Disclaimer: Job Training Grants are available based on your eligibility and the availability of funds under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). These amounts may vary from year to year.
The Office of Workforce Development offer many types of government-funded job training based on a variety of eligibility requirements. Eligibility information is provided at a System Orientation.
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For more information call 609-485-0052 and ask to speak to a Customer Service Representative.
Household income is only one eligibility factor. Customers who are laid off due to lack of work may be considered income eligible (regardless of their household’s actual income) if certain conditions are met. To make an appointment, please call 609-485-0052.
There are federal grants up to $5000 grant. The grant may be used in addition to Pell Grants and/or Stafford Loans offered by the training providers. Grants are paid directly to the approved New Jersey Training Providers which are listed on www.njtopps.com. Other non-monetary training opportunities include Tuition Free Waivers at Public Colleges where participants simply pay for books, materials, and fees.
The Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) is used as an evaluation measurement tool. There is no pass or fail on this evaluation procedure. The purpose of this evaluation is to identify your Grade Equivalency (GE). Each vocational training course has a minimum GE as a pre-requisite for student enrollment. This activity is FREE.
In Atlantic County, the CASAS TEST will be scheduled after you successfully complete the eligibility process. The activity begins at 8:30 am and lasts to about 1:00 pm in the Pleasantville Office. On average the length of the CASAS test is 2-2 ½ hours. The test is scheduled by appointment only and is held in the Pleasantville One Stop Career Center. Atlantic County also offers free education and tutoring for eligible customers.
The New Jersey Guide to Training and Education Programs provides information on the anticipated employer needs for trained workers. Use this guide as a starting point as you consider training fields.
The Tuition Waiver Program is available at all NJ Public Colleges and makes unfilled seats available to qualified One Stop participants. Classes must lead towards employment in a labor demand field in your county. The tuition will be waived and eligible participants simply pay for books, materials, and fees.
In Atlantic County contact Lisa Martinez at (609) 813-3924 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you obtain a Promise of Employment from a casino complete with your name, position, and hourly rate, you may be eligible to be sponsored for a NJ35 License. Once you complete AND notarize your NJ35 Casino Employee Registration, you may call 609-485-0052 ext. 4819 to set an eligibility appointment for this program.
The Atlantic County Workforce Development Board wants to make a deal with eligible county residents 18 years and older who are interested in becoming a casino dealer.
The WDB will pay for them to attend a 6-week training, waive the $100 casino license fee and help them secure immediate job placement. Funding is provided through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, receive proper training and obtain a job with just 6-weeks investment of time. And it’s all for free,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson. “These new dealers could be on casino floors before Memorial Day weekend.”
The Atlantic County One Stop Career Center will provide trainings, Monday through Friday, beginning as early as April 1.
All participants must meet state-mandated criteria. Those interested may contact the Workforce Development Board at (609) 485-0052 to speak with a customer service representative or visit in-person at 2 S. Main Street in Pleasantville, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.