Education & Career Development

Education and Career Development at CWW focuses on the interactions of gender and experience in education and career development programs, and how these interactions affect career outcomes and advancement. We are particularly interested in girls and women’s experiences studying and working in nontraditional roles and professions, such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Our past projects include the Career Equity Resource Center (CERC) and the Nontraditional Career Resource Center (NCRC), which promotes greater access and success in high-skill, high-demand careers for secondary and post-secondary students in Career and Technical Education Programs from marginalized populations, including women in nontraditional fields. We also provide support for the New Jersey Council on Gender Parity in Labor and Education including its women in STEM initiatives.  

As of September 30thCERC will no longer be hosted at Rutgers' Center for Women and Work. You can find many of the resources at:

Our Expertise

Providing high quality professional development opportunities and technical assistance for educators and administrators, as well as experiential programs for students regarding current equity issues and research, with a focus on gender, race/ethnicity, and socio-economic status.

  • Evaluation of training and intervention programs for women and underrepresented groups in formal and informal education and career advancement programs. 
  • Implementing research and organizational policy on professional women (e.g., women in law, financial services, and STEM).
  • Promoting and educating our constituents on equity in high-skill, high-demand occupations within the context of the state, regional, and nation workforce.

Click here for more information on our services, including program offerings, technical assistance and professional development for your school or organization.

Past Projects

  • Nontraditional Career Resource Center 
  • Research and outreach for the New Jersey Council on Gender Parity in Labor and Education including:
    • Annual Women in Science and Technology Summit
    • Women in Law projects (see report below)
  • New Jersey REFLECT Initiative (an evaluation of use of electronic portfolios for assessment in K-12 schools)

Recent Reports

Contact us:

Terri Boyer at 848-932-4614 or