At an event highlighting the importance of vocational and technical education at High Tech High School, NJ Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto discussed NJ’s pension crisis.
New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto participated in a roundtable discussion that included Hudson County Schools of Technology Superintendent Frank Gargiulo, CEO of Eastern Millwork Andrew Campbell, who was also honored for his contributions to Hudson County vocational schools, and New Jersey Council of County Vocational–Technical Schools Executive Director Judy Savage regarding the need for future career and technical education to improve the state’s economy.
The event also included a tour of High Tech’s facilities, which showcased the many different career fields – including the culinary arts and media production – that they prepare students for.
In between the roundtable discussion and tour, Prieto spoke with Hudson County View about the rumored pension deal between the New Jersey Education Association and Gov. Chris Christie.
Prieto also answered a question about revenue and spending options – including the “millionaires tax,” middle-class tax increases, and cuts to pension benefits – that may help secure the long-term health of New Jersey’s pension systems.