The Office of Workforce Developmnet offer many types of free job training based on a variety of eligibility requirements. Eligibility information is provided at a System Orientation.
Some popular job training choices have included:
|Licensed Practical Nurse||Massage Therapy|
|Computerized Accountant||Office Technology Specialist|
|Certified Nurse’s Aide||Phlebotomy|
|Commercial Driver’s License||QuickBooks|
|Dental Assistant w/Radiology|| Surgical Technician
1. How can I get
FREE job training/Am I eligible?
Household income is only one eligibility factor. Customers who are laid off due to lack of work may be considered automatically income eligible (regardless of their household’s actual income) if certain conditions are met.
In Atlantic County, attend a System Orientation on ANY Tuesday or Wednesday at 9 am. On the first floor of the Pleasantville Office. No appointment is necessary. Plan to spend about two hours at the center.
In Cape May County, call (609) 729-2234 to schedule an appointment at the Wildwood Office.
2. What are the amounts of the grants?
There are federal grants up to $5000 grant. The grant may be used in addition to Pell Grants and/or Stafford Loans offered by the training providers. Grants are paid directly to the approved New Jersey Training Providers which are listed on www.njtopps.com. Other non-monetary training opportunities include Tuition Free Waivers at Public Colleges where participants simply pay for books, materials, and fees.
3. Will I be able to understand and successfully complete a particular training course?
The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is used as an evaluation measurement tool. There is no pass or fail on this evaluation procedure. The purpose of this evaluation is to identify your Grade Level Equivalency (GLE). Each vocational training course has a minimum GLE as a pre-requisite for student enrollment. This activity is FREE.
In Atlantic County, the TABE TEST will be scheduled during your System Orientation or by calling 813-3922. The activity begins at 8:30 am and lasts to about 1:00 pm in the Pleasantville Office. If you find that you need to increase your GLE, you may be able to attend our FREE education services.
In Cape May County, the systems orientation is held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Wildwood Office. You will not need to schedule an appointment to attend the orientation. At the orientation if you’re interested in job training you will be scheduled for an appointment and given a testing date. The tests are held on Fridays at 8:30 a.m. Call (609) 729-0997 for more information. If you find that you need to increase your GLE, you may be able to attend our FREE education services.
4. What job positions are in demand in my county?
The New Jersey Guide to Training and Education Programs provides information on the anticipated employer needs for trained workers. Use this guide as a starting point as you consider training fields. http://www.njtops.com/default.aspx
5. Can I take college
credit classes tuition FREE if I qualify?
The Tuition Waiver Program is available at all NJ Public Colleges and makes unfilled seats available to qualified One Stop participants. Classes must lead towards employment in a labor demand field in your county. The tuition will be waived and eligible participants simply pay for books, materials, and fees.
In Atlantic County, eligibility will be explained in the System Orientation on ANY Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at 9am or 11am on the first floor of the One Stop in the Pleasantville Office. No appointment is necessary. Plan to spend about two hours at the center.
In Cape May County, please call (609) 729-2234 to schedule an appointment in the Wildwood Office to determine your eligibility.
6. How can I get my NJ35 Casino Employee Registration Waivers?
If you obtain a Promise of Employment from a casino complete with your name, position, and hourly rate, you may be eligible to be sponsored for a 2.1 Gaming License. Once you complete AND notarize your NJ35 Casino Employee Registration License, you may call 609-485-0052 ext. 4819 to set an eligibility appointment for this program.
Disclaimer: Job Training Grants are available based on your eligibility and the availability of funds under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). These amounts may vary from year to year.