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Van Horn on NPR's Marketplace

Heldrich Center director Carl Van Horn was recently featured on NPR's Marketplace where he discussed the issue of long-term unemployment in America. Listen to the broadcast.

Van Noy to Present at CAPSEE Conference

In September, Heldrich Center project manager Dr. Michelle Van Noy will present at a conference hosted by the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE). She will present research, conducted with Heldrich Center project manager Alex Ruder, on using labor market data to help students make program and career choices 

The conference, titled The Value of Higher Education—And How to Further Strengthen It, will be held from September 18-19 at the Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event will highlight recent state-level research on the labor market returns to a broad range of postsecondary credentials and pathways, and will explore how that research can be used to inform higher education policy focused on performance-based accountability, college affordability, and improving economic outcomes for students.

Getting to Know You: Gregory Skelley

Gregory Skelley is a research project manager at the Heldrich Center where he currently serves as the director of the New Jersey Transportation, Logistics, and Distribution (TLD) Talent Network. in this new interview, Greg discusses his background, his research interests, and his work on the New Jersey TLD Talent Network.

Recent Publications

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The Heldrich Center and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Kansas City are partnering on an exciting project that will result in a national conference in October 2014 and an edited book in spring 2015. Read more.

Register Today for Workforce Development Conference!

The Heldrich Center and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Kansas City jointly invite you to register for our exciting upcoming conference on Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century, to be held October 15, 16 and 17, 2014 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Key sessions include business and industry perspectives on today’s workforce; evidence-based strategies for improving, aligning, and transforming education and training programs; promising practices toward helping the long-term unemployed, youth, low-wage workers, and job seekers with disabilities; local efforts that are looking to drive change using new data and analysis techniques; and with the advent of new federal workforce legislation, an in-depth analysis of emerging federal legislation and what it means for both policy and practice. Prominent journalists, researchers, foundations, and policymakers involved with postsecondary education and workforce development from the local, state, and federal levels will share their insights. The conference will also highlight chapters and case studies from a forthcoming book by the same name, Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century.

Conference Hashtag: #WDPolicy14

Register today for the conference.