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Newark CTE Network Kicks Off School Year

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NEWARK, N.J. - eTradeWire -- ewark, NJ -  Representatives from Newark Public Schools and a host of organizations  gathered in Newark today to convene the first meeting of the Newark Career Technical Education Network. Over forty-five professionals representing a cross-sector of agencies, industry partners and funders were on hand to develop a shared vision for CTE programs in Newark and help expand the career pathways available to Newark youth. The meeting assembled CTE Directors from the District, representatives from the NJ Department of Education Career Clusters, the NJ Department of Labor Industry Partnerships, The NJ Restaurant and Hospitality Association, The NJ Hospital Association, The New Jersey Regional Business Partnership, employers Weiss-Aug and Sansone Auto along with higher education institutions NJIT and Essex County College and M&T Bank.

The CTE Network, Co-Facilitated by the Newark Alliance CareerWorks and Schools That Can launched in 2018, leverages the collective power of our educators to design seamless, non-redundant education and training opportunities that respond to industries and occupations in demand occupations within our regional economy. The Network also bridges the divide between education and industry—building strong partnerships between schools and employers. The CTE Network targets secondary and post-secondary education tracks, and focuses on programming, practice and policy in a meaningful way in order to improve post-graduation outcomes and opportunities.

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Paul Weiss, Apprenticeship Program Manager for Weiss-Aug Manufacturer stated to the group, "Our industry has many opportunities for youth and career pathways to great employment. We want to work with the schools and the parents to expose students to these opportunities."

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Newark Alliance is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the ongoing economic revitalization of Newark, striving to transform our city into a better and safer place to work, live, learn, play and do business. Supported by corporate and community partners, the Alliance has successfully leveraged Newark's competitive assets to generate economic growth for the city, state, region and beyond.


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Glenn Best | Director CareerWorks | (973) 596-6400 |gbest@newark-alliance.org

Ashaki Goodall l Manager, Career Skills I agoodall@schoolsthatcan.org

Glenn Best

Source: Newark Alliance
Filed Under: Education

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