The New Jersey School Boards Association is forming a committee of dedicated board members to volunteer to speak at local board of education meetings about educational opportunities for career-focused students. NJSBA is seeking representatives for the group, called the Career-Focused Learner Ambassadors, from boards in four geographic areas of the state: south, central, northeast and northwest.
The effort is an outgrowth of the NJSBA Task Force on Educational Opportunities for the Non-College-Bound Learner, which released its final report in October 2018. The report identified strategies to equip students who do not plan to attend college immediately after high school graduation with the skills required in a rapidly changing job market.
“We are pleased to continue the great work of the Task Force by offering to have knowledgeable board members speak before interested local school boards about how they can explore educational options for career-focused students,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director. “Many well-paying jobs do not require a college degree. Instead students can prosper with the right training and skills. Learning more about career and technical education opportunities will assist boards in fulfilling their commitment to help all students prepare for their futures.”
To volunteer, please email Vince DeLucia, NJSBA director of training and professional development/educator-in-residence.