Atlantic County has a wide range of employment services, workforce readiness programs and higher education opportunities available right here in Atlantic County. Explore this Education and Employment section to learn more.
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TRAFFIC ADVISORIES Currently in effect on county roadways
Pitney Road, Galloway
On Saturday, October 16, a full detour will be in effect on Pitney Road in Galloway, between Jimmie Leeds Road and Ridgewood Avenue, 6 AM - 4 PM, weather permitting, for county road improvement work.
Motorists should follow the posted detour or seek an alternate route and plan travel time accordingly.
Ventnor Avenue, Ventnor
On Tuesday, September 28, a detour will be in effect on Ventnor Avenue at Portland Avenue in Ventnor, 7 AM – 4 PM, weather permitting, for underground utility work.
Motorists should follow the posted detour and plan travel time accordingly or seek an alternate route. Police will be on site to assist.
Update: New York Avenue Bridge Replacement in Hamilton Township
Atlantic County is beginning pre-construction activities for the emergency replacement of the New York Avenue bridge in Hamilton Township (HML-66) The bridge was closed to traffic in February after a field inspection found structural damage that was confirmed by an engineering underwater dive team.
The design phase for the bridge over Gravelly Run, between Reega Avenue and Route 40, has been completed and a $1.43 million contract was awarded to RE Pierson Construction Co. of Pilesgrove, NJ through an emergency contract process.
Pre-construction activities include tree trimming within the township right-of-ways to allow for clearance of cranes and other construction equipment, installation of soil erosion and sediment control measures, site clearing, and demolition of the existing bridge.
The new pre-fabricated bridge sections are expected to be delivered before the end of October. The county was able to have the company begin fabrication of the bridge prior to having the contractor selected to help expedite the project.
Barring any delays due to inclement weather, approved change orders or supply shortages, the county is on schedule to have the bridge substantially completed and re-opened to traffic before the end of the year. A project like this, under normal conditions, would take as long as three years from design to completion. When the county was unexpectedly forced to close the bridge for safety reasons, officials stated they would do everything they could to reduce the duration of the closure and its impact on motorists.
Green Bank Bridge, Mullica Township
As of August 25 through September 30, in cooperation with the US Coast Guard, the Green Bank Bridge over the Mullica River between Atlantic and Burlington counties is scheduled to open every hour on the hour, Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 9 PM and on signal 7-9 AM and 9-11 PM. On Friday through Sunday and federal holidays, bridge openings are scheduled on the hour and half hour, 9 AM – 9 PM.
The purpose of this schedule is to effectively balance the needs of motorists, including emergency response vehicles, and marine vessels.
Motorists may experience delays during scheduled bridge openings and should plan travel time accordingly or seek an alternate route.
For additional information regarding openings, please call the Green Bank Bridge between 7 AM and 11 PM at (609) 965-3034.
Eighth Street Bridge, Folsom
Beginning on or about Tuesday, April 13 until further notice, the Eighth Street bridge over Penny Pot Stream in Folsom Borough, between Blue Anchor Road (CR 561) and Second Road (CR 559), will be closed to traffic after an inspection revealed extensive damage to the superstructure of the bridge, mandating its closure until the bridge can be replaced.
A full detour for Eighth Street will be in effect. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and plan travel time accordingly.
UPDATE - New York Avenue Bridge, Hamilton Township
Atlantic County is scheduled to issue a Notice to Proceed as of March 24 for design work for the New York Avenue Bridge in Hamilton Township, the first step in the construction of a bridge replacement.
The New York Avenue bridge over Gravelly Run, between Reega Avenue and Route 40, was closed to traffic in February after a field inspection found structural damage that was confirmed by an engineering underwater dive team.
The design phase of the project will take several months and be followed by a bidding process and contract award, Construction could begin in the fall.
UPDATE - New York Avenue Bridge, Hamilton Township
After an inspection and evaluation, the New York Avenue bridge over Gravelly Run in Hamilton Township, between Reega Avenue and Route 40, will remain closed to traffic until further notice.
The damage assessment by an engineering underwater dive team revealed extensive damage to the superstructure of the bridge, requiring its closure.
Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route and plan travel time accordingly.
Workforce Development Board - www.atlanticcountywdb.com - The Workforce Development Board (WDB) maintains a partnership between public and private sectors to evaluate workforce readiness, develop policies and oversee these efforts at the county level, in order to deliver a labor force ready to work in today's developing and evolving economy.
Atlantic Cape Community College - ACCC is a comprehensive two-year public institution serving the residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties, enrolling nearly 6,800 students.
Atlantic County Institute of Technology - the most comprehensive technical education facility in Atlantic County. Situated on a 58 acre campus in the Hamilton Business Park in Mays Landing, the Vo-Tech is the school of choice for approximately 900 students, about 700 of which are high school students. The remainder of the population is comprised of post-secondary or adult students, most of whom have returned to school to seek a career change. The school also offers part-time classes for adults.
Education Technology Training Center (ETTC) - The ETTC provides K-12 teachers and school administrators with training opportunities on relevant subjects including the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, instructional technology, computer technologies, telecommunications and distance learning.
Stockton University - nestled in 2,000 acres of pristine New Jersey pinelands, Stockton is ranked among the nation's top public colleges and universities in an annual survey of the Best Regional Colleges and Universities of the North. With full time enrollment of 7,500 students, Stockton's focus is on teaching and learning in a liberal arts setting, and offering graduate programs in a variety of academic disciplines and professional fields. Stockton University has expanded its footprint in recent years to include instructional sites in Hammonton and Manahawkin and will open its new Island Campus in Atlantic City in the fall of 2015.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension Program - helps the diverse population of Atlantic County adapt to a rapidly changing society and to improve their lives. They focus on issues and needs related to family and economic well-being, agriculture, the environment, natural resource management and youth development through various programs including 4-H, the Master Gardener Program, and the Blueberry Integrated Pest Management program.
Rutgers at Atlantic Cape Community College - Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC), have established a partnership to bring area residents opportunities to obtain their baccalaureate degrees while staying close to home.
Superintendent of Schools - The Atlantic County Office of Education serves as the local field office and representative for the New Jersey Department of Education. Technical assistance support and monitoring is provided
to the twenty-six public school districts and six charter schools of the county in the areas of program development and approval, assessment and testing, budget and finance, facilities, curriculum and instruction, and staff development, special education, state monitoring, staff certification, legislation, and mandated regulations or guidelines.