Urban News Staff Reports

Lincoln Tech re-opens its six campuses in Iselin, Mahwah, Moorestown, Paramus, South Plainfield and Union. On-site instruction resumed on a limited basis on July 1

“On March 17th, 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,” commented Scott Shaw, Lincoln Tech’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  “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.”

Lincoln currently has 3,195 students enrolled at its six New Jersey campuses. Nearly 99% of those students are training for careers that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) deems essential.

In New Jersey, Lincoln Tech in five industries including Licensed Practical Nursing, Automotive, HVAC, Electrical and Electronic Systems, and Computerized Manufacturing.

“We’re excited to move into summer ready to welcome our students back,” adds Jim Kuntz, President of the South Plainfield campus. “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.”
“Student safety, along with the health and safety of their families, our faculty and staff, is of utmost importance during this time,” says Laurie Pringle, President of the Paramus campus. “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.”
Lincoln’s New Jersey schools are also bolstering the state’s healthcare workforce by providing training for future Medical Assistants, Medical Coding and Billing Associates, Nursing Assistants and Patient Care Technicians.

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