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Education

Norcross amendment would increase access to on-campus child care

“As a young single dad working in the construction field I struggled myself to find affordable, quality child care,” U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross said. “My amendment ensures student parents will not face the same obstacles that I did, and will help to provide accessible, affordable child care options for students seeking a brighter future for themselves and their families.”

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Gregory Prastacos, dean, School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology.

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The dean of the School of Business at the Stevens Institute of Technology, is leading a global initiative with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International to reboot business education and equip MBA students with the skills they need in a world of artificial intelligence, the internet of things, blockchain and augmented reality.

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Melanie Casper-Duffey, inside sales, Electro-Steam Generator Corp.

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Melanie Casper-Duffey has worked in technical jobs for all of her adult life. Now 48, she was employed full-time without any problems until about two and a half years ago. She signed up with NJMEP in late June and began taking a technical skills class in mid-July, which she completed in August. By Sept. 20, she had started a technical sales position at Electro-Steam Generator in Rancocas.

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Founders and Funders roundtable looks to diversify innovation economy

“One of New Jersey’s greatest assets is its diverse population,” NJEDA Chief Executive Officer Tim Sullivan said at the Thursday event at Rutgers Business School in Newark. “As we continue build a stronger and fairer economy and work toward Gov. Murphy’s goal of creating the most diverse innovation ecosystem in the nation, we need to leverage this strength and create opportunities that drive equitable economic growth.”

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