The Learning and Development Initiative

Chart Your Future with In-demand Skills and Credentials


Comprehensive Solution for Today's Learning Needs

In today's rapidly evolving global marketplace, the need for continuous learning and skill development has never been more critical. To address this demand and empower individuals and organizations with the tools to thrive, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) have come together to offer the Learning and Development Initiative (LDI). This collaborative effort is a comprehensive platform of Non-Degree Credentials (NDCs), including microcredentials designed to cater to the diverse upskill and reskilling needs of modern learners and today's business challenges.


Introducing the Learning and Development Initiative (LDI)


LDI is a collaborative effort between NJIT and NJII, leveraging the expertise of faculty, partners, and subject matter experts. This approach provides a wide range of educational and training opportunities, tailored to meet the demands of today's dynamic business environment. Whether you're an individual seeking to enhance your skills or an organization striving to stay ahead of the competition, LDI offers a portfolio of classes, workshops and bootcamps to address the your specific needs.


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Who Benefits from the LDI?


The LDI is designed for individuals seeking to stay competitive in today's fast-paced business landscape. Whether you are a recent graduate looking to kickstart your career, a mid-career professional aiming to advance to the next level, or a seasoned executive striving to achieve sustainability, our course catalog has something to help you and your organization grow. 

The LDI is also designed for organizations that are striving to equip their team(s) with the latest skills and knowledge. Delivered via workshops, webinars, and custom training the LDI can support the upskilling modern business need in order to stay competitive.

The Learning and Development Initiative (LDI) serves motivated professionals, inspired individuals, and ambitious organizations dedicated to investing in developing human capital with the time, resources, and effort required to succeed in a world marked by constant disruption.


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Custom Training



Invest in your human capital and align learning with business goals, below is a brief example of custom learning objectives:

Custom Programs for Organizations:
  • Custom Training for Skill Agility
  • AI for Everyone
  • AI for Business
  • Design Thinking for Business
  • Advanced Revit Software for Architects and Engineers
  • Management Essentials
  • Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers
  • Industrial Manufacturing Technician
Source: Pulse of the American Worker Survey, Prudential (2021)

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The LDI Portfolio


The LDI portfolio is carefully curated to offer a blend of classes, events and programs that cater to various skill levels and industries. From foundational courses to advanced workshops, participants can choose from a diverse range of options that align with their goals and aspirations. What sets LDI apart is its emphasis on practical, industry-relevant knowledge, developed in collaboration with NJIT faculty, NJII industry partners, and subject matter experts. 


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Workforce Development



Workforce development is a process of improving the skills of employees. It can be internal or external, focused on individuals, groups, or the entire organization. This continuous process involves active participation by employees in their development and that of others in their organization.

Learn more about how to partner on initiatives that educate and train individuals to meet the needs of current and future business and industry at your organization.


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Meet The Team



Michael Edmondson, Ph.D.

Vice President of Continued Learning

Tracy MacDonald

Director, Custom Training

Michelle Del Vecchio

Director, Operations and Administration

Ryan Mass

Director, Professional Education Partnerships

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