lombard   The importance of teamwork today is something that cannot be overstated. Teams exist in a broad spectrum of environments. You will find teams functioning in business whether working remotely or in […]

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The “Secret” of Success

The “Secret” of Success

Countless books and articles have been written on the subject of success. Many of them entice readers by teasing that they have the “Secrets of Success”. However, if we are honest with ourselves, most of us would confess that we know what it takes to succeed in virtually any endeavor. There is no “secret” to […]

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How to Engage in Positive Change

How to Engage in Positive Change

At the time of this post our country is in a very interesting place; a crossroads if you will. We are still in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic, but in addition to that, in reaction to the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, protest against systemic racism, police brutality, and social […]

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Why Entrepreneurship Training Should be Included in Workforce Development

Why Entrepreneurship Training Should be Included in Workforce Development

One of the most overlooked categories in Workforce Development, especially as it relates to low-income and underserved populations, is teaching the general principles of entrepreneurship. In this sector most services tend to lean towards employment training, adult basic education, English as a Second Language (ESL), along with standard job searching and resume development assistance. These […]

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