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NJDOL announces $6.5 million in apprenticeship grants

“Apprenticeships are critical to building our workforce and allowing participants to develop the skills they need to obtain meaningful employment,” said Gov. Phil Murphy. “By creating invaluable opportunities for underserved individuals, the apprenticeships facilitated by these grant programs are making our state stronger and fairer – furthering my Administration’s efforts to make New Jersey the state of opportunity for everyone.”

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Unique partnership addresses teacher shortage

The Garden State produces fewer teachers per 1,000 students than any other state. Ramapo College of New Jersey is trying to tackle this issue with a unique partnership: a new, dual-certification program with the Morris-Union Jointure Commission that puts a teacher’s aide or paraprofessional on course to become a certified teacher in one year.

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The Kean University board of trustees adopted a reorganization plan in September 2022 that creates the new College of Health Professions and Human Services and moves the STEM honors program to The Dorothy and George Hennings College of Science, Mathematics and Technology.

Kean University adopts major academic reorganization plan

As part of the move, all colleges at the school will offer both undergraduate and graduate programs according to their discipline. “The reorganization will help move Kean along its trajectory as a research university,” said Kean President Lamont Repollet. “[O]ur motto is to always climb higher, and this gives us tools to do that."

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Atlantic City skyline with several casinos.

August gaming numbers show encouraging brick-and-mortar trend

“August, traditionally one of the strongest months for Atlantic City’s casino industry, especially regarding brick-and-mortar gaming revenues, put in a solid showing for 2022,” said Jane Bokunewicz, who analyzed the August 2022 numbers from the Division of Gaming Enforcement for Stockton University’s Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality and Tourism. “Brick and mortar GGR (gross gaming revenues) for the month outperformed 2021 (4.4% increase) and though it fell short of pre-pandemic 2019 it beat out every other August since 2015.”

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2022 NJBIZ Education Power 50 slideshow

The 2022 NJBIZ Education Power 50 slideshow

New Jersey is home to a diverse collection of experts. As the field evolves along with the economy, these individuals will ensure that the next generation – and the one after that – will be equipped to move the state forward. Click through to see all the honorees; the top 10 are ranked numerically and the remaining 40 are listed alphabetically.

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Annette Reboli

No. 6: Annette Reboli

Reboli has been acknowledged by insiders as a key player in broadening the name of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University from one with just local recognition to a national leader.

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Bokunewicz

No. 9: Jane Bokunewicz

Bokunewicz is the faculty director of the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming Hospitality and Tourism and an associate professor of Hospitality Tourism and Event Management in the School of Business at Stockton University.

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Jonathan Holloway

No. 1: Jonathan Holloway

Holloway took the high-profile helm at Rutgers in 2020 and has guided the state university’s efforts navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. More prosaic challenges remain, including budgetary issues.

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Marbach

No. 10: Joseph Marbach

Georgian Court University has been on a roll recently with Marbach as president. The school became the first institution of higher education in the state to offer employees a four-day compressed workweek option year-round, instead of just during the summer.

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