Bergen for Business

Bergen Community College helps hundreds of local companies and small businesses navigate today’s evolving business environment by providing customized and leadership training programs, apprenticeship opportunities, and facilitating sponsored grant-funded programs when possible.

Click on the links below to learn more about how Bergen connects with Business and Industry.  

Business Accelerator

The Bergen Community College Business Accelerator is a college-driven community partnership created to help grow successful business ventures. The Business Accelerator offers a number of skills development programs for members, consultation services, coaching, access to shared resources and office facilities.  The purpose of the Business Accelerator is to create a atmosphere that encourages the development of businesses, have the potential to create jobs, contribute to the economic development of the region and expose students to entrepreneurship.

The New Jersey Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce headquarters are located in our Business Accelerator at the Meadowlands campus in Lyndhurst.  The mission of the SHCCNJ is to promote the continued growth and development of New Jersey businesses by helping their members (both Hispanic and non-Hispanic) find expanded business opportunities – through networking and mutual support and serving as an active and visible advocate for small business in the political process.

Free Small Business Consulting

Bergen Community College students trained as Small Business Specialists are available to provide free consulting services to Bergen County small businesses.  Bergen County business owners receive up to ten hours of free project services.  Projects are chosen by the business owner and have included social media posts, competitor research, flyer design, how to find information about loans and grants, creating a Google Business profile, finding new suppliers, customer testimonials, photography, video services and more.

NJBIA-Funded Training

Bergen Community College can assist companies in applying for sponsored and grant-funded programs for employee training opportunities. Grant funds are available for New Jersey employers to upgrade the skills of their current employees and/or train new employees.     

Employee Education

Our subject matter experts can work with employers to create a detailed assessment of the learning and development needs of your staff and then deliver on target instruction. Customized training can be designed for economic recovery, crisis management, organization redevelopment, managing  your workforce, forecasting, and gap analysis.

Apprenticeships

Are you looking for new talent or to upskill your current workforce? If so, an apprenticeship may be the right fit for your organization. Registered Apprenticeship (RA) is a structured education and training program that takes place in the workplace and includes formal on-the-job (OJT) training and classroom-based, related technical instruction (RTI). An apprentice is a full-time, paid employee of the sponsoring organization from the start of the program. An apprenticeship generally includes at least 2,000 hours of OJT and a recommended 144 hours of related technical instruction (RTI).