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Friday, September 13, 2002

Atlantic County To Launch SCHOOL COUNTS! Initiative

Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson will introduce the "School Counts!" program to area business people and educators on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 8:30 AM at the Rams Head Inn, 9 West White Horse Pike, Absecon.

The School Counts! program is an initiative that encourages employers to use a school based certificate that documents student performance during high school. Since student performance in high school is a reliable indicator of how a student might perform in the workplace, a School Counts! certificate offers an employer some assurance of a student's reliability and dependability.

"I strongly encourage Atlantic County businesses and employers to register as a School Counts! employer," Levinson said. "This initiative is win-win. It gives students an incentive to do well in school and helps employers recruit better qualified entry level workers. As a former teacher, this program is very important to me and was one of my key priorities for this year."

The Atlantic County School Counts! program is a cooperative effort by the County of Atlantic, the Atlantic County Mainland Chamber of Commerce, Atlantic Cape Community College and the Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board.

Those interested in attending the School Count! breakfast kick off may call the Greater Mainland Chamber of Commerce at 646-2214. For more information about School Counts! visit

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