Become a Business Partner

Do you want to help shape the workforce of the future in your field? County vocational-technical school business partners play a critical role in developing career programs and keeping them aligned with current and future industry standards.

What is the role of business partners?

The active involvement of employers – from small local businesses to global corporations – is the key to developing a strong workforce pipeline. Employer partners can:

  • Share their expertise as career program advisory boards members
  • Hire graduates and assist in job placements
  • Offer internships, apprenticeships and work-based learning opportunities
  • Offer site visits and student tours of facilities
  • Mentor students
    • Serve as guest speakers
    • Donate equipment and supplies
    • Participate in technical skill assessments
    • Help train career and technical education teachers in new technologies

      HELP WANTED: Employer Partners to Develop New Jersey’s Future Workforce

      February 23, 2021 op-ed on nj.com by Judy Savage, executive director of the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools, and Aaron Fichtner, president of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges.

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