Frequently Asked Questions

Below, we answer many of the most common questions we receive from individuals who are interested in participating in SJI’s programs. Please contact one of our partner community-based organization Career Navigators for additional information: Healthcare or Manufacturing.

Q: What is required of me if I participate?
A: CareerConnect participants need to be motivated and committed to completing a rapid training program and entering the sector of their choice. Commitment is demonstrated through attendance at all trainings, meetings, and appointments and working through identified barriers with your Career Navigator.

Q: How long is the Career Pathways Program?
A: CareerConnect varies in length depending on the training path.

Q: Does SJI’s Career Pathways Program cost me anything?
A: No out-of-pocket expenses will be incurred by eligible participants. However, depending on your income level, you may need to work with your navigator to apply for financial aid and other funding.

Q: If I enter SJI’s program, will I be guaranteed a job in the end?
A: SJI makes every effort to create opportunities for each participant, working with committed employers and the college system to provide a network for our participants to opportunities. CareerConnect teaches participants job search techniques, including how to create a great resume and tips for a successful job interview.