Rutgers has a long tradition of providing training to New Jersey’s workforce. The NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) was established in 1906 and served 22 New Jersey farmers that year by providing technical information through two- and three-day “short courses.”
Today, OCPE successfully supports the learning needs of thousands of people in the state of New Jersey and beyond. With over 10,000 enrollments in more than 250 individual courses last year, the careers of public health professionals were launched, the horticultural knowledge of landscapers was improved, and residents from across the state learned the importance of beekeeping. From drinking water operators to recycling professionals and environmental consultants, continuing education training is delivered to keep them up-to-date in their disciplines and to assist them in maintaining their professional certifications.