BTE Warriors: Bring Your Future into Focus

Bridge to Employment


Rutgers University and Johnson & Johnson Technology join Franklin Township Public Schools to launch a Bridge to Employment (BTE) Program. BTE is a 3-year program open to students entering the 10th grade in Fall of 2020. BTE Warriors will gain college and career coaching, academic enrichment, access to employment skills training, and direct connections to volunteers from Rutgers and Johnson & Johnson.

Develop a strong vocational identity, and the skills you will need to succeed on a path to careers in health or STEM2D: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing, and Design.

Students must be entering the 10th grade at Franklin High School in Fall of 2020 in order to apply, and must have a minimum GPA of 75%, and good attendance during the current school year; those who have lost credit in a course due to unexcused absences are not eligible to participate.

Please visit the BTE Facebook page for information on virtual open houses in May and June for students and families to learn more about BTE Warriors.


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Please read the following instructions and tips before applying to become a BTE Warrior:

  • Please be prepared to spend about 15 to 30 minutes on your application.
  • You can only follow this link and complete the application one time.
  • It is possible to complete the application from a mobile device, but it may be easier on a computer.
  • Before you begin, please be prepared to answer questions about your academic and career interests, extracurricular activities, and emergency contact information. You may want to prepare your answer to the following text-response section, so that you can then copy and paste your answer into the application form: "In two paragraphs or less, please tell us about your interest in the BTE Warriors Program and how you anticipate that the program will help you."
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Thank you for your interest in joining the BTE Warriors!

This application will close on Friday, July 3, 2020, at 11:59pm. We will continue to collect information from applicants and families through early July, and participants will be selected at random from among eligible students with completed applications.

We look forward to getting to know you, and to helping bring your future into focus with the BTE Warriors!

Learn More

By signing up for a Bridge to Employment Program, you join a global BTE community of Johnson & Johnson-sponsored high school programs, designed to increase the numbers of students who enroll in higher education, and to increase the numbers of students who pursue careers in STEM2D or healthcare. Learn more at bridge2employment.org.



If you have questions about the BTE Warriors, please contact Victor Perez, Rutgers TEEM Gateway Senior Program Coordinator, at victor.a.perez@rutgers.edu. Franklin High School students and families can also reach Joshua Duncan, School Counselor, at jduncan@franklinboe.org.


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