Oak Street Center Open House

Nov 30, 2015


A long vacated building in the city is once again bustling with activity as the new location for several programs of the Mid-Atlantic States Career and Education Center (MASCEC). Recently, visitors including local, state and regional officials and local residents were given a first-hand look at the Oak Street Center during an open house to celebrate the newly renovated center.

Located in the heart of Salem City in the former St. Mary Catholic School building on Oak Street, the facility will house several of the company’s programs aimed at providing assistance to local disadvantaged residents particularly in the area of employment and education.

Programs include:

Workplus: With a goal of helping people become employed, the Workplus Program helps clients find jobs, create resumes, complete job applications and practice interviewing techniques. The program’s proven success record stems from the core philosophy of hands-on, individual instructor-client interaction.

Fast Track™ Program: This newly launched program focuses on providing job and life skills to clients facing obstacles that make them harder to place in a working environment.

New programs include:

Growing Stars Program™: To offer Salem City youth mentoring and support, this program will allow students to work with mentors who will help with homework and provide tutoring. Students will also be able to take advantage of the on-line education system.

GED Program: Knowing how important an education is to securing and advancing in a career, Mid-Atlantic will launch this new program to help prepare Salem County residents for the task of taking the General Education Development/Diploma (GED). MASCEC is also working to become a certified test provider for the GED.

Mid-Atlantic has also taken the lead for the Salem County Collaborative Shuttle, a partnership of several agencies to provide transportation to low-income or underemployed residents. With transportation services provided for first, second, and third shifts, seven days a week, clients are better able to obtain and retain employment.

To date, Mid-Atlantic Career and Education Center has placed more than 2,800 of its program participants, including general assistance clients, veterans and parolees. The opening of the Oak Street Center will make available even more resources to clients, giving them the tools needed to help them establish a firm financial foundation that can lead to a more secure family unit.

The Mid-Atlantic States Career and Education Center is a non-profit organization headquartered in Pennsville, New Jersey with programs in Central and Southern New Jersey. MASCEC provides career and job-skill development and a network of employers for disadvantaged and disabled workers, and ex-offenders to provide full-time employment opportunities.

For more information, call 856-514-2200