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Disability Employment

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)

The Heldrich Center and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Kansas City are collaborating on a new project that features a national conference and an edited book.

National Conference. Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Kansas City and the Heldrich Center, was held October 15-17, 2014.

From 2006 to 2007, the Heldrich Center conducted research on the workforce needs of New Jersey’s pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, in a project for the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) and their member companies. HINJ conducted a web-based survey of 15 pharmaceutical and medical device companies that employ a total of 38,000 people in the State of New Jersey. The survey requested information on employment by functional area, occupational title, educational level, and degree.

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.

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 (TAACCCT) 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.

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