Workforce Advantage, found in 1988, is a customer-focused, performance-based and outcome-driven organization whose mission is to provide our clients with the comprehensive services needed to overcome their individual employment barriers and the skills required to reach their employment goals, successfully engage in a career pathway and become self-sufficiency. This enables them to provide for their families, fully participate in their communities, compete in the labor market, and contribute to their community's economic development by providing added value to their employer's products and services.
For several decades we continue to maintain the success of our programs with the highest job placement rate and retention among all service providers in the counties we operate. Workforce Advantage has developed strong partnerships with the local employers who hire our graduates.
We have been successfully providing ESL, ABE, Pre-Occupational Training in both Office Technology and Health Careers, Occupational Training (C.N.A., Home Health Aide and Office Technology) as well as Job Search and Readiness for Adults and Youth.
Workforce Advantage maintains the highest possible academic/educational standards and a consistent strategy across all the programs and activities offered in the industry. All our curricula are based on the College & Careers Readiness Standards and have been approved by the State of New Jersey Department of Education and Labor. Our contextualized teaching approach allows us to target High Demand Occupations in growing economic sectors in our economic region and have proven effective in practice. Technology is key to the Workforce Advantage program. The use distant learning practices and web-based materials have tremendously expanded the opportunity for students to work on their skills and is a very popular complement to classroom instruction.
Julio Sabater, co-founder, President & CEO of Workforce Advantage, is a founding member of the State Council on Adult Literacy and Education (SCALE) and an ex-member of the Executive Committee of the State Employment & Training Commission (SETC), where he has served for over several decades. He was a member of the Union County WIB, present chair of the Union County Adult Literacy Committee and member of the Hudson County Adult Literacy Committee.