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Technology Talent Network

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New Jersey’s Technology Talent Network (TTN) is the principal technology consultant to all of the state’s Talent Networks which include Advanced Manufacturing, Financial Services, Health Care, Life Sciences, Retail, Hospitality and Tourism, and Transportation, Logistics and Distribution. TTN collaborates with the Talent Networks to assist in building partnerships that develop and support strategies in the state’s targeted industries for competing at the regional, national, and global levels.

The TTN, led by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), helps all of the Talent Networks to identify technology needs within each Talent Network industry.

Contact the TTN


Karen Richards, Co-Director                            
Phone: 973-596-5423

Joseph Tetteh, Co-Director
Phone: 973-596-5886

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Key Efforts

  • Develop industry intelligence: Creating and implementing effective workforce and education programs requires an accurate and timely understanding of business needs. The TTN works closely with labor market analysts from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to provide a crucial source of information on the technology workforce needs of the six industries represented by the Talent Networks. The TTN participates in the Industry Summits of the other Talent Networks to gather intelligence and inform key workforce stakeholders of essential technology employer needs. Additionally, the TTN engages employers and industry associations to contribute to the Industry-Valued Credentials list.
  • Develop high-quality, employer-driven partnerships: The TTN works closely with businesses, Workforce Development Boards, educational institutions, training groups, and community and faith-based organizations to help the Talent Networks develop high quality, employer-driven partnerships known as Targeted Industry Partnerships (TIPs).

Return on Investment for Businesses to Join TIPs

  • Gain the distinction of becoming an industry champion and receive priority on applications for New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development training grants.
  • Access the Targeted Industry Partnership (TIP) fund, which will support implementation of the strongest workforce investment ideas developed by the TIPs.
  • Spearhead discussion on the priorities of your industry with business, workforce development, education, and state officials to shape the future of your industry.
  • Network with regional businesses in your industry to promote innovation, collaboration, and efficiency.

The TTN works with businesses, Workforce Development Boards, educational institutions, training groups, and community and faith-based organizations to:

  • identify workforce needs and common skill gaps to determine in-demand skills, abilities, and credentials.
  • develop a workforce strategy (formalized in a written plan) to satisfy workforce needs and close skill gaps.
  • develop sustainable TIPs through commitments from partners.

Quick Facts

Technology Trends in Financial Services

  • Accelerating innovation in mobile platforms such as 5G technology
  • Cybersecurity to fight cybercrime and compliance
  • Productivity and collaboration tools to drive efficiencies
  • Blockchain and distributed ledger technology
  • Cloud computing
  • Demand for cloud computing skill set
  • Machine-to-Machine learning technology and Internet of Things
  • Big data and data predictive analytics
  • Social media and integration with smart devices
  • Mobile banking
  • Biometric technology

Technology Trends in Health Care

  • Accelerating innovation in mobile platforms such as 5G technology
  • Electronic health records
  • Cybersecurity to protect patients’ data, payment information, and data from medical monitoring devices
  • Smartphones apps, and wearables empowering patients, doctors, and caregivers
  • Cloud computing
  • Demand for cloud computing skill set
  • Machine-to-Machine learning technology, smart devices and Internet of Things
  • Big data and data predictive analytics
  • 3D printing
  • Telemedicine and remote monitoring

Technology Trends in Hospitality

  • Accelerating innovation in mobile platforms such as 5G technology and mobile payments
  • Cybersecurity to protect payment information
  • Smartphones apps, and wearables empowering customers
  • Cloud computing
  • Demand for cloud computing skill set
  • Machine-to-Machine learning technology, smart devices and Internet of Things
  • Use of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons with Bluetooth-enabled smartphones
  • Big data and data predictive analytics
  • Social media and integration with smart devices
  • Productivity and collaboration tools (CRM) to drive efficiencies

Technology Trends in Manufacturing

  • Smart manufacturing facilities
  • Robotics
  • Social media and integration with consumer demands; a B2C model
  • Cloud computing
  • Demand for cloud computing skill set
  • Machine-to-Machine learning technology, smart devices and Internet of Things
  • Augmented reality
  • Big data and data predictive analytics
  • 3D printing
  • Productivity and collaboration (CRM) and logistics efficiencies tools

Technology Trends in Food Manufacturing

  • Smart manufacturing facility
  • Robotics
  • Social media and integration with consumer demands; a B2C model
  • Cloud computing
  • Demand for cloud computing skill set
  • Machine-to-Machine learning technology, smart devices and Internet of Things
  • Augmented reality
  • Big data and data predictive analytics
  • 3D printing
  • Productivity and collaboration (CRM) and logistics efficiencies tools
  • Interactive sensors: electronic food labels used to detect when food will go bad or lower the price of a product as it nears its sell-by or best before date.

Technology Trends in Transportation, Logistics and Distribution

  • Smart sensors
  • Robotics and autonomous warehouse vehicles
  • Social media and integration with consumer demands; a B2C model
  • Cloud computing
  • Demand for cloud computing skill set
  • Machine-to-Machine learning technology, smart devices and Internet of Things and increased use of RFID
  • Growth of e-commerce and omni-channel solutions
  • Big data and data predictive analytics
  • 3D printing
  • Productivity and collaboration (CRM) and logistics efficiencies tools

Technology Trends in Life Sciences

  • Smart sensors to monitor shipping and maintain security of pharmaceuticals
  • Social media and integration with consumer demands; a B2C model
  • Cloud computing - "Platform as a Service," or PaaS technology
  • Demand for cloud computing skill set
  • Cybersecurity to protect proprietary data
  • Machine-to-Machine learning technology, smart devices and Internet of Things and increased use of RFID
  • Big data and data predictive analytics
  • 3D printing
  • Smartphones apps, and wearables empowering patients and  doctors
  • Human on a chip technology