Workforce Development, Advanced Certificate

Students may begin this 12-credit certificate in the fall, spring or summer terms. The required courses and suggested sequence are as follows:

CAED 6010Principles of Community & Economic Development3
CAED 6070Workforce Development Policy3
LABR 6030Sociology of Work: Human Resources3
LABR 6015Labor Policy in America3
Total Credits12

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Be conversant with key theoretical concepts in the workforce development field.
  • Identify and interpret public policies that pertain to workforce development.
  • Emphasize the role of politics in workforce development.
  • Identify and understand the role of various stakeholder groups involved in the workforce development process.
  • Communicate the role of training and education in workforce development.
  • Identify and interpret statistics and other data that relate to work and employment.
  • Identify and understand workforce development issues that particularly pertain to New York state and the north-eastern United States, while also placing these issues within a broader global context.