Five soon-to-be graduates at Camden, NJ's Mastery High School have landed apprenticeships at the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, where they will learn and practice over the next four years.
During the past year, CAIT’s Rutgers Youth Success Program has engaged over 120 justice-impacted and other vulnerable young people from the Camden, NJ area in activities helping them get back to school, land jobs, seek apprenticeship and career opportunities, and overcome barriers to success.
Leveraging its network of resources and partners as the Region 2 USDOT University Transportation Center, CAIT set up STEM tours with NJIT this fall for its students in the Rutgers Youth Success Program.
Mr. Todd Pisani was recognized by Rutgers University–Camden for his efforts supporting justice-impacted youth throughout the Camden NJ area as part of the Rutgers Youth Success Program now housed at CAIT.
Bridge to Employment is a J&J youth development program designed to inspire young people from historically marginalized communities to stay in school and pursue STEM careers. A local site kicked off year 3 of its program with lab tours and technology demonstrations at Rutgers CAIT this September.
The partnership between the two departments will advance strategies to ensure investments create good-paying jobs with the choice to join a union and the use of proven workforce development strategies, such as Registered Apprenticeship, to connect workers in underserved communities to infrastructure and transportation jobs.
University Transportation Center partners at Rowan University are creating an effective and specialized approach to the Last Mile Challenge for the City of Camden, NJ, to improve transportation accessibility, public health, education, and employment opportunities for city residents.