Researchers at the Heldrich Center help build the capacity of public and nonprofit education and workforce development providers facing limited resources, complex economic conditions, increasing worker skills demands, and a diverse pool of job seekers. The Center provides sophisticated knowledge dissemination and technical assistance to employers, educators, and workforce policymakers and practitioners on a variety of topics, including career and technical education, and industries such as transportation, logistics, and distribution.
Some of the Center’s most notable efforts include:
- Working with public and nonprofit agencies to design and implement a reemployment strategy to assist workers in lower Manhattan who lost jobs after the terrorist attacks of September 2001.
- Providing customized training for secondary school staff using online systems designed to assist students in career planning and development.
- Disseminating detailed knowledge about jobs and opportunities in a variety of targeted industries in New Jersey, including health care and transportation, logistics, and distribution through the state’s talent network initiative.