Education and Employment Research Center

About

Rutgers’ Education and Employment Research Center (EERC) is housed within the School of Management and Labor Relations. EERC conducts research and evaluations on education and workforce development programs and policies. 

Offerings

Our offerings include research, evaluation and technical assistance services.

Areas of Expertise Include

  • State and Federal Workforce Development Systems
  • Online Learning
  • College Completion
  • Community Colleges
  • Workplace Literacy
  • Sector Strategies
  • Reentry and Workforce Development

Current Projects and Activities:

Past Projects

Colorado Sector Strategy Evaluation
EERC conducted a formative/process and summative/outcome evaluation on the Colorado Sector Strategy Initiative. In 2009 the Colorado Department of Labor and the Colorado Workforce Development Council announced the Colorado SECTORS Planning Grants, which were awarded through a competitive process to workforce regions or sub-regions. In total, 10 grants were awarded, targeting the aerospace, health care, manufacturing, renewable energy, and water/wastewater management sectors. EERC conducted an evaluation on how this program works and its effectiveness through a summative/outcome evaluation. The findings can be found here.

Workforce Online Learning Industry Portal (WOLIP)
In an effort to tailor and coordinate specific online training needs within and across states, the U. S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Employment and Training Administration awarded grants in 2008 to Colorado, Maine, Mississippi and Pennsylvania to pilot a demonstration project called the Collaborative Online Workforce Education and Training Portal. This demonstration project was evaluated. Important findings on online learning, the Great Recession, gender and workforce development, and the value of a portal emerged. The final report can be found here.

Contact Us

Contact the Education and Employment Research Center at 848-445-9453 or hmckay@work.rutgers.edu