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Posted on: January 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Career Training and Certification Opportunities Available to County Residents

WILDWOOD—Atlantic Electric and Heritage Dairy Stores will offer training programs that can lead to full time employment. Working in cooperation with the Cape May County Division of Workforce Development, the two training programs will begin later this year offering county residents the opportunity to gain valuable skills that can lead to rewarding, full-time careers.

Utility Industry Training: Atlantic City Electric’s “Career Path to Energy Program” is designed to meet the utility industry’s immediate need for skilled workers. The goal is to facilitate high-skill and high-wage employment through a series of workforce development and industry preparatory training sessions, academic refreshment and workforce preparation.

The program will commence in March with two initial information sessions for interested candidates that meet program requirements. Information sessions will be held Wednesday, March 2, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Atlantic Cape Community College, Cape May County campus. A second information session will be held at the campus on Wednesday, March 11 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

At the conclusion of the program, successful participants will have the opportunity to complete the pre-employment process that includes an interview with Atlantic Electric, and other energy/utility related companies.

For more information and to register, call the Cape May County Division of Workforce Development at 609-729-2234.

Management Training: Heritage Dairy stores, in cooperation with the Cape May County Division of Workforce Development, and The Office of Continuing Studies at Stockton University, will accept 10 applicants to train for Assistant Store Manager and Store Manager positions with Heritage Dairy Stores in five counties in southern NJ, including Cape May.

Trainees that successfully complete the training program will have the opportunity to earn the Servsafe Food Manager certification and the Retail Management certification. The program is a blended model combining self-paced online and instructor-led classroom-based components. The program allows for up to $242 in transportation supports per trainee to travel to and from the classroom training facility.

To learn more about the training opportunity, an Information Session will be held on February 18, 2:30 p.m. at the Cape May County Division of Workforce Development, located in the One Stop Career Center located at 3810 New Jersey Ave., Wildwood, NJ 08260. For more information, call 609-729-2234

Hospitality Industry Certification: The Cape May County Division of Workforce Development is offering county residents, ages 16 to 24, the opportunity to participate in the Hospitality Education Leading to Local Opportunities (HELLO) program that will enable qualified participants to obtain globally recognized credentials in the hospitality,

accommodations, food service and retail trade industries—the backbone of Cape May County’s tourism-driven economy.

The program, under the auspices of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), consists of training, certification exams, and paid internships with leading county hospitality businesses. Upon completion of the program and certification exam, participants will receive credentials in one or more of the following disciplines: Certified Guest Services Professional (CGSP), Certified Hospitality Professional, Certified Hotel Administrator, Certified Hospitality & Tourism Management Professional, and Certified Hospitality Supervisor.

To learn more about the program and qualifications, call the Cape May County Division of Workforce Development at 609-729-2234.

For information on all One Stop Center services, employment and training opportunities, the office is located at 3810 New Jersey Ave., Wildwood, NJ 08260. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8: 30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except state holidays). Call 609-729-2234 for information.

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