NEWARK, NJ – Commissioner Harold J. Wirths of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently attended a graduation ceremony for graduates of the “Women Build” program held by the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ).

Ten women who completed the eight-week, pre-apprenticeship course were issued certificates during a service held inside the PSE&G Building in Newark.

The administration of Governor Chris Christie, through the Department of Labor, awarded two $300,000 grants, one each to the NJISJ and the Hispanic Family Center, to pilot the Women Build program. The initiative serves low-income and low-skilled women by preparing them for entry into construction trades and nontraditional occupations.

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