To help the state remain competitive, New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development is offering six new instructional programs through the Industry-Business Institute at Union County College. The courses focus on team building, time management, problem solving, supervisory skills, management skills, personal management, and business professionalism. The courses are free to businesses and nonprofit organizations, and will be offered on flexible schedules for all employees who work a minimum number of hours. “This new series allows us to create a comprehensive training plan for our clients,” said Lisa Raudelunas Hiscano, director of continuing and professional education at Union County College. “Companies and nonprofits can book these programs for the professional advancement of their valued employees. These skills are essential at all levels within an organization, whatever size.” Courses already available under the program include reviews of customer service skills, customer service management, written communications, verbal communications, Spanish for the workplace, introduction to logistics, basic math and measurement, and English as a second language. The college also offers workshops in computer literacy.