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Chaldean Education Career Centers of Support in Oakland County Michigan
By CE&CC :: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 :: 86640 Views :: Career & Education, Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michgian, USA - Tough economic times in Michigan have made it difficult on many Chaldean families.  Without a doubt, a large majority of Chaldeans have their own business or employ other Chaldeans.  The combination of cultural flexibility and understanding, language, and the hard-work ethic desired has brought Chaldean employees and employers together. 

Recognizing the need, the Chaldean Education & Career Center (CE&CC) has partnered with Oakland County Workforce Development Corps to provide Chaldeans a convenient, one-stop access to job training programs and services for employers and job seekers.

We have convenient centers located in highly populated Chaldean residential areas to serve your needs. 

With the disastrous economic leadership in Michigan, Chaldeans have been forced to trim their workforce leaving many Chaldean employees hunting for alternative opportunities. 

Each center provides Chaldean employers with a wide range of services including:

•    Applicant recruitment
•    Onsite interview rooms
•    Training funds for planned new hires
•    Information technology (IT) training
•    Out-placement assistance

Chaldean Job seekers can find help in:

•    Resume writing
•    Interviewing
•    Job placement
•    Testing and assessment
•    Job training funds
•    IT training

We have placed locations in convenient areas to serve Chaldeans.  Below is a list of

Oak Park
22180 Parklawn, Room 111 Oak Park, MI 48237
248-691-8437  | Fax: 248-545-0415

Ferndale
713 E. 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220
248-545-0222 | Fax: 248-545-6144

Southfield
21030 Indian, Southfield, MI 48034
248-796-4550 | Fax: 248-796-4555

Troy
550 Stephenson Highway, Suite 400 Troy, MI 48083
248-823-5101 | Fax: 248-823-5113

Pontiac
1837 North Perry, Pontiac, MI 48340
248-276-1777  | Fax: 248-276-9471

Novi
31150 Beck Road, Novi, MI 48377
248-956-5060 | Fax: 248-956-5065

Waterford
5195 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48327
248-682-3417 | Fax: 248-682-0512

For questions or more information please contact the Chaldean Education & Career Center representative in your area. 

St. Joseph, MI USA

St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church
2442 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48083
Tel: (248) 528-3676
Fax: (248) 524-1957

Congregation Organizer:
Rev. Michael J. Bazzi

Church Constructing Pastor:
Rev. Sarhad Y. Jammo

Current Pastor:
Msgr. Zouhair Toma

Parochial Vicar:
Rev. Ayad Hanna

 Current Pastor: Msgr. Zouhair Toma

Msgr. Zouhair Toma (Kejbou) was born in Telkaif, Iraq in 1947.  He was ordained a priest in Baghdad, Iraq in 1968, and accepted his first assignment to serve the community of Baquba.  The Monsignor’s leadership skills and organizational talents along with his mastery of theology were immediately evident.  He later assisted Sts. Peter and Paul in Al-Salehia, and St. George in New Baghdad.

In August, 1978 Monsignor Toma was called to serve the growing community of persecuted Chaldeans finding refuge in Australia.   Being the fist Chaldean priest to arrive in Australia he quickly established a parish for the Chaldeans in Sydney to serve their social and spiritual needs.  The parish was named after St. Thomas the Apostle and built a rectory. 

In 1989, for his incredible work he was granted the title of Monsignor, Chaldean Patriarchal Vicar for Australia and New Zealand.  Continuing his passionate work to serve the Chaldean community the Monsignor moved the Parish Center to a more accessible location and built a large church campus featuring a modern community center, residence quarters, and administrative offices in 1995. 

In 2003, Monsignor Toma added a magnificent church to replace the previous one in order to serve the fast growing community and also opened two other centers.  The first was Our Lady Guardian of Plants in Melbourne, and the second was Mar Addai the Apostle in Auckland, New Zealand.  Mar Addai in New Zealand included two very large churches along with rectories and community centers.  Overseeing the Patriarchal Vicariate for 28 years, he managed to inspire six more priests to help minister to the fast growing Chaldean community. 

In August 2006, Monsignor chose to assist the St. Thomas the Apostle Diocese in the U.S. as more Catholic churches were being built in America and address the growing need.  On October 2006, Monsignor was incardinated and appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Troy.