The Greater Raritan Workforce Delivery Project (WDP) is a United States Department of Labor (USDOL) grant funded initiative designed to rethink workforce education to better ensure that training programs are producing viable, successful workers. The WDP is sponsored and supported by Raritan Valley Community College, the United States Department of Labor, and local community and business partners and leaders. The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, at Rutgers University, calculates our progress, implementation, and outcome measures as well as conducts external evaluation of our grant activities.
Who We Are
We are educators who build workforce programs.
We are employers who need great workers.
We are community members helping people find work.
We are leaders who develop workforce economies.
What Makes Us Different
Our programs are designed around two promises:
- We promise area businesses and employers that we will deliver the workforce they need.
- We promise the community that we will provide workforce programs that provide economic self-sufficiency.
Our programs are designed in partnership with local area employers and expert workers. It is our belief that employers and workers know best what is needed to succeed in their workplaces.
We are only successful when our students get good jobs. Our success is measured in terms of employment leading to economic self-sufficiency, in the student’s chosen profession, rather than in terms of completion. We do not offer programs where there is no demand for an occupation, and we do not offer programs that cannot provide economic self-sufficiency.
Business & Community Oversight
Our efforts are guided and evaluated by an independent steering committee. All voting members of the Steering Committee are external to the College. This ensures our constituency is given a clear and unbiased voice in regards to the needs surrounding workforce delivery. The committee includes seven members representing business, and seven members representing community needs.
Best Practices for Workforce Delivery
Each of our initiatives and strategies are tracked and measured to determine if the strategies are effective and can be improved upon. We believe that only by providing evidence of what works and what doesn’t can we hope to build models that are sustainable, continuously improving, and that can duplicated elsewhere.
RVCC Workforce Delivery & Career Education
The GRWDP project is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, TAACCCT Grant Program
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