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, can 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 and the Morris County One Stop Career Center, 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.