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Meet the Director

Heather McKay


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Dr. Padma Arvind, Director of the New Jersey Health Care Talent Network

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Lessons Learned from Implementation and Research of Adult College Completion in Four States

The Rutgers/NAWB team’s efforts since 2010 to implement and conduct research on adult college completion in Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Oklahoma have afforded us many “lessons learned” regarding what makes for a successful initiative. These lessons include: 

Federal Policy Supports

State Policy Supports

Local Policy Supports


Strengthening Ties with Higher Education: Its Importance for Workforce Centers

A strong ACC program necessitates robust relationships between workforce centers and their higher education partners, community colleges and four-year colleges. The two systems share many mutual interests and have common goals. 

Strengthening the ties between workforce development and higher education can serve multiple functions for both systems. A closer working relationship can significantly improve:

Adult College Completion Glossary

Credential: A credential is official acknowledgment of the completion of one class, or a set of classes, streamlined to quickly enhance job skills.

Working with Adult Learners: The Importance of Educational Background

 WIA has been criticized for failing to link its training to meaningful careers for its clients, and for not offering counseling that determines whether a client’s training is a good match, gauges his or her training progress, and prevents clients from picking substandard, even fraudulent schools, and incurring debt.