ERIC Number: ED364720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-15
Reference Count: N/A
New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission Annual Report 1992.
New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission, Trenton.
The State Employment and Training Commission (SETC) was charged with the responsibility of designing and helping to implement a unified work force readiness system for New Jersey. In 1991, the Unified State Plan for New Jersey's Workforce Readiness System addressed three key areas: lifelong learning, employers' human resource needs, and efficient information sharing. Some recommendations from the plan were implemented in each area: 22 tech prep projects were funded; WorkLink portfolios were implemented in a pilot site; a working group began development of a plan for apprenticeship programs expansion; the Business Resource Network was established to identify employers' human resource needs; use of the Automated Labor EXchange was expanded; a guide to occupational education and job training programs was published; and a directory of social support services was compiled. Standing committees, task forces, and work groups accomplished the following: development of the Governor's Coordination and Special Services Plan; establishment of an employment-oriented program for at-risk youth; creation of youth apprenticeship opportunities; and work on recommendations for creating a work force decision-making framework at the substate level and for ensuring the full participation of persons with disabilities. Other SETC activities included the following: Institute for Staff Development seminars, conferences, focus groups, and educational activities and support of the Workforce Development Partnership Program. (The 1992 chronology is appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Planning, Federal Legislation, High Risk Students, Human Resources, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Lifelong Learning, Staff Development, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission, Trenton.
Identifiers: New Jersey