Research & Centers

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.

Seven Key Steps Useful for Enhancing Degree Completion through Workforce Centers

Rutgers has made a strong case arguing that workforce centers can play a critical role in degree completion efforts. Enhancing and increasing these efforts takes only seven steps:

Why Degree Completion? Its Importance for Workforce Centers

Although often overlooked as a first line of support when matching workers with jobs, the case for degree completion is strong. Degree completion is:

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 by the CWW. Important findings on online learning, the Great Recession, gender and workforce development, and the value of a portal emerged.

Papers and Projects

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Finding a Healthy Balance: A Study of Gender Equity in New Jersey's Healthcare Workforce

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Rutgers' Education and Employment Research Center

Our center is located at:

School of Management and Labor Relations
Livingston Campus, Janice H. Levin Building, 2nd Floor
94 Rockafeller Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854


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Meet the Directors

Heather McKay