New Jersey is spending $2.7 million on job training aimed at building the workforce.

Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday announced details while speaking on the Union County College campus in Cranford. Talent development centers will be established at three colleges to focus on specific skills for industries that are seeking employees.

Displaced workers and those who are employed can receive training in advanced manufacturing at Camden County College. Rutgers University will focus on health care and Union County College will offer training in the transportation, distribution and logistics sector.

Christie says the schools will each receive $900,000 for the first year with the possibility to renew for a second year.

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