PATERSON, NJ - Recently, the Workforce Development Board hosted a Healthcare Career Fair at William Paterson University, in partnership with the Passaic County One-Stop.

Students from schools across Passaic County attended the fair to learn about career opportunities in the healthcare field. Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, who is also the Director of Behavioral Health Services at Mountainside Hospital, served as the keynote speaker, sharing her experience of working in the field and thoughts on why it is a desirable one for young people.

“It was exciting to provide over 400 students from the Passaic County area with an interactive experience in the healthcare field. The effort from the exhibitors, our partners, and staff was amazing,” said Passaic County Workforce Development Board Director Duwan Bogert.

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The students were able to meet with professionals from local colleges and speak with healthcare professionals. The fair also included lectures including on how students should present themselves for an interview and what it is like to work as an emergency room doctor.

The career fair was designed to students to  pursue a lucrative and rewarding career path in the medical field.

The Passaic County Workforce Development Center provides training for unemployed, unskilled, and displaced individuals so they can effectively operate in the workplace. The One-Stop is conveniently located in Paterson New Jersey at 200 Memorial Drive.