Your input will help focus and identify the educational offerings needed to close the workforce gap
Newark, NJ (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
Northern New Jersey IT Roundtable
Thursday, September 20, 2012
1:00pm - 4:00pm
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Campus Center Atrium
154 Summit Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Who Should Attend: All northern New Jersey IT functional and HR managers, educators, industry trade association members and other interested parties.
Employers say they cannot find Information Technologies (IT) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) professionals with the specific skills to continue to grow their businesses. Often they hire foreign nationals who have the needed skills. However, there are current and future employees who live in New Jersey that could fill these positions, but they lack a clear picture of what they need to know to compete for these jobs. Meanwhile NJ county colleges and universities already have or can readily develop quality classes that match your training needs. But the educators still are only guessing what is actually needed or wanted by the companies. A workforce knowledge-skills gap exists.
Come and be part of this specially focused Industry Roundtable. Take this opportunity to tell NJIT, Rutgers-Newark, Bergen Community College, Essex County College, Hudson County Community College, County College of Morris and Passaic County Community College as well as the Workforce Investment Boards in these northern New Jersey counties what kinds of IT and STEM skills the current and future technical workforce needs.
Roundtable discussions will help the group focus and identify the educational offerings needed to close the workforce gap. With funding through a multi-million dollar U.S. Department of Labor training grant the Northern NJ IT / Professional & Technical Services Career Development Project can identify and train individuals to meet current and future workforce needs at no cost to qualified companies.
- 1:00pm - 1:30pm Registration
- 1:30pm - 2:30pm Introduction and review of industry trends
- 2:30pm - 4:00pm Facilitated dialogue addressing skill gaps, educational programs, and solutions
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology University, enrolls more than 8,900 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 121 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education. U.S. News & World Report's 2010 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning.