upSKILL will present Mary Gatta, senior scholar at Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW). She will discuss her book, All I Want Is A Job!: Unemployed Women Navigating the Public Workforce System. She went undercover as a waitress trying to navigate the New Jersey One-Stop Career Centers; her talk will address how, based on her expereinces, our workforce development policy and programs can be improved to better meet the needs of all job seekers. Registration is required.
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upSKILL is a program managed by a consortium of colleges, Workforce Investment Boards, industry partners and professional associations in northern New Jersey. This consortium, led by the New Jersey Institute of Technology, has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to offer specialized IT &STEM training to unemployed professionals and veterans in New Jersey. The purpose is to enable these U.S. workers to upgrade their skills so they can successfully compete for IT & STEM jobs currently in demand by New Jersey employers.