New Jersey Reentry Corp. and Hudson County Community College offer phlebotomy training

3-month program is 1st of its kind in N.J.

The New Jersey Reentry Corp. recently announced a partnership with Hudson County Community College to create a course for phlebotomy training for court-involved persons to become certified phlebotomy technicians.

This is the first New Jersey phlebotomy training program solely focused on court-involved persons. The three-month training program will require academic and substantial clinical training hours, resulting in a professional phlebotomy career. Successful completion of the training will provide for national certification through the National Health Career Association.

More than 600,000 Americans leave incarceration each year and face higher jobless rates than the U.S. average. The New Jersey Reentry Corp. has a social mission to remove all barriers to employment for the justice-impacted community and is one of the state’s most prominent organizations in providing employment services to court-involved individuals.

“We are honored to partner with HCCC in our shared advocacy mission and commitment to second chances. We celebrate the importance of this phlebotomy training course, which continues to highlight the need for ‘industry-recognized credentials’ through job training for the reentry population,” Jim McGreevey, chairman and executive director of the New Jersey Reentry Corp., said.

“As we work to create a more inclusive economy, we’re committed to helping people impacted by incarceration access training and certification for today’s in-demand jobs,” President Chris Reber of Hudson County Community College said. “We’re proud to work with outstanding partners to ensure more people can qualify for great jobs and create new beginnings and brighter futures for themselves and their families.”