NJ Chamber of Commerce receives grant for jobs for graduates program

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation has received a $50,000 grant from Investors Foundation.

The grant furthers the chamber of commerce foundation’s mission of workforce development by supporting the Jobs for New Jersey’s Graduates program. Part of a national initiative focused on drop-out prevention and recovery, the foundation is the state affiliate of Jobs for America’s Graduates.

There are currently 10 programs being implemented around the state at Weequahic High School, Barringer High School, Leaders for Life, Carteret High School, New Brunswick Adult Learning Center C.A.R.E.S. Program, Camden High School, Woodrow Wilson High School and Vineland High School. Participating students take the Jobs for New Jersey’s Graduates course as an elective and develop employability competencies in career development, job attainment, job survival, basic skills, leadership, and self-development, and personal skills.

The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation supports current and future members of the workforce in becoming globally competitive, successful members of society, and fuels New Jersey’s economy by sustaining a qualified workforce.

Short Hills-based Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support its communities. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing.

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