The CCSNJ supported the following bills that if implemented would support, advance and make apprenticeship programs more available in New Jersey:
A-4604/S-3066 (Lampitt/Ruiz): Signed by Governor Murphy on January 13, 2020.
A-4655/S-3063 (Armato/Ruiz): Sent to the Governor's desk on January 13, 2020, Governor Murphy declined to sign the bill, meaning it expired without becoming law.
A-4656/S-3064 (Armato/Ruiz): Signed by Governor Murphy on January 13, 2020.
These bills, if enacted, could assist in cultivating a skilled and highly trained New Jersey workforce. Specifically, they would: provide grants to apprenticeship programs in areas deemed “high growth”, provide tuition waiver apprenticeships courses, develop a task force to develop a state-wide plan to diversify the types of apprenticeship programs offered in New Jersey, and establish an apprenticeship mentoring program for women, minorities or people with disabilities.