Thomas Edison State University partners with workforce diversity coalition OneTen

Thomas Edison State University in Trenton has partnered with OneTen, a national coalition of executives working to create more equitable and inclusive workforces.

TESU joins local, regional and national education organizations partnering with OneTen, which is working to develop and advance 1 million Black individuals into sustainable careers over the next 10 years, the univerisity said in a news release.

“We are excited to support OneTen and help drive its mission through the development of career-building educational skills,” TESU President Merodie A. Hancock said. “TESU is committed to helping our adult learners find more equitable access to success and economic empowerment, and we welcome this opportunity to join a national initiative.”

The OneTen coalition, which includes New Jersey-based companies ADP, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, Merck and RWJBarnabas Health, connects employers with talent partners and leading nonprofits that support the development of diverse talent, the university said.

“We look forward to having Thomas Edison State University join us as an endorsed talent developer to support us in our mission to hire and advance 1 million Black talent in the next 10 years,” OneTen CEO Maurice Jones said. “This effort will require a high-functioning, multidisciplinary coalition from Corporate America, talent developers, Black talent, talent supports and others, and it is crucial we have high quality partners like TESU on that team.”