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Career & Technical Education: Learning That Works for New Jersey
Marie Barry, Assistant Division Director
Office of Career Readiness
P.O. Box 500 Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 633-0665 | Fax: (609) 984-5347

Career Equity Resource Center (CERC)

Goals & Objectives

  • Increase the awareness of CTE programs among parents, students, and school district and county college personnel as viable pathways to assist special population students to prepare for the 21st century workplace and the global economy.
  • Increase the recruitment, participation, and retention of special population students in high-quality CTE programs in order to broaden their options and opportunities and prepare them to secure high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand employment.
  • Decrease disproportionate enrollment and increase successful completion of special population students participating in CTE programs and programs of study.

Who Are Special Population Students?

  • Students with disabilities
  • Students from economically disadvantaged families
  • Students with limited English proficiency
  • Students preparing for non-traditional careers