The NPower NJ program, taking place in Jersey City, offers qualified students free tuition for its signature Tech Fundamentals program, which includes 15 weeks of half-day in-class instruction followed by a seven week paid internship. NPower provides a holistic approach to its IT training, including soft skills, corporate mentoring, career counseling, lifelong alumni support, guest lectures and site visits. The apprenticeship will be offered after completing and graduating from the NPower program with on-the-job work experience and ongoing support through NPower’s Online Training Management System. "We are thrilled and honored to receive this designation from the Dept. of Labor, and proud to be able to offer our students apprenticeship credentials moving forward." says Béa Tassot, NPower NJ Regional Director. "Since our New Jersey program launched in December 2015, we have trained over 45 young adults and veterans, 75% of which were granted extended internships, placed in full-time jobs, or decided to continue their education. The support from the Dept. of Labor validates that our program is a viable pathway for those pursuing a career in technology," Tassot added.