Frequently Asked Questions

Who we are:

The Cape May County Division of Workforce Development is a program under the Work Force Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), a federally funded program that provides residents training and education grants in labor demand occupations.

In addition, we offer On-The-Job (OJT) training opportunities that provides unemployed/underemployed country residents the opportunity to learn a new skill or trade while being paid for up to 26 weeks.

Where are you located and business hours?

We are conveniently located  at the One-stop Career Center at the County Commons Complex, 3801 Route 9 South, Unit 3, Rio Grande, NJ 08242. Hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM except holidays. For more information or to speak with  a counselor call 609-886-6529.

Who qualifies for WIOA Funding?

Workforce funding is generally budgeted into Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Older Youth (18-24) categories. The majority of funding is budgeted towards adult and dislocated workers who are unemployed, and others who can qualify based on specific criteria.

Cape May County’s Workforce Development program offers eligible residents education and training grants up to $4,000, and paid On-The-Job-Training opportunities.

Do you offer services for youth and high school drop outs?

Out of School Youth: We provide Out Of School Youth (ages 16-24) GED preparation and basic education, mentoring, assessment/testing, tutoring, career counseling, occupational skills assessment/training, labor market information, and on-the-job training programs, job search and placement assistance and other supportive services offered through various partner public and non-profit agencies.

In-School Youth: We provide qualified in-school youth supportive education and life-skills training including education (basic skills), college and career readiness activities, career planning, and work experience training (paid and unpaid).

What training opportunities do you offer?

Education and training opportunities grants are available for in-demand jobs such as:

Dental Assistant • Computer Technology • HVAC/Plumbing • Nurse • Certified Nurse Assistant • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) • Culinary Arts • Skin Care Specialist • Welding • Pharmacy Technician • Cosmetology • Real Estate • Office Network Specialist • Electrician • Auto Mechanic •  And many more in-demand careers, trades and professions.

How do I enroll for services?

Registration and orientation sessions are available weekly. Call 609-886-6529 to schedule to schedule day and time.


What is the approval process?

You must first  speak with an employment specialist or counselor who will determine eligibility.

What job search services do you offer?

The  Cape May Workforce Development Center  offers a number of workshops to help individuals assess their talents and training needs in preparing for a new job and career. In addition to providing services and training opportunities for adults, we have programs that serve Out of School Youth (age 18-21) and In-School Youth (age 14-16)

What Training Services do you offer?

Before a person can access any type of training services, you must have exhausted all efforts to gain employment through our assessment and job preparation programs. Because of limited funding, training is prioritized by need. Some of the services that are offered include:

Occupational Skills Training
Skills Upgrade
Job Readiness Training
Adult Remedial Education

Can you help me with my resume?

The One-Stop Career Center offers free workshops that will help you create, edit and finalize a professional resume. We also assist in preparation of your cover letters.

Are services available for non-English speaking clients?

Our staff can accommodate non-English speaking clients. Please contact us regarding your specific language requirements.

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Mission Statement

To provide an integrated system of training, retraining, and employment for job seekers and employers of Cape May County to build a globally competitive workforce, and positively influence the economic development of the service region.

Our goal is to increase employment and training opportunities for the County’s citizens, as well as enhance their productivity and competitiveness in the workplace.