The inaugural Summer Training Institute will provide 175 court-involved youth ages 18-25 the opportunity to receive meaningful job training and industry-recognized credentials this summer. Governor Jim McGreevey, NJRC President, HCCC Dr. Chris Reber, President Aaron Fichtner and DJ Wallah join this initiative. Participants will receive comprehensive services from NJRC, including enrollment in federal (Medicaid) and state (General Assistance, SNAP, DVR) benefits, and the Francine A. LeFrak Wellness Center, which provides medical, behavioral health diagnostic exams and dental. NJRC will partner with the Hudson County Department of Housing and Reintegration to provide family support services.
The Governor's Summer Training Institute will consist of two summer cohorts in infrastructure and doctor:
● Track One, starting June 26 through July 28, will provide you with a training package in infrastructure-related programming, including construction, forklifts, and OSHA-30.
● Track two, from July 31 to August 31, will train participants interested in entering the medical field, including phlebotomy and peer recovery specialists.
Of particular note, New Jersey will receive $12B+ over the next five years from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The infrastructure training pathways of this program will be critical not only to these young adults, but also to state, regional, and local economies. Applications for the Summer Training Institute will begin May 22, 2023 online through Eventbrite or www.njreentry.org; In addition, in-person registration will be offered at the NJRC Training Center on May 23, June 1, and June 6.
Link to enroll in the Summer Training Institute: