National Emergency Grant-funded Services Brings Displaced Workers to WACC

Atlantic Cape Community College is working with the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the One-Stop Career Centers in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties to provide services to those affected by the casino layoffs.

This initiative is funded by the National Emergency Grant awarded to the NJLWD from the federal government and will bring new staff, outside resources and thousands of displaced workers to the Worthington Atlantic City Campus.

A team from the NJLWD and the One-Stop centers is available daily in Room 276 at the Atlantic City Campus to provide services to local residents invited by the NJLWD.

Atlantic Cape, through continuing education, will provide a mandatory 3-hour orientation to advise the dislocated workers of all of the services available to them, including: labor market information, career counseling, job search skills, resume writing, interviewing, importance of networking, as well as a connection to employment services and training.

The college expects to provide this orientation for up to 4,000 people through early July. These orientation sessions take place at the Atlantic City Campus, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Thursday. TABE and ESL testing will also be provided as part of NEG services.

Once a student attends orientation, they will be able to:

  • Seek job placement services
  • Receive counseling services about next steps in career and education pathway
  • Receive information about no-cost training available through the grant

Atlantic Cape will also provide adult basic education and ESL training as part of the NEG. This activity is expected to begin around April 1 and will last approximately two years at either the Atlantic City or Mays Landing campuses.

It is anticipated that parking will be challenging at times at WACC due to the increased number of visitors. There is additional parking at the St. James AME church located at the corner of New York Avenue.

For more information, contact Janice Decicco Fipp, director of the NEG department, at ext. 4826 or jfipp@atlantic.edu.

If there are any questions from the public about these sessions, including changing a date, direct guests to Brittany Holmes, ext. 4884 or bholmes@atlantic.edu. Brittany is located near Room 276.

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