New Jersey Reentry Corporation launches Summer Training Institute at HCCC


The New Jersey Reentry Corporation is launched their Summer Training Institute at Hudson County Community College on Wednesday, a program to provide job training for 175 court-involved young adults ages 18 through 25.

Photo courtesy of Hudson County Community College.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Hudson County Community College and NJRC have a close working partnership. We have been honored to work together to provide ‘industry-recognized’ credentials to NJRC program participants across a wide range of skills-based training including phlebotomy, welding, culinary, and computer basics,” HCCC President Dr. Christopher Reber said in a statement.

“The NJRC Summer Training Institute will provide young adults with skills and a direction, which will establish future careers.”

Participants will have the opportunity to take courses on general construction and forklift operation while earning OSHA 30 certification.

They can also take culinary courses, Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses at RJW Barnabas, and courses on phlebotomy and becoming a peer recovery specialist (a professional who has successfully completed the recovery process and now helps others going through the same process).

Additionally, Microsoft basics and Cisco Certification are available.

Summer Training Institute participants will also gain access to NJRC’s full array of wraparound services, such as enrollment in federal and state benefit programs such as Medicaid and SNAP.

Furthermore, the offerings of the Francine A. Lefrak Wellness Center that provides medical, behavioral, and dental health screenings. The Hudson County Department of Housing and Community Reintegration will provide supportive family services to participants.

Courses will take place this summer over two sessions. Group 1 begins on June 26th and concludes on July 28th, while Group 2 runs from July 31st through August 31st.  Classes are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day.

Interested participants can register online beginning May 22nd at or via Eventbrite, or in-person at the NJRC Training Center located at 195 Campus Drive in Kearny on May 23rd, June 1st, and June 6th.

Interested participants can also email for more information.

Dignitaries at the launch included NJRC Found and Chair Jim McGreevey, NJ Council of County Colleges President Aaron Fitchner, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Workforce Development Nicholas Toth, Jersey City Council President Joyce Watterman, and Hudson County Department Director of Housing and Community Reintegration Frank Mazza, and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Chief of Intergovernmental Affairs Jenny Davis.

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