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Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century - October 15-17, 2014

The Heldrich Hotel and Raritan River Conference Center at Rutgers University
10 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University

Workforce development and labor market issues have come to the forefront as the nation continues its recovery from the Great Recession. Join national experts to share perspectives on transformative education and workforce development strategies and policies to:

  • Improve opportunities for job seekers, students, and workers, especially those who face the greatest difficulties in the labor market
  • Meet the needs of employers and society for a highly skilled, well-educated, competitive, and productive workforce
  • Deliver effective and efficient solutions that can be adopted by federal, state, or local/regional governments as well as by educational institutions, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

Who Should Attend
Workforce development providers, postsecondary educators, federal, state, and local policymakers, community-based organizations, researchers, lenders, the philanthropic community, and students

Register today for the conference. The $295 registration cost covers conference meals (two breakfasts, one lunch, and snacks) and a networking reception on Wednesday, October 15.

Location and hotel accommodations
The Heldrich Hotel
10 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Hotel information
A conference room block has been established at the Heldrich Hotel at a rate of $149 a night. To book a room at this rate, reservations must be made by September 23, 2014.

To book your room online, visit the Heldrich hotel website. Go to "Check Availability," which will open the Calendar Booking screen. Select the Group Code option, located below the banner logo. Input your Group Attendee Code of 230362 and then Update. Select your arrival and departure dates and the number of guests, then Continue. Fill in the appropriate information fields, then Submit.

You may also reserve a room by calling 866-609-4700 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST. Provide the Group Attendee Code of 230362 to the reservation agent.

The conference location is easily accessible by public transportation. It's a short 10-minute walk from the New Brunswick train station. From the Newark airport, the New Brunswick station is a 30-minute train ride on NJ Transit. The New Brunswick train station is also about an hour train ride from both New York and Philadelphia.

For immediate questions, contact Kathy Krepcio at