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New Community Recruits Job Seekers For Auto Program Backed By Ford, Program Awarded $260K Grant By NJ Labor Department

Newark, NJ (May, 27, 2014) — New Community Corporation (NCC)  Workforce Development Center will offer job seekers a unique opportunity to Meet And Greet prospective employers from the automotive industry including Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Kia, Mazda, Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Hyundai on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 11 a.m.

The Meet And Greet officially kicks off a new session of New Community’s Automotive Technician Employment and Training Program, which was awarded a $260,000 grant by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development in April. NCC operates the 1,200-program hour course in partnership with national automakers and offers classes at no cost to job seekers. Uniforms, textbooks and equipment are provided and graduates of the program earn nationally recognized Ford automotive technician certification. Participants will also be prepared for Automotive Service Excellence certifications.

“We’re not training for training’s sake,” said Rodney Brutton, New Community’s Director of Workforce Development. “The real experience is when you go out into the private sector.”

The Meet And Greet will take place at NCC’s state-of-the-art Automotive Training Center in Newark where attendees will get a firsthand look at how the Automotive Technician Employment and Training Program runs, fill out an application, and have an opportunity to talk to current students as they work on vehicle repairs. Brutton will give an overview of the program and other officials will deliver brief remarks.

The program is currently accepting applications and is slated to begin classes in June. For more information on the program, contact Rodney Brutton at Also, check out this recent video featuring NCC’s automotive students:

Date:             Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Time:            11 a.m.
Location:     NCC Automotive Training Center, 210 West Bigelow St., Newark, NJ
Visuals:       Current students working on vehicles, meeting with employers

Media contact:     
Eunice Lee

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