When New Jersey students graduate from high school, they need certain career-readiness skills—even if they are going on to higher education before entering the workforce. What are the skills that business looks for in young employees? What knowledge is important for our students to have as they prepare for a career?

On Oct. 13 at 2 p.m., NJSBA’s online radio program, Conversations on New Jersey Education,will feature a discussion on these and other questions with Donna Custard, president of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and Tyler Seville, associate director, government affairs, for the New Jersey Business and Industry Association. The host will be Ray Pinney, NJSBA’s director of member engagement.

About the ProgramConversations on New Jersey Education, NJSBA’s program broadcast over, is similar to a live radio talk show except it is broadcast through the Internet. The shows air live, but are also available to listen to later online, or to download later. Listeners only need a computer with high speed Internet access. To hear the live show or past recorded broadcasts, visit

Participate in the Program The call-in number to participate in the show is (347) 989-8904. Note that the call-in number is a New York area code; local/long distance charges may apply.

Add a Reminder There are four easy ways to get show reminders: receive individual emails, sync up with your favorite calendar application, download to Outlook, or via SMS to a cell phone. After going to the website for the program, click the “add reminder” button for more information.