Research Topics

Research on Green Jobs and Higher Education in New Jersey

In 2011, the Heldrich Center conducted research to understand the demand for green jobs in New Jersey and to assess the development of education and training programs to meet this demand. The Center created six key products, including a searchable database of credential-based green education and training programs in the state; a report documenting the employment outcomes of completers of green credit-based credential programs; a report on summarizing interviews with 25 employers on the skill and workforce needs of key green industries; a template for green labor market information reports; brochures and online materials for students and job seekers that assist them to understand the demand for green jobs and to make informed decisions about green education and training; and a report that describes the landscape of green, postsecondary education and training in New Jersey and that summarizes 23 interviews with community college educators and other postsecondary stakeholders on the processes higher education institutions used to understand the demand for green jobs and credentials and to build appropriate credit and noncredit credential programs. A final report on the study findings will be available from the funder in early 2012. (Funded by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development)

Topic: 
Education & Training
U.S. Labor Market & Industry
Funded By: 
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development)
Status: 
Completed
Keywords: 
higher education
economic development
state policy
oakley