Un(der)employment Programs

Fri
28
Jun

Happy Endings for NJ's Unemployed: Grant-Funded Training Courses Provide Practical Skills & New Opportunities

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The first part of Sergio Sosa’s story is far too familiar: the Union City resident was inches away from earning his Master’s degree in Biology from Rutgers, and was transitioning from full-time student to full-time assistant-in-training at a golf course. Just when he thought everything was falling into place, Sosa was laid off from his job in late 2012.

Yet by March 2013, Sosa (with degree in hand) was gainfully employed as Assistant Superintendent at two popular New York City-owned golf courses.

Sosa credits the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) and a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOL) for helping him get there.

Thu
11
May

Become Certified in Government Technology Leadership: Advance Your Career with CGCIO™ Certification

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Rutgers Center for Government Services has joined forces with Public Technology Institute to offer PTI's highly regarded leadership training program for government technology professionals. Year-long classes that address the most critical issues facing IT leadership in the public sector begin in New Brunswick, N.J., on June 28, 2017, and in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 26, 2017. The deadline to enroll in the east coast program is May 31, with first-come, first-served enrollment capped at 20 seats. Do not delay.

This nationally recognized program is designed to equip technology professionals with the requisite tools to improve their leadership skills so that they may best manage their organizational technology and personnel assets. The program allows graduates to earn one of two coveted designations: Certified Government Chief Information Officer™ or Certified in Government Technology Leadership™.

Wed
03
Jul

OCPE Receives $1 Million Grant to Train Employees in one of NJ’s Fastest Growing Industries – Health Care

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NJ Department of Labor award will train incumbent workers of health care organizations

Several New Jersey health care facilities are getting a boost: their current front-line employees are receiving training to upgrade their skills from the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) thanks to a $1 million grant awarded to OCPE by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOL). The goal: help individual workers feel more valued and be more productive; save organizations time and money while making them more competitive; and retain highly skilled, high wage positions in the state.

Mon
22
Apr

Online Job Training Programs Offered by Rutgers’ CCPD Help Job Seekers

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Rutgers’ Center for Continuing Professional Development (CCPD) offers a host of educational opportunities to meet the needs of those looking to upgrade their skills, improve their marketability in the workplace, broaden their horizons, or comply with professional requirements.

CCPD primarily offers noncredit certificate programs for those interested in advancing their careers, learning a new skill, changing careers, or maintaining a particular level of competency in their field. CCPD ’s wide selection of online programs enables individuals to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule.

Online Certificate Programs

CCPD offers dozens of online certificate programs that enable individuals to complete coursework on their own schedule in the convenience of their own home.

Fri
05
Apr

Rutgers Connects Unemployed with Workforce Development Grants for Training

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Noncredit, continuing education programs at Rutgers can help open the door to new careers and opportunities for unemployed individuals who qualify for Workforce Development Grants. Currently, hundreds of Rutgers training programs are eligible for tuition grants through the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Many Rutgers programs also accept workforce grants from other states for non-New Jersey residents.

Rutgers works with New Jersey One-Stop Career Centers across the state to assist unemployed workers in identifying appropriate training programs eligible for tuition assistance.

Mon
07
Jan

ENABLED to Work Program Offers Training, Job Search Skills

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Alex Bruton served two years in Vietnam and 22 years as an Army reservist, but he faced one of his biggest challenges when two knee replacement surgeries left him unable to continue working on his feet as a cardiology technician.

Bruton sought help from the Veterans Administration, which referred him to the state Division of Vocational Rehabilitation services (DVR). That agency connected him with the ENABLE Division of Small & Associates of Livingston and ultimately with Rutgers’ Center for Continuing Professional Development (CCPD).

Through these two educational partners in the Rutgers ENABLED to Work program, Bruton has been able to train for a new career and enhance his marketability through job counseling.

With state grant funding paying his tuition, Bruton enrolled in an online training program through Rutgers’ CCPD last summer to become an electronic medical health records specialist.  He also received counseling through ENABLE on job-search and resume-writing skills and techniques.

Fri
31
Aug

Mini-MPA™ Program Offers Practical Skills for Managers in Public, Nonprofit Sectors

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Classes held on Fridays, September 14-October 12

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Administrators and managers in the public and nonprofit sectors, as well as motivated college graduates aiming for a career in these areas, can develop and enhance their leadership and management skills in Rutgers’ Mini-Master in Public Administration™ program being offered September 14-October 12.

Registration has begun for the Mini-MPA™ program, which is offered by Rutgers’ Center for Executive Leadership in Government (CELG) at its headquarters at 303 George St.

The 30-hour program is conveniently structured for working professionals, with classes conducted on five consecutive Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Participants must complete the entire program to earn the Mini-MPA™ certificate and three CEUs.

Fri
31
Aug

Radon Training Program Helps People Expand Businesses, Build Careers

Jim Morris, associate director of OCPE, with a simulated attic radon mitigation system.

 

His home inspection business hurt by a sluggish economy, Michael Lloyd decided to branch out, gaining skills to fix a major concern in his South Carolina community: high levels of indoor radon.

Lloyd last year became nationally certified to mitigate radon – a gas estimated to cause 21,000 lung-cancer deaths a year in the United States – at Rutgers University’s Eastern Regional Radon Training Center (ERRTC), one of four such centers established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Lloyd, whose business is based in Moore, S.C., has completed 100 mitigation jobs since he became certified. “It turned things around,’’ the former Garden State resident said.

Thu
30
Aug

Interested in Teaching? Come to an Open House

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The Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) at Rutgers-Newark will host an open house for Rutgers alumni and current Rutgers students interested in becoming certified teachers in racially, ethnically, economically, and linguistically diverse urban secondary schools. The event will take place at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Room 256/7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15.

Speakers will be Joelle Tutela, director of teacher education, and Ivette Rosario, interim program coordinator.

The program accepts Rutgers alumni with degrees in liberal arts subject areas eligible for certification in New Jersey: English, mathematics, biology, geology, environmental sciences, chemistry, physics, Spanish, Portuguese, history, political science, sociology, anthropology, and economics.

Mon
27
Aug

Mid-Management Development Program Begins This Fall

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Rutgers Center for Management Development (Rutgers CMD) will launch a new leadership program this fall for managers.

The Mid-Management Development Program is a high-level, results-centered program for managers with three to five years of experience. It is designed to enhance their strengths and performance. Participants will gain the solid framework needed to make better decisions affecting both their companies and their careers. The program is taught by prominent Rutgers faculty and experts within their respective fields.

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