New Opportunity for Businesses throughout Monmouth County

Brookdale Announces “Incumbent Worker Training Grants”

Preparing for return to a new normal of work

Monmouth County Workforce Development and Brookdale Community College have joined forces to deliver employee training for businesses throughout Monmouth County. Available immediately are Incumbent Worker Training Grants to help advance businesses and employees.

Lawrence J. Sternbach, Executive Director, Monmouth County Workforce Development, said, “This is about Monmouth County committing to support our business community especially in light of the economic and health crisis. We are taking this opportunity to pivot towards recovery, and we are optimistic that we can support our businesses who have struggled and face challenges that are unprecedented moving forward. Brookdale offers the perfect partnership in helping us connect with employers in customizing programs that can meet their needs providing experienced instructors that can deliver those programs, and enhancing the skills of our workforce.”

Brookdale offers a full complement of open enrollment programs for computer and technology skills, marketing, customer service, commercial driver’s licenses, project management, and even a customized solution. There are training opportunities for all business sectors, including Healthcare, Information Technology, Non-profits, Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism.

Employers can build and maintain a quality workforce by taking advantage of this County-funded Incumbent Worker Training program. This is an excellent opportunity for Monmouth County employers trying to get back on their feet or even expand.

County Commissioner Director Thomas Arnone is grateful for this partnership with Brookdale and said “Without our partners, Monmouth County would not be what it is. This is why Monmouth County stands above the other 20 counties; it is because we all work together.”

“This partnership with the Monmouth County Workforce Board will provide training to support economic sustainability for county employers and their employees. The goals of the training are to make businesses and their employees more competitive avert potential layoffs before they happen and to upskill the workforce to create backfill opportunities,” said Dr. Joan Scocco, Dean of Continuing & Professional Studies.

This grant opportunity is ideal for that full-time employee interested in being trained while being paid and continuing to be employed. County Commissioner Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley said, “This is a good new way to help our constituents looking to get better at what they do or learn new things.”

Contact Brookdale today to find out more about the “Incumbent Worker Training Grant”. Email Dr. Joan Scocco at

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