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Funding through the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development may be available for programs that will assist in upgrading the skills and productivity of the agricultural workforce.

Customized Training Initiative Grants: Designed to create and retain a well trained and highly skilled workforce. This program can help employers tailor training programs to improve their workers' production capabilities and, in turn, their bottom line.

Literacy Skills Training Grants:  Improve your employees' English language proficiency, reading comprehension, communication, mathematic and computer literacy skills.


Youth Transition to Work (YTTW): YTTW is a well-established partnership of the Department of Labor, Department of Education, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, and the state AFL0-CIO. The programs provides funding to employers, organized labor and schools to implement school to registered apprenticeship tranisition programs. Apprenticeship consists of structured on the job training and classroom instruction.

New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP): MEP is a nationwide network of resources transforming manufacturers to compete globally, supporting greater supply chain integration and providing access to technology for improved productivity. MEP has centers nationwide that work directly with area manufacturers to provide expertise and services tailored to their most critical needs, which range from process improvements and worker training to business practices and applications of information technology. Solutions are offered through a combination of direct assistance from center staff and outside consultation.