Michael Rasmussen

Michael Rasmussen

Hudson County Workforce Leadership Academy, Class of 2019-2020, Economic Opportunities Program

Program Director, NPower, Jersey City, New Jersey

Michael Rasmussen has been the founding Program Director at NPower’s New Jersey region since 2015. NPower is a national nonprofit that creates pathways to economic prosperity by launching digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities. Michael oversees NPower’s Tech Fundamentals and Cybersecurity programs providing training towards industry-valued credentials, internship experience, and job placement assistance to participants. Previously, Michael worked as a Juvenile Corrections Officer at a Minnesota state-licensed residential treatment center for juveniles committed by the court. Michael is a Lead New Jersey Class of 2019 Fellow. He holds a B.A. in Criminology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and a M.A. in Counseling from New York University.

Michael Rasmussen is a member of the Hudson County Workforce Leadership Academy, Class of 2019-2020, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at as.pn/eofn.

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