Additional Grant Programs

WORKFORCE LEARNING LINK

Services are available for adult learners who need to develop soft-skills or upgrade basic skills instruction in reading, writing, and math. The Workforce Learning Link (WLL) is a state and federal grant administered through BCTS, which supports literacy labs at sites throughout the County. Certified instructors deliver workforce training programs and services in a classroom setting. For more information contact Helen Gonzalez at 201-329-9600 x5648.

WORK FIRST NEW JERSEY

The State's welfare program is known as WorkFirst New Jersey (WFNJ). To receive assistance, clients have to work, actively look for work, or participate in an approved work activity. The first activity of this job training is a mandatory 30-day in-service program at the One-Stop where clients prepare their resumes and learn workplace readiness skills. BCTS administers this training program.

After initial training, clients are then placed in the next mandatory job activity, which includes occupational training, community work experience training, or basic skills instruction. Those in need of intensive job readiness services are placed in contracted programs with local providers. Through an RFP process, BCTS sponsors intensive programs with a number of community based providers.

DISPLACED HOMEMAKER, BERGEN ONE STOP CAREER CENTER

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs sponsors a grant program through BCTS to support Displaced Homemakers. Free services are available at the One Stop to women who are divorced, separated, widowed, or married but unsupported, and single parents who wish to enter the workforce. Please visit the Displaced Homemaker Program website for more details.

In addition to the aforementioned organizations, the One-Stop partners with a number of local county agencies and community service organizations to round out services.

VETERANS SERVICES

Veterans Representatives are available at the One Stop to help vets learn about available jobs, training opportunities, and to assist them access the network of benefits available to them. The Jobs for Veterans Act affords priority of service to covered veterans and eligible spouses over non-covered persons for the receipt of employment, training and placement services provided under new or existing job training programs funded in whole, or in part, by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). For more information, please visit the One-Stop or the State's Veterans website.

EASTER SEALS/55+

Special programs are available to assist older, economically disadvantaged workers. For more information contact Martyse Strychacz at 201-329-9600 x 5637.

 

 

 

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