Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony for Pre-Apprentices


The Jersey City Employment and Training Program’s pre-apprenticeship clients will be graduating on Friday, July 21 at 12:00 p.m. at the Bethune Center in Jersey City. Additionally, we will be joining with and recognizing for their service Congressman Payne (NJ 10), Freeholder O’Dea, and Senator Cunningham in celebrating the success of our pre-apprenticeship graduates, while we acknowledge our partners:

National Career InstituteU.S. Department of Transportation • NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development • Project IMPACT • Hudson County Building TradesCatholic Charities.

Please register by clicking here.

Background-Friendly Recruitment Event on Friday, June 9

On Friday, June 9, the Jersey City Employment and Training Program and Chartwell Staffing Solutions will host a Positive Recruitment Event at Martin’s Place, 398 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305. Available positions include forklift operators and lumpers. Please see the flyer below for more details.


To view the flyer as a PDF, please click here.

Dress for Success Partnership

Dress for Success Hudson County is one of our partner organizations and have been a great support to our clients. Their mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women and men by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. We’re very grateful for their exceptional leadership, particularly Executive Director Nidia Lopez, their commitment to service, and partnership on behalf of our clients.


Construction Industry Career Day

Construction Industry Career Day was an excellent opportunity for the building trades to do what they do best, which is to provide training opportunities to young New Jersey men and women to develop the skills necessary for the building trade employment opportunities. There was a tremendous response not only from the building trades but most importantly from the community, from YouthBuild, Project Impact, JCETP clients, and high school students from throughout the state.

We are also very grateful for the support of William Millea, of the New Jersey State Building and Trades Council, and Gary Lanigan, Commissioner, Department of Corrections, who serve on the Vocational Training Planning Board. Our Executive Director, Jim McGreevey, was appointed by Governor Christie as a representative of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association. The board works to provide for vocational training opportunities for persons under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections in an effort to improve prospective employment.

The full board membership list includes:

Gary M. Lanigan, DOC Commissioner; Chairman
Nicolae Borota, Office of Career Readiness
Joel Thomas, Assistant Director, State Strategic Initiatives
Michael James Makara, Senate President Recommendation
Frank J. Gargiulo, Assembly Speaker Recommendation
Jason Crispin, Governor Appointee
Honorable Jim McGreevey, NJ Business & Industry Association
William Millea, NJ State Building and Trades Council
Dr. Kimberly Metz, NJ Council of County Vocational- Technical School
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Discussing Addiction, Recovery, Reentry at Employers Association of NJ’s Annual Conference

This week, Jim McGreevey had the opportunity to attend the Employers Association of New Jersey‘s (EANJ) annual conference and discuss the work we do at JCETP and the New Jersey Reentry Corporation. The theme was, “No One Left Behind: Addiction/Recovery/Reentry.” EANJ represents more than 2,000 small businesses in NJ. They help good employers be better with advice, training, and access to benefits plans. One of the big announcements at this year’s EANJ conference was the availability of an Employee Assistance Program for member companies, which offers support to employees dealing with addiction. It is a tool to help foster a caring and compassionate workplace where everyone can thrive.