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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.

The Four Key Industries:

Health Services

Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management

Technology & Innovation

Infrastructure & Energy

Staff Directory
Aaron Fichtner New Jersey Council of Community Colleges headshot shoot 11/29/21
Aaron Fichtner
President of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges
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Catherine Starghill
Senior Director, Strategy and Workforce Partnerships
Sandra Bleckman New Jersey Council of Community Colleges headshot shoot 11/29/21
Sandra Bleckman
Director, Health Services Strategy and Workforce Partnerships
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Stephanie Staub
Director, Infrastructure and Energy Strategy and Workforce Partnerships
Glenn Best New Jersey Council of Community Colleges headshot shoot 11/29/21
Glenn Best
Director, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Strategy and Workforce Partnership
Stephanie Samuel New Jersey Council of Community Colleges headshot shoot 11/29/21
Stephanie Samuel
Program Manager, Health Services Workforce Partnerships
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Veda Shamsid-Deen
Director, Technology and Innovation Strategy and Workforce Partnerships
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Lauren Purnell
Project Manager, Strategy and Workforce Partnerships

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Meeting Calendar

Help New Jersey align education to build an innovative workforce!

Event: NJ Pathways to Career Opportunities Kickoff Event
Date: January 19, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
Location: Middlesex College

Event Countdown

-8Days -6Hrs -15Min -51Sec

Event Countdown – NJ Pathways to Career Opportunities Kickoff Event

-8Days -6Hrs -15Min -51Sec