Hudson County Community College to Unveil New Health Skills Lab This Friday Morning

Posted: 12/15/2016
Jennifer Christopher 201-360-4061 jchristopher@hccc.edu

December 15, 2016, Jersey City, NJ – This Friday morning, December 16th, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will officially open a new Health Skills Lab in the College’s Cundari Center at 870 Bergen Avenue in the Journal Square area of Jersey City, NJ. The event, which will begin at 10 a.m., will also include an introduction to the trainings that will be provided there.

The new lab is the result of a TAACCCT (Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant provides community colleges and other institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training that can be completed in two years or less, are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the TAA for Workers program, and prepare program participants for employment in high-wage, high-skill occupations.

To better prepare Hudson County residents training as Patient Care Technicians, Certified Nurse Aides, EKG Technicians and Phlebotomy Technicians, HCCC renovated an existing classroom in the Cundari Building – which also houses the HCCC Nursing Program – to meet the criteria of the trainings. The work addressed plumbing, electrical, storage, and emergency requirements not found in a traditional classroom. Sinks, cabinetry, and code-compliant electrical services were installed, and appropriate furnishings and equipment were put into place.

More information on the event, and the occupation educational offerings at HCCC as part of the TAA for Workers program, may be obtained by emailing thunter@hccc.edu or skerwick@hccc.edu.