NJCU Announces Upcoming Workforce Development Programs

NJCU Announces Upcoming Workforce Development Programs

For those looking for a new and exciting career, the NJCU Workforce Development Center offers a variety of training programs for individuals seeking to launch a career in maritime or information technology.


The Merchant Mariner Program co-sponsored by NJCU’s workforce training partner, Educate The Block, prepares students for competitive union positions in Port Logistics.  This 4-month training program in partnership with the North Atlantic Mates, Masters and Pilots Union is designed to develop technical, communication and vocational skills for the Maritime Industry.


Classes begin on January 7, 2019 and meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Successful completers will receive job placement assistance and up to 5 industry valued credentials. Starting salaries range from $19-38 per hour and positions are available in Jersey City, Bayonne, Newark and Elizabeth.  Come to our open house on December 5th at 10am in the Logistics Center located at 285 West Side Ave., Jersey City, 07305. 


Those interested may RSVP by email: logistics@njcu.edu or by phone: 201-200-2462.


Tech Fundamentals (January 22-June 28) sponsored by our partner NPower.  Participants can jumpstart their future and develop the tech skills needed for an entry-level, career-track job in less than six months.  NPower is a nonprofit that offers a tuition-free, 23-week training program for young adults, veterans, and spouses of veterans interested in tech careers.


The Tech Fundamentals program includes 16 weeks of classroom learning, opportunity to obtain industry renowned IT certifications, a 7-week paid internship, and job placement assistance.


The next class will meet Monday-Friday from January 22-June 28 at NJCU in Jersey City. Students can choose to attend 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 2-6 p.m. More than 80% of NPower alumni are employed or pursuing higher education within one year of graduation. Those interested in joining NPower’s network of students and alumni may apply at https://www.npower.org/tech-fundamentals or contact Anna Perrotti at 201-433-1607 or anna.perrotti@npower.org for more information.


Dr. Michael Edmondson, Dean of Professional Education and Lifelong Learning at NJCU announced the new workforce development programs stating, “These workforce training programs offer individuals new careers and exciting employment opportunities that are in high demand and pay well in and around Jersey City.”