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Wagner, Benson & Mosquera Bill to Create Commission to Ensure N.J.’s Schools, Colleges & Universities Meet the Needs of Tomorrow’s Employers Released by Assembly Panel
Bill Part of Ongoing Assembly Democratic Job Creation Effort
(TRENTON) – Legislation Assembly Democrats Connie Wagner, Daniel R. Benson and Gabriela Mosquera sponsored to create a special commission that would identify ways to improve the ability of New Jersey’s schools, colleges and universities to meet the demands of tomorrow’s employers was released Thursday by an Assembly panel. The bill is part of the continuing Assembly Democratic job creation efforts.
“Recent statistics show that by 2020, 66 percent of New Jersey jobs will require a career certificate or college degree but, as of 2011, only 46 percent of New Jersey’s adults had an associate degree or higher, leaving a skills gap of 20 percentage points,” said Wagner (D-Bergen/Passaic). “For New Jersey to have a strong economy, New Jersey must have a skilled workforce that meets the needs of key industries, including biopharmaceutical and life sciences, health care, engineering and advanced manufacturing..."
To read more, please visit the New Jersey General Assembly Democratic Office Web site.
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