$89,000 State Training Grant Approved to Provide NJCUL Members No-Cost Training in Partnership with Rutgers University

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. –The New Jersey Credit Union League (NJCUL) today announced a new benefit for member credit unions—professional development training through a partnership with Rutgers University, underwritten by an $89,000 educational grant from the State of New Jersey. It will provide grant-funded training for more than 250 credit union employees.

The training will have three tracks: “Human Resources Management,” “Supervisor Symposium,” and “Becoming a Better Manager.” Each track consists of four modules that are four hours in length, and participating credit union employees will earn a certificate from Rutgers University upon completion. Training will be offered in small group sessions of 10-15 attendees at locations throughout the state, hosted at credit unions.

As part of its continuing focus on meeting operational needs of credit unions, NJCUL surveyed its membership in August 2016 to assess the need for professional development training. Based on the overwhelming response, NJCUL partnered with the Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) at Rutgers University on the grant application.

“One of the League’s top priorities is to provide compelling value to our members, by offering solutions that meet operational needs. Through this training grant, we bring to our members the opportunity to train and certify staff with excellent instructors and high quality Rutgers OCPE professional development courses so that their credit unions can operate more efficiently and effectively,” said NJCUL President/CEO David Frankil. “This and other new initiatives in 2017 demonstrate that we are a true strategic partner with our members, helping them grow and thrive.”