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With the cost of higher education receiving heightened attention across the nation, the College Affordability Diagnosis provides a state-by-state overview of the expenses shouldered by individuals and families in the pursuit of further training, development and edification.       

Beyond the presentation of comparative data, the College Affordability Diagnosis examines attendant antecedents and outcomes, while offering policy prescriptions designed to keep the option of post-secondary education within reach, especially as higher education remains a pathway to more meaningful participation in the economy in New Jersey and throughout the country.  

Joining New Start New Jersey for a discussion of the College Affordability Diagnosis is one of the co-authors and a leading expert on the topic, Dr. William Doyle, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development.

Direct download: nsnj-podcast-26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm EST

One year ago, the New Start Career Network launched to address one of the more intractable and insidious problems facing New Jersey: long-term unemployment for older workers.

New Jersey houses one of the highest percentages of long-term-unemployed individuals in the nation, the impact of which negatively influences our economy and our families.

Thanks to the leadership of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, within only one year, the New Start Career Network has served over 1,600 members with the support of over 160 volunteer career coaches and numerous partners.

The New Start Career Network has earned the praise of the United States Secretary of Labor, among several others. Most importantly, the New Start Career Network has made a tangible difference in the lives of our state’s citizens.

Joining New Start New Jersey Chair and Co-Founder Tammy Murphy to discuss the first year and coming years of the New Start Career Network are: Carl Van Horn, Distinguished University Professor at Rutgers University and Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development; and Maria Heidkamp, Director of the New Start Career Network.

Direct download: nsnj-podcast-25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56pm EST

New Jersey possesses a rich history with respect to manufacturing, dating back to 1791 and the founding of the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures, a unique quasi-governmental body launched by Alexander Hamilton to cultivate the industry along the Passaic River.

In recent years, the federal government and a number of states have recognized the significant role played by manufacturing in the innovation economy, enacting initiatives to rejuvenate the sector’s mechanics, techniques and workforce.

As New Jersey assesses its manufacturing present and future, the state does so from a position of natural strength, thanks to unrivaled density, an enviable location, transport access and a network of engaged partners.

Joining New Start New Jersey for a discussion of manufacturing in the state are Dr. Gale Spak, Associate Vice President at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Raymond Vaccari, Director of Manufacture New Jersey.

Direct download: nsnj-podcast-24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am EST

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