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Training and Education Opportunities

Is training right for you?

Deciding whether or not to pursue additional education or training often hinges on your ability to get funding or tuition assistance. New Jersey offers many options for training programs and funding through grants for those who qualify. Eligibility may depend on a number of factors. The easiest way to find out what you could qualify for is to speak directly with One-Stop Career Center staff.

 

Adult Education and Literacy Training

Adult basic education programs are provided free of charge to New Jersey residents who want to improve their reading, writing, and math skills.

 

Learn more about adult basic education programs

Workforce Learning Link

The Workforce Learning Link provides adult learners with instruction in reading, writing, math, communication, financial literacy, job search, and employability and life skills.

 

Learn more about Workforce Learning Link

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)

TAA provides workers who have or may lose their jobs as a result of foreign trade with opportunities to obtain the skills, credentials, resources, and support necessary to become re-employed.

 

Learn more about TAA

New Jersey Youth Corps

New Jersey Youth Corps is one of the largest youth service and conservation corps in the United States. Youth Corps is a year-round, voluntary program that engages young adults (ages 16 to 25) in full-time community service, training, and educational activities.

 

Learn more about New Jersey Youth Corps

Workforce 55+

Workforce 55+ helps economically disadvantaged mature workers return to the workforce. Participants receive the counseling, assessments, and training necessary for placement in unsubsidized employment.

 

Learn more about Workforce 55+

Vocational Rehabilitational Services

Any individual with a physical, mental, cognitive, or other form of disability that has a substantial impediment to employment may qualify for counseling, training, skill development, and other services through the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS).

 

Learn more about vocational rehabilitation services

On-the-Job Training

OJT is a subsidized opportunity designed to assist eligible jobseekers in obtaining training that leads to employment.

 

Learn more about OJT

Employer Partnership Program

The Employer Partnership OJT program encourages employers to hire new workers by assisting them with the costs of training new workers. You get paid job training, and an opportunity to learn a new skill, while the employer gets to rebuild a business and reimbursement for half of your salary.

 

Learn more about Employer Partnership OJT

Opportunity Partnership Program

Opportunity Partnership is an industry-specific training program that helps eligible jobseekers receive practical job readiness training in occupational or credential areas. If you are accepted into the training program, you may interview and make arrangements with employers during training, as well as have an opportunity of being exactly what the employer needs from the onset.

 

Learn more about Opportunity Partnership

New Jersey Training Opportunities (NJTOPPS)

The NJTOPPS website is home to New Jersey's Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) and Consumer Report Card (CRC). The ETPL is a comprehensive listing of all schools and organizations offering occupational education and job training programs that are eligible to receive publically funded tuition assistance.

You can search, sort, and compare schools and training providers based on information such as the location, length of training, cost, and any special services that may be offered. The ETPL's newest feature allows you to compare schools and training providers by employment outcomes and the starting salary after graduation.

For questions regarding a specific program or to enroll in a specific program, please visit your local One-Stop Career Center to discuss your training options with an employment counselor.