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TESU Uniquely Qualified to Support State's New Jobs Initiative

TESU Uniquely Qualified to Support State's New Jobs Initiative

N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy's focus on adult students connects to a core area of the university’s expertise, making TESU uniquely qualified to drive success in key areas of the Jobs NJ plan.

Reacting to Gov. Phil Murphy's announcement of his talent-based economic development strategy, Jobs NJ: Developing Talent to Grow Business in the Garden State, TESU President Merodie A. Hancock, PhD, said she was pleased to see the Governor’s focus on adult students, a core area of the university's expertise, making TESU uniquely qualified to drive success in key areas of the Jobs NJ plan.

"Thomas Edison State University has decades of success working with adult learners to help close the gap between the needs of employers and the skills of employees," said Hancock.

The governor's initiative seeks to expand opportunities for career-seekers to gain skills and open positions with New Jersey employers through three strategies: expand access to post-secondary credentials for underrepresented minorities and other targeted populations; prepare individuals for in-demand jobs; and match talent to those jobs.

Thomas Edison has created programs to train individuals for high-demand jobs in areas such as cybersecurity, nuclear engineering technology, information technology and nursing and works closely with industry leaders to identify emerging workforce needs.

"As a national leader in innovative instruction and prior learning assessment, we serve students in every stage of their career, in every professional sector and in every county of New Jersey," added Hancock.