Workforce Development Alumni Profiles
Logistics Graduates Interview with Local Employers at Job Fair NJCU logistics students celebrated the end of their four-week training by interviewing with local employers at a job fair hosted on Friday June 29, 2018 in the Logistics Center located on the West Side of the main campus. Eight students completed the intensive four-week job seeker program that involved attending 120 hours of class time, completing the OSHA-10 hour training, becoming certified as a forklift operator, and preparing a professional portfolio to present to employers during the job fair. The program challenges students to grow both personally and professionally.
Fathiyyah Samuels was one such student in this, the 13th class to graduate from the logistics program. When it came time for the forklift test, however, Samuels doubted herself. “I was really scared and failed the first test.” Thanks to encouragement from Rhoda “Tayo” Arogula, the Program and Employer Outreach Coordinator for the Logistics Center, Fathiyyah went on to pass the forklift test on her second attempt. “This program helped me develop new knowledge, skills, and confidence in myself,” Samuels said. Representatives from Aerotek, Cory Companies, Imperial Dade, Staff Management Group, and UPS attended the job fair looking for qualified candidates as each company had immediate employment opportunities.
As one representative said “The logistics students were well-prepared and because of that, this was the best job fair I have attended.”
“We are so proud of our students and their hard work, as we continue to build and expand the workforce development opportunities offered by NJCU,” said Dr. Michael Edmondson, Dean, Professional Education and Lifelong Learning. “I’d like to thank all the participants, including the Logistics team who organized this event.”