Morris County and eligible nearby New Jersey residents who want to improve their careers through healthcare job training may be able to receive free education and training at County College of Morris (CCM).
CCM is a Partnering College of the Northern New Jersey Health Professions Consortium (NNJHPC). The NNJHPC strengthens and expands healthcare job training by helping to prepare participants for the workforce through basic skills preparation, supportive services, and occupational skill development leading to certification and finding healthcare jobs.
Certification Programs Offered at CCM Include:
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Certified Homemaker Health Aide (CHHA)
- Certified Medication Aide
- Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA)
- Phlebotomy Technician
- EKG Technician
- Certified Assisted Living Administrator (CALA)
- Pharmacy Technician
- Dental Radiographic Technician
- Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
This healthcare job training initiative at CCM is funded through the Federal Health Professions Pathways Grant, which is designed to eliminate roadblocks that would otherwise prevent eligible candidates from obtaining education, training and ultimately employment in high demand healthcare occupations. Eligible participants include TANF and GA recipients and other low income individuals.Employment Outlook & Career Services
Many medical practices and healthcare facilities in Morris County are looking to fill positions, but they need qualified applicants. CCM has services to assist in job searches near the completion of the training programs to help students obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a successful job search and obtain employment.Qualifications
During an interview, the applicant’s background and career goals will be assessed to determine which program is the best fit and increases his or her marketability to employers.
- Education Requirements: High school diploma or GED
- Household Income: Eligibility will be determined based on proof of all income/benefits/wages earned in the last 6 months for yourself and any dependent family members in your household. Income includes salary, alimony, interest from savings, child support, unemployment, social security, dividends, rental income, or other items claimed on your yearly income taxes. The program is open to recipients of:
- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
- General Assistance (GA)
- Individuals with an annual income that falls within 185% of federal poverty guidelines ($21,590 for an individual to $44,123 for a family of four); there are additional guidelines for larger families
- Pre-Enrollment Testing:
- Applicants must take an adult skills assessment test (TABE)
- Tutoring services are available to assist you in meeting the program standards
We encourage you to attend one of our upcoming information sessions at CCM’s campus in Randolph, held once a week on either Tuesday or Thursday. To register and learn more information about program qualifications and how the process works, please contact:
Dale Favia, James Bryant or Cynthia Lyons
In an effort to assist individuals and families affected by the recent economic down-turn, and to support and enhance the ever growing need for qualified healthcare workers, the Obama Administration, through the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration, has provided funding whereby low-income individuals, who meet the eligibility requirements, may be selected to receive training and support services through the Northern New Jersey Health Professions Pathways Grant. This initiative is designed to eliminate roadblocks that would otherwise prevent candidates from obtaining education, training and ultimately employment in various high demand health care occupations.
The County College of Morris, in collaboration with the Morris County School of Technology, is a Partnering College with The Northern New Jersey Health Professions Consortium (NNJHPC), a region-wide capacity building initiative to strengthen and expand healthcare industry occupational training through workforce readiness and integrated basic skills preparation, workforce supportive services, and occupational skill development leading to certification and employment for TANF and other low-income participants.
The NNJHPC is a cross-county partnership covering the North New Jersey Counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union and Warren. Consortium partners include: Hudson County Community College, Essex County College, Meridian Health, Union County College, Sussex County Community College, Warren County Community College, Middlesex County College, Brookdale Community College, Passaic County Community College, Bayada Nurses, Bergen Community College and the County College of Morris.
|A study funded by the federal government is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. During the study, eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.
|This activity/program has been partially funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families through the Northern New Jersey Health Professions Consortium (Grant Number 90FX0001). This document was supported by Grant Number 90FX0001 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.