(Somerville, NJ – January 24, 2018) For a second year, dancker hosted a Career Success Workshop with Junior Achievement in their recently renovated Experience Center in Somerville, NJ. Employees from across all departments of the organization volunteered to mentor a small group of high school students for the day. Volunteers shared their story and wisdom while guiding students through a series of engaging, hands-on activities designed to inspire and prepare the students for life after high school. Participating students were from Passaic County Technical Institute.

The focus of the workshop is to prepare students by developing 4Cs skills that employers want from people entering the workforce: Critical-thinking, Creativity, Communication and Collaboration. Activities include role-playing and team building exercises.

Following success of our 2017 workshop, dancker committed to participating in this business-education partnerships to provide crucial 21st century learning opportunities. Christy Tighe, Director of College and Career Readiness at Junior Achievement of New Jersey stated “When we prepare our young people for the future and give them the role models and confidence they need, we set them up for success, which in turn strengthens our state’s economy.”

Mary Snyder, Vice President of Talent Management & Engagement at dancker, also shared her thoughts on the program, “The students represent the future talent for companies, so we are very excited to be part of this valuable learning program plus it’s truly a rewarding experience for our employees (mentors). At dancker, we pride ourselves on helping others and giving back whenever possible.”

JA’s Career Success Curriculum helps schools meet NJ Student Learning Standard 9 for 21st Century Life and Careers and is aligned to the NJ Department of Education’s Career Ready Practices.

To learn more about Junior Achievement – http://janj.org/.