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GCC Offering Free Workshops to County Residents

These personal growth workshops are designed to help residents who are making various transitions with their lives.

Gloucester County College is offering a bundle of new personal growth workshops over the second half of the month of November. Most of these workshops are free and are open to any county residents. The five upcoming workshops are listed below:

  • Financial Strategies for Divorcees” — Financial adviser Monique Castillo will provide participants with an actionable checklist to help chart their progress as they refocus personal finances after divorce. Topics include how to organize paperwork and establish critical timelines so that they can prepare for and manage their financial future. It meets Tuesday, Nov. 13 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Celebrating the Holidays in New Ways” — Licensed professional counselor Jeannie McQuaide will offer helpful advice to approaching the holiday season after experiencing death or divorce in the family. Other grieving individuals are welcome to attend. This workshop will identify new ways to celebrate so that individuals can rediscover the peace and joy of the holidays. It meets Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Preparing to Enter Today’s Job Market” — People in Transition facilitator Eileen Adezio will help job seekers establish a personalized strategy to obtain a new position. Topics include how to get your resume noticed, to demonstrate effective interviewing skills and the importance of networking. Appropriate attire for the workplace, exploring industry cultures and how to meet employers’ expectations in today’s competitive job market will also be discussed. It meets Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Divorce Process” — Victoria M. Dalton, esquire, will give an overview of what to expect before electing divorce. She is a specialist in family and elder law. It meets Monday, Nov. 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Laws of Separation and Divorce” — Kimberly Packman, esquire, will speak on selecting an attorney, grounds for divorce, court procedures, alimony, equitable distribution, custody and visitation rights. It will meet Monday, Nov. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Your Money Matters” — FDIC Instructor and Financial Consultant Wanda P. Hardy will relay five vital steps of money management to achieve financial stability. This workshop requires a $10 refundable registration fee that will be returned to participants during the session. Please make checks payable to the Financial Wellness Institute, Inc. The workshop meets Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Anyone who wishes to participate in these workshops should register in advance with the Center for People in Transition by calling 856-415-2222 or email peopleintransition@gccnj.edu.

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