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Adult education launches Corporate Training Program
10-25-12
Call (570) 674-8183 for more information about the program.
The Misericordia University Center for Adult and Continuing Education Corporate Training Program was retained recently by Nature’s Way Purewater Systems of Pittston, Pa., to provide education and career training programs to its local workforce.

Located in the Grimes Industrial Park, Nature’s Way Purewater Systems is a dynamic, growing business operated by Sandy Insalaco, Sr. Due to the introduction of new product lines, the company is experiencing unprecedented opportunities for existing employees and an added demand for new employees. Since July, the company has doubled the workforce by hiring 50 people.

“In our competitive business environment, we feel it is more important than ever to invest in our workforce so they know they are an important part of the future success of the company and the products they produce,’’ said Mr. Insalaco. “We also are hoping the program with Misericordia will help us increase employee retention throughout the company. This type of program will enable our employees to grow with the company and be a part of it long term.’’

The Misericordia University Center for Adult and Continuing Education Corporate Training Program offers customized employee and management development training programs for small, mid-size and large businesses, as well as nonprofit organizations. The non-credit program ensures that workforces are prepared for the challenges of today’s ever-changing work environment by developing entry-level through executive-level skill training programs that equip employees with the skills they need for themselves and the business to succeed, such as conflict resolution, communications, time management, performance management and much more.

To start, the corporate training and business skills development services program conducts a needs assessment through a series of meetings with the business’ management team in order to identify the skill gaps that might exist in the workforce. Upon reviewing the results of the needs assessment, Misericordia works collaboratively with the business’ leadership team to identify management topics for each training session. The training sessions are facilitated by a qualified trainer and delivered on site or remotely to meet the needs of the workforce and business. Pre- and post-assessments are conducted to measure each training session’s overall effectiveness so business leaders can gauge the return on their investment.

Misericordia utilizes proven techniques to determine the effectiveness of the individualized training programs. Surveys and interviews are used to measure the results of the training and to assess what additional options or academic degree programs might be beneficial to employees and to the business.

The Misericordia University Center for Adult and Continuing Education also offers undergraduate and graduate programs for adult learners in multiple formats for today’s busy lifestyle. As the regional leader in adult education, Misericordia provides excellent service and academic programs in convenient and predictable formats for adult learners who want to return to school or continue their education. Misericordia offers more than 40 majors and certificate options, which are fully accredited.

Misericordia’s popular Expressway Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree program allows individuals to earn a bachelor’s degree in management, marketing, business administration, management information systems and more by attending classes just once a week at convenient locations in Nanticoke, Scranton, Hazleton or online.

For more information about the Misericordia University Center for Adult and Continuing Education Corporate Training Program, please contact Christine Slacktish, adult education admissions counselor, at (570) 674-8183 or e-mail her at cslackti@misericordia.edu.

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The Misericordia University Center for Adult and Continuing Education Corporate Training Program was retained recently by Nature’s Way Purewater Systems of Pittston, Pa., to provide education and career training programs to its local workforce. Participating in the program, seated from left, are Susan Hosage, Dawn Dumas, Pam Parsnik, director, human resources, Misericordia University, and Barbara Leggat, acting director, Center for Adult and Continuing Education, Misericordia University; standing, Scott Fritz, Jimmy Davis, Joseph Lapchak, Dave Nagle, Loren Caparo, Sandy Insalaco, Sr., Nature’s Way Purewater Systems; Patrick Coffey, Michael A. MacDowell, president, Misericordia University; Daniel Landon, Joseph McGeer, David Bartoli and Ken Greenwood.