HARRISON, N.J. — Hudson County Schools of Technology and Hudson County’s One Stop Career Center celebrated the opening of its new joint office in Harrison on Wednesday morning. This satellite office will help connect Hudson County residents with free services they may be eligible for, including job training, career counseling and English as a Second Language courses.
A second satellite office opened in Bayonne on Tuesday.
“At Hudson County Schools of Technology, our goal is to provide students and job seekers of all ages with the educational resources they need to succeed,” said Acting Superintendent Amy Lin-Rodriguez. “By opening these offices, we will have the opportunity to expand our outreach to residents in every corner of the county and provide them with the guidance they need to achieve their goals.”
These new offices will serve as a contact point with residents in Harrison, West Hudson and Bayonne to help connect them to programs offered Countywide.
“We are proud to expand our highly successful career centers to better serve residents in the southern and western parts of Hudson County,” said Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise. “I am confident that with increased access to these resource centers, more Hudson residents will be able to better themselves professionally and have a fair opportunity in the competitive job market. ”
Hudson County’s One Stop Career Center is based in Union City and includes a multimedia resource center and access to the internet for job seekers. The Center also offers career oriented aptitude testing, job referrals and soft skills training.
“The Career Development Center has already assisted thousands of Hudson County residents in becoming gainfully employed and helped them reach their own educational milestones,” said CDC Director Steven Smith. “Expanding these critical services in the western and southern ends of Hudson County will ensure every resident can reap the benefits of the County’s investment in education and technology.”
Harrison’s Career Development Center is located on the lower level of 326 Harrison Ave. and will be open on Mondays and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Harrison is a growing and diverse community committed to providing our residents with the services they need to thrive,” said Harrison Mayor James Fife. “I am proud of this partnership with Hudson County Schools of Technology to help provide not only Harrison residents, but all of West Hudson, with job training and educational resources.”