From New Jersey Business Today: Bond Issue for Vocational-Technical Schools Will Help Fill Skilled Labor Shortage

October 25th, 2018
NJBIA Vice-President Michael Wallace

NJBIA Vice President Mike Wallace talks about the need to close the skills gap at the Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act press conference

NJBIA today joined with Senate President Stephen Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, and a host of legislators and business groups urging voters to approve the Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act (Question No. 1) on Nov. 6. The bonds would benefit vocational-technical schools.

Voter approval will provide $350 million for much-needed expansion of career and technical education, labs and classrooms at county vocational-technical schools, as well as enhanced security at New Jersey schools. Another $50 million will go toward career and technical education projects at county colleges.

NJBIA believes vocational-technical schools are a critical tool in filling the pipeline of skilled workers for the future and is urging its members to vote ‘Yes’ on Public Question No. 1.

Read more at the New Jersey Business Today web site.

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