Free, easy-to-access training in basic work skills, including computer training, for Union County residents.
Union County residents who are interested in improving their employment opportunities are invited to use Union County’s new remote learning platform at the Workforce Learning Link. The Workforce Learning Link is designed to help residents enter the workforce, improve their level of employment, enter an occupational training program, or obtain a high school equivalency diploma.
The Workforce Learning Link also provides in-person access, for those who prefer to use the learning program in person.
“The new remote learning option enables us to connect members of the public with workforce training services that enable them to gain valuable skills while tending to other responsibilities they may have, such as family care, school, work or civic service,” said Commissioner Rebecca L. Williams.
“With the new remote platform, we have the opportunity to tailor our services to fit the needs of our diverse, dynamic population, remove barriers to self-improvement, and make it easier for all residents to access career services. It provides an additional resource for the many Union County residents who are striving to enter the workforce and improve their employment situation,” said Commissioner Sergio Granados, who is the Commissioner Board Liaison to the Workforce Development Board and the Human Services Advisory Council.
The Workforce Learning Link focuses on programs that enable participants to work towards their goals within a relatively short period of time, lasting no more than six months.
Residents who enroll in the Workforce Learning Link remote platform can create their own schedules, work at their own pace, and access their courses on a 24/7 basis.
To find out about the Workforce Learning Link and other American Job Center programs in Union County, residents can call 908-558-8000.
American Job Center offices are located in Plainfield at 200 West Second Street, and Elizabeth at 921 Elizabeth Avenue.
The American Job Center is a program of the Union County Department of Human Services. For more information, and to access the “Union County Works” one-stop virtual services portal, visit ucnj.org/dhs/workforce-development.
For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.
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