Cape May County Workforce Development

The Cape May County Division of Workforce Development  offers eligible residents. education and training grants up to $4,000 and also paid On-The-Job Training opportunities with area businesses.

Specific grants target unemployed and dislocated workers, youths, veterans, ex-offenders, age 55-plus, and those who have a physical or mental disability.

Education and training grants are available for in-demand jobs and careers such as:

Dental Assistant • Computer Technology •  HVAC/Plumbing  Certified Nurse Assistant   CDL Culinary Arts  Skin Care Specialist  Welding  Pharmacy Technician  Cosmetology  Office Network Specialist  Electrician  Auto Mechanic • And many more in-demand careers and jobs …

Visit the NJ Department of Labor website New Jersey Training Opportunities for more extensive listings of labor demand occupations that will qualify you for a training grant.

Get Paid While Learning a Trade

The On-The-Job Training program provides an opportunity for unemployed workers to learn a new trade or skill while being paid up to 26 weeks.  The goal is for workers to learn while on the job which can lead to full-time employment.

The One-Stop Center is staffed with an OJT specialist for those seeking more information and  to discuss current employers participating in the program.

Who Qualifies for WIOA Funding?

Workforce funding is generally budgeted into Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Older Youth (18-24) categories. The majority of funding is budgeted towards adult and dislocated workers who are unemployed/underemployed  and others who can qualify based on specific criteria.

Contact Us

  1. Address: County Commons Complex
    3801 Route 9 South, Unit 3
    Rio Grande, NJ 08242

    Phone: (609) 886-6529 for more information or to speak with a training counselor.

    Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on county holidays.

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Mission Statement

To provide an integrated system of training, retraining, and employment for job seekers and employers of Cape May County to build a globally competitive workforce, and positively influence the economic development of the service region.

Our goal is to increase employment and training opportunities for the County’s citizens, as well as enhance their productivity and competitiveness in the workplace.