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Mission

As the voice of business, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation (NJCCF) drives current and future members of the workforce to be globally competitive, successful members of society.

 

History and Focus

Established in 1996 by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that has used the power of the business community as future employers to influence student outcomes for over 20 years. We work with K-12 schools, community-based organizations, institutes of higher education, non-profits, government agencies, county and regional coalitions and other strategic partners to provide engaging, thought-provoking programs that result in young adults (ages 12-24) taking education seriously, getting and keeping jobs, and improving employer competitiveness.

 

The Foundation engages in activities that address three focus areas:

 

Education and Training

Developing the Workforce Pipeline

Ensuring that all young adults (age 12 to 24) are prepared for post-secondary education, work, and life.

 

S.T.E.M.

Mitigating the Shortage

Promoting interest in, and readiness for, careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

 

Disability Inclusion

Building Their Competitive Edge

Enhancing employment preparation for job candidates with disabilities.