Job Development Department
The Center for Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) Job Development Staff is responsible for providing career advisement to students and connecting them to employment. The CEWD Job Developer’s role includes providing career assessments so that students can develop educational and career plans based on their interests, academic levels and employment history. During the career assessment, the use of applications, such as O*net and NJCAN, help students complete a career survey. Recently, we incorporated NJ Career Connections into our curriculum and individual counseling sessions.
Employer partnerships are key to the success of our Job Developers who continually reach out to local employers to identify open positions for CEWD students in our Occupational and Basic Adult Education Training programs where they earn industry-recognized credentials in a number of professions.
Contact our Job Development Team at 908-659-5105:
Katrina James-Pellam 908-659-5116 (direct) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEWD Job Development workshops include:
Creating and modifying resume/cover letters
Strengthening interview skills follow up with recording mock interviews
Creating LinkedIn accounts and the use of LinkedIn as a tool for networking
Learning the importance of networking and marketing their skills
Dressing for success
Job and Career Fairs
Developing short-term and long-term goals
Using Internet Search Engines
CEWD partners with other community resources, such as:
Career Closet via the Junior League of Elizabeth and Plainfield and Dress for Success in Morristown. These non-profit organizations offer free professional clothes and accessories to students active in job search.
Plainfield Angels For Action
Plainfield Salvation Army
Bayway (Elizabeth) Family Success Center
Plainfield Family Success Center