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Workforce Development Education Training Programs

Program Qualifications

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A New Jersey resident.
  • Be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • TABE test may be required. (TABE 9 score minimum).
  • Satisfactory background/drug screening for employment.
  • Attend the Information Session and Employer Recruitment Session.

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

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911 Dispatcher Program

Do you have what it takes to be on the front line of potentially life and death situations; have excellent communication skills;  have the ability to make quick decisions while remaining calm and collective; want to make a difference and help your fellow citizens in a time of crisis; and welcome working in a high energy, challenging, and demanding position.

After completing the (3) three National/State courses and certifications exams required to be certified as an Emergency Telecommunicator, students may apply to the Burlington County Department of Public Safety to work in the 911 Call Center. Full- or part-time employment is contingent upon passing a criminal background check, drug screening, and fingerprinting.

Positions: 911 Telecommunicator, Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Police Dispatcher, Call Center

Advanced Manufacturing

This training program prepares you for entry level positions in the manufacturing industry.

Course will cover blueprint reading, applied mathematics, job layouts, hand and power tools. Hands on instruction will be given on milling, lathe, grinding, band saw and drill press machines.  OSHA 10 certification and NIMS Level 1 certification. You will be connected with recruiters through the screening and interview process with our partner companies.

Positions: Welder, Assembly Worker, Production Technician, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Quality Technicians, Manufacturing Engineer.

CISCO Programs

Introduces students to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, mobile devices, security and networking concepts, and the responsibilities of an IT professional.

Cisco I

  • IT Essentials

Cisco II

  • Part I: Introduction to Routing and Switching
  • Part II: Routing and Switching Essentials
  • Part III: Scaling Networks
  • Part IV: Connecting Networks

Positions: IT/Technical Support, Field Service Technician, Help Desk Technician, Network Support Technician

Solar Ready Program

The Solar Ready Training Program is intended to prepare 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.

SRP graduates will receive:

  • A NACEP Entry level certification
  • OSHA 30 certification
  • Interviews with Solar industry employer partners

Transportation, Logistics & Distribution

This training program certifies you in specific industry areas in Transportation, Logistics and Distribution.

Each course is 40 hours long and leads to certification by The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals upon successful passing of the certification exam for each course.  You will be connected with recruiters through the screening and interview process with our partner companies.

Positions: Customer Service, Warehouse, Transportation Operations, Logistics, Manufacturing/ Service Operations, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Procurement/Supply Management

Women in Sustainable Employment (WISE) Program

The Women in Sustainable Employment (WISE) Program is a free program for Women interested in a new career path in energy or construction fields. WISE Pathways is a comprehensive, 32-hour career exploration and workplace skills development program for Women that includes:

  • An introduction to the energy and trades sectors
  • Hands-on educational experiences focused on getting ready for a career in energy or the trades

Positions: Damage Prevention/Utility Locator, Laborer, Mechanic/Mechanic Trainee, Helper Substation Technician, Utility/Production Mechanic, Meter Processor/Reader

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For more information about any of these educational programs, please contact us at (856) 222-9311 ext. 2535 or