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Middlesex County and RWJBarnabas Health announce workforce partnership to foster future talent pipeline

19 October 2023  

RWJBarnabas Health Workforce Partnership Press Conference
Middlesex County Administrator John A. Pulomena, Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios, RWJBarnabas Health President and CEO Mark E. Manigan, Rutgers Cancer Institute Director Dr. Steven K. Libutti, Middlesex College President Mark McCormick, Middlesex County Magnet Schools Superintendent Jorge Diaz 

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – As part of Middlesex County’s $25 million investment in the Jack & Sheryl Morris Cancer Center — New Jersey’s first freestanding cancer hospital scheduled for completion in late 2024 — Middlesex County and RWJBarnabas Health unveiled the RWJBarnabas Health Workforce Partnership. This partnership aims to create unique educational pathways and curricula for the benefit of Middlesex College and Middlesex County Magnet School students, as well as meet the future workforce needs of the Jack & Sheryl Morris Cancer Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health.

Announced officially to the public today, in a press conference held at Middlesex College, County leadership along with key leaders from RWJBarnabas Health; Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center; Middlesex College; and Middlesex County Magnet Schools spoke about the long-term economic impact this partnership will have and how it will benefit the region. 

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About Middlesex County Magnet Schools 
Established in 1914 by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners as the nation's first vocational and technical high school district, Middlesex County Magnet Schools fulfill an essential need for free occupational training in the State of New Jersey. The district receives high school and adult education applications from nearly 118,000 families throughout Middlesex County. Students in the district benefit from 33 distinct career program offerings on campuses situated in five local municipalities: East Brunswick, Edison, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, and Woodbridge.  

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