Evaluation, Management, & Employment
Evaluations of workforce development and education programs
The Heldrich Center has been designing and conducting evaluations of workforce development and education programs since its founding in 1997. These in-depth evaluations provide recommendations for performance improvement strategies and are designed to enhance program effectiveness. The Center’s evaluations are grounded in an understanding of a program’s core objectives, use cutting-edge methods, and provide ongoing feedback for program staff to improve program processes and outcomes. Examples include evaluations of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grants at Camden County College and Raritan Valley Community College.
The Heldrich Center features an experienced evaluation team trained in a variety of disciplines, including economics, organizational psychology, sociology, political science, and public policy. Evaluators are well versed in customized mixed methods, calculating student outcomes, and comparison group analysis.
Evaluation of a Vocational Model for Persons with Severe Mental Illness in Somerset County, New Jersey
The Heldrich Center is under contract with Somerset County in central New Jersey to conduct an independent evaluation of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey's (MHANJ) model for assisting people with mental illnesses to become employed.View Project
Evaluation of Camden County College’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant
The Heldrich Center is evaluating Camden County College’s (CCC) implementation of manufacturing and energy workforce development programs under a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The program involves a partnership with several other colleges in New Jersey to implement manufacturing training with the use of a mobile teaching facility and utilities training that includes an employer-based hands-on learning component. The Center is tracking the progress of students who participate in these programs, conducting an analysis of the program processes, and calculating employment outcomes for students.View Project
Evaluation of Essex County College's Stay-in-Step Academy in order to assess the overall effectiveness of the Academy in achieving positive outcomes.View Project
From 2009 to 2011, the Heldrich Center evaluated the Stay-in-Step Academy, which sought to improve the non-cognitive skills of black males at Essex County College.View Project
Evaluation of Raritan Valley Community College’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant
The Heldrich Center is evaluating Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) implementation of workforce development programs under a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The Center is tracking the progress of students who participate in these programs, conducting an analysis of the program processes, and calculating employment outcomes for students. Researchers are also working with RVCC to develop an “early alert” system to help identify students who are at risk of dropping out so that services can be targeted to meet their needs and help them remain in college.
2002-2003 Progress Report: Solutions at WorkOct 07, 2003
Demonstrates the successes made possible by the Heldrich Center’s commitment to delivering impeccably researched and effective solutions during the first five years and provides case studies, illustrations, and descriptions of the Center's key priorities and projects.Download
2006 New Jersey Employer Survey: Results, and Highlights - Press ReleaseSep 04, 2006
Provides an overview of results from a survey of 300 New Jersey employers, showing top concerns of workforce quality as well as hiring and retaining qualified applicants for the second year in a row.Download
2012 Annual ReportAug 06, 2013
Reflects on the achievements and accomplishments of the Heldrich Center in 2012, with a focus on the Center's core research priorities: work trends and economic analysis; evaluation, management, and employment; disability employment; reemployment; and industry, education, and employment.Download
AFTERSHOCK: Serving 9/11 Displaced WorkersNov 22, 2004
Examines the proceedings from a symposium held to provide an overview of the September 11th Fund’s Employment Assistance Program, analyze its strengths and weaknesses, hear from national workforce experts on the program’s impact, as well as identify key lessons learned for future workforce policy.Download
American Public and the Next Social Contract, Appendix 1: Sources and Data CollectionMar 03, 2008
Sources and data collection appendix for The American Public and the Next Social Contract.Download