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Given the disruptive forces of technology, globalization, and demographic shifts, New Jersey is rethinking how, when, and where it educates and trains its current and future workforce.

As a result, New Jersey Pathways to Career Opportunities will host a summit on June 7-8 at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino to continue to plot the course for transformation and innovation.

With the New Jersey Pathways to Career Opportunities Initiative (NJ Pathways), New Jersey joins leading states that are transforming their statewide education and workforce training infrastructure and resources to better and more equitably serve students and workers.

This transformation includes an intentional commitment to shared goals across the ecosystem of high schools, colleges and universities, employers, unions, nonprofits, the public workforce system, and others.

Building on the momentum of the first year of the New Jersey Pathways to Career Opportunities statewide initiative, stakeholders are invited to hear from national experts on education and training pathways and have conversations with thought leaders about how New Jersey can emerge with a strong, flexible, and sustainable infrastructure of collaboration that engages industry and education partners across the state to align education to build an innovative workforce.

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Aaron Fichtner, President of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges
  • Michele Siekerka, President and CEO of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association
  • Annelies Goger, Fellow, the Brookings Institute
  • Maria Heidkamp, Chief of Innovation & Partnerships, New Jersey Council of County Colleges
  • Rachel Lipson, Former Director, The Project on Workforce at Harvard
  • Iris Palmer, Deputy Director of Community Colleges, New America
  • Holly Zanville, Research Professor and Co-Director of the Program on Skills, Credentials & Workforce Policy at George Washington University

For more information or to register, click here.