Carmen Martino is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at the Rutgers, School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR). In addition to teaching undergraduate courses at SMLR, Carmen also is the Co- Director of the Rutgers, Occupational Training and Education Consortium (OTEC). Through OTEC, Carmen provides technical assistance and conducts strategic research for employers, community based organizations, worker centers and unions at the national and local levels. He specializes in designing site-specific workforce development programs that build frontline leadership and organizational capacity. The process ensures the development of informed, relevant site-specific training programs that can lead to fundamental changes in work practices and decision-making processes. Carmen is also a cofounding member of New Labor, a worker center that has worked closely with OTEC to develop resources and health and safety training programs for worker centers throughout the country. In 2012, Carmen and New Labor received the national COSH Trainer/Educator Award.