New Community’s accredited post-secondary school has a new name: New Community Career and Technical Institute (NCCTI), along with a new website and additional course offerings.
“NCCTI has a new name, new energy and new look. It has been rebranded to speak more to the direct access to career and technical education services,” said NCCTI Director Rodney Brutton. “The new website design puts greater emphasis on the quality education and job placement services for graduates.”
The school’s website can be accessed at newcommunitytech.edu. It offers an in-depth look at course offerings, supportive programs and services, admissions information and the latest news from the school. Those interested in enrolling can fill out an intake form on the website. NCCTI staff members will reach out to prospective students and help them navigate the application and financial aid process. The school offers open enrollment so students can apply any time.
Although the school, previously called New Community Workforce Development Center, has undergone changes, it continues to offer excellent programs and continues to have strong employer partnerships across all industry sectors. This leads to a high graduation and job placement rate. In 2018, NCCTI had a 78 percent graduation rate and a 74 percent job placement rate.
“There is so much happening at New Community Career and Technical Institute focused on up-to-date training for in-demand jobs. If we graduate you, you will be working in short order,” said New Community CEO Richard Rohrman. “Check out the new website, come visit and talk to the staff and students. NCCTI is on the move.”
NCCTI is growing and is always looking to expand course offerings to meet employment needs and trends. The school began offering its Diesel Technician program in 2018 and will begin another new program later this year titled Community Healthcare Workers Training Program. That program will prepare individuals to serve as facilitators, advocates and professionals, linking health care and related social services with affected recipients in the Greater Newark community. Program content will include instruction in public and community health, human and social services, health services administration, group counseling, health education, group advocacy, cross-cultural and multilingual communication.
“This is an exciting time for NCCTI,” Brutton said.
NCCTI is the only accredited post-secondary career and technical school in Newark. It is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE), a nonprofit organization that grants institutional accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. As an accredited school, NCCTI students are eligible for Title IV financial aid funds, which includes Pell grants.
NCCTI programs are very affordable compared to competitors. The school has a Financial Aid Manager that helps students through the process of applying for financial aid, filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and answering any questions they may have.
School instructors are well educated and have experience in their area of expertise. NCCTI provides quality facilities for staff and students at three sites. The Main Campus is at 274 South Orange Ave., Newark, and houses administrative offices, a computer lab, a health care lab and classroom space for health care and business programs. The Training Center at 210 West Bigelow St., Newark, provides classroom and hands-on training space for students in Automotive Technician, Diesel Technician and Building Trades Specialist programs. Culinary Arts students have use of a commercial kitchen at 266 South Orange Ave., Newark.
Brutton believes the changes will bolster NCCTI’s profile in the community.
“The purpose of rebranding with the new name is to help us reach a wider audience of job seekers and employers,” Brutton said.
New Community Career and Technical Institute is an accredited post-secondary school that offers the following programs: Automotive Technician, Diesel Technician, Building Trades Specialist, Clinical Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Culinary Arts Specialist and Business and Computer Technologies. Those interested in enrolling or learning more should visit newcommunitytech.edu or call 973-824-6484.