3. Driving Program Excellence
Increasingly, the employers of Bergen County need an educated workforce, as jobs in the 21st Century require specialized knowledge, skills and training.
- Hospitals and the health care industry need nurses and medical technicians familiar with increasingly complex equipment and procedures.
- The scientific community needs innovative thinkers with problem-solving experience in science, technology, engineering and math.
- Businesses need employees prepared to step into immediate roles, comfortable with their skills, and ready to help grow opportunities.
Bergen is renowned for the strength of our programs supporting these needs. There are waiting lists of employers wanting to host our students in internships, and our graduates move quickly into jobs and careers.
While we can sustain the strength of our faculty and our programs through traditional funding, we need private support to seed innovation, anticipate new directions, and accelerate upgrades to equipment and facilities, helping Bergen to keep pace with the rapid evolution of technology and employer expectations.