CRANFORD – On Dec. 6, Union County College hired David G. Brown, II to serve as the Project Manager of its new Green Workforce Service Program which is a part of the college’s Industry-Business Institute. In this grant funded position, Brown will work to establish local green job opportunities, and will design, field-test, revise, package, and disseminate packages of instructional and related services for these jobs. Brown will work with area employers, public agencies, labor unions, and other local educational and non-profit institutions to locate the job opportunities in the green field.
Brown comes to Union County College after having served in the City of Plainfield as the Director of Public Works and Urban Development. In his position he advised the City Administrator on the all issues that pertained to construction, management, maintenance, and operation of the physical properties of the city, including the public parking. He also administered all planning, community, and economic/workforce development projects and grants that the city received from local, county, state, and federal programs.
Prior to working in Plainfield, Brown served as the Vice President for the Newark Downtown Core Redevelopment Corporation. In this capacity he led the program/construction management for several projects associated with Newark’s Prudential Center Arena, which is owned by the Newark Housing Authority. He was also responsible for the coordination and implementation of the Newark Downtown Core District Redevelopment Plan. He has had several years of experience working with federal, state, and local purchasing guidelines, which provided him the knowledge needed to work at the college.
Union County College is a comprehensive community college serving approximately 35,000 credit and non-credit students. It is committed to serving the higher educational needs of Union County. The college has an open admissions policy for both transfer and career programs and is dedicated to the fundamental values of public higher education. The first of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges, Union County College provides opportunities for higher education for people of diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds in a multi-campus setting. The college has campuses located in Cranford, Elizabeth, Plainfield and Scotch Plains. For more information, visit www.ucc.edu.
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