Focus NJ Releases Workforce Development and Training Resource Page

Focus NJ today released a new online mapping tool and resources page that provides an interactive database of workforce development programs, initiatives and locations throughout New Jersey.

Focus NJ Workforce Development Initiatives and Opportunities Resource Pagewhich features more than 200 unique entries for today’s launch, is designed to provide a dynamic public resource to promote collaboration and advance training efforts for New Jersey workers.

The effort was spurred by recommendations made by Focus NJ and the NJBIA’s Education and Workforce Development Task Force for the Education Equation Report Series.

“New Jersey has a growing stable of quality training and retraining programs and this unique resource can be used by everyone in business, government and academia to promote collaboration, as well as the worker who is simply looking opportunities to improve their skills,” said Focus NJ Executive Director Kyle Sullender.

“In addition, this resource will be continually updated as workforce development programs are created or submitted to Focus NJ by the entities themselves. We will continue to capture all of what is available and keep it up to date in this one place.

The users of Workforce Development Initiative and Opportunities Resource Page can search for workforce development programs by industry, county or search by keyword.

Results will be provided by both a map on the right side of the page and a list of programs on the left. Either way, each result provides the name and summary information for each program, along with its physical address, contact information, and website, if available.

“New Jersey’s workforce development initiatives, which are implemented by state, county and local governments, our institutions of higher education and private entities, are to be celebrated as they provide a accessible and affordable training to workers, leading to well-paying jobs and careers,” Sulender says.

“Focus NJ is proud to produce this hub to increase awareness of the myriad of workforce development efforts in our state and to have them all in one easy-to-access location. We look forward to continuing to add to the list as more initiatives become available,” Sullender said.

Focus NJ acknowledges and thanks Bank of America for helping to make this database possible through its support of the Bank of America Scholarship Program.

The page will be periodically updated to add new programs, revise information and improve database functionality. Organizations that participate in ongoing workforce development programs or initiatives can submit details for inclusion here. All entries are screened before inclusion.

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Focus NJ – the Center for Economic Research and Workforce Solutions – is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research foundation launched by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association in February 2020. It provides in-depth analysis of public policy, labor trends industry and economic indicators that impact all of New Jersey. affordability, labor and competitiveness.

Michael A. Bynum