New Jersey Unemployment Job Training

If your job skills need revising, you can apply for counseling and a grant to pay for tuition. There are two training grant programs available for workers who are jobless.

  • Workforce Investment Act (WLA)
  • New Jersey Workforce Development Partnership (WDP)

These programs offer grants to help pay part of all of the cost of the training program. The training has to be in New Jersey. Counselors can assist you find job-related training demand occupations.

In order to apply for a training grant and for Additional Benefits during Training (ABT), you must meet with a career counselor before joining training.

17 thoughts on “New Jersey Unemployment Job Training”

  1. Vanessa says:

    I have worked my whole life and for the first time had to collect unemployment after being laid off after 12 years. I have been diligently looking and have gotten nothing more than a second interview. I applied and am going to school(online) for my masters degree in hopes of improving my chances of getting a job. Now I find out I’m just out of luck and now have no way of trying to support myself and my son? People were collecting for years, and now I only get 6 months with no more help, even though I put myself back in college? I have been paying taxes and for unemployment for over 20 years and now I am not entitled to any more help in return??

  2. Jeff says:

    I lie in Pennsylvania and am collecting UI from NJ. I am looking to get my CDL in PA. Will NJ Unemployment offer a grant for here in PA.?

    Thanks, Jeff

    1. Sam says:


      I am not sure of an answer. I suggest you call the Unemployment Office in NJ for clarification.

  3. John says:

    I was surplussed in May of 2016 and my unemployment benefits ran out in November of 2016. I was informed that I am may not be eligible for the ABT program because it has been over one year since I last collected UI. Is this true? If so would I able to be appeal the decision or file a grievance? As far as I can tell I have no paperwork or verbal information stating that I had a limited window in which to apply. Any insight or information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.



  4. Duke says:

    How does additional benefits (ABT) work if I’m currently in my initial 26 weeks of unemployment benefits and I take a 6 week training (approved by one stop, 20 hours / week) that starts and ends within the initial 26 weeks unemployment benefit period? Would this extend my benefits 6 weeks or would ABT not apply? Thank you.

    1. Sam says:


      The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.



    1. Sam says:


      Please let us know how we can help you.

  6. Lenin says:

    I’m looking for a cdl school in nj, would it be covered?

    1. Sam says:


      Please call the Claims Center for a discussion. I am not sure of a definite answer.

  7. Kim Norris says:

    I will be applying for unemployment in two days. I would love to get some training in technology-related areas – using the web for social media, basic html, using mobile devices, etc. Basically everything. I am an older worker and feel I should be more conversant in this stuff than I am. Thanks so much.

    1. Martin says:

      Well, that is a great idea to enhance skills.

      You can take up a course in Digital Marketing and/or Social Media Management. Please call the Labor authorities in your state to check on availability of sponsored courses or you can also check with private institutes which offer the same.

  8. Y londono says:

    I’m currently attending school training (21hrs week and receiving abt benefits). I was out once for a week (14hrs that week) twice the following week (only 7hours the second week). My question is I did
    I’d not fulfill the 20+ hours a week needed to file for my benefits. Since I can’t file for benefits for the next two weeks, will they freeze my benefits because I haven’t filed for two weeks? If so what do I need to do if this occurs ? Or can I file my benefits and state somewhere I only completed 14hrs one week and 7hours the following week? I would really appreciate a response . Thanks

    1. Adrian says:

      There can be consequences if you don’t file for a certain period and do not inform them.

      Please call the customer service of the labor dept immediately and let them know the reason for doing so.

  9. Mark Cerrone says:

    If I wanted to attend a CDL driving school, do you help with the cost of the class?

  10. Andrew Fitzgerald says:

    I have a Question on how to get grant and to go back to school programs thank you for you time

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