In December 2015, the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced two grant opportunities, totaling $2.5 million, for public libraries to support job seekers. Through a partnership with the NJ State Library, LWD provided grants to 18 libraries across NJ to create access points for workforce services and assist job seekers with the Career Connections digital platform. In addition, 11 libraries received Adult Literacy & Community Library Partnership grants from LWD to improve access and instructional opportunities for NJ residents and increase their Adult Basic Education and/or English Language proficiency skills. This program will provide an update on both grant programs, lessons learned, and thoughts on next steps.
Mary Chute, New Jersey State Library; Howard Miller, New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development; Judith Loane, New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development; Lisa Kelly, Long Branch Free Public Library;
Andrea Levandowski, New Jersey State Library
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:10pm to 4:00pm