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Career Classroom: State granting another $37M to expand career and technical education

Employers looking to create a pipeline of qualified candidates, and students looking to pursue a career-focused education to fill that pipeline, just got a boost from another state investment in career and technical education.  Six...

Career Classroom: Schools, employers work together to attract more females to traditionally male-dominated careers

Savvy employers are doing more than accepting and recruiting women into roles that some would consider nontraditional, such as automotive technology and construction trades. Many are also actively building education and training paths for...

Career Classroom: Adult LPN program at Cape Tech helps students change careers amid pandemic

Diane McElwee always wanted to be a nurse. After graduating from Cape May County Technical High School, she attended Camden County College while working as a receptionist in a dentist’s office to make money...

Career Classroom: Specialized learning spaces create authentic career training experiences

In an expansive two-story space that could easily be mistaken for a warehouse, Essex County Schools of Technology students are putting the finishing touches on a scaled-down version of a family home. In that...

Career Classroom: Employment needs drive development of new career-based training programs

Last fall, Ocean County Vocational Technical School launched a two-year heavy equipment operator program for high school students. Only the second program of its kind in the state, the enthusiastic response from industry partners...

NJ Bio expands its state-of-the-art facility in Princeton

Integrated chemistry service provider NJ Bio announced that it expanded its Princeton laboratory and headquarters from 35,000 square feet to approximately 79,000 square feet. This expansion is significant because it will allow the biopharmaceutical company...

Career Classroom: On the job, high school students get more than vocational, technical training

As a senior at Mercer County Technical School’s Academy of Culinary Arts, Xadea Green is preparing for a career in the hospitality industry. Since the beginning of the school year in September, Green has been...

Career Classroom: Specialized career programs help students with disabilities prepare for in-demand supermarket, retail...

Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, supermarkets continue to face significant labor shortages. County vocational-technical school districts in Monmouth, Ocean and Union counties are helping to meet this persistent need with specialized career...

Career Classroom: Vo-tech grads share commitment to preparing next generation for career success

Miguel Rosario and Eric Krise don’t appear to have much in common. Rosario owns an auto repair shop in Phillipsburg in northwestern New Jersey. Krise is an electrician with his own company based in Salem...

Morris County makes major expansion to workforce programs at Morris County Vo-Tech, CCM

The Morris County commissioners — in moves that aim to create and build the workforce of the future — announced major expansions of programs at both Morris County Vocational School and the County College...

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