Workforce and Economic Development
Workforce Development Center
274 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103
Rodney Brutton, Director of Workforce Development
New Community’s Workforce Development Center offers comprehensive vocational training in several disciplines. We offer courses that prepare job seekers for careers in Automotive, Building Trades, Culinary Arts, ShopRite Partners-In-Training and Healthcare professions. For older youth who want to achieve their GED, we offer the Academic Enrichment Program for Older Youth. that provides students with classroom literacy and learning skills as well as vocational training and entry level job placement.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of all students through education and occupational training in a community that fosters life-long learning.
Download a PDF brochure of each of the training programs we offer:
Academic Enrichment Program
Allied Health Program
Automotive Technician Program
Building Trades Program
Culinary Arts Program
Workforce Development Center program overview
The Workforce Development Center is committed to student success, both in the classroom and in the workplace. Its approach to education is career-focused. Whether you want to acquire skills to launch a new career or attain additional skills to advance professionally, New Community Workforce Development Center should be your first stop.
At the Workforce Development Center, students choose from occupational programs developed in response to labor market research. They learn in the classroom and receive hands-on training through practical experience and internships. Our teaching curriculum is delivered by skilled staff and utilizes innovative, cutting-edge industrial tools.
* All students must be at least 18 years of age on or before the first day of class
* High school diploma or GED (General Education Development Certificate)
* All applicants must take the Test of Adult Basic Education for entrance into the program
Services and amenities offered include
* Highly-qualified instructors and support staff
* On-site admissions and placement office
* Spacious, well-lit classrooms and study areas
* Six high-tech computer labs and distance learning lab
* Resource lab with internet access
* On-site cafeteria
The Workforce Development Center is minutes from Newark Penn Station and is available by NJ Transit buses. The facility is also handicap accessible.
The Workforce Development Center is fully equipped to prepare you for the demands of today’s workforce, whether you are developing a new career or advancing in your current one. For more information, call the Workforce Development Center at 973-824-6484.
Additionally, it is a designated One Stop Center where individuals conduct job search using our computer lab and Family Resource Success Center. The training rooms are prepped for the various disciplines. Participants can also study for their GED and take Adult Basic Skills education classes.
New Community Workforce Development Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life of all students through education and occupational training in a community that fosters life-long learning.