Shifting Gears and Advancing Your Career

Berkeley College Continuing Education Courses Offer Flexible Options for Professional Development, Career Changes 

As the new year approaches, employees are laser-focused on professional development – and companies are doing what they can to upskill their current workforce and retain top talent. 

A recent Workplace Intelligence survey found that 58% of employees feel their skills have gone stale since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and 70% feel unprepared to do their job in the future. The study – commissioned by Amazon and focused on 3,000 U.S. employees from a variety of industries – also found these employees are motivated to expand their skills in the upcoming year. 

Berkeley College’s Continuing Education Certificate Programs and courses are designed to meet the needs of professionals seeking to advance in their careers or looking to enter a new field.  

According to Maria Rivera, Director of Continuing Education at Berkeley College, the for-credit courses are offered in fields including business management, game/graphic design, healthcare, interior design, entrepreneurship, law enforcement, legal and compliance, social justice and public safety, as well as in cutting-edge areas like business data science, digital and social media and diversity, equity and inclusion. Most courses are available online to offer added flexibility for working professionals.  

“Continuing education courses are taught by the same exceptional faculty as our degree programs. Professors are chosen for the excellent academic credentials and their professional experience,” Rivera said. “Graduates of the Continuing Education programs may also boost their LinkedIn profiles by showing future employers that they are committed to expanding their knowledge in their field.” 

Credits from many Continuing Education programs may be applied toward degree programs at Berkeley College, helping professionals advance to an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or even a Master’s degree. 

One option for employees looking to embrace career development in 2023 is Berkeley College’s four-session Zoom course, “Reinvent Yourself: A Career Training and Resource Roadmap.” Taught by Amy Soricelli, Vice President of Career Services, who has more than 40 years of experience in career services and staff placement, employees will learn how to enhance their LinkedIn profiles, perfect their elevator pitches and more.  

“From the creation of a resume, learning the tricks of researching for relevant opportunities and creating an impactful LinkedIn profile, to perfecting the art of the interview, this course will arm you with the tools you need for this next, great adventure – your reinvention,” Soricelli said. 

Berkeley College also offers customized training to meet an organization’s specific needs through its Corporate Learning Partnership program. The College currently partners with more than 150 companies, offering tuition discounts and training that prepares employees to take on increased responsibilities and advance their careers. 

Berkeley College Continuing Education courses begin January 3, 2023. For more information, visit:  

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