ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION No. 113
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 22, 2016
Assemblyman WAYNE P. DEANGELO
District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)
Assemblywoman ANGELA V. MCKNIGHT
District 31 (Hudson)
Assemblyman BENJIE E. WIMBERLY
District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)
Assemblywoman Jasey and Assemblyman Space
Designates February 2018 as “Career and Technical Education Month” in New Jersey.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Assembly Education Committee on December 4, 2017, with amendments.
An Assembly Resolution designating the month of February 1 20181 as “Career and Technical Education Month” in New Jersey.
Whereas, The month of February 1 20181 will be celebrated nationally as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month; and
Whereas, Career and technical education programs in the 21st century link rigorous academics, technical knowledge, real-world experiences, and college-level learning to help students develop career-ready skills and prepare them for post-secondary education with a clear career focus; and
Whereas, New Jersey employers recognize that career and technical education programs provide clear career pathways for students, develop a strong pipeline of well-prepared future employees, and ultimately strengthen the Garden State’s economy; and
Whereas, More than 32,500 high school students and over 5,000 adults are enrolled in New Jersey’s 21 county vocational-technical school districts. These students benefit from a wide array of career and technical education programs through which they gain valuable preparation for college and the workforce, including industry-recognized credentials, hands-on experience, and college credits; and
Whereas, The Legislature has demonstrated strong support for career and technical education by approving a package of legislation to increase the focus on career readiness, expand technical education opportunities, approve new funding for innovative high school CTE programs, and restore adult programs; and
Whereas, The State’s business community has demonstrated its support through the New Jersey Employer Coalition for Technical Education, which seeks to promote CTE, encourage employer involvement with technical schools, shrink the skills gap, and ensure the State’s continued economic prosperity; and
Whereas, It is fitting and proper that this House and the people of New Jersey celebrate the month of February 1 20181 as Career and Technical Education Month to recognize and promote the many benefits of CTE in this State; now, therefore,
1. This House designates the month of February 1 20181 as “Career and Technical Education Month” in New Jersey.
2. Students, parents, and other citizens of the State are encouraged to learn more about career and technical education, county vocational-technical school programs, and well-paying career pathways that can be launched with an industry credential or a technical degree. New Jersey employers are encouraged to become active partners with county vocational-technical schools to align curriculum with their workforce needs and provide meaningful work-based learning opportunities to students.
3. Copies of this resolution, as filed with the Secretary of State, shall be transmitted by the Clerk of the General Assembly to the Governor and to the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools and the New Jersey Employer Coalition for Technical Education.