By: Arianna Adan, Writer / Follow South Jersey Higher Education Intern
DEPTFORD, N.J. — Rowan College of South Jersey is now offering four programs of study at its Gloucester campus and an additional eight at the Cumberland campus as part of its Career and Technical Education (CTE) division, according to a release from the university.
The CTE division focuses on helping students thrive and flourish in the workforce by comprehending technical training, adult education opportunities, and core academics. It also equips students for high-wage, skill-specific careers that are required by providing technical training and employability coaching.
RCSJ’s new division will offer opportunities to pursue careers in the following fields: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Architecture and Construction, Arts, A/V Technology and Communications, Business Management and Administration, Education and Training, Finance, Government and Public Administration, Health Science Hospitality, and Tourism.
The list goes on with Human Services, Information Technology, Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security. Manufacturing, Marketing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and finally Transportation Distribution and Logistics.
“RCSJ recognizes the importance of partnering with businesses and industry to train students for jobs that require technical skills,” Brenden Rickards, RCSJ’s Vice President and Provost for Academic Services, said in a release. “To further bolster the relationships with our industry partners and to develop in-demand academic programming to train the skilled workforce necessary for industrial growth, RCSJ is pleased to announce the establishment of a Career and Technical Education Division.”
Technology, Process Technology, Technical Studies — Business Track, and Technical Studies – STEM will all be offered at RCSJ’s Gloucester campus. The programs of study provided on RCSJ’s Cumberland campus are Beverage Tourism, Construction Management, Glass Art with Salem Community College (SCC), Health Information Technology with Camden Community College, Insurance Claims and Risk Management, Nuclear Energy Technology affiliated with SCC, Scientific Glass Technology unified with SCC, and Technical Studies.
“The goal of RCSJ’s new division will be to develop and offer both non-credit and credit-bearing programming designed to customize student training to the upcoming workforce requirements as identified as necessary by our workforce partners,” Rickards added. “This will further support the economic growth of southern New Jersey by enhancing the skilled training available to our residents.”
You can visit RCSJ’s official website for more information about the programs offered.
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This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.
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