National Apprenticeship Week In-Person and Virtual Events by New Jersey Community Colleges

Karla Roth-Bardinas

Think Media Communications or 732-996-9789

November 5, 2021, Trenton, New Jersey – New Jersey’s Community Colleges will be hosting a variety of events (in-person and virtually) to mark National Apprenticeship Week (November 15-21), including panel discussions about apprenticeships, an announcement of a new program, career fairs, tours, open houses, and more.

“On-the-job training is a win-win for businesses and workers. Registered Apprenticeships through New Jersey Community Colleges are a proven way for people to earn a living while getting the training needed to advance themselves in a career. Apprenticeships help to strengthen the workforce and economy by meeting the needs of employers across diverse industries. Our Community Colleges are excited to highlight the benefits of our programs during National Apprenticeship Week,” said Dr. Aaron Fichtner, President of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC).

The U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) celebration offers leaders in business, education, and their partners a chance to express their support for Apprenticeships. NAW was established to celebrate the significant impact Registered Apprenticeship Programs have had in

re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities.



10:30 am – 12:00 pm 

Bergen Community College, “Earn While You Learn” Virtual Panel and Discussion 


Panelists will introduce the concept of Apprenticeship, discuss employer benefits, share success stories, and talk about how Apprenticeships help the community with employment. Panel will consist of 2-3 apprentices and their mentors to discuss the rewards and challenges of their relationship, and how mentoring contributes to the success of the apprentice’s journey. If time permits, it will also include speakers to showcase emerging practices and new learning models that have been developed during this grant.


8:30 am – 2:30 pm 

Raritan Valley Community College, In-Person Open House 

Raritan Valley Community College Workforce Training Center,  

118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876 

The in-person Open House will include informative speakers and activities for students.

1:00 pm 

Rowan College of Burlington County Event at Tecomet, In-Person Presentation 

Tecomet, 7145 Colonial Lane, Pennsauken, NJ 08109 

Three employees with Tecomet, a manufacturing company in Pensauken, NJ, will be presented with Journeyperson Certificates from the United States Department of Labor.

5:00 pm -7:00 pm 

Middlesex College, In-Person Open House 

2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ 08818 

An in-person Open House to learn about the Non-Credit Programs in Culinary, Business and Computer Science, Healthcare Professional Development for Teachers, Technology Creative Arts and Personal Enrichment, Camp, Child Care Retirement Strategies, Apprenticeships, Corporate Training Careers in the Trades, and English as a Second Language. Enjoy a culinary demonstration (and sample the food!) while you learn about the Continuing Education classes.


9:00 am – 11:00 am 

Camden County College, In-Person Manufacturing Employer Tours and  

Apprenticeships Forum 

Taft Hall, Presentation Room, 200 College Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012 

This in-person Forum is being held for manufacturing employers to learn about the benefits of participating in Apprenticeships, in addition to a tour of Camden County College’s CIM Center factory floor. Discussion topics will include: USDOL Registered Apprenticeships, Apprenticeship Grant Opportunities (online and in-person), and Camden County College’s Online Manufacturing Apprenticeship Programs (Machinist, Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, and Welding).

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

Bergen Community College Event at One Stop Center,  

In-Person Apprenticeship and Employer Hiring Event, 

One Stop Center, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652 

Bergen Community College will host six local employer partners for a hiring event. Invited employers are welcomed to recruit residents in the local community and throughout New Jersey.   Tables will be set up in one the building’s lobbies. The college will also have a table at the One Stop to promote Continuing Education Programs.

9:00 am 

Hudson County Community College Event at IUOE Local 825 

In-Person Signing Ceremony  

IUOE Local 825 Training Facility, 338 Deans Rhode Hall Road, Dayton, NJ 08810 

The Signing Ceremony with Hudson County Community College and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 825 to celebrate the agreement and launch of the

NJ Place 2.0 Dual Education Program. 

12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:30 pm 

County College of Morris, In-Person Tours 

214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ 07869 

County College of Morris will be hosting tours throughout the day to showcase to potential students and the community our new Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Building.


12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 

Bergen Community College, Virtual Apprenticeship Career Fair 


Healthcare Employer Virtual Panel, 12 -1 pm 

Manufacturing Employer Virtual Panel, 1 -2 pm 

The Virtual Apprenticeship Career Fair will begin with two healthcare employers talking about apprenticeship opportunities and their companies’ respective organizational cultures. Immediately following, two manufacturing employers will discuss similar opportunities in their organizations.

3:30 pm 

Hudson County Community College In-Person Apprenticeship Celebration  

at Eastern Millwork 

Eastern Millwork, 143 Chapel Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305 

Holz Technik Advance Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program: Celebrating the Collaboration with Hudson County Community College, Eastern Millwork, Inc., and Thomas Edison State University. Celebrating the Holz Technik Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program.  A collaboration with employer, Community College, and 4-year university.


About the New Jersey Council of County Colleges  

The New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) was created in the 1960s to support and promote New Jersey’s 18 Community Colleges that now enroll more than 300,000 people each year in credit, non-credit, and workforce development courses at more than 70 campuses throughout the state. More than 200,000 students – more than half of all undergraduate students in public colleges and universities in the state – are enrolled at New Jersey’s community colleges. The Community Colleges also enroll nearly 100,000 students in non-credit programs and partner with thousands of businesses to meet their training and workforce needs.

The primary goal of New Jersey’s 18 Community Colleges is to meet the ever-changing educational needs of our great state’s residents. Today, through more than 1,700 degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit courses and customized workforce training programs, New Jersey Community Colleges are helping more students than ever. No matter if they are seeking to transfer into a four-year college or university, complete a program and move directly into a career of choice, use professional development opportunities to advance within a field or move into another one, pursue a personal interest via the classroom or enjoy public art, music, theater, lecture, cultural, and sports offerings, New Jersey’s Community Colleges are here to serve.

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