Vid Bahadur

Vid Bahadur

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

Director of Workforce and Community Development, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, New Jersey

Vid A. Bahadur has served the Hudson County community for the past 24 years through his tenure at New Jersey City University. Bahadur led NJCU to the highest Graduate Enrollments in its history. While doing so, Bahadur petitioned senior administration to increase community access to higher education by removing barriers such as standard test requirements. More recently, Bahadur co-founded and serves as the Director for NJCU’s Center for Workforce & Community Development. Bahadur’s team specializes in workforce readiness, skills training, employer engagement and job training. In April of 2019, Bahadur was appointed as The Director of Hudson County’s SBDC at NJCU. Through these capacities, Bahadur is positioned to drive economic mobility and transform lives for Hudson County residents and beyond.

Vid Bahadur 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

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