Berkeley College Continues Dialogue on Keeping Millennials Working in New Jersey

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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BERKELEY COLLEGE CONTINUES DIALOGUE ON KEEPING
MILLENNIALS WORKING IN NEW JERSEY

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Businesses leaders and educators focused on strategies for retaining New Jersey’s future workforce during “The Education Equation,” an event hosted by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association on March 21, 2017. The event examined the exodus of millennials, and possible solutions to keep residents ages 18 to 34 living and working in the Garden State.

 

Central to that solution is building skills in growing fields such as healthcare, according to Eva Skuka, MD, PhD, Dean, Berkeley College School of Health Studies.

 

“Healthcare represents a growing career sector with many different pathways to success,” she said, discussing the shift to home and long-term care during a panel titled “The Role of Skill Building and Certification.”

 

The panel was moderated by Aaron Fichtner, PhD, Acting Commissioner, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and featured representatives from JPMorgan Chase & Co., electrician union IBEW Local 102, and other higher education and workforce leaders.

 

“Berkeley College collaborates with employers to understand what expectations are for graduates,” Dr. Skuka said. “It is vital that students have diverse learning opportunities that give them access to dynamic careers and opportunities to continue up the career ladder.”

 

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Photo Captions (L to R): (Top) Scott Moffitt, Superintendent, Morris County Vocational School District; Yves Salomon-Fernandez, President, Cumberland County College; Eva Skuka, MD, PhD, Dean, Berkeley College School of Health Studies, and Jennie Sparandara, Vice President, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co, speak about “The Role of Skill Building and Certification” during “The Education Equation,” an event hosted by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association on March 21, 2017. (Above) Bernard Corrigan, President, IBEW Local 102; Aaron Fichtner, PhD, Acting Commissioner, Department of Labor and Workforce Development; Michele Siekerka, President and CEO, New Jersey Business and Industry Association; Ms. Salomon-Fernandez; Dr. Skuka; Mr. Moffitt; and Ms. Sparandara pose after the panel.

 

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,000 students – including more than 550 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

 

Berkeley College has five New Jersey campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

 

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