February is Career and Technical Education Month

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) began as a limited number of vocational programs to help individuals receive the training necessary to secure specified jobs. Now, CTE has grown into a broad system that encompasses many different subject areas. Individuals seeking career and technical training will learn about subject matter that is relevant to real work. Individuals seeking out career training will learn skills that make them employable and help them advance in their career. During Career and Technical Education month this year, it may be in your best interest to receive additional training that will help your career and increase your safety at the workplace.


In New Jersey, CTE is commonly delivered through comprehensive high schools and county vocational-technical schools that serve as supplemental education and career training. High school students and adult learners alike can receive the education they need to be specially trained in competitive fields. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the total number of CTE students in New Jersey for the 2010 through 2011 school year was 174,475 including 97,554 students pursuing secondary education and 76,821 adults pursuing postsecondary training.


There are a number of ways that specialized training and continued education can prove useful. CTE students receive training that can help them get well-paying jobs. Their training will also help them stay safe at the workplace. Many jobs that require technical education involve machines, electronic devices, tools, and other potentially dangerous equipment. When someone has been properly trained to use a device, he or she will be less likely to suffer an injury on-the-job. New Jersey employers, therefore, have it in their best interest to encourage secondary education and additional training.


Highly skilled and properly trained workers are less likely to be involved in a work-related accident, but accidents can happen. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages through workers’ compensation benefits. If you have suffered an injury that has affected your ability to work, it may be in your best interest to discuss your legal options with a skilled New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney.

At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., we know and understand what workers and their families go through in the aftermath of a serious injury. We know the emotional, physical, and financial burdens you are forced to shoulder during such a time. Please contact our New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers at (609) 240-0040 for a comprehensive case evaluation.


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