Deptford Twp. – The Center for People in Transition at Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) hosts a number of empowerment, legal and financial workshops during the month of April. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are free and open to the public. Registration is mandatory. You must be at least 18 years or older to register. Call 856-415-2222 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
"Advanced Computer Workshop" --- In this 40-hour intermediate level workshop, Russell Pritchard, Ed.D will teach advanced skills in Word, Excel and Power Point. It will also feature a brief section on Access. This workshop meets on Fri., Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13 AND 20 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This workshop is sponsored by Heart of Gloucester County and People in Transition.
"The NEW New Beginnings" --- "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." For those of us who have suffered a loss through death, separation or betrayal, the pain is real. The pain is real if it comes from job loss, diminished health, a changed lifestyle, eroded confidence or low self-esteem. Whether we are rich or broke, lonely or loved, on track or directionless, in shape or overweight, clinging to the past or hoping for a better future — whatever your current reality — know that you have the power to change it. You can choose a happier experience, not just for tomorrow, but for every moment of your life. If you want your story to be more inspired, think about changing your script and join Deborah Makos-Trionfo for eight evenings designed to kick-start your New Beginning. This workshop meets on Mon. AND Thurs., Apr. 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, AND 28 from 7 - 9:30 p.m.
"Couponing 101" --- Coupons work — and not just for the people on TV who stockpile barbeque sauce and denture cleaners. It is surprisingly easy to use coupons to save money every time you shop once you learn the basics. Join Robbenmarie Insogno, MS/JD, LAC, of the Center for Family Services to find out how to make coupons work for you. This workshop meets on Tues., Apr. 5 from 6 – 9 p.m. This workshop is sponsored by Heart of Gloucester County and People in Transition.
"Simple Estate Planning" --- It is a truth that life is all too ready to prove to us again and again: the more prepared we are for something, the better it turns out. Whether we want to face it or not, aging and passing away are a part of life for which we must prepare. An essential part of this preparing is estate planning, including the proper drafting of a Last Will & Testament, Power of Attorney and Living Will. Please join John P. Ciocco, Esq. of Hoffman DiMuzio for a wide-ranging discussion concerning basic estate planning techniques that will enable you and your family to rest assured that you are prepared for whatever life may bring. This workshop meets on Wed., Apr. 6 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
"Bereavement Workshop" --- Dr. Jennie McQuaide, Ph.D. invites grieving adults of all ages to join a support group. The death of a spouse is among the most devastating losses a person will experience. The dramatic change in lifestyle can be overwhelming. The death of other close relatives and friends is also highly traumatic. In this EIGHT session Bereavement Workshop series, you will learn specific strategies for coping with feelings of loneliness, frustration, anger and grief. Information and community resources will be presented. In addition, you will have an opportunity to meet and talk with other recently-bereaved individuals. You will benefit most from the workshop if you attend ALL sessions. Registration is mandatory. New members will not be admitted after the second session. This workshop meets Tues., Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 10, 17, 24, 31 AND June 7 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
"Financial Aspects of Divorce" ---Joseph Johnson, Owner of Main Street Financial, designed this class to help you navigate the complicated process and stressful ordeal of divorce. It covers the broad range of financial issues faced when going through a divorce and is designed to help you avoid costly mistakes, clarify your expectations and begin planning for a "successful" divorce. The workshop meets Tues., Apr. 12, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
"Resume Life Skills Workshop" --- Nancy Howard, M.S., will demonstrate how to create the perfect resume and show prospective employers you are the ideal candidate for the job. If you have a resume, bring it with you. If you do NOT have a resume, email us at email@example.com or call 856-415-2256 for a Personal Data Form, which you will complete and email or mail back to us by Wed., April 6, 2016. We will create a draft of a resume for you and give it to you at the beginning of the workshop. In an open-forum style, all of the resumes will be critiqued. Do not miss this opportunity to learn how to get your resume noticed and to increase the chances of getting that interview! This workshop will be held on Wed., Apr. 13 from 6 – 8 p.m. This workshop is sponsored by Heart of Gloucester County and People in Transition.
"Interviewing Workshop" --- Securing an interview in today's market is, in itself, a major victory. Nancy Howard, M.S., will show you how to close the deal by getting that job. What you do before, during and after the interview can make a big difference. Join us for information, tips, and the chance to practice your interviewing skills. This workshop will be held on Wed., Apr. 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. This workshop is sponsored by Heart of Gloucester County and People in Transition.
"Laws of Separation and Divorce" --- Bruce Matez, Esq. will speak on grounds for divorce, court procedures, alimony, equitable distribution, custody, visitation rights and other concerns. The workshop meets Thurs., Apr. 21, from 7 – 9 p.m.
"Why Do Super-Responsible People Find Under-Responsible Partners?" --- You may be a super-responsible person — someone who is a good organizer and always gives to others. Under-responsible people may be attracted to you and take from you because of your capability. When this pattern is repeated over and over again, you feel used. This session Jennie McQuaide, Ph.D., will focus on ways to break this pattern. This workshop will be held on Wed., Apr. 27 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Rowan College at Gloucester County's 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 off of Route 55.