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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



What other services are available to Workforce Readiness and Career Pathways students?


Participate in our weekly Job Club every Wednesday  (1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)


Meet one-on-one with a Career Counselor, for sessions focusing on: 

  • Resume writing

  • Cover-letter writing

  • Interview practice

  • Online applications

  • Reviewing job postings

  • We can also help you with referrals for interview clothes and other readiness resources, and provide general job counseling to figure out what you want to do!


Check out our Job Board.

  • Hot jobs and interview opportunities are always posted in the NDEC student lounge.  The board is updated daily!


Meet employers:

  • Prepared students will have the opportunity to participate in recruitment sessions to meet with hiring managers and interview for positions.  Students can also attend monthly mock interviews to gain feedback from hiring managers.

  • In order to be eligible for direct employer meetings, students must have approval from staff and have participated in at least one session of one-on-one career counseling. Employer sessions will be held both on-site at NDEC and off-site at the employer’s venue or community-based location.


How can I navigate the current job market?


Attend Future Friday Career Panel  (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

  • Each industry-specific panel allows students to engage and network with successful professionals. 

  • Each week focuses on a different industry including healthcare, human services, technology, creative careers, office management, and the trades.  A calendar of events and speakers will soon be posted. 


Complete a Skills Assessment

  • Not sure what you want to do?  Our staff can assist students in computerized skills assessments that will help them plan the first step of their careers.  Once an assessment is completed, students can explore skills-based careers, identify new skills they want to learn, and learn to sell their skills on an interview. 


Participate in a Job Shadow or Internship Opportunity

  • Prepared students are eligible for personalized internship opportunities and one-day job shadowing experiences in the community.  These experiences provide a chance for students to learn more about new careers,  make new contacts,  and participate in on-the-job training wherever possible.  

  • To be eligible for job shadowing or Internships, students must have a resume, understand how to dress for success, and be approved by staff.  Upon completion of job shadowing or an internship,  students must complete an evaluation.


Career Goal Setting

  • Individuals seeking more in-depth career planning can meet with our career counselor to develop short-term, intermediate, and long-term employment goals. 


What is the cost of this program?

There is no charge for the Workplace Readiness and Career Pathways program.


How do I apply for the Workforce Readiness and Career Pathways program?

Please contact Leah Moschella, Workforce Readiness and Career Pathways Manager, at (617) 268-1912, by email at, or by using the contact form on the main program page.

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