Carteret, NJ – Mayor Daniel J. Reiman, Carteret Library Director Joseph Norris and Laurent Mevs the Borough’s Director of Information Technology announced the creation of the Carteret Technical Institute (CTI). CTI will be a three month, intensive training on information technology. Students will meet three times a week in a computer lab setting with several review sessions. The class of ten to twelve students will meet at the Thomas J. Deverin Community Center, 100 Cooke Ave. CTI will prepare students for the Comptia A+ certification which certifies they have the requisite skill level of a computer technician. The training will only be available to Carteret residents. CTI is a collaboration between the CBP and the Carteret Public Library.
“CTI was created for the purpose of developing Carteret’s workforce,” said Mayor Daniel J. Reiman. “We have seen the positive changes that have taken place throughout our industrial/commercial sector, we have to do what we can to enhance our workforce. This program will provide local residents with the opportunity to become certified computer technicians. Computer Technicians are highly employable and have a range of career opportunities available to them in town.”
The program will be taught by a Microsoft Certified Trainer /Regional Lead who is highly qualified subject matter expert and an A+ certified computer technician. The overall program will be administered by the Carteret Public Library Director Joseph Norris who has a double Master’s Degree in Education and Library Science. Applicants will have to pass an aptitude test and background check and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online immediately at http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/f187a2_b67cb2608e7f4b01ba85d28b7eaee4ff.pdf
“As an IT professional I can attest that this wonderful career building program will give Carteret residents an opportunity to be part of an industry that is continually growing and is forecasted to have a shortage of technicians for years to come,” said Laurent Mevs.
“This training will provide a tool for borough residents to acquire skills that will immediately allow them to find career opportunities in well-paying positions,” said Reiman. “Once certified, they will be able to seek further career advancement by passing additional software certifications or by pursuing higher education.
There will be no cost associated with the certification. Students will be lent a text book and will have a computer assigned to them for classroom participation and demonstration. The Borough will be holding two information sessions on August 15th at 6:30 PM and August 31st at 11:00AM at the Community Center, next to the Library. Interested parties are invited to meet CTI staff and check out our computer lab.
“This program is an exciting new endeavor for the library,” said Library Director Joe Norris. “Our goal is to make our library one of the most accommodating and responsive libraries in all of New Jersey. We want to help all our residents achieve their maximum potential. As an educator I leaped at the opportunity to utilize my previous work experience with my current position. ”
This is not the town’s first foray into education. The library runs a “Teachers in the Library” program that provides access to certified teachers for Carteret students, in local public & private schools. The program has been tremendously successful seeing hundreds of students utilizing the service. The library also has a Summer Reading Program which prevents students from regressing due to the summer doldrums.