HCST Partners With Jersey City to Offer Lead Abatement Certification Program

Hudson County Schools of Technology & Jersey City Partnering to Offer Lead Abatement Certification Program

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Hudson Technical and the Hudson County Career Development Center, operated by the Hudson County Schools of Technology, have established a unique partnership with the Jersey City Employment and Training Program to offer a lead abatement certification program to local residents. Jersey City’s Department of Health and Human Services is allocating funds through a New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs grant to offer the four week course free to eligible individuals, with priority being given to minority and Jersey City-based contractors.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a time of uncertainty for so many of us, and now more than ever we must identify new ways of connecting residents with good paying jobs without breaking the bank,” said Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise. “Hudson County remains committed to providing residents with the educational and training resources necessary to succeed in the workplace and we look forward to working with the Hudson County Schools of Technology and Jersey City in this new endeavor.”

The course is being taught by NAETI LLC, whose parent company Lew Corp. will help assist contractors with job placement opportunities upon completion of the program.

“Through collaborations such as this one we’ve worked to advance opportunities for residents, particularly our minority communities, aligning with our goal of empowering our residents with this type of continued support and providing the resources they need to take their next steps forward in their careers,” said Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop. “Partnerships like this allow us to recruit and train qualified residents and put them on the path of success for years to come.”

In order to qualify for the program, certified contractors must be licensed and insured. Individuals interested in applying for the program can contact Katrice Thomas at 551-222-4323 For more information about the course work, applicants can email Alicia Abraham at hudsontechnical@hcstonline.org or 201-662-6791. The course will run for four consecutive Saturdays at the Earl W. Byrd Center in Jersey City. Additional information about the program and how to enroll can be found online by visiting hcstonline.org/hudsontechnical/.