Requires Commissioner of Education to develop career exploration report for students in grades 7 through 12.
NJEA supports A-3270 (Riley, Wagner, Mainor, Giblin) / S-2413 (Beach). This legislation would require the Commissioner of the Department of Education, in collaboration with the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development, to create a career exploration report that would provide students enrolled in grades 7 through 12 with information concerning employment in high-demand industries.
Knowledge is power. The pamphlet, to be available on-line through the Department of Education, would list the fastest growing industries in the country and state for the next 10 years. It would also contain employment rates, salary information and the educational background and training required to obtain those jobs. With the introduction of the Common Core State Standards adopted by the Department of Education, this pamphlet would supplement the College and Career Ready curriculum currently being implemented in New Jersey’s schools.
This legislation will provide students and their parents’ relevant information as they choose their coursework from the middle school through high school graduation. NJEA is proud to support this legislation.