The Hudson County government, the City of Jersey City, The Hudson County School of Technology, Hudson County Community College and Pittsburgh State University are teaming with manufacturing company Eastern Millworks to offer young Jersey City residents a chance to start careers immediately after graduating from high school by obtaining an associate degree at the Holz Technik Academy, without accumulating debt.
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop made this announcement Tuesday in a weekly update.
Through the apprenticeship, Jersey City residents earn a salary with full benefits, while learning a trade in advanced manufacturing, while also earning a bachelor’s degree and receiving a certification in advanced manufacturing, Fulop said via email. These residents are then guaranteed a job once the program is completed at a starting salary of $70,000 per year, Fulop said.
Interested parties can find more information about the program here.