Community Colleges and Older Workers: A Review of Current Practices with an In-depth Focus on Dislocated Workers and Students with Disabilities

The Heldrich Center reviewed current practices on serving older workers at community colleges to synthesize what is known about these practices and make recommendations for future practices to better address the particular issues facing older workers at community colleges. This study includes in-depth examinations of initiatives and programs of particular relevance to older workers at community colleges: those that serve dislocated workers and those that serve students with disabilities.

Atlantic Cape Geographic Information Systems Workforce Project

From 2009 to 2010, Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC) contracted with the Heldrich Center to identify the regional demand for workers who were skilled in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), to map GIS career opportunities, and to make recommendations for new types of curricula and credentials to address current or expected future gaps in the supply of skilled workers. Heldrich Center researchers reviewed relevant national and regional reports and Web sites to identify the key industries and occupations associated with GIS work and various levels of GIS skill related to key jobs.

Assessing the Need for Geographic Information Systems Training at Atlantic Cape Community College

In 2010, the Heldrich Center conducted research for Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC) to identify the regional demand for workers who are skilled in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), to map GIS career opportunities, and to make recommendations for new types of curricula and credentials to address current or expected gaps in the supply of skilled workers. Heldrich Center researchers reviewed relevant national and regional reports and Web sites to identify the key industries and occupations associated with GIS work and various levels of GIS skill associated with key jobs.

Analysis of the Education and Supply of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Graduates and Career Trajectories

From 2006 to 2007, the Heldrich Center conducted an assessment of the workforce needs of the warehousing and distribution industry in the New York/New Jersey region for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to support their Portfields Initiative. Port Newark/Port Elizabeth is the busiest port complex in the eastern United States and a critical driver of the region's economy.

An Assessment of the Workforce Needs of the Warehousing/Distribution Industry and Its Related Supply Chain Activities in the Region Surrounding Port Newark/Port Elizabeth

From 2006 to 2007, the Heldrich Center conducted an assessment of the workforce needs of the warehousing and distribution industry in the New York/New Jersey region for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to support their Portfields Initiative. Port Newark/Port Elizabeth is the busiest port complex in the eastern United States and a critical driver of the region's economy.

An Analysis of the Workforce for Fort Monmouth, NJ

In 2005, the Heldrich Center worked with the New Jersey Governor’s Office to compare the availability of a skilled workforce in the area surrounding Fort Monmouth with the workforce in the area surrounding Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. The report was used to inform U.S. Department of Defense policymakers involved in the Base Realignment and Closing process that the unique expertise found in the Fort Monmouth area would be difficult to duplicate at the reassigned site in Maryland.

Aging, Disability, and Employment Initiative for the U.S. Department of Labor

As part of its work under the NTAR Leadership Center for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the Heldrich Center has maintained a strategic focus on older workers, delving into a range of issues connected to the aging workforce, disability, and employment. The Heldrich Center launched the initiative with a December 2010 roundtable entitled, Disability Implications of an Aging Workforce: Developing an Action Strategy.

A Workforce Supply and Demand Analysis for the Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology Industry

In 2001, the Heldrich Center worked with the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey and the state's pharmaceutical companies to perform a workforce supply and demand analysis designed to understand the emerging and long-term workforce needs of New Jersey's pharmaceutical and medical technology industry. The industry, at that time, employed more than 66,000 individuals in the state and was considered one of the leading employers in the state.

A Multi-State Comparison of Economic Development Policies Designed to Increase Green Jobs in New Jersey

From 2009 to 2010, the New Jersey Governor’s Office of Economic Growth contracted with the Heldrich Center to produce a report that compared various approaches, programs, and incentives key competitor states were using to attract and grow green jobs in the energy sector. The report was designed to inform the development of the state’s economic growth strategies in the energy industry. (Funded by a grant from the New Jersey Governor’s Office of Economic Growth)

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