We are pleased to announce that Cumberland County College is launching a county-wide career mentoring program that is bringing together community professionals and our highly talented CCC students and graduates. Our goal is to help cultivate a pool of talented candidates who are not only strong in their technical areas, but who also have the soft skills to succeed in the job market. By linking our students with professionals in their field of interest, they will gain insight into their chosen career and help them develop a network with other professionals in that career field. In the process, we will help create a better caliber of prospective employees to help our local businesses prosper.

The purpose of the mentorship program is for our students to:

  • Gain insight and knowledge of their chosen career to inform them of typical workplace expectations and learn the formal and informal preparation necessary for mobility and a successful path in their field of interest.     

  • Learn appropriate workplace etiquette and critical skills for contributing to their organization’s success and for becoming a good team member.

  •  Explore and prepare for the world of work through interactions with professionals in the area, especially for those who lack professional role models at home.