NEW JERSEY PATHWAYS TO CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Aligning Education to Build an Innovative Workforce
New Jersey’s Community Colleges and the New Jersey Business and Industry Association are joining together with employers, industry associations, labor unions, education institutions, and workforce development partners to provide students and workers with the career pathways they need to find new careers and opportunity, and to ensure that employers have access to a highly skilled workforce to meet critical labor market needs.
This initiative is firmly connected to the education and economic priorities of the Governor and the New Jersey Legislature. New Jersey’s Community Colleges, uniquely rooted in their local communities and with the statewide reach of few other institutions, and the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, the state’s largest employer organization, are uniquely positioned to lead an inclusive statewide effort.
The two components of this initiative will expand stackable credential pathways for individuals at all stages of their lives and careers and build an innovative workforce.
COLLABORATIVES are statewide inclusive groups of Industry Leaders and educational partners across the state focused on four key industries, that will build statewide and inclusive talent ecosystems based on collaboration and information to expand economic mobility opportunity and drive economic growth.
CENTERS OF WORKFORCE INNOVATION are focused on 10 career areas and will build pathways with aligned curriculum shared across educational partners to serve the learning lifespan of students and workers to build an innovative workforce.