From SNJ Today: Statewide Ballot Question Topic of Event at Camden Co. College

October 30th, 2018
Camden County Technical Schools students Tatiana Cunningham and Dahmir Gunter with Camden County College president Donald Borden and CCTS superintendent Patricia E. Fitzgerald at the bond referendum event

Camden County Technical Schools students Tatiana Cunningham and Dahmir Gunter with Camden County College president Donald Borden and CCTS superintendent Patricia E. Fitzgerald at the bond referendum event

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BLACKWOOD, N.J. –  We are just one week away from this year’s Midterm Elections and on Tuesday, officials throughout the state held a series of events in support of the state’s only ballot question.

On the afternoon of Tuesday, October 30th, Camden County Freeholders joined officials from Camden County College and the Camden County Vocational School District to host one of three events throughout the state in support of the Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act.

The event showcased some of the joint career technical education opportunities offered between community colleges and vocational schools to prepare high school students and young adults for careers in high-demand industries that can be launched without a four-year degree.

To students, the Bond Act would mean helping to increase opportunities to find successful career paths they can enjoy doing.

Camden County Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo speaks about the Securing Our Children's Future bond referendum at the news conference

Camden County Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo speaks about the Securing Our Children’s Future bond referendum at the news conference

“The experience I’ve had with my technical school I would want for every student to have as it is our duty to provide our students with proper preparation for their futures,” said Dahmir Gunter, a Camden County Technical School student.

“With additional funding more students and young girls like me will have the chance to find their career, get hands-on training and gain all the amazing benefits of a technical education,” said Tatiana Cunningham, a Camden County Technical School student.

Ballot Question No. 1 asks voters whether they approve or disapprove of the “Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act,” which would allow the state to issue $500 million in bond grants.

The bonds would be used to provide grants to county vocational school districts and school security projects, while also supporting community college programs and upgrading water infrastructure in school districts across the state.

To learn more visit njelections.org.

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