ASSEMBLY, No. 3270
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
Assemblywoman† CELESTE M. RILEY
District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)
Assemblywoman† CONNIE WAGNER
District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)
Assemblyman† CHARLES MAINOR
District 31 (Hudson)
Assemblyman† THOMAS P. GIBLIN
District 34 (Essex and Passaic)
Assemblywomen Watson Coleman, Mosquera, Lampitt, Assemblymen Wimberly, Caputo, Senators Beach, Ruiz and Stack
†††† Requires Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development to develop career exploration report for students in grades 7 through 12.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
†††† As amended by the Senate on February 7, 2013.
An Act concerning employment information provided to certain students and supplementing chapter 2[54E of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes] 15F of Title 34 of the Revised Statutes2.
†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
†††† 1.††† a.† The Commissioner of 2[Education] Labor and Workforce Development2, in consultation with the Commissioner of 2[Labor and Workforce Development] Education2, shall develop a career exploration report that provides students enrolled in grades 1 71 through 12 with information concerning employment in high-demand industries. The report shall include, but need not be limited to:
†††† (1)†† a list of the fastest growing industries in the country and the State and the projected growth rates of those industries for the next 10 years, as determined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics;
†††† (2)†† information on professional and occupational employment opportunities in those industries and on the educational background and training required to pursue those careers, including the 2[courses] programs2 designed to prepare students for employment in those careers;
†††† (3)†† employment 2[rates] levels2 and salary information for persons employed in those professions and occupations; and
†††† (4)†† 2in cooperation with the Secretary of Higher Education,2 information on where to find the 2[employment]2 data compiled by four-year public institutions of higher education pursuant to section 2 of P.L.2009, c.197 (C.18A:3B-44).
†††† b.††† 1[The commissioner shall annually distribute the report, at no charge, to each school district, which shall distribute the report to each student and to the parents or guardians of each student enrolled in grades 8 through 12.]1 The 2[commissioner] Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development2 shall update the report as necessary 2and as practicable2.
†††† c.††† The 2[commissioner] Commissioner of Education2 shall make the report available 1online through a link prominently displayed on the homepage of the Department of Educationís Internet website, and shall, within 30 days of the date the report is first made available on the homepage of the departmentís Internet website, provide written notification1 to each school district and nonpublic schools that enroll students in grades 1 71 through 12, or any combination thereof 1, to inform each school district and nonpublic schools of the reportís availability online1. 1Each school district shall notify the parents or guardians of each student enrolled in grades 7 through 12 of the reportís availability online, and shall distribute a copy of the report to a parent or guardian of a student in grades 7 through 12 who requests a hard copy of the report.1 Nonpublic schools are encouraged to 1[distribute the report to each student and to the] notify the1 parents or guardians of each student enrolled in grades 1 71 through 12 1of the reportís availability online, and are encouraged to distribute a copy of the report to a parent or guardian of a student in grades 7 through 12 who requests a hard copy of the report 1; however, nothing in this section shall be construed to require a nonpublic school to 1notify the parents or guardians of students of the reportís availability online or to1 distribute the report.
†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect 2[immediately] on the first day of the third month following enactment2.