Posted Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Out-of-work individuals looking for employment can take advantage of free occupational training and job search assistance offered by the Morris/Sussex/Warren Workforce Investment Board and Employment and Training Services.

Donna L. Buchanan, director of program operations for Morris/Sussex/Warren ETS, said the agency has successfully provided job skills training services to area residents for more than 50 years.

“In this extraordinarily competitive employment market, it is essential that job seekers make an extra effort to stand out from the crowd,” Buchanan said. “Keeping skills sharp and updating resumes with attained credentials will lead to well-paying jobs in 21st century careers.”

According to Buchanan, ETS offers eligible job seekers grants of up to $4,000 for training in labor-demand occupations at leading training schools and community colleges, online training, and On-the-Job Training.

In addition, training in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint is available at the Morristown One-Stop Career Center.

For individuals seeking English as a Second Language (ESL) and Basic Computer instruction, training is available through the Workforce Learning Link, located in the One-Stop Career Center in Randolph.

Training eligibility is subject to Workforce Investment Act program guidelines.  More information on Job Skills Training is available online at

Employment Services information is also online at

Individuals can also call 973-285-6880 for information on these and other free training opportunities, or to schedule a training orientation.