Posted Monday, March 16th, 2015
Individuals who are working but have limited income or are underemployed can take advantage of free occupational training and job search assistance offered by the Morris/Sussex/Warren Employment and Training Services.
Donna L. Buchanan, director of program operations for Morris/Sussex/Warren ETS, said the agency has provided job skills training services to area residents for more than 50 years.
“In this extraordinarily competitive employment market, it is essential that workers make an effort to improve their skills in order to stand out from the crowd,” Buchanan said. “Keeping skills sharp and adding to one’s skill set with attained credentials will lead to well-paying jobs in 21st century careers.”
According to Buchanan, ETS offers limited income or under-employed workers and unemployed job seekers grants up to $4,000 for training in labor demand occupations at leading training schools and community colleges, on line 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, in the One Stop Career Centers located in Randolph, Newton (Sussex County), and Phillipsburg (Warren County). Training eligibility is subject to Workforce Investment Act program guidelines.
More information on Job Skills Training is available online at morrishumanservices.org/skills.asp. Employment Services information is also online at morrishumanservices.org/jobs.asp. Individuals also can call (973) 285-6880 for information on these and other free training opportunities, or to schedule an appointment.