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Mission Statements
Industry Collaboratives

Build a talent ecosystem based on collaboration and information to expand economic mobility opportunity and drive economic growth.

Centers of Workforce Innovation

Build pathways with aligned curriculum shared across educational partners to serve the learning lifespan of students and workers.

New Jersey’s Workforce Challenge

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on all New Jersey residents and the economy of our state. Now, more than ever, there is an urgent need to coordinate the workforce preparation efforts of all those separately engaged in this important work into a comprehensive ecosystem to drive economic mobility for its residents and sustained growth of New Jersey’s economy.

The Solution

New Jersey’s Community Colleges and the New Jersey Business and Industry Association are leading an unprecedented collaborative effort of businesses, industry associations, chambers of commerce, labor unions, workforce development boards, state government, community-based organizations, adult literacy training providers, vocational technical school districts, private career schools, and four-year colleges and universities to provide students and workers with the career pathways they need to find new careers and jobs, and to ensure that employers have access to a highly skilled workforce to meet critical labor market needs.

New Jersey’s 18 agile and innovative Community Colleges will lead in the pandemic recovery and secure a brighter future for all New Jerseyans.
The New Jersey Business and Industry Association, the state’s largest employer organization, is uniquely positioned to ensure that the needs of employers are clearly communicated to the state’s educational institutions and partners.
New Jersey’s 18 agile and innovative Community Colleges will lead in the pandemic recovery and secure a brighter future for all New Jerseyans.
The New Jersey Business and Industry Association, the state’s largest employer organization, is uniquely positioned to ensure that the needs of employers are clearly communicated to the state’s educational institutions and partners.
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    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