2016 Conference

GSETA 2016 Conference Details:

Conference Information below:

Keynote Speaker:  
Joseph Carbone
President and Chief Executive Officer, The WorkPlace

GSETA 2016 Conference Brochure
About GSETA Conference
GSETA 2016 Workshops 
Registration Information
Hotel Information
Sponsorship Opportunities
STAR Award Luncheon
Photos from Previous Events


The Garden State Employment and Training Association (GSETA) is a statewide professional organization.  The annual conference is geared towards improving workforce development strategies occurring across our nation.  It draws participants from all levels including:  direct service staff, managers, board members and others who are involved in workforce development.  Past conference attendees included employers, adult educators, community and faith based organizations, county and local welfare agencies, vocational education professionals, various service providers, city and county governments, state officials, economic development agencies, elected officials, and community action agencies.  The conference is open to workforce professionals.


Through the leadership of the Workforce Development Boards, local program operators and administrators, and our labor and workforce development partners, workshop topics have been developed to assist workforce practitioners in delivering a seamless continuum of services to our diverse customers. GSETA’s mission is to “promote leadership, knowledge and the advancement of New Jersey’s workforce system”; and our annual conference is one way that we fulfill our mission.

The GSETA Conference is the venue where all workforce system partners gain knowledge, skills and the information they need to ensure our nation’s economic growth.  To advance the goals of the consolidated One-Stop Career System, the conference presents a core of diverse topics meant to share “Best Practices” designed to equip workforce professionals with the tools they need to tackle some of the issues facing our nation’s workforce system.  This year’s conference will focus on the innovations and opportunities that our workforce system will undergo with the new WIOA legislation.  Look for a full description of workshop topics and schedules below:

Download List of Workshops


Mail registration form attached to your check, voucher or purchase order (payable to GSETA) or use the attached form or download additional forms at here.  Advance registrations must be received no later than September 9th, 2016.

GSETA Conference
c/o Vergen Velez, Mercer County One Stop Center
640 S. Broad St., PO Box 8068, Trenton, New Jersey 08650

Or fax to: (609) 396-9563

  • No refunds after September 9th, 2016
  • Attendee’s substitutions must be made prior to September 9th, 2016 or they cannot be honored during the conference
  • On-Site registrations will be welcomed with cash, money order, vouchers or PO’s, at the registration.
  • Name badges will be issued at the time of registration at the conference.  Badges are required for admission to all GSETA-sponsored activities, including luncheons, workshops, evening reception and other events.

The Garden State Employment and Training Association is a non-profit Professional Association.  Our Tax Identification number (FEIN) is 22-2558673

GSETA 2016 Conference Brochure


Conference events will take place at Bally’s Park Place Hotel located on Park Place and Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

NEW THIS YEAR! $300 FOR BOTH DAYS INCLUDES A HOTEL ROOM! Attendees who register for both conference days, Wednesday and Thursday, will receive a hotel room on Wednesday night as part of your registration fee. Registrations must be received no later than September 9, 2016.
If you wish to book a room for an additional night, please contact Bally’s at (888) 516-2215. YOU MUST CALL BALLY’S NO LATER THAN AUGUST 24, 2016 IN ORDER TO RESERVE ROOMS AT THE SPECIAL GSETA RATE OF $59 PER NIGHT!

You MUST also use group code “SB09GT6” to book your room at this special rate. (NOTE: In accordance with NJ law an additional $5.00 Room Assessment fee, 14% tax fee, Atlantic City tax fee as well as NJ State Tourism promotional fee of $5.00 will be charged).


The GSETA Conference provides marketing access to all of New Jersey’s workforce development partners. Your SPONOSRSHIP, COMPANY EXHIBIT or ADVERTISEMENT will only help to enhance your current company’s marketing.  For information on how to become a CORPORATE SPONSOR, EXHIBITOR OR ADVERTISER, PLEASE CALL (908) 581-1847.

GSETA 2016 Conference Exhibitor Info (Coming Soon)


2016 SHARON DUTRA MEMORIAL STAR (Student Training Achievement Recognition) AWARD LUNCHEON
For the past 30 years, GSETA has acknowledged youth and adults who have achieved personal and employment goals.  With the assistance of programs provided through the workforce system, honored individuals found ways to complete their education to gain sustainable employment despite the extraordinary barriers they faced.  This award was renamed in 2007 to honor our GSETA colleague, the late Sharon Dutra, who was a Planner for the Monmouth County WIB and an advocate for those struggling to succeed.

For additional information about this year’s conference, please contact Virgen Velez at (609) 939-6824 or vvelez@mercercountry.org

Photos from Previous Events
GSETA Conference 2014 Photo Gallery

GSETA Conference 2013 Photo Gallery

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