21 May: Turner Bill To Ensure Job Training Programs Submit Success Statistics Approved By Labor Committee

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner that would require job training providers and schools to submit data regarding the completion and success of their programs in order to receive state or federal training funds was approved on Monday by the Senate Labor Committee.

“Training providers and schools are required to submit information that allows consumers to evaluate the effectiveness of training programs before students make time and financial commitments to enroll,” said Senator Turner (D-Mercer/Hunterdon). “Given that these training providers receive millions of taxpayer dollars to train unemployed and underemployed workers, it is a matter of responsible government to track the effectiveness of these programs to determine if we should continue to direct students and taxpayer dollars to them.”