Talent Networks were established to focus on the specific needs of key industries in the state in order to connect employers, job seekers, the state's One-Stop Career Centers and educational institutions.
The object was to help job seekers develop the relevant skills that will lead to job opportunities, help employers find qualified employees, and ensure that New Jerseyans have access to training and educational opportunities that will lead to the jobs of the future.
Now the Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network (“ManufactureNJ”), which received the largest grant ($300,000) of any other Talent Network this year, and the Technology Talent Network (formerly the “Technology and Entrepreneur Talent Network”), will connect with leaders who serve and represent relevant industries, who will then forge connections between their industries and job seekers.
The newly conceived Technology Talent Network received $150,000 to fulfill its mission. Two part-time directors will be hired to work as a team, according to Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of continuing and distance education at NJIT, who will administer the grant.
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