The Assembly Higher Education committee handles issues that relate directly to the state’s 31 public colleges and universities, including its 19 county and community colleges. The committee assists in directing policy relating to tuition aid and scholarship programs, such as the popular NJ STARS, and ensuring the success of inter-institutional agreements entered into by schools.
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Prieto, Jimenez, Jasey & Quijano Measure to Streamline Vocational School Construction & Improvements Now Law

Speaker Vincent Prieto Law Continues Speaker's Commitment to Improving State's Vocational, Technical Programs; Making Vo-Tech Education a Viable Alternative to 4-Year College

Legislation Assembly Democrats Speaker Vincent Prieto, Angelica Jimenez, Mila Jasey and Annette Quijano sponsored that would streamline construction of county vocational school facilities in New Jersey has been inked into law.

"As I've said before, college isn't necessarily for everyone; we need to have multiple viable paths to employment in New Jersey," said Prieto (D-Bergen/Hudson). "Students who might struggle in AP courses or college may thrive in a vocational instruction environment, and we should encourage investment in that infrastructure so that New Jersey continues producing a highly skilled, highly trained and highly educated workforce..."

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