Workforce Development Institute

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Workforce Development Education Training Programs

Program Qualifications

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A New Jersey resident.
  • High school diploma or HSE (High School Equivalency).
  • TABE test may be required. (A score of 9th grade minimum – may vary by employer.)
  • Satisfactory background check and drug screening for employment may be required.
  • Attend the Information Session and Employer Recruitment Session may be required.

Some programs are grant funded, if you meet the grant eligibility requirements there is no cost to you.

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Women in Sustainable Employment (WISE)

The WISE program is a 32-hour career exploration and workplace skills development program for women interested in jobs in energy, utility or construction industries. The program includes an introduction to the utility, energy and trades and provides valuable preparation for a career in these fields. There is no cost to participate.

Transportation, Logistics and Distribution (TLD)

The TLD training program equips individuals with the latest skills, and certifications, as well as connections to employers hiring in the field. The modules are 40 hours each and lead to a certification by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). The modules including the following: Supply Chain Management Principals, Warehouse Operations, Transportation Operations, Demand Planning, Manufacturing and Service Operations, Inventory Management, Supply Management and Procurement and Customer Service Operations.

911 Dispatch

This 80-hour program prepares you for entry-level positions in a 911 Dispatch Call Center. This training program will provide an industry-recognized certification from the National Emergency Communications Institute (NECI) and Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD).

BCITAdvanced Manufacturing

This 290-hour program prepares you for entry-level positions in the advanced manufacturing industry. The training covers blueprint reading, applied math, job layout, hand and power tools, manual milling, manual lathe, grinding, band saw and CNC lathe and mill machines. The training will provide OSHA 10 and NIMS Level 1 certifications. You will be connected with employers through the program screening and interviewing process.

Cisco CCENT and CCNA Certifications

The course is 280 hours and results in a Cisco CCENT and CCNA certifications. This program includes the Cisco CCENT Routing and Switching and CCNA Networking curriculum. The course includes activities using Packet Tracer, hands-on lab work, and a wide array of assessments and tools as well as connections with employers who are hiring in this field.

Solar Ready

The Solar Ready Program prepares participants for careers in the solar industry. The 200-hour program focuses on core processes of solar PV projects, including basic site analysis, system design, system assembly, commissioning, inspection, maintenance, financial analysis, sales and project management. The course results in a NABCEP entry-level certification and an OSHA 30 certification, as well as connections with employers who are hiring in this field.

Certified Production Technician (CPT)

The purpose of the Certified Production Technician (CPT) program is to recognize through certification individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of manufacturing production at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor) through successful completion of the certification assessments.  The goal of the CPT certification program is to raise the level of performance of production workers both to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs and to help employers ensure their workforce increases the company’s productivity and competitiveness. The CPT program consists of four individual certificate modules: Safety; Quality Practices & Measurement; Manufacturing Processes & Production and Maintenance Awareness. Candidates must earn all four certificates to receive the full CPT certification.

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For more information about any of these educational programs, please contact Alison DeJoseph at or (856) 242-5312.