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Leaders at NJBIA and the NJ Council of County Colleges recently spoke to NJ Business Beat about a new partnership to provide education and job training that will upskill students and workers for high-demand jobs in a rapidly evolving economy. 

NJBIA Chief Government Affairs Officer Chrissy Buteas and NJCCC President Aaron Fichtner told Rhonda Schaffler that the Pathways to Career Opportunities initiative will create 10 Centers of Workforce Innovation focusing on subsectors of the economy undergoing rapid growth, such as healthcare, data science and logistics.  

The goal is to work with partners in business, labor unions and workforce development organizations to build educational and job training pathways that enable students of all ages to earn stackable credentials and obtain the skills that employers are seeking in high-demand jobs. 

Leaders of businesses, industry associations, chambers of commerce, labor unions, county workforce development boards, county vocational-technical high schools, four-year colleges or universities, and community-based training providers are invited to the online kickoff event for the Pathways initiative on Jan. 19. To register to attend go here 

Go here to see the interview with Buteas and Fichtner.