Lincoln Educational Services Corp., a West Orange-based company that specializes in technical training, announced on Tuesday it has reopened all six campuses in New Jersey.
The campuses are located in Iselin, Mahwah, Moorestown, Paramus, South Plainfield and Union.
On-site instruction will also resume, but on a limited schedule, effective July 1.
“On March 17, in accordance with local and federal guidelines, we transitioned our campus’ classroom instruction to remote, distance learning due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Scott Shaw, CEO and president, Lincoln Tech, said. “We have worked closely with our regulators and local authorities to develop a re-opening plan with our primary objective being the health and safety of our students and staff. Initially we will be bringing back students in select programs and those nearing graduation who need the hands-on skills training to complete their education. We will gradually transition to full scale operations as is practical and allowed.”
The company currently has 3,195 students enrolled. Nearly 99% of them are training for careers that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security deems essential.
“We’re excited to move into summer ready to welcome our students back,” Jim Kuntz, president of the South Plainfield campus, said. “New Jersey will need workers with the skill sets students are developing at Lincoln Tech, and it’s inspiring to be a big part of the region’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.”
Programs are available in automotive technology, the skilled trades, culinary, cosmetology, diesel and heavy equipment, welding, information technology, massage therapy and more.
“Student safety, along with the health and safety of their families, our faculty and staff, is of utmost importance during this time,” Laurie Pringle, president of the Paramus campus, said. “It is a proud moment for all of us at Lincoln Tech to be able to keep that safety front-of-mind while also beginning training programs that will help bolster our state’s workforce in the near future.”