FEDERAL GRANT TO HELP MEASURE JOB TRAINING RESULTS OF NEWARK WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD
By Eliot Caroom/Star-Ledger
June 21, 2012
Newark’s Workforce Investment Board will get $3 million in federal funding to implement a first-of-its-kind data program measuring the effectiveness of its job training and placement services, officals said today.
“I think Newark is going to offer a model we’re going to replicate around the United States,” said Deputy Secretary of Labor Seth Harris in remarks at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. “It’s a trial. As far as I know, it doesn’t exist anywhere else in the country.”
The money will be spent on a computer program and analysts to examine the results of different job training initiatives.