Work Readiness Program at Perth Amboy
Through Grants provided by the Middlesex County Work Force Investment Board, Middlesex County College assists clients receiving public assistance with life and academic skills necessary to support them in becoming financially independent.
Career And Life Management
This program is designed to identify and address each individual’s barriers to success. Special emphasis is placed on helping each participant identify his/her personal, academic, and career goals. Special focus is placed on the steps required to begin the journey to achieve these life changes. Participants are provided with:
An integral component of this program is the Case Management Process. This involves the staffs of the Middlesex County Work Force Investment Board, the Middlesex County Board of Social Services, the New Jersey Department of Labor, and Middlesex County College working together to plan and facilitate the individual’s quest to achieve his/her goals and to overcome the barriers to success.
Early Employment Initiative
This program is designed to assist individuals applying for public assistance to obtain employment prior to their receiving a cash grant.
The program’s staff maintains a listing of current job openings and maintains contacts with local employers.
Participants are provided with:
Alternative Work Experience Program
This program is designed to provide individuals, who are currently receiving public assistance with academic, ESL, and “world of work” skills. Participants in this program receive a half-day of academic instruction tailored to their individual needs. In addition, each participant performs a half-day of work experience at a non-profit agency. This is intended to provide the individual with appropriate work habits, real skills, and contacts within the employment sector. Participants are provided with:
Job Search Assistance Program
This program is designed to provide those individuals currently receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Parents (TANF) with information about and experience in navigating the current job market. Individualized job counseling and placement services will be provided. Participants will be trained in the following areas:
Participants in this activity have access to the Internet, fax machine, telephone, and other office equipment necessary to conduct a job search. In addition, the program's staff maintains a listing of current job openings and is in contact with local employers.