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Workforce Development Institute and Leading Energy and Construction Companies Provide Second Round of Free Career Training for Women


Women interested in a new career path in energy or construction fields can be eligible for free training provided by a partnership of leading utility companies and the Rowan College at Burlington County Workforce Development Institute.

For the second time, the institute will present the Women in Sustainable Employment (WISE) program that provides women a weeklong, 32-hour training course in nontraditional employment opportunities available in energy and construction industries. The program introduces women to positions that include mechanic, laborer, plant operator, and meter reader.

The program is supported by a partnership among the college, Burlington County Workforce Development Board, PSEG, New Jersey American Water, South Jersey Gas, Atlantic City Electric and The Sisters in the Brotherhood – Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters.

The program will be held in the evenings and Saturdays at Rowan College at Burlington County beginning Saturday, Feb. 27.  

Interested participants are encouraged to attend an orientation session. Orientation sessions will be offered Jan. 19, 20, 28, 30, Feb. 1, 6 and 12. For more information on the (WISE) program or to register for an orientation session, please contact Heather Johnson of the Rowan College at Burlington County Workforce Development Institute at hejohnson@co.burlington.nj.us or 609-518-3900.