Ocean County Workforce Investment Board
Patricia Leahey, Coordinator
Workforce Planning and Community Development

Ocean County's greatest competitive economic advantage is a skilled workforce to drive economic growth. Increasingly, in an ever changing global and knowledge-based economy, Ocean County residents must possess the skills that will enable them to obtain jobs and have productive careers.

The County workforce plans outline the strategies that the Ocean County Workforce Investment Board has developed to serve the workforce development needs of the County's residents through the public workforce system that will fuel the County's 21st Century success in a global economy.

Ocean County's workforce plans are clustered around the Core Values and System Priorities articulated by the State Employment and Training Commission, most recently in the 2012-2017 Unified Workforce Investment Plan: New Jersey's Talent Connection:

Core Values
1. Driving Investments Based on Industry Needs
2. Meeting Jobseekers Where They Are
3. Equipping the Workforce for Employment
4. Increasing System Accountability

System Priorities

~ Reducing high unemployment among target populations
~ System integration among workforce development programs to leverage resources and streamline delivery of services
~ Quicker connections between jobseekers and employers
~ Stronger partnerships among the Partners in the workforce system

Workforce Plans and Community Development Documents
Workforce Investment Act Plan
WIA Plan Update with Literacy Component
Ocean County "To Work" Consolidation Plan
WIB 5 Year Strategic Plan Update 2007
Ocean County WIB American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Plan (Draft) 2009
NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development
NJ State Employment and Training Commission
United Stated Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration
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Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders
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