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NJIT and NJII Launch Learning and Development Initiative

The Learning and Development Initiative (LDI), a collaboration between New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), has launched, bringing cutting-edge professional development for both individuals and organizations.

The LDI portfolio encompasses a wide range of classes, events, workshops, workforce development programs and custom training opportunities. Available to be delivered online, at the client’s location or at university or NJII facilities — including NJIT’s Newark campus, NJIT@ JerseyCity, NJII or COMET, an advanced manufacturing workforce development center — the LDI is committed to providing accessible and impactful learning experiences to help people thrive in the marketplace.

By combining the expertise and assets available from both NJII and NJIT, the LDI offers professional education and organizational development in a wide range of areas, including business management programs, such as Six Sigma and frontline management training; digital and technology upskilling with Google and Salesforce certifications; and essential skills training in cybersecurity, industrial manufacturing and more. The full list of offerings can be found at https://www.njii.com/ldi-overview/.

John Pelesko, provost and senior vice president of NJIT, commented, “The Learning and Development Initiative represents a transformative approach to professional education and organizational development. By harnessing the collective strengths of NJIT and NJII, we are able to deliver innovative solutions that empower individuals and organizations to navigate and succeed in today’s rapidly evolving landscape.”

Michael Johnson, president of NJII, emphasized the collaborative nature of the LDI, by saying, “NJII is proud to partner with NJIT in launching the LDI. Together, we are dedicated to driving innovation and fostering economic growth through industry-focused research and workforce development. The LDI exemplifies our commitment to providing cutting-edge educational experiences that empower individuals and organizations to thrive amidst disruption.”

“In an era characterized by constant disruption, continuous learning is essential for success,” said Pelesko. “The LDI equips individuals and organizations with the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing environment.”

Johnson underscored the importance of accessibility and flexibility: “The LDI’s ability to offer classes and programs online, at our clients’ locations, or at our various facilities ensures that learning opportunities are accessible to all. We are committed to providing flexible solutions that meet the diverse needs of our learners.”

For more information about LDI and its offerings, please contact Dr. Michael Edmondson, associate provost for continued learning, at [email protected].

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