Sens. Menendez, Booker Join Local Leaders at Essex County to Announce $15M Job Training Program to Train New Jerseyans for Jobs in High Demand Healthcare Field

Sens. Menendez, Booker Join Local Leaders at Essex County to Announce $15M Job Training Program to Train New Jerseyans for Jobs in High Demand Healthcare Field

NEWARK, NJ - U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today joined local elected and community college leaders at Essex County College Center for Health Sciences to announce $15,000,000 in federal funding to 12 New Jersey community colleges, including Essex, to train students for jobs in the healthcare field.

The funding comes through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program administered in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education. The Bergen Community College Consortium partners with employers to provide students with the opportunity to enter in regional healthcare career pathways. Participants in the program receive the training necessary for desired careers in the healthcare field, including for nursing, emergency technician, home health aide, medication aide, medical administrative assistant and other credentialed professions.

  • Bergen Community College $6,101,147
  • Brookdale Community College $820,400
  • County College of Morris $774,488
  • Essex County College $819,100
  • Hudson County Community College $822,910
  • Mercer County Community College $732,777
  • Middlesex County Community College $825,000
  • Ocean County College $824,450
  • Passaic County Community College $836,144
  • Raritan Valley Community College $817,163
  • Sussex County Community College $822,048
  • Union County College $804,372

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