About Us

This website has been developed for administrators, teachers, counselors, parents and students to provide them with information and resources related to the STEM Career Cluster, and aid in building quality instructional programs in STEM education that foster a seamless transition from secondary to postsecondary education and beyond.

This site was developed as part of a larger initiative through the New Jersey Department of Education called the Career and Technical Education Partnership (CTEP): Enhancing Teaching & Student Leadership in the Career Cluster of: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM). Supported by funds from the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, and based at The College of New Jersey, this four-year project implements a collaborative network of experienced and knowledgeable representatives from public education, business, industry, labor and workforce development, and institutions of higher education to improve and refine teaching and learning in secondary and postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in New Jersey.

Additionally, this professional network “partners” with the New Jersey Technology Student Association (NJTSA), one of seven Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) in NJ, to promote, develop and enhance student leadership in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The project focuses on four program goals:

1. Establish a STEM Advisory Committee to develop a vision of statewide, standards-based, quality, secondary and postsecondary STEM education and create an online STEM toolkit for teachers, administrators, counselors and college faculty.

2. Develop model programs of study in STEM pathways.

3. Plan and deliver statewide professional development.

4. Enhance student leadership development through effective and efficient administration of NJ-TSA.

For additional information, please contact Alison Goeke, Project Director, at 609.771.3244 or goeke2@tcnj.edu.