The Heldrich Center is currently evaluating a federally funded Workforce Innovations Grant that was awarded to the Newark Workforce Investment Board (NWIB) with the purpose of enhancing accountability and performance management in its workforce system in an effort to improve employment outcomes for Newark job seekers. The Center, from 2012 to 2016, is conducting a process evaluation of the implementation of project services, as well as an outcomes analysis with a focus on the pay-for-performance system for Newark One-Stop Career Center managers.
The Heldrich Center is collaborating with the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations to evaluate the New Jersey Health Professionals Pathways to Regional Excellence Program (NJ-PREP) Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant that has been awarded to Bergen Community College from the U.S. Department of Labor.
The Heldrich Center is currently evaluating Essex County College’s implementation of information technology programs in the areas of cybersecurity, health information technology, and software development under a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
In 2015, the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education engaged the Heldrich Center to provide data consultation and project management assistance to the state in managing the grant responsibilities and activities of the State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) project. The State of New Jersey was awarded a grant in 2012 from the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen its collaborative efforts by linking the various education sectors to form a more seamless view of the state’s P-20W landscape.
In 2015, the Kessler Foundation requested that the Heldrich Center begin performing regular evaluations of the Foundation’s Community Employment Grant Program grantees that are largely located in the State of New Jersey.
Through a contract with the Kessler Foundation and the Poses Foundation, the Heldrich Center is conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the Achieving Change Together (ACT) Employment Innovation Initiative, a corporate disability and inclusion project designed to increase the number of qualified employees with disabilities working for PepsiCo, and to improve their employment outcomes and career experiences.