JCETP Hosting Cocktail Reception for the Hudson TDL Training Program with Mayor Fulop and Goldman Sachs’ Charles Bouckaert

 

Media Advisory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2015
Media Contact:
Ziad Andrew Shehady, Operations Manager
zshehady@jcetp.org

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Jersey City Employment and Training Program (JCETP) Hosting Cocktail Reception for the Hudson TDL Training Program with Mayor Fulop and Goldman Sachs’ Charles Bouckaert

      The Hon. Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, and Charles   Bouckaert to speak at launch of new Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL) initiative, which will increase access to entry and middle-skill jobs in the TDL sector. Transportation, distribution and logistics (TDL) are vital to the US economy and adapting the workforce to meet emerging TDL needs will be crucial for economic growth in New Jersey and nationally. Funded by a $3 million grant from the Walmart Foundation, the project will strengthen and expand training in Hudson County for careers in automotive repair and forklift maintenance and operations, logistics and warehouse management, AutoCAD and other occupations.   The grant is part of the Walmart Foundation’s $100 million commitment over five years to support programs that help increase the economic mobility for entry-level workers to advance their careers, in order to promote a stronger workforce.

What:             A Cocktail Reception for the Hudson TDL Training Program. The Hon. Steven M. Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, will provide welcome remarks. The Keynote Speaker will be Charles Bouckaert, Managing Director in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division, providing his industry outlook on the TDL sector. Information will also be made available about the Hudson TDL Program, anew, free training program, developed by the Jersey City Employment and   Training Program, the Hudson County Workforce Investment Board, the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the Logistics Center at New Jersey City University (NJCU), which will assist in meeting the demandfor trained workers in warehouse management, logistics, and internet fulfillment.

When:             Thursday, June 11, 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Where:           The Logistics Center at NJCU, 285 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, 07305

Who:               Hon. Mayor Steven M. Fulop of Jersey City

Charles Bouckaert, Managing Director of Investment Banking Division, Goldman Sachs

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Jersey City Employment and Training Program Announces Kickoff for Three Milestone Initiatives

 

Media Advisory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2014
Media Contact:
Ziad Andrew Shehady, Operations Manager
zshehady@jcetonline.org

Jersey City Employment and Training Program
Announces Kickoff for Three Milestone Initiatives

Through the combined efforts of the City of Jersey City, Jersey City Employment and Training Program and Jersey City Medical Center, 15 residents that include struggling job-seekers who have recently been on unemployment or meet low-income guidelines have been enrolled in an Emergency Medical Technician certification course.  Because of a collaborative state and local grant program, Jersey City Medical Center will provide a 20-week intensive training program at no cost to the students.  Upon successful completion of the course, these residents will be offered local employment at over $16 per hour.  They will be recognized by Mayor Fulop for their commitment to the care and safety of the community.

What:   Emergency Medical Technician Student Welcome & Recognition

Who:    The Honorable Steven M. Fulop, Mayor

Jersey City Medical Center President and CEO Joseph F. Scott

Barnabas Health President and CEO Barry H. Ostrowsky

When:  Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:00 a.m.

Where: Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center

140 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305

The City of Jersey City in partnership with the Jersey City Employment and Training Program and the New Jersey Laborers’ Union has been recruiting qualified minority residents to join the Laborers’ Union Apprenticeship Program.  After a qualification and selection process, the first cohort of applicants will begin the first phase of their training in Jersey City this month before starting the second training phase lasting two-week in Jamesburg, New Jersey.  Graduates are planned to be hired for work on Jersey City development projects in August.  This project is the first of its kind in the state of New Jersey and the devoted efforts of the City of Jersey City, the New Jersey Laborers’ Union and the Jersey City Employment and Training Program have resulted in dedicated training linked to follow-on union membership and designated work at a competitive wage.

What:   Mayor Steven M. Fulop Visits First Laborers’ Union Apprenticeship Trainees

Who:    The Honorable Steven M. Fulop, Mayor

New Jersey Construction Craft Laborers Apprenticeship Coordinator Mike Cackowski

When:  Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:45 a.m.

Where: Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center

140 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305

The City of Jersey City, Jersey City Employment and Training Program and the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters continue the recruitment of qualified minorities interested in construction work in order to ensure an adequate trained and ready workforce for contractors so that developers can honor the terms of Project Labor Agreements.  The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters will provide more details about their pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship programs and invite residents to apply at an Information Session in City Hall.

What:   “Minorities in Construction” Carpenters Union Hiring Information Session

Who:    James McGreevey, Jersey City Employment and Training Program Executive Director

George Schreck, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Representative

Anthony Abrantes, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Representative

Manuel Ortega, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Representative

When:  Thursday, July 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: City Hall

280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

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Sewing Machine Operators Graduate from Training and Job Placement Initiative on Saturday

 

Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2014
Media Contact:
Ziad Andrew Shehady, Operations Manager
zshehady@jcetonline.org

Sewing Machine Operators Graduate from
Training and Job Placement Initiative on Saturday

Jersey City Employment and Training Holds Graduation Ceremony for Trainees

Last month, Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced the launch of an initiative to train and employ up to 30 Jersey City residents through a partnership with Bethel Industries.

“With the assistance of Councilman Michael Yun, the Jersey City Employment and Training Program customized a training program that will lead to direct hiring,” said Mayor Fulop.  “We are proud to announce the graduation of sewing machine operators who this week will start a paid apprenticeship at Bethel Industries.”

The graduates completed an intensive four week training program and at the conclusion of the apprenticeship, they will have the opportunity to be hired by the company for permanent employment.  The adult students were trained under Rebecca Posey, a teacher from Ferris High School in Jersey City with six years experience and more than 15 years working in the fashion industry.

Councilman Yun and JCETP Executive Director James E. McGreevey were on hand on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Ferris High School to congratulate the trainees and award them certificates of completion.  “I was impressed by the level of dedication these students showed – one student lost her belongings in an apartment fire during the program,” Executive Director McGreevey stated. “They graduated with a valuable, employable skill that is going to help them improve their lives through a unique job opportunity.”

Bethel Industries is a Jersey City based company that manufactures apparel items including uniforms for the United States military.  The company was founded in 1992 and is owned by Mrs. Sun Kim.  It employs approximately 200 individuals.

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Jersey City Announces Launch of Sewing Operator Training and Job Placement Initiative in March

 

Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2014
Media Contact:
Ziad Andrew Shehady, Operations Manager
zshehady@jcetonline.org

Jersey City Announces Launch of Sewing Operator
Training and Job Placement Initiative in March

Jersey City Employment and Training Program Partners with Local Manufacturer

Jersey City, New Jersey – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today the launch of an initiative to train and employ up to 30 Jersey City residents through a partnership with Bethel Industries.

“With the assistance of Councilman Michael Yun, the Jersey City Employment and Training Program has partnered with Bethel Industries to customize a training program that will lead to the direct hiring of qualified sewing operators,” said Mayor Fulop.  “This apprenticeship will provide valuable skills that can lead to a lifelong career.”

Bethel Industries is a Jersey City based company that manufactures apparel items including uniforms for the United States military.  The company was founded in 1992 and is owned by Mrs. Sun Kim.  It employs approximately 200 individuals.

To ensure that the company meets the demand of its contracts, Jersey City Employment and Training Program (JCETP) employed an instructor and developed a curriculum that was approved by Bethel Industries.  The individuals targeted for this program will complete an intensive 4-week training program that will be held on Saturdays and then the individuals will complete a paid two week apprenticeship by the company.  At the conclusion of this apprenticeship, those who are still employed will be awarded a certificate of program completion and have the opportunity to be hired by the company for permanent employment.  Rebecca Posey, a teacher from Ferris High School in Jersey City with six years teaching experience and more than 15 years working in the fashion industry, has been hired as the course instructor.

“We are grateful to Councilman Yun and the Kim Family for offering this opportunity to Jersey City residents,” JCETP Executive Director James E. McGreevey stated. “This partnership will provide entry level work opportunity to the underemployed.”

Jersey City Employment and Training Program is still recruiting candidates for this opportunity.  Interested applicants can contact Betsy Padilla or Marilyn Ramirez at 973-692-6210 to schedule an interview and eligibility assessment.

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