FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jane Brady, Director
Middlesex County Department of Workforce Development
County Expands Career Services, Training for Low-Income, Out-of-School Youth
NOVEMBER 10, 2010 -- Middlesex County has expanded its program offering skills assessment and work readiness classes to low-income, out-of-school youth ages 16 to 21.
The MC4YOU, Middlesex County 4 Youth Opportunities Unlimited (MC4YOU), which helps youth with various career services, including job training if eligible, is now available in New Brunswick. The program has been offered at the One-Stop Career Center in Perth Amboy for the past year.
“We are pleased to be able to expand the MC4YOU program, which helps us invest in our County’s young people and in their futures,” said Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano, chair of the County’s Administration and Finance Committee. “The program teaches valuable skills that can help them find good jobs in high-demand industries, and that is key in these tough economic times.”
Participants can be high school graduates, those who have obtained their GED or those who have left school without graduating and who do not have a GED.
If youth are eligible for the job training program, there is a stipend while in work readiness classes as well as while in the specific training program they choose.
The program is funded through the federal Work Investment Act.
Participants can attend the program in either of two locations:
The Middlesex County One-Stop Career Center
161 New Brunswick Ave.
Perth Amboy, NJ
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
New Brunswick Campus of Middlesex County College
140 New Street, Room 207
New Brunswick, NJ
Hours are 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays