2018 RVCC Workforce Graduate Spotlight: The Pathway to Success!

Friday, July 27, 2018
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Recently, RVCC was ranked as the best community college in New Jersey for getting a job by Zippia, a website dedicated to helping recent grads with their career choices.  In fact, RVCC’s state-of-art Workforce Training Center is home to a superb selection of accredited, career training programs, which boast a very strong job placement rate.  Developed in partnership with local industry, the College‘s high-quality, affordable Workforce Training Programs arm students with skills that directly translate into employment.

Are you exploring trade school and curious as to the types of jobs RVCC Workforce Graduates secure after completing their professional certification and degree programs?  Here’s just a sample of RVCC’s many success stories:

Joe Caramela

RVCC Program: Environmental Control Technology (HVAC)
After RVCC:  Transferred to the Pennsylvania College of Technology to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Automation; and currently employed as an Automation Technician at Control Solutions Group, New York City
The RVCC Advantage: RVCC was the starting point that led me to a career full of opportunities that I never thought I would have.
Ultimate Goal: To become a project manager.

Ryan Cuoco

RVCC Program: Advanced Manufacturing
After RVCC: Working in Advanced Manufacturing at Triad Tool Company, Somerville
The RVCC Advantage: A of couple months after I finished the Advanced Manufacturing Program at RVCC, I realized I made the right decision.
Ultimate Goal: To help incorporate manufacturing and metal working back into more schools so that the younger generations can be exposed to another possible career.  

Tara Keane

RVCC Program: Cosmetology
After RVCC: Stylist at Beverly Hills Hair Studio, Martinsville
The RVCC Advantage: RVCC gave me the opportunity to compete in a national hair styling competition. It was one of the first times that I was truly challenged and it pushed my creative boundaries. Placing in the top 20 for the country opened my mind to show me how talented and competitive I could be.
Ultimate Career Goal: To open my own salon.

Michaela McCredie

RVCC Program: Cosmetology
After RVCC: Hairstylist at Lifetime, Princeton
The RVCC Advantage: My experience at RVCC enabled me to become knowledgeable about the industry, which helped me to earn 1st Place in the State Fantasy Hairstyling Competition through SkillsUSA.
Ultimate Career Goal: To become a spa manager and an industry educator.

Tom Corrado

RVCC Program: Environmental Control Technology (HVAC)
After RVCC: Employed at Industrial Cooling Corporation, Metuchen
The RVCC Advantage: I gained an immense amount of knowledge of the HVAC trade; and I applied everything that I learned in the classroom into the field.
Ultimate Career Goal: To have a career that is challenging and rewarding.

Interested in RVCC’s Career Training Programs?

Take the first step toward following in the footsteps of these successful RVCC Workforce Graduates and click on your area of interest below to learn more. Also, Workforce Info Sessions for Automotive Technology and Beauty Professions (Cosmetology and Esthetics) will be taking place on August 1st.

Automotive Technology

Advanced Manufacturing

Cosmetology & Esthetics

Commercial Energy Management

Environmental Control Technology/HVAC

Fitness Specialist

Learn About RVCC

Raritan Valley Community College has been ranked the #1 community college in NJ by both BestColleges.com and Niche.com. As a leading state college in New Jersey, RVCC offers students the top degree programs and the best local career training. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.