Lakewood Companies and Others Can Receive $2000 per Apprenticeship

Posted on September 15, 2020 By

Lakewood companies and those in surrounding areas can receive $2,000 for apprenticeships. Ocean County College is participating in programs to offer companies an opportunity to train and maintain their best employees with two federally approved public apprenticeship programs.

Each have specific curriculum and National Institute for Metal Working Skills (NIMS) certifications that include 144 hours online training and 2000 hours On-the-Job Training at no cost to employers. Employers receive $2000 from the apprenticeship for On-the-Job Training. The apprenticeships earn 11 and 13 college credits at Camden County College that may be applied to an Associate Degree in Advanced Computerized Manufacturing.

The Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (One year funding of a three-year apprenticeship program) apprenticeship includes Workplace Essentials, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, and Mechanical Systems Maintenance Operations. The CNC, Manual Mill & Lathe (full funding of a one-year apprenticeship program) apprenticeship includes: Safety Training; Shop Math; Blueprint Reading; Inspection, GD&T; Metallurgy; Tools; Setup and Operation of Manual Mill and Lathe; Setup and Operation of Manual and CNC Mill and Lathe; and G&M Code.

These apprenticeship programs are led by the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce & Economic Development and made possible through grant funds.

For more information, contact Michael Forcella, Manager of Business Engagement at Ocean County College, at or call 201-320-7595 or Joe Pranzatelli, M.A., NJCCC Program Manager, at 908-340-8459 or