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Partners & Governance

NJEEDS is a collaboration between the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, and the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education:

The Secretary of Higher Education is the primary advisor to the Governor on higher education initiatives and incentive programs. The Secretary reviews requests for State support from institutions and communicates with educational leaders across the State to advance education at all levels. The Office of the Secretary of Higher Education works to ensure that our richly diverse population of more than 430,000 full and part-time students has access to a high-quality higher education. Visit the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education’s website for additional information about the agency: http://www.nj.gov/highereducation

NJ SURE Website: http://www.nj.gov/highereducation/research/SURE.shtml
NJ SURE Help Desk: surehelpdesk@oshe.nj.gov

New Jersey Department of Education:

The New Jersey Department of Education’s mission is to lead and support a unified, continuous and efficient system of quality public education for all New Jersey students. It is our vision that every New Jersey student will graduate high school equipped with a well-rounded, comprehensive education that provides the knowledge and skills to succeed in life and to be civic ready, a lifelong learner, and prepared for postsecondary education and/or career. Visit the Department of Education’s website for additional information about the agency: http://www.state.nj.us/education/

NJDOE Data Website: http://www.state.nj.us/education/data/
NJ SMART DOE Website: http://www.state.nj.us/education/njsmart/
MOU/MOA Website: Coming soon!

Did You Know?

New Jersey’s public high school 4-year adjusted cohort High School graduation rate (Source: Feb 3 State Press Release)

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development:

The New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development administers several of the state’s most important programs affecting New Jersey’s workforce, such as unemployment insurance, workers compensation, temporary disability insurance, family leave insurance, wage and hour enforcement, and the reemployment services of its One-Stop Career Centers statewide. The department’s training grants help businesses by strengthening employee skills in areas ranging from language proficiency and reading comprehension to math and computer literacy. Customized training grants to companies also support classroom instruction and on-the-job training. The Department’s career readiness website provides free employment and education resources for New Jersey jobseekers and students, along with an online Industry Valued Credential List of the skills deemed most in-demand by New Jersey employers. Visit the Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s website for additional information about the agency: http://www.wnjpin.state.nj.us/

NJLWD Career Website: http://careerconnections.nj.gov/

New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority:

The New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority is the only New Jersey state agency with the sole mission of providing students and families with financial and informational resources for students to pursue their education beyond high school. Its programs and services include administering need-based programs, such as the New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG); merit-based programs, such as the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS); New Jersey’s 529 college savings plan; and New Jersey’s supplemental family loan program. Learn more: https://www.hesaa.org/

Heldrich Center for Workforce Development:

The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University is one of the nation’s foremost research and policy organizations dedicated to strengthening the American workforce during an era of rapid global economic change. The Center researches and develops strategies that increase workers’ skills and employability, strengthen the ability of companies to compete, create jobs where they are needed, and improve the quality of the public workforce development system. For two decades, the Heldrich Center has collaborated with partners and clients to translate cutting-edge research and analysis into practices and programs that companies, unions, colleges and universities, community-based organizations, and government can implement to strengthen the nation’s workforce.

Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University Website: www.heldrich.rutgers.edu

NJEEDS functions under a multi-state agency governance structure through two standing governing bodies:

  • The Executive Leadership Council is a steering committee comprised of designees from the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the New Jersey Department of Education, and the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority. The Executive Leadership Council is responsible for providing overall guidance and strategic policy direction to the design, development, deployment, and maintenance of NJEEDS.

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  • NJEEDS activities are governed by the Data Stewards Work Group, co-chaired by executive-level representatives from the three state agencies. Each state agency has four data stewards who represent different agency programs and/or technical areas of expertise. This work group, which meets monthly, is responsible for ensuring the quality, timeliness, and availability of the administrative data in the data warehouse.

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New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

New Jersey Department of Education

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

© 2017 New Jersey’s Education to Earnings Data System

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

New Jersey Office Department of Education

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

© 2017 New Jersey’s Education to Earnings Data System