Weequahic High School Partners with New Community Career and Tech for Graduating Seniors

Workshop Share Education and Careers in the Tech Field


[NEWARK, New Jersey – May 3, 2019] Representatives from the New Community Career and Tech Program conducted a workshop at Weequahic High School on May 2 to share education and career options for graduating seniors. More than 25 seniors attended the workshop.

Weequahic Principal Andre Hollis said, “Our goal at Weequahic High School is to share with students the many options available to them post high school – that is why this workshop is so important to some of our students.”

The workshop was conducted by Rodney Bruton, Director of the New Community Workforce Development Center Building Trades Specialist Program. Mr. Bruton gave students a broad perspective on the many areas of study and career options offered by New Community for computer based education to electrical to mechanic education and training programs.

Information was also shared by including financial aid, completing an application, preparing for the interview, writing a resume and thinking success from the beginning to the end of the program.

The workshop was developed and coordinated by Teacher Rashaan Woods who said it was important for students to understand how vitally important it is to have next steps in place before graduation, whether college or trade school. He said, “Today was about continuing your education so that you can begin to put steps in place to pare for a career.”

Vice Principal of Weequahic High School Monique Jenkins said, “Thank you to New Community and Mr. Woods for bringing this important workshop to our students. Our goal at Weequahic is for every student to succeed in education, career and life.”