Transitioning to Green Careers™ Certificate Program

New Ways for Job Seekers to Jumpstart Green Careers

Complimentary Resource Meetings at FDU on March 23 or March 24

Madison, NJ (March 17, 2010) — Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Transitioning to Green Foundation are pleased to announce a groundbreaking three-month certificate program called Transitioning to Green Careers™. Recently approved by the NJ State Department of Labor (DOL) Training Grants through local One Stop Career Centers, the program aims to give professionals in transition the necessary tools to learn and apply leading-edge knowledge of green and sustainable business practices that can make them more marketable in their job search.  

New Jersey professionals interested in finding out more about the program should attend one of three complimentary Transition Resource Meetings. These are offered on March 23, 8:30-11:30 a.m., March 24, 8:30-11:30 a.m., and March 24 12 p.m.-3:00 p.m. to be held at Lenfell Hall in Hennessy Hall (The Mansion) at Fairleigh Dickinson University at Florham Park / Madison Campus.   Spaces are limited and RSVP is required.   

Offered by FDU’s Petrocelli College for Continuing Studies and co-sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (ISE) in FDU’s Silberman College of Business, the program is geared for those who are eligible for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Training Grants available through the U.S. Department of Labor, but anyone who is interested may enroll.

In addition to attending training sessions, professionals in the program will work with a certified career coach and job developer to gain insights into their strengths and transferable skills and how to build their career based on their passions, values, aspirations, knowledge, experience, and expertise. Also, participants will determine the opportunities for which they are best suited and develop an action plan to pursue their career objectives.

The first course will begin on April 5. All participants will attend the Transitioning to Green™ Forum. The first available Forum is April 22 at the university’s College at Florham in Madison, NJ. Further certificate programs will commence about once per month at both the College at Florham and FDU’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck and Hackensack, NJ., and possibly other locations if they are needed to meet demand.

The cost to attend is $4,000, which is a customary amount for a WIA Training Grant of this scope. To apply to receive a WIA Training Grant to use for this program, contact your New Jersey One-Stop Career Center. To find a local One-Stop Career Center, visit and select a county. 

To register for one of three complimentary Resource Meetings, please go to Transition Resource Meetings, To learn more email: or call Kerry Mowry at 973-452-5165.  To register for the Transitioning to Green Careers Certificate Program, please call 800-338-3887 or 201-692-6500, or email  

Watch the interview about this program with Jeana Wirtenberg HERE

For Immediate Release

The Mansion

FDU Public Relations
   (Metropolitan Campus Office)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Dina Schipper
Director, University Public Relations

Melissa Payton

FDU Public Relations
   (College at Florham Office)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

Scott Giglio
Assistant Director, Public Relations

Lillian Lukac