Zakiya Smith-Ellis discusses Jobs NJ program

Rethinking the workforce of the future: Jobs NJ is intended to ensure training meets current needs

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For Secretary of Higher Education Zakiya Smith Ellis, the Jobs NJ program introduced by Gov. Phil Murphy last week comes down to a simple sentence that can be so telling:

“No one goes to college thinking that they are not going to finish,” she told ROI-NJ. “But, too many of our students do not finish. We’ve got to do whatever we can to ensure that once they start, they finish. That will have a huge impact on workforce development and our economy.”

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Smith Ellis was speaking after Murphy announced the program. It’s one Murphy said is designed to make sure employers find potential employees with the skills they need — and to make sure students get those skills.

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