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Frequently Asked Questions:



What companies or organization can participate in free training?

All businesses and organizations located in New Jersey qualify. Some programs are geared towards specialized industries. To find out which programs best suit your needs, contact us @ (609) 393-9000 or email us at

No New Jersey company or organization is excluded because of size or the number of employees. NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development funded programs require that the company must be in compliance with all applicable New Jersey laws.

Must employees be paid while in training?

Yes. You must pay your employees their normal wages during time in training. Small companies with fewer than 250 employees are exempt from this requirement. No additional cost is involved to participate in the program. Companies of fewer than 250 F/T employees are eligible for a waiver of this NJLWD policy.

What information is required to participate?

The data required by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development varies by grant and may include information, such as

  • FEIN # of company or organization
  • Job title of participating student/employee
  • Wage range of participating student/employee

Where are classes held?

The classes can be held at your location (minimum enrollment will apply) or at any of the 64 campus locations statewide.  

What is the difference between “dedicated” and “open enrollment” classes?

“Dedicated” classes are built specifically for one employer. The employer determines the days, times, and location. In addition, each of the classes can be customized to better meet each business’ needs.

“Open enrollment” classes are intended for smaller businesses that cannot meet the minimum enrollment requirements.

When are classes held?

“Dedicated” classes can be scheduled any hour of the day any day of the week, depending on your need. Examples of some previous classes are: 11pm and 6am at a manufacturing plant; 7am and 4am at a hospital.

“Open enrollment” classes are held at pre-determined schedules by the participating colleges or can be scheduled to meet the needs of the participating employers.

What is the minimum enrollment per class?

The minimum enrollment is typically 10 participants per class, unless otherwise specified. It may be possible to coordinate training with other organizations in order to obtain the minimum enrollment requirement per class (= Open enrollment classes).

How can I schedule a class?

Classes are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. The best way is to contact us with your information,such as
  • What courses you are interested in?
  • How many employees would participate?
  • Location of your business (needed to find closest Community College).

My organization has different locations all over New Jersey. How does this work?

We will schedule classes to be held directly at any of your company locations or at a convenient community college campus location. We can coordinate content so that employees at each location are receiving identical instruction.

Can the training program be customized to fit my company’s needs?

Yes. We will work with you to develop a training program that best fits your needs.