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Issue Date: April 29, 2016

For Technical Assistance Contact:

Name: Patricia Jordan

Division: Workforce Development and Economic Opportunity

Telephone Number: 609-984-3534

Email Address:

Name of Grant Program: NJBULD-Atlantic City

Fiscal Year of Grant Program: FY16

Start Date and End Date of Grant Program: June 30, 2016 to December 31, 2017

Purpose for Which Funds will be Used:

NJBUILD – Atlantic County
NJBUILD Atlantic County - New Jersey Builders Utilization Initiative for Labor Diversity
The New Jersey Builders Utilization Initiative for Labor Diversity (NJBUILD) is one of several state programs for training women and minorities in the construction trades administered by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD). Unlike other training programs, NJBUILD funds are specifically limited to construction trades training and cannot be used for other industry-related training, such as management and engineering occupations. Funding for NJBUILD is provided through the annual Appropriations Act and P.L. 2009, c. 335. These laws ensure that all members of the public are afforded the opportunity to benefit from the economic recovery funds and associated State spending, and that every public contract, whether for construction services, goods, or other services provides equal employment opportunity for women and minorities.
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 construction trades. The program will seek to facilitate effective transitions by women and minorities 20 years of age and older to high-skill, high-wage employment in labor demand occupations that are apprenticeable.
In order to meet the employment needs of existing trade unions, this funding will only support partnerships with trade unions in the development and provision of pre-apprenticeship training and the placement of individuals with trades to meet their workforce needs.
There are 15 affiliated construction trades occupations in the construction industry. The following 15 occupations have the greatest opportunity for employment based upon projected growth and replacement data. Proposals must focus on construction training for women and minorities which will lead to apprenticeship and/or employment in the following occupations:
      O*NET Code                    Occupation                                                                                          
      47-2011.00                        Boilermakers
      47-2021.00                        Bricklayers
      47-2031.00                        Carpenters
      47-2111.00                        Electricians
      47-4021.00                        Elevator Constructors
      47-2141.00                         Finishing Trades (Painters, Glaziers, and Drywall Finishers)
      47-2131.00                        Insulators
      47-2221.00                        Iron Workers
      47-2061.00                        Laborers
      47-2073.00                        Operating Engineers
      47-2051.00                        Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons
      47-2152.01                         Pipe Trades (Plumbers and Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Heating,
                                                Ventilation and Air Conditioning [HVAC] Service Technicians)
      47-2181.00                        Roofers
      47-2211.00                        Sheet Metal Workers
      53-3032.00                         Teamsters/Heavy Truck Drivers
Mission of NJBUILD
The mission of the NJBUILD Atlantic County program is to promote outreach and pre-apprenticeship training in the construction trades industry for female and minority Atlantic County residents to prepare them for entry in a union apprenticeship or employment in a construction-related job.

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