NCC’s vocational training programs in Newark are underway – apply today

OSHA training grads
Credit: Essex County
If you know someone looking for a job or seeking new skills, check out New Community Workforce Development Center’s vocational training programs in the fields of:

  • Academic Enrichment
  • Allied Health*
    (*Home Health Aide, EKG Technician, Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician and Patient Care Technician)
  • Automotive
  • Building Trades/Construction
  • Culinary Arts
  • ShopRite Partners-In-Training
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    Women: if you want to be a strong civic leader, attend Ready to Run

    Ready to Run 2016Ready to Run is a bipartisan campaign and civic leadership training for women held in states across the country and here in New Jersey, it’s an initiative of the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP). The information and networking are first class, so attend if you can.

    Ready to Run
    Fri & Sat 18-19 March 2016
    Douglass Student Center
    Rutgers University
    New Brunswick, NJ

    Get more information and register at cawp.rutgers.edu/ReadytoRun. If you need a partial scholarship, look for the link to apply – the earlier, the better as limited funds are available and awards are made on a rolling basis. read more

    Plumbers Union taking apprenticeship applications this spring

    Plumbing is a high-paying licensed profession that requires training, and union membership has historically been nearly impossible for people lacking family connections to break into. Now’s your chance to get training and union membership at the same time. Take a look at this opportunity:

    Plumbers Union Local #24 is taking applications for a 5 year apprenticeship program from March 24th thru April 4th 2014 Monday thru Friday from 3 to 5pm. Each applicant must complete an application at local 24’s training center at 20 Fairfield Place West Caldwell, New Jersey 07006. read more

    Resources to overcome depression and mental illness

    If you need a place to spend social time, a volunteer opportunity, psychotherapy, housing or vocational training, here are some resources for people challenged by depression or another form of mental illness. Please feel free to post resources you know of which aren’t listed in a comment and I’ll add them to the list after checking them out.

    For US By US Self Help Center 40 North Van Brunt Street, 2nd Floor, Englewood, NJ 07631 201-541-1221 Hours: Monday-Friday 1-5pm What it is: This program is a place where people dealing with a mental health issue of any type can spend time to socialize or spend quiet time in a place away from home. Activities take place that you can join if you like. The center is pretty much run by peers with professional oversight in the background. Who can participate: You may self-qualify to participate. Admission requirements: Drop-ins welcome – just show up. Feel free to ask a friend to bring you by. Work/volunteer opportunities:
    • Volunteering: can help out immediately and after a few weeks, can sign up to be on the scheduled volunteer rotation.
    • Paid positions: after volunteering for a while, people can qualify for a paid position when one opens up.
    Crossroads to Wellness at Care Plus NJ 610 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652 201-265-1233 careplusnj.org/pages/3087/index.htm What it is: A program which provides rapid access to comprehensive and intensive mental health services, integrated with self-directed wellness and recovery tools. Who can participate: All Bergen County Residents Admission requirements: Must be in acute need of mental health services or transitioning out of a long-term facility. Friendship House 125 Atlantic Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-488-2121 njfriendshiphouse.org What it is: Support and training for mentally ill or behaviorally challenged individuals in need of vocational rehabilitation, group therapy, workplace reintegration skills and assistance, job coaching. Work/volunteer opportunities:
    • Supportive in-house workplace environment available on site. Pay commensurate with an individuals’ productivity level
    • Friendship House programs include
      Computer training, culinary classes, maintenance work and clerical training. Social groups, therapy groups, beauty classes, diet classes, diabetes management, groups for young people diagnosed with Asperbergers or on autism spectrum

    Admission requirements: By referral. Call to speak with a program counsellor who can help you understand the steps needed to be referred into one of the organization’s programs.

  • Volunteer Center of Bergen County
    64 Passaic Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
    201-489-9454 bergenvolunteers.org info@bergenvolunteers.org
    What it is: A service that matches volunteers with non-profit organizations in need of help.
    Work/volunteer opportunities: read more