With the health care industry comprising of nearly 20 percent of employment opportunities in Cumberland County, Rowan College of South Jersey recognizes the critical need for trained, professional healthcare workers in the community. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever, the College’s Career and Technical Education Division is committed to expanding and developing programs that help the community meet critical needs in the health care field, while enhancing career opportunities for county residents. To this end, the College is proposing a program with the mission to both help the community prepare for a health crisis, and enhance the job prospects for out of school youth, training them for jobs they can take pride in, while striving toward financial independence.
Rowan College of South Jersey’s Career and Technical Education Division is in the unique position to be a one-stop location for out of school youth to earn a high school diploma or equivalence and train for a career in the health care industry. With the job coaching provided in the program, out of school youth can be successful in earning a certificate in the medical field and being placed with a local employer with opportunities for growth in a promising career.
To be eligible, students must be:
- Sixteen (16) through twenty-four (24) years of age at the time of enrollment;
- Not attending any school (as defined under state law)
- In one or more of the following employment-barrier categories:
- A school dropout
- Within the age of compulsory school attendance, but have not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter, based on how the local district defines its school year quarters
- Recipient of a secondary school diploma or a recognized equivalent who is a low-income individual and is either basic skills deficient or an English language learner
- An offender
- A homeless individual or a runaway
- An individual in foster care or who has aged out of the foster care system, or who has attained 16 years of age and left foster care for kinship guardianship or adoption; or an out-of-home placement
- An individual who is pregnant or parenting
- An individual with a disability
- A low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete the training.
For more information, contact:
Traci Mayo-Faulk, B.A.
Certified Nurse Aide Program Coordinator
Career & Technical Education
3322 College Drive, Vineland, NJ 08360
856-691-8600, ext. 2385 | [email protected]