The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) has officially launched the Educational Resource Directory in an effort to support manufacturers with the critical resources needed to train their employees in New Jersey.
Until now, New Jersey has not had a single source at its disposal to provide locations in assisting manufacturers to train their employees. However, State, county and even local governments have their own resources (as do private entities), and NJMEP seeks to fill the need for New Jersey Manufacturers with this Directory.
This Directory for New Jersey manufacturers and industry professional is a direct connection to all of the resources available to help support and grow business, including business support & assistance, connections to train the workforce, and NJMEP training programs and events.
The Educational Resource Directory is a valuable tool not only for manufacturers, but also for those organizations that provide support to them,” said John W. Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer, NJMEP. “Ensuring that these two groups are aware of each other and able to connect is critical to fostering a dynamic manufacturing community.”
NJMEP has done the research and contacted key training resources in New Jersey to determine primary contacts. For example, if a company is looking to train high school graduates, they should start with the “County College” section, (many of their related offerings are included in the “County College Degree and Certificate Sections”). In other instances, if a company is seeking basic skills training, they can look in the “CTE/Vo-Tech” section, or if a specific or unique background is required, they can go directly to the “WDB” (Work Force Development Board / One Stop Center).
“NJMEP is proud to support the manufactures and those involved in the supply chain that help to make New Jersey such a vibrant place to live and work,” continued Kennedy. “It is our hope that this directory will provide information and access to services, expertise and training that will help businesses thrive.”
The Educational Resource Directory is available at Educational Resource Directory.