For Technical Assistance Contact:
Camille DiLeo, Workforce Grant and Program Management, Youth and Apprenticeship Programs
NJBUILD-Highway to Employment (H2E)
Fiscal Year 2017
In collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), LWD is announcing the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Notice of Grant Opportunity (NGO) for the NJBUILD H2E Program. This grant will assist in providing greater opportunities and incentives for individuals by providing pre-apprenticeship training, basic skills instruction, workforce readiness (employability skills) instruction, and a structured work experience which will emphasize vocational-based training for entry-level skills in the highway construction trades. The program will seek to facilitate effective transitions of women and minorities 20 years of age and older to high-skill, high-wage employment in labor demand occupations that are apprenticeable.
The mission of the NJBUILD H2E program is to promote outreach and pre-apprenticeship training in the highway construction trades industry for female and minority New Jersey residents to prepare them for entry into registered apprenticeships or employment in construction-related jobs with a minimum hourly wage of $12.65 (51% above the State’s minimum wage).
The total amount of funding available for this program in FY 2017 is estimated to be $720,000 and is contingent upon the availability of NJBUILD funding. The grant cycle is expected to be for an 18-month period and is anticipated to begin July 15, 2016.