CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE BRINGS SKILLS AND SUCCESSFUL JOB PLACEMENTS TO PARTICIPANTS
October 17, 2012
Highlighting a Christie administration employment program that landed all ten graduates into jobs, Commissioner Harold J. Wirths of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development joined leaders of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association and the New Jersey Community College Consortium today in a tour of DureX Inc., a small manufacturing business that hired two of the graduates.
The 12-week “Fabricated Metal Product Training” program was launched as a pilot project earlier in the year by the Department of Labor (LWD), the New Jersey Community College Consortium (NJCCC) for Workforce and Economic Development and the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) Manufacturers Network. Even before the 10 graduates attended a course completion ceremony at Middlesex County College in July, half of them had received job offerings and all of them became employed in the weeks that followed.