BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Continuing the initiative to build a stronger connection between the Somerset County business community and New Jersey’s education community, the Somerset County Business Partnership will host a workshop to address the connection between business and high school graduates on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 9-10 a.m.

The workshop will take place at the offices of the Business Partnership, 360 Grove Street at Route 22 east, Bridgewater, New Jersey.

The SCBP partnership with the North Plainfield School District will provide businesses with the opportunity to develop solutions to the entry level skills gap by mentoring the next generation of employees.

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The initiative will allow students who are college bound and/or seeking employment directly from high school to acquire skills and experiences aligned with local workforce needs. This will provide an inventory of potential entry-level employees experienced with Cisco networking, applied learning in Biomedical Sciences, and 21st century technology skills. Additionally, social media skills in the high school age group can be beneficial to companies seeking to market services/products, generate brand awareness, increase website traffic, and build customer loyalty.

“This workshop is an extension of the effort that we have previously established with our institutions of higher learning,” commented Mike Kerwin, president/CEO of the Business Partnership. “By making the connection between education and business we are enhancing workforce development by preparing students for real world experience.”

The workshop is free and pre-registration is requested Registration is available at

For additional information on this program and Business Partnership activities and programs, call 908-218-4300 or log onto