NJCU Launches OSHA with COVID-19 Addendum and Financial Literacy for Work Training

February 19, 2021
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JERSEY CITY, N.J. | New Jersey City University (NJCU)’s Center for Workforce and Community Development, in collaboration with the New Jersey Center for Economic Education, has announced it will launch the OSHA with COVID-19 Addendum and Financial Literacy for Work Training program.

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted the landscape of employment opportunities and small business development in the United States. This effect has disproportionately impacted entry-level and service-related positions that cannot be satisfied remotely. The New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) draws a direct correlation between COVID-19 safety training and the development of a “return to work” model.

Most employers are unable to invest in entry-level training, which creates a stalemate between economic growth and job opportunities in positions traditionally held by youth in the 18-23 age range who possess only a high school diploma or GED.

In an effort to address the problem, NJCU has developed an online three-part, 25-hour vocational training program to include OSHA10 General Industry with the COVID-19 Addendum & Financial Literacy for Work.

Throughout the month of March, this course will run for five (5) consecutive Wednesdays — March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.

Those registrants who successfully complete the program are expected to be bankable and will receive an OSHA Wallet Card, Certificates of Completion from NJCU’s Center for Workforce and Community Development and the New Jersey Center for Economic Education, a stipend of $250 from the NJCU Foundation and job placement services.

“This launch represents another example of NJCU’s continued commitment to provide innovative programming to our local community,” said Dr. Michael Edmondson, the Dean of Professional Education and Lifelong Learning at NJCU.


Applicants should be between the ages of 18 and 23 years and have a high school diploma or its equivalent by July 1, 2021. All qualified candidates can apply by following this link: OSHA with Covid-19 & Financial Literacy for Work Training. The deadline to register is February 24 and space is limited! 

Inquiries can be forwarded to pell@njcu.edu or by calling 201-200-2462.

For further information, visit www.njcu.edu/covid-osha

About NJCU

New Jersey City University is an institution of higher learning with an audacious goal: the development of our students, our city, our communities, our state, and the world beyond. We are a game-changing force for our students and their families. Whether our students are enrolled in one of our 50 undergraduate, 28 graduate or three doctoral programs, NJCU provides an affordable, diverse environment, and an exceptionally supportive faculty—all of which prepares them to be critical thinkers in a global landscape.

We’re also changing the game for our city, our communities, and our state. As the educational anchor institution in Jersey City, we’ve established partnerships to ensure the area’s growth directly benefits our students and community members. We seek to improve the lives of everyone in the Garden State, whether creating a home for the arts, bringing educational programs to K-12 students, offering bachelor’s degrees in partnership with community colleges, or providing professional development opportunities for adults.

At NJCU, we’re not just educating minds, we’re nourishing souls and lifting communities. We’re changing the game.


Ira Thor
, Senior Director of University Communications and Media Relations | ithor@njcu.edu | 201-200-3301