Workforce Development

Hudson County Community College offers a variety of programs and resources for the business community.

We are committed to partnering with your business to strengthen your workforce.


The Center for Adult Transition (CAT)

The Center for Adult Transition (CAT) believes everyone deserves purposeful academic and workforce opportunities in which one feels productive and prospers. Our mission is to inspire those developmentally and intellectually challenged to transition into an academic certificate or degree program, independent living, or the workforce. We will create and illuminate opportunities for HCCC’s CAT students that advance social equity, environmental stewardship, and economic success into adulthood.

ACCESS Program

The Accessible College and Continuing Education for Student Success (ACCESS) Program is a ten-week pre-college/workforce transitional program based on a differential learning structure. The courses will teach Fundamental Life Skills/Student Success, Work Readiness, and Computer Literacy (Microsoft Word and Excel Training).

Program Eligibility:

  • NJ State Resident.
  • Must be between the ages of 17-24.
  • Must be diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability. (Documentation required)
  • The applicant must possess adequate emotional and independent stability to fully engage in all aspects of the program coursework and campus environment.
  • The applicant must exhibit the capability to embrace and adhere to fair regulations and treat others with respect. Please note that the program lacks the resources to oversee students with challenging behaviors or administer medications.

ACCESS Program Details and Registration

Partnerships are the Cornerstone of Success

We are thankful for the relationships we have forged over the years.
  • 32BJ Service Employees International Union
  • Alaris Health at Hamilton Park
  • Bergen Logistics
  • CarePoint Health
  • Civil Service Commission
  • County of Hudson 
  • DaVita Kidney Care
  • Eastern Millwork, Inc.
  • Greater Bergen Community Action Head Start
  • HOPES CAP, Inc.
  • Hudson County Chamber of Commerce
  • Hudson County Economic Development Corp.
  • Hudson County Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital 
  • Hudson County Office of Business Opportunities
  • Hudson County One Stop Career Services 
  • Jersey City Medical Center
  • NJ Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • NJ Consortium of County Colleges
  • Peace Care, Inc.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health System
  • Round 2 Resources, Inc.
  • WomenRising, Inc.
  • ZT Systems 

Meet Our Team

Our team is ready to help you with your training needs and questions. Please select from the options below.

Laura Riano
Training Coordinator
School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development
(201) 360-5476

Albert Williams
Apprenticeship Coordinator
Advanced Manufacturing
(201) 360-4255

Samaya Yashayeva
Assistant Director
Healthcare Programs
(201) 360-4239

Lilian Martinez
(201) 360-4233

Lori Margolin
Associate Vice President
School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development
(201) 360-4242

Anita Belle
Director of Workforce Pathways
School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development
(201) 360-5443

Catherina Mirasol
School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development
(201) 360-4241

Dalisay “Dolly” Bacal
Administrative Assistant
School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development
(201) 360-5327

Prachi Patel
School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development
(201) 360-4256

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Out of the Box Podcast - Workforce Development

October 2021
In this episode, Dr. Reber is joined by Lori Margolin, Associate Vice President for Continuing Education and Workforce Development, and Abdelys Pelaez, a student in HCCC's Hemodialysis Technician program, to discuss HCCC's programs in workforce development.

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Contact Information

School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development
161 Newkirk Street, Suite E504
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-5327