NECC Hires Executive Director of Workforce Development
Northern Essex Community College has hired George Moriarty of Haverhill as the new executive director of workforce development and corporate relations.
A workforce development professional with over 30 years of experience, Moriarty is currently director/commissioner of the department of career services, where he oversees the state’s workforce development system, including the 33 one-stop career centers and 16 Workforce Investment Boards.
“I can’t imagine finding someone more qualified than George to lead NECC’s workforce development initiatives,” said Lane Glenn, NECC president. “He’ll help the college get better connected with employers and insure that we continue to develop noncredit and credit programs that deliver the skills in demand in today’s job market.”
Glenn added that, as a lifelong resident of the Merrimack Valley and a graduate of Northern Essex, Moriarty is very familiar with the college and the community. He will start at the college on September 17.
As director of workforce development and corporate relations, Moriarty will be a member of Glenn’s leadership team, responsible for aligning and linking the college’s partnerships with area businesses, vocational-technical schools, chambers of commerce, the Workforce Investment Board, and the Department of Higher Education.
Additionally, he will provide leadership for the growth of NECC Riverwalk in Lawrence, which offers noncredit personal enrichment courses, as well as professional certificates and computer training for individuals and companies that are looking for cutting edge skills.
Moriarty will start at the college on September 17.
“I am honored to join Northern Essex Community College as the director of workforce development and corporate relations. The college is one of the linchpins in our local economy, helping employers to attract a skilled workforce and offering residents the education and skill training they need to compete for good jobs and careers.”
Moriarty has been with the Department of Workforce Development since 2009, serving as deputy director and, since 2011, as director/commissioner.
In addition to providing policy, operational, and financial guidance to the state’s one-stop career centers and Workforce Investment Boards, he is responsible for monitoring the outcomes achieved with the investment of the federal and state workforce development dollars.
Prior to joining the Department of Workforce Development, Moriarty served for 11 years as executive director of The Career Place in Woburn, one of the state’s one-stop career centers.
Moriarty received an associate degree from Northern Essex and a bachelor’s from UMass Boston.