Improving Your Human Capital

The human capital division at NJII is focused on helping you, as an employer, make the most of your most valuable asset; your people. We believe strongly in protecting the value of the investments you make in your workforce and we are dedicated to providing you with programming and support that meets the needs of your industry and your business.

As a member of the workforce, we provide you with opportunities to sharpen your skills and keep up with the latest advances in your industry. From pre-apprenticeship programs , professional development and executive education, to continuing education programs, you will find diverse and enriching opportunities to grow your expertise.

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Professional Development &
Executive Education

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Workforce Development &
Apprenticeship Programs

Why Choose Us?

17:1 Student to
Faculty Ratio

#1 Nationally for Student Upward Economic Mobility by Forbes

R1 Research Rating by Carnegie Mellon

Courses that prepare you for coveted
industry certifications

Apprenticeship Programs

As a result of a grant recently awarded to NJIT by the Department of Labor, NJII is pleased to offer both pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs.  Our pre-apprenticeship programs are fully funded for veterans, transitioning military and military spouses and provide you with an opportunity to enhance your skills and meet potential employers.

Our apprenticeship programs are also supported by the Department of Labor and offer employers who want to up-skill and train their incumbent workforce structured programs and matching funds.

Meet the Leadership Team

Dr. Deirdre Letson-Christofalo is Vice President of the Human Capital Division. She was previously the dean of the School of Business and the Center for Innovation & Professional Studies at Felician University and prior to that she served as the vice president of Adult, Corporate and Online Education at Centenary University, where she led the design and implementation of online degree programs serving approximately 900 adult students.

Dr. Deirdre Letson-Christofalo 

Vice President of Human Capital

Ryan Mass is the Director of Professional Development & Executive Education for NJIT. He's been with the University since 2005 and has led many continuing education programs throughout his tenure. He has a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry and is skilled in team building and market research as well.

Ryan Mass 

Director of Professional Development & Executive Education for NJIT

Chelsea Samuelson is the Director of Programming for the Human Capital Division at the NJ Innovation Institute. A Duke Public Policy Graduate with an MBA from Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT Sloan, her professional background is with consumer-facing technology startups and early-stage manufacturing.

Chelsea Samuelson

Director of Programming

David Watts' role as client engagement and business development manager is to help organizations on-board to NJII services from start to finish. Many of the programs we offer are funded or subsidized by government grants and he works with clients throughout the entire process, engaging new participants and building and maintaining existing relationships. .

David Watts

Client Engagement & Development Manager

Get in touch

Tell us about your human capital needs or where you are trying to take your career and we'll point you in the right direction.

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