Employer Partnerships

Employer Partnerships

Recognized nationally, dedicated to the community


RVCC is nationally recognized for its educational excellence, innovative programming, dedicated service to the community, and environmental leadership. An inclusive college community inspiring excellence in education, creating opportunity, and transforming student lives. Futures is where the connection between the community and our students becomes tangible.

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Community College in New Jersey in 2023

Learn more about how to partner, foster student achievement, and recruit engaged, qualified, and motivated students.

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You Impact Futures

Our industry and corporate partners are a vital component of our success. Explore how you can expand your network of influence and deepen your bond with RVCC. Recruiting our skilled pool of RVCC students brings qualified, capable, and diverse students into your early talent pipeline. Our comprehensive menu of services gives you the on-campus visibility you need to connect with the right candidates to fill your full-time, part-time and co-op/internship positions. We invite you and your organization to participate in our on-campus recruitment, mentoring, and employer networking programs.

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Career Success & Experiential Learning

Make A Difference In A Student's Life. Build Your Employer Brand. Recruit Top Talent.

Career Success & Experiential Learning assists students and alumni with making connections between their academic experience and their career goals. To this end, the office is committed to partnering with you to meet your employment and internship-related needs.

Here are just some of the ways you can partner with our signature programs:


College Central Network
Post jobs and internships, review resumes, and select potential candidates to apply for your positions.

Industry Panels
Partner with the Office of Career Success to participate in on-campus, student-facing, or virtual career-specific panels.

Employer Information & Networking Sessions
Conduct on-campus sessions to target qualified candidates and share more about your organization.

On-Campus Recruitment
Arrange on-campus recruitment tables and have the option to interview onsite so that you can select
students from a qualified applicant pool.

Job Shadowing & Corporate Mentoring Partnerships
Contribute to RVCC student success by providing access and exposure to corporate life. Programs are customizable and set students up to "level up" their professional skills. This partnership can serve as a valuable pipeline for employee recruitment and can play a vital role in a student's career readiness.

Classroom Specialized Visits
Come visit an industry-specific class to speak to students about your organization and emerging trends in your industry.

Cooperative Education, Internship, and Project-based Micro Internship Programs
Become a partner with the College for your internship-related needs.

To become a register employer with our office, visit: www.collegecentral.com/raritanval

We are partners with the College Central Network to provide employers with an exciting level of service and support. The Lion Job Board not only allows you to post jobs and internships, you can also browse, search, and review resumes that have been made publicly available. This is a FREE service.

To get your onramp to RVCC started, click here to contact Career Success & Experiential Learning.

Service Learning Program

Driving Community Involvement and Real-World Experiences.

Community College doesn't just mean being within the community--it involves being a part of it and enriching it. We believe this altruistic aspect of the RVCC Service Learning Program provides a lifelong lesson, not just an academic necessity.

The RVCC Service Learning Program is a nationally recognized offering that enables students to use
community service as part of the classroom experience and receive academic credit for their service.

We offer some 85 different courses within the program, each providing a service-based learning
experience.

Each year, the time and talents of RVCC students equates to about $1 million of donated service
to our community partners. These partners include:

Pre-K-12 schools
Afterschool programs
Environmental centers
Nursing homes
Adult daycare centers
Courthouses
Food banks and homeless/domestic violence facilities and animal shelters
Municipalities
And so much more!

Among the activities of our Service Learning students are tutoring and mentoring young children and youth, serving meals to the homebound, providing recreational activities and companionship to the elderly and disabled, assisting with marketing and social media campaigns, event planning and management, helping with recycling and beach and river clean-up initiatives.

Benefits to the Community

Volunteer assistance to help organizations meet their goals
Capacity building for positive social change New energy, perspective and creativity--hallmarks of our students Provides more personal attention for clients Strengthens and expands organizational services and programs
Establishes strong connections to RVCC resources

To learn more about how you can partner with the RVCC Service Learning program, click here to contact the RVCC Service Learning Program.

Workforce Training Center At RVCC

Providing Students Valuable Market-Ready Training and Skills.

Opened in 2017 and about to undergo a 22,000 square-foot expansion (construction to begin in summer, 2023), the Workforce Training Center (WTC) at RVCC provides state-of-the-art training facilities and flexible workspaces that can be configured to meet a variety of training needs. Both employers and students are reaping the benefits of the WTC and its focus on collaborative, innovative instruction.

By developing industry-tailored instruction, WTC bridges the gap between high school and employment, while contributing to the economic vitality of the region and providing a pipeline of talent for Somerset and Hunterdon Counties, and beyond.

The Workforce Training Center offers a range of career training tracks, including:

Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Automotive Technology
Cosmetology & Esthetics
Commercial Energy Management
Environmental Control Technology/HVAC
Welding
Lab Technician
Phlebotomy
Solar Technician

Benefits to Your Organization

Tap into a robust talent pipeline of qualified, eager and successful future employees. Collaborate with RVCC leadership to identify ways the Workforce Training Center can assist your company. Transform the journeys of Workforce Training Center students through apprenticeships, internships, and scholarships. Create positive goodwill and brand value by affiliating with one of the most respected workforce training centers in New Jersey.

To learn more and engage, click here to contact the Workforce Training Center at RVCC.

Professional Development & Corporate Training

Equipping A Workforce Ready For Today And Tomorrow.

Raritan Valley Community College is committed to helping your company achieve excellence. Partnering with your local Community College provides your business with the tools you need to effectively engage your employees with customized training programs that are designed to upskill workers and attract and retain talent in any industry.

From non-profits to Fortune-500 companies, our team starts by fully understanding your workforce needs and training and development goals. We then develop and deliver the critical training to bridge skills and knowledge gaps in online-live or in-person settings at the College's campus or on-site at your location.

While the areas of training available are nearly limitless, we've developed training plans for our clients in the following areas:

  • Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0
  • Six Sigma - Green & Black Belt
  • Project Management
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Succession Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Team Building
  • Microsoft Excel & Data Analysis
  • Microsoft Office
  • Basic Computing Skills
  • Effective Communications
  • Business Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Spanish for the Workplace (Healthcare, Manufacturing, IT, Law Enforcement, etc.)
  • English-as-a-Second-Language
  • English Communications for Professionals
  • Accent Reduction
  • High School Equivalency/GED

Benefits to Your Organization

  • Our partnership with the New Jersey Department of Labor provides certain training at no cost to you.
  • Qualified instructors able to work with diverse learning styles and backgrounds with proven instructional adult learning methodology.
  • Capability to provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or certificates upon program completion.
  • Your organization's future depends on an adaptable and skilled workforce. Working with our corporate training team helps increase employee engagement to build a competitive advantage. The possibilities are endless.

For a discovery discussion, click here to contact Professional Development & Corporate Training.

RVCC Foundation - Philanthropy & Beyond

Our missions is to...

Expand the network of influence behind Raritan Valley Community College, deepen the bonds with our current supporters, and inspire new partners to invest in our students, our faculty, our staff, and our signature strategic priorities.

Our team leads the cultivation of existing philanthropic relationships, and identifies, activates, and grows new relationships with individuals, organizations, and corporations, all to increase overall engagement with, and support of, Raritan Valley Community College. RVCC students are at the heart of everything we do.

The RVCC Foundation also oversees the RVCC Alumni Association and all related engagement with the more than 17,000 active alumni of the College. We invite residents of Somerset and Hunterdon Counties—and beyond—to learn more and to join our efforts on behalf of the best community college of New Jersey: Raritan Valley Community College. Find out more at rvccfoundation.org.

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