ERIC Number: ED355337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Unified State Plan for New Jersey's Workforce Readiness System. Policy Recommendations & Implementation Strategies.
New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission, Trenton.
Global competition, coupled with the United States' loss of its competitive economic edge and its failure to sustain and develop a highly skilled work force, has created a new and serious challenge. To meet this challenge, the State Employment and Training Commission has developed a series of recommendations, called the Unified State Plan for New Jersey's Workforce Readiness System, to improve the way New Jersey educates and trains its work force. The work force readiness system encompasses all institutions, agencies, and programs that educate and train people for work, provide job-seeking skills, match people with jobs, or furnish labor market information. The plan is based on four policy guidelines: (1) it must be consumer based and market driven; (2) there must be accountability and evaluation; (3) the core of the system is the attainment of fundamental literacy and basic skills; and (4) there must be full use of all potential workers. The plan's recommendations address three key needs of New Jersey's citizens and employers: lifelong learning needs of individuals, employers' human resource needs, and work force readiness system efficiency. To carry out the policies contained in the plan, an action agenda will be developed encompassing 11 priorities, including publication of guides to the programs, development of resource networks, assurance that graduation requirements will include work-related competencies, and expansion of two + two tech-prep associate degree programs. (Appendixes to the plan include the legislation authorization and intent, a labor market assessment, and the action agenda.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission, Trenton.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey