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Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board



Earl Axelson , Chairperson
Rhonda Lowery, Executive Director

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The Workforce Investment Board maintains partnerships between the public and private sector to develop policies and evaluate the readiness, at the county level to deliver a workforce prepared for employment in today's evolving economy.

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Webinars Linking Education to Career Preparedness Offered

Secondary school educators and student personnel services staff from area high schools are invited to participate in a 4 week webinar series to learn how to navigate career and employment virtual tools, and align curriclum to the workforce, among many other topics. Registration is required. There are no fees for participation. Call 485-0153, ext. 4805 for more information.

Youth Career & Employment Exploration Syposiums Scheduled

Incoming freshman and sophomores from local high schools are invited to attend this 1/2 day event to learn more about the local labor market, career opportunities and plan for further education.
Atlantic County: 10/7/14 @ Atlantic City Convention Center
Cape May County: 10/21/14 @ The Flanders Hotel
Registration is required! Call 485-0052 for more info.

Celebrate National Disabilities Awareness Month

Join us on 10/2/14 to honor businesses, consumers and vocational rehabilitation professionals making a positive impact in workforce development for persons with disabilities. The event will be held at the Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, New Jersey from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There is a $20 registration fee. Call 485-0153, ext. 4805 for more information.

High School Equivalency Information Sessions

Held monthly on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays in Room 214 at the Atlantic County One Stop Career Center at 9:00 a.m. Find out how the test, formerly known as the GED has changed. The first session is June 4th.

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To register for and download current WIB RFPs, please visit the Atlantic County Department of Budget and Purchasing  bids website at http://bids.aclink.org.

Displaced Casino Employees Town Hall Meetings
Featuring representatives from the Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board,
NJ Department of Labor,
Atlantic Cape Community College and
the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey


Monday, August 18 at 6 PM
Brigantine Community Center

Thursday, August 21 at 9 AM and 5 PM
Atlantic County Library/Ventnor

Monday, August 25 at 8 PM
Buena Vista Township Hall

Wednesday, September 3 at 6 PM
Egg Harbor Township Community Center

The Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board has established partnerships with local businesses, community organizations, educational institutions and government agencies to provide a seamless system of employment, training and social services to residents and employers in Atlantic and Cape May counties.

Here’s what local employers say about us...

Message from WIB Executive Director, Rhonda Lowery:

Message from Cindy Herdman-Ivins,
President/CEO, Family Service Association:

Message from Ron Esposito, Executive Director,
Next Gen Aviation Research and Technology Park:

The Board is comprised of representatives, shared between Atlantic and Cape May counties. The private sector represents over half of the membership, which provides for a diverse membership drawn from the community.

The WIB has established partnerships with local businesses, community and faith based organizations, educational institutions and government agencies to plan for a seamless system of services that benefit residents and the business community. Furthermore, the Board is tasked with building an extensive network of private and public sector partners to increase business participation in the workforce system, while fostering an environment for provider collaboration and partnerships. 

As an organization, the WIB area received a first place Recognition of Excellence Award from the United States Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration for innovation in the operation of at-risk youth programs, a Corporate Partnership Award from the Garden State Employment and Training Association and a Theodore E. Small Workforce Partnership Award, presented by the National Association of Workforce Boards for its leadership, innovative approaches and financial support of workforce development programs.

OUR MISSION

To ensure the coordinated and efficient delivery of the region’s workforce readiness resources through membership which provides leadership, direction, and accountability for the service area.

OUR GOALS

  • Develop priorities and goals driven by the labor market to assist residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties secure meaningful, and sustainable employment.
  • Serve as a clearinghouse for all planning, labor market assessment and customer service needs.
  • Act as the conduit to ensure collaboration between the private and public sectors as the single entity for policy direction on workforce matters.