The NJ Employer Coalition for Career and Technical Education

FAQs about the NJ Employer Coalition for Career and Technical Education

The coalition currently has more than 200 members, and includes international corporations with facilities in NJ like BMW, New Jersey companies like PSEG, and local companies that are already involved with their county vocational-technical schools as business partners and mentors.

Founding members include business associations that represent various economic sectors, like the New Jersey Utilities Association and the New Jersey Restaurant Association.

  1. Promote quality career and technical education opportunities that prepare students for careers as well as college.
  2. Engage employers with county vocational-technical schools and students. The key to successful training programs is involvement from real-world local employers.
  3. Expand the schools and programs to prepare more career-focused, job-ready New Jerseyans.

Lend your company name as a supporter of 21st century career and technical education.

If you can, get involved with your local county vocational-technical school as a business partner or mentor.

Talk to other employers about the benefits of career and technical education.

As an employer, the availability of career-focused education in high school has a direct impact on you.

County vocational-technical schools do a tremendous job preparing students for college and all types of careers, but capacity is limited and the schools need the support of business to design and implement relevant classes and training.

Your support on this Coalition will help ensure the vitality of the county vocational-technical school system across the state. Most importantly, it will help provide you and your business with a skilled and trained workforce in the local community, that you will be able to hire from.

It’s free.

We will not ask you for money. We just ask for your voice and your company’s endorsement of the growing statewide effort to support career and technical education opportunities that lead to a better-prepared workforce for New Jersey.


You will receive occasional e-mails from the Coalition regarding matters of interest to county vocational-technical schools, our efforts to expand and enhance these programs, and suggestions as to how you and your company might help advance these goals.

But you will not be getting solicitations or other requests unrelated to the goals of the Coalition.