S4J grant for Basic Skills

In collaboration with NJTC, NJ Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development is pleased to announce a $142,400 statewide Skills4Jersey grant exclusively for select NJTC members. A 2012 Ernst & Young survey indicates that most of the NJ small businesses have no easy way of tapping into the State’s grant resources to train their employees in the areas they require. In a recent article in The Economist, it is noted that global technology companies train 30 to 50% of their entire workforce every year, without which the employee productivity would decline. The technology training is not only needed but required to remain relevant in this sector. We had submitted the grant application to NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development in October 2013. The successful grant will be implemented throughout 2014.

Using the grant the following training courses will be delivered to the companies in the grant: Web Master, Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Data Architect, Database Management, Marketing Analytics, Mobile Apps, Software Engineering, Systems Administrator, and Project Management. The classes may be conducted at a community college near you or at your site. The only stipulation is that we need 10 employees in any class. We are able to group employees from more than one team member company.

The new or enhanced skills that employees will obtain through this grant will allow the organizations to increase their competitive advantage regionally, nationally, and globally. This training will allow the organizations to continue to employee their current workforce while increasing productivity and capacity.

If your company is interested in receiving state training grants for your employees please contact the NJ Community College Consortium at 609-393-9000 or email sanbarasan@njworforce.org.

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