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Gov. Phil Murphy vows free community college

Gov. Phil Murphy renewed his higher education pledge: free tuition at every community college throughout all 21 counties in the state. Included in the discussion was Sivaraman Anbarasan, CEO/Executive Director of the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce & Economic Development. View news story - click here.
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NJ’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Initiative Prepares 3 New Employees Hired by CDM Electronics

Grant-Funded Program Helps NJ Employers Find and Hire New Employees with CPT Training and Certifications New Jersey resident Derek Harvey saw little future in his former off-and-on-again job as a temporary, non-union cement mixer. Today, thanks to a big assist from NJ’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Initiative, Harvey has been lifted out of that rut. Along the way, he has discovered his...
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Turtle & Hughes Embraces Skills Training for Its NJ Employees

Hard Work, Good Mentors and Skills Training End in Big Promotion for the Bridgewater Company’s New Operations Manager When Melissa Hartpence graduated from South Plainfield High School, becoming an operations manager with a large electrical supply company was as far from her mind as joining a mission to mars. Like most high school graduates, Hartpence lacked well-defined career goals. Sh...
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Ready to Work NJ Puts Jim Maloney in the Cloud with Princeton Software Company

Hanu Software Received Grant-Funded Training for its New Hires through Ready to Work NJ  In the esoteric world of software applications for doing business in the Cloud, Jim Maloney has a well-earned reputation as a SCRUM master. That doesn’t mean he competes in a singular sports spectacle known as a scrum in which opposing Rugby teams huddle in a tight circle, heads down, arms clasped shoulder...
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WBGO Radio Report: Basic Skills Training Highly Valued by Zodiac Aerospace

Half of Its NJ Employees Have Received Training to Sharpen Skills in Making Aircraft Safety Systems Phil Gregory with WBGO Public Radio (88.3 FM, Newark) recently visited Zodiac Aerospace Evacuation Systems in Wall Township, NJ, which makes safety products for aircraft, to find out how the NJBIA Basic Skills Workforce Training Program has helped keep company employees well-trained and productive....
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Senior Project Manager Lands Great Job with Global Corporation in NJ

George Bryant is an international man of mystery. At least for now. No, the North Jersey father of three grown sons doesn’t work for the FBI, CIA or MI5. But Bryant is currently working on a private-sector project that is so confidential he cannot say who he works for or even pose for an identifiable photo. He can, however, say this: He has been hired as a senior project manager with a F...
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Thousands of NJ Companies Have Received Grant-Funded Training for Their Employees and New Hires

More than 125 Manufacturers Have Hired Graduates of the Community College Consortium’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Initiative In a world where employers struggle to find and train qualified employees, Kellogg’s Frozen Foods in Blue Anchor, NJ, has a different story to tell. So does Linde Electronics & Specialty Gases in Phillipsburg and McIntosh Industries Inc. in Hillside—not to men...
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Kellogg’s Frozen Foods Fills 17 Positions through Ready to Work NJ’s Manufacturing Training Program

NJ Labor Department Chief of Staff Gary Hasenbalg was not speechless — but he was amazed. “We have a 100 percent success rate here today,” Hasenbalg told 18 recent graduates of a Certified Production Technician (CPT) class at Rowan College of Gloucester County. “What I’ve never witnessed before is a place where every graduate will walk through those doors knowing they are going to work the next...
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Get Tuition-Free Skills Training for Your NJ Employees

State Awards $1.2 Million in New Funding for NJBIA Basic Skills Program New Jersey companies that want to improve their employees’ skill sets in specific areas can do so under a new round of funding for the NJBIA Basic Skills Workforce Training Program. The NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently awarded an additional $1.2 million for the program’s current fiscal year. The ...
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Linde Electronics Hires ‘Perfect Fit’ Lab Tech through Ready to Work NJ

Curtis Marler, the laboratory manager at Linde Electronics & Specialty Gases in Phillipsburg, NJ, a division of Linde Gas North America, LLC,  is very picky about who he hires for entry-level positions at the Linde plant—and with good reason. The Linde plant makes specialty gases for use in the manufacture and/or operation of computer chips, satellite propulsion, laser vision-correction tec...
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