Career TEAM began the month of November by presenting to a standing room only crowd at the annual National Association of Workforce Development Professional’s Youth Services Conference. With nearly 100 attendees packed into the seminar room Career TEAM CIO Harrison Tonne along with our partner from the Washington DC Department of Employment Services, Ms. Thennie Freeman, presented on the results of our highly successful summer initiative to automate the registration and orientation of approximately 15,000 youth enrolling in the Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program.


This initiative saw 90% of interested youth enrolled in the summer employment program do so on the Career EDGE platform. Of those who enrolled and completed their orientation for summer youth employment online, 70% did so using a mobile device. That worked out to be nearly 10,000 youth completing enrollment and eligibility requirements for summer youth employment opportunities in the nation’s capital using their smart phones. There was a lot of interest in this innovative approach to recruit, prepare, employ and retain some of the nation’s hardest to serve youth.


Career TEAM also sponsored a booth during the three day where along with Harrison, Danielle Simone, Chief Administrative Officer and Charles Botts, III – National Lead Trainer had an opportunity to talk about the summer youth employment initiative, answer questions and hand out some Career TEAM t-shirt that turned out to be the, next to the Career TEAM presentation, the most talked part of the conference.


Career TEAM’s James L. Johnson has been nominated to participate on a new statewide Minority Business Advisory Council, a new council that will operate out of the Department of State’s Division of Small Business, which is a component of the new Division of Small Business, Development and Tourism for the State of Delaware.

The inaugural meeting is scheduled for August 17, 5 to 7pm, at the Carvel State Building, in Wilmington, Delaware on 10th Floor Conference Room. The purpose and mission of this Council, is to together explore some target issues and initiatives. The Council will consist of mainly community stakeholders, and Government representatives and others will be invited to meetings, but not necessarily members of the Council.
We appreciate the hard work, and anticipate great forward thinking ideas to come of these meetings.

Career TEAM Delaware is excited to partner with EastSide Rising Central Baptist CDC to offer a Networking Cabling Specialist Certification to our Participants, this program will help serve our job seekers and our employers. At Career TEAM we strive to meet our employer needs with in-demand credentials. The training provides state of the art equipment to help participants learn today’s technologies. Students learn real world skills using a hands-on training approach.  Students that complete the course receive industry recognized certifications. After obtaining an in-demand skill set, students are ready to enter or re-enter the workforce.


“Partnering with Career TEAM in Wilmington, Delaware increases our capacity to train and market students in the high demand field of Network Cabling”

Ivey A. Ibrahim, Director
Workforce Development and Employment
Central Baptist Community Development Corporation



More Information about this program:

Trainer: Quron Porter
Student: Cory Thornton
Employers who hire: Comcast, Verizon, Assurance Media (Premise Security, Structured Cabling and Audio Visual) etc…
Credential Received: Network Cabling Specialist-Eastside Rising Network Cabling Training is aligned on the 2014 National Electric Code. C-Tech Associates provides the curriculum and Network Cabling Specialist certification received by trainees.
Funded by: Division of Social Services
Partner: Central Baptist Community Development Corp.-East Side Rising


Introduction to Network Cabling – Copper-based systems version 3.3.1 Course Objectives


Course Description: This course is a hands-on, short-term program that provides the skills and knowledge desired universally by industry professionals for entry-level employment in the telecommunications connectivity field. Graduates will be versed in all phases of installation and maintenance of copper networking systems to include data, voice and video for both commercial and residential applications. Students work with actual cabling and connectivity devices as they terminate, test and troubleshoot copper-based data, voice and video systems as found in Business and Smart Homes. Also covered in the course are commercial and residential cabling standards, cable routing and placement.

Certification: Network Cabling Specialist


Introduction to Network Cabling – Fiber Optic-based systems version 3.3 Course Objectives

TOTAL HOURS: 30 hours

Course Description

This course is a short-term but hands-on program that will provide students with the skills and understanding necessary to land employment positions involving fiber optic connectivity as found in commercial and residential applications. Knowledge gained from this program is highly sought-after by professionals in the industry looking to hire entry-level technicians. Students will learn the theory behind fiber optic transmission systems as well as practice sharpening skills required for effective fiber cable termination and splicing. Other topics touched upon throughout the course are cabling standards, cable routing and placement, and the testing and troubleshooting of fiber optic cabling systems.

Certification: Network Cabling Specialist

Hartford, CT

Career TEAM, LLC, CEO, Chris Kuselias and Capital Workforce Partners (CWP) CEO, Alex Johnson celebrate the renewal of Career TEAM as a CWP American Job Center Provider. Career TEAM has successfully managed the Business Services Unit in addition to the Online Learning, including the creation of WIOA required credentials.


Career TEAM recently met with Connecticut’s Department of Labor Commissioner Scott D. Jackson and was able to discuss and demo the latest Career TEAM offering – Career EDGE Virtual Reality

With this new technology, job seekers, employers and the general public can begin to experience interview simulations, on the job scenarios, and many other types of training using 360 degree, interactive videos on their cell phones.

Career TEAM is pioneering the introduction and application of Virtual Reality to the workforce world and looks forward to partnering with government and educational institutions.

For more information, or to receive a FREE Virtual Reality headset, like the one in the picture, contact us at:



Charles K Botts III

Age: 38
Company: Career Team LLC
Title: Subject Matter Expert
Town where I live: East Hartford
Town where I work: Hartford
College: Trinity College

What do you do and what are your goals in your current job? I improve the career development resources offered to customers of our region’s American Job Centers through training and program development. I hope to increase the reach and impact of my work for people in career transitions by creating new and innovative career-development resources.
What are your goals for your community involvement? To serve God’s people as I am best able. I make an impact through large-group motivation and behavior change. I hope to use this skillset to make a local, national and global impact in empowering father’s engagement, encouraging young people to develop entrepreneurial thinking and working to end human trafficking.

What’s your biggest passion? Inspirational public speaking has been a passion of mine since the first time I was given the opportunity in church.
What are your future aspirations? To serve God’s people locally as a pastor and regionally as an elected official bringing civility and moderation to public office. I will also serve God’s people nationally and internationally as a motivational speaker and senior associate with our firm.
What needs to happen for Hartford to become a more vibrant city where people work, live and play? Those who commit themselves to serving Hartford must live the ideal of ‘What can I do for Hartford?’ not ‘What can I get from Hartford?’ True servant leadership will both engage the masses and demonstrate true commitment and understanding of the issues. As a whole, we need to discover our voice and define our city as opposed to looking for outsiders for answers. The moment residents, supporters and investors of Hartford come together and embrace our identity is the moment Hartford stops being a cause that needs to be championed and becomes the solution to our region’s challenges.

List four reasons why you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty:
Starting my own social media and brand-development company that has allowed me to influence the experiences of young people in the metro Hartford area.
Rewrote and reworked the job seeker training program “EAGER” for Jobs First Employment Services customers, providing improved assistance with career readiness and employability.
In conjunction with Faith Tabernacle of Manchester, traveled to Guatemala building homes and schools for an orphanage.
Four consecutive years appeared on “Good Morning CT,” the FOX 61 TV show, to assist job seekers by providing expertise on 21st-century, career-success strategies.

Time Tested:
What personal possession in your life has withstood the test of time? Student Bible
What hobby did you develop at a young age that you still enjoy today? Playing video games
Twenty years ago, what did you envision as your future profession? Physical therapist for an NFL franchise
Who do you consider your mentor? Christopher Kuselias, CEO of Career Team LLC

Alexandria, Virginia, May 18th, 2016 – Career TEAM, LLC, a nationally recognized workforce development consultant group and Delta Career Education Corporation today announced plans to implement a new student enhancement initiative resulting in a more intense focus on Workforce Readiness throughout the Delta student life-cycle.

deltaschoolsUnder this new partnership, in year one, 15,000+ Delta students from over 30 campus locations across the nation will complete their curriculum with tangible tools to aid in the career search process. Entitled, “The Career EDGE Success Toolkit,” the process includes access to comprehensive career preparation curriculum, a customized resume builder, simulated online job application, and an interactive e-Portfolio.

Per Delta VP of Product Development, Jason Pfaff, “The Career EDGE program has helped Delta become more operationally efficient and will improve the student experience from enrollment to placement.  The tangible tools generated for each student are benefits that provide a significant return on investment.  In addition, it is critical for us to continue to look at ways to lower costs for our students. Career TEAM’s solution has done just that.”


Delta’s adoption of this new initiative will provide unique career readiness curriculum and professional development tools for Delta’s students throughout their matriculation.  “The number one issue stressed by employers from coast to coast is the lack of soft skills from graduates. Our goal is to infuse the curriculum with retention promoting skills early in the student’s program and allow for professional development to mature over time,” said Micaela Alpers, President of Career TEAM’s Education Division.


Upon graduation, student resumes and ePortfolios filter to a Delta EDGE Employer database powered by Career TEAM. The new database is searchable by keyword and geography. This system aligns with the modern employer approach to talent acquisition, and is a forward step in Delta’s commitment to the successful placement and retention of graduates.
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San Mateo, California May 6, 2016 – Career TEAM, LLC, a nationally recognized workforce development consultant group and Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts (Gurnick) today announced plans to develop a new online professional development community connecting students, alumni, and employers.

Under this partnership, Gurnick students will complete their programs having taken various soft-skill and career development modules adapted from Career TEAM’s program entitled, “Career EDGE”.  Students and alumni will also have access to a customized resume builder, simulated online job application, and an interactive e-Portfolio.


In addition to the Career EDGE curriculum partnership, the platform will also provide a meaningfstudents_of_lvn_nursing_program_at_medical_schoolul space for employers to interface with Gurnick alumni and prospective graduates.  Per Gurnick Chief Operating Officer, Burke Malin,“Our goal is for all students to graduate ‘interview ready’ and seamlessly connect our graduates and alumni with employers in the Gurnick network.”


“This partnership demonstrates Gurnick’s on-going commitment to quality training and positive employment outcomes of graduates. This innovative approach to creating community with the Gurnick employer network will also help them to navigate the new Department of Education requirements for Gainful Employment,” said Micaela Alpers, Career TEAM’s Education President.

Career TEAM Education Division President, Micaela Alpers presenting, “Solving the Placement Puzzle…4 Pillars to Placement Success” at the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.


Micaela Alpers Presents At ABHES 2016
Micaela Alpers Presents at ABHES 2016