FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2013
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Natalie Pineiro, 908-527-4035

Info Sessions on Union County Choices Program to Take Place April 2nd, 3rd and 4th at Union County College

Union County – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in connection with Union County College, invite County residents with an interest in the fields of Healthcare and Allied Health to attend one of three information sessions on free job training, offered through the Union County Choices program ,taking place Tuesday, April 2nd, Wednesday, April 3rd, and Thursday, April 4th.

“The Freeholder Board recognizes that the key to stimulating Union County’s economy not only lies in job creation, but also in job training and retention,” said Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter.

The Union County Choices program, which is one of Carter’s initiatives as Chairman, is geared towards providing a range of skills and sector training to eligible job seekers in Union County’s priority economic development sectors.

The first set of information sessions will provide introductory information on trainings offered for Patient Care Technician and Medical Office Assistant, and will take place at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:00 p.m. – Plainfield Library 800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
  • Wednesday, April 3rd at 6:00 p.m. – Union County College, Kellogg Building 40 West Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ, 07202-2314
  • Thursday, April 4th at 2:00 p.m. –  Union County College, Kellogg Building 40 West Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ, 07202-2314

Sessions are free of charge to attend, and walk-ins are welcome although pre-registration is preferred. To register, or for more information on the Union County Choices program please contact Gina Tuesta at gtuesta@ucnj.org. For registration purposes, please include your name, email address, and preferred session date.

In addition to attending the information session, to be considered for the Union County Choices program candidates must meet have a high school diploma or GED, TABE 8th Grade, be WIA eligible and complete a criminal background check prior to the start of the training program.

For more information on any Union County press release, please contact Sebastian D’Elia, Communications Director for the County of Union, or a designee listed at the top of this press release. Please join the County of Union online at www.ucnj.org, on Facebook at www.ucnj.org/facebook, and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/countyofunionnj.