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Local Businesses Learned About Partnerships and Training Offered by Middlesex Community College Experts

Business Parter Training Breakfast people at tableApril 5, 2018 — Middlesex Community College welcomed area business representatives to a complimentary Business Partner Breakfast event on Thursday, March 29, 2018. More than 60 companies, nonprofits, and individuals came to the Middletown campus to learn about cost-effective training solutions offered by experts at MxCC.

The MxCC Business Partnership Program offers customized training to both private and public employers. A team of skilled instructors can work with local companies and organizations to design workshops and classes specific to the organizations’ and employees’ needs. Common topics include building effective working relationships with teams, time management to boost productivity, and customer service.

Business Parter Training Breakfast social media class“This event was an excellent introduction to the variety of resources available to businesses at MxCC. The fact that the faculty can also take training programs to the businesses that need them is an important and enticing feature,” said Susan Beckman, economic development director of the Town of Old Saybrook. “In addition, the facilities at the Center for New Media are particularly impressive with state-of-the art studios and equipment. Previously, I was unaware that MxCC offers corporate media production services that have been used by area businesses and Fortune 500 companies.”

For example, companies who are looking to apply the latest technology to promote their businesses can consult with experienced faculty from MxCC’s Center for New Media are available to help. In a few short hours, employees can learn the latest techniques in social media, online video production, digital graphics, and more.

Business Parter Training Breakfast tour of the Center for New MediaBy taking MxCC on the road, the College can provide workshops or training either at company facilities in addition to the MxCC cutting-edge classrooms.

“The response from the business breakfast has been excellent,” said Diane Bordonaro, director of noncredit programs at MxCC, who also organized the event on behalf of the College’s workforce development efforts. “People were interested in many types of subjects from human resources to YouTube training.”

Other groups represented at the breakfast event included Athena Health Care Systems, Covenant Village of Cromwell, Durham Manufacturing, Forest City Brewing, Guilford Savings Bank, Harvard Risk Management, and West Haven Community House Association, among many others.

For more information about training opportunities at Middlesex, please contact Diane Bordonaro at 860-343-5716 or email