Event Information: New Jersey Recovery Coaches training/webinar
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA/CSAT), in partnership with the Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, invites you to a webinar to learn about an exciting apprenticeship program for individuals aspiring to be certified alcohol and drug counselors. The apprenticeship initiative is born out of a pilot program that the New Jersey Talent Development Center (TDC) launched in partnership with Homeless Solutions and Mental Health Associations of Essex and Morris Counties in 2016.
TDC and the Homelessness Solution and Mental Health Association started the apprenticeship to provide their 10 case managers training to become certified alcohol and drug counselors.
Former Governor Chris Christie learned about the importance of the training during a site visit and decided to expand it statewide. So, the state awarded the New Jersey Healthcare TDC a $1.3 million grant to expand the apprenticeship program as part of New Jersey’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. The grant allows TDC to provide New Jersey residents access to 270 hours of free classroom instruction and 3,100 hours of paid on-the-job training. New Jersey’s Healthcare TDC is based in Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations.
The 90-minute webinar will focus on how the program started, how the training made a difference to the employees, and how the expansion is helping New Jersey offer this program to additional employers.
Time and Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 3:00–4:30 p.m. (EST).
Please follow the instructions below to log in to the Web Conferencing Service:
Log into the Web Conferencing Service: A few minutes before the call, access the service by following the steps below:
- Go to the following WebEx web site https://jbsinternational.webex.com/jbsinternational/onstage/g.php?MTID=efd4942b2a65bdba9fa7105a7bc27b018
- If requested, enter your name and email address and select “Join Now”.
- When prompted to download the WebEx security software or add-on, select “Run.”
Please note: Many government agencies have firewall protections in place to prevent staff from downloading add-ons. Please work with your IT department prior to the live event to ensure that you will be able to download the add-on, if necessary.