Jersey City Employment and Training Program
A Bit of Background
The Jersey City Employment and Training Program (JCETP), a non-profit agency, is mandated by The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) that was signed into law on August 8, 1998. JCETP has been servicing Jersey City residents for the last 28 years. Its motto has been “Helping Our Community to Work.”
JCETP continues its mission of helping our community to work through personal outreach services, workshops to prepare job seekers, intensive services for qualified customers, a variety of youth services to support both in-school youth needing summer employment & career guidance and out of school youth preparing to enter the workforce. JCETP staff works together with various social service agencies to assist customers securing employment. It has also been involved with servicing over 25,000 youth in Jersey City for over two decades.
JCETP is a proud partner of the American Job Center network.
Mayor Steven M. Fulop Recognizes EMT Trainiees
Through the combined efforts of the City of Jersey City, Jersey City Employment and Training Program and Jersey City Medical Center, 14 residents that include struggling job-seekers who have recently been on unemployment or meet low-income guidelines have been enrolled in an Emergency Medical Technician certification course. Because of a collaborative state and local grant program, Jersey City Medical Center will provide a 20-week intensive training program at no cost to the students. Upon successful completion of the course, these residents will be offered local employment at over $16 per hour. The class kicked-off at the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center on Thursday, July 24, 2014 and students were welcomed by special guests Jersey City Medical Center President and CEO Joseph F. Scott and Barnabas Health President and CEO Barry H. Ostrowsky. They were recognized by Mayor Steven M. Fulop for their commitment to the care and safety of the community.