Heldrich Center Research Team Helps New Jersey Create a New Performance Dashboard
Heldrich Center assists in the development of a New Jersey performance dashboard.
A core element of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development’s mission is to “raise the effectiveness of the American workplace by strengthening workforce education, placement and training programs, and policies.” To improve the effectiveness of such programs, it is necessary to first increase transparency and determine to what extent certain programs are already effective. New Jersey highlighted this goal, ensuring system integrity through metrics and greater transparency, in the 2016 New Jersey Combined State Plan for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). As a part of that effort, Heldrich Center researchers, led by Stephanie Holcomb, worked closely with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission to produce a performance metrics dashboard now available to the public.