• Description

This report is based on the findings of a conference held in October 2003 by the Heldrich Center and the State of New Jersey. The report includes the highlights of major speeches by Heldrich Center director Van Horn, Labor Commissioner Kroll, and Education Commissioner Librera, and of breakout discussions that included educators, counselors, business people, and researchers. The report highlights well-documented recommendations regarding improvements in career guidance, education, and awareness in the public schools, and in how local alliances and partnerships can play a major role in preparing students for a dynamic workforce. Includes findings of Heldrich Center-Fund for New Jersey survey of high school students regarding careers and preparation for college.