County vocational and technical education in New Jersey is getting national attention for all of the right reasons. Recently, two national policy organizations, American Enterprise Institute and Opportunity America, held a forum here for an in-depth discussion of career-technical education.

“We’ve all recognized that something very positive is occurring in New Jersey,” said Tamar Jacoby, president and CEO of Opportunity America, a Washington think tank that promotes economic mobility. “We’re here to listen, ask questions, celebrate what you are doing, and lift it up for others to see.”

The recognition is well deserved. NJBIA partnered with the New Jersey Council of County Vocational Technical Schools several years ago to promote greater cooperation between business and educators in preparing high school students for careers after graduation. The results have been excellent, and the programs continue to grow.

Read more from the NJCCVTS here.

 

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