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MANUFACTURING WEEK OPENING CEREMONY
Talent Driving Prosperity
DAY ONE @ NJIT
Monday, September 28, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
DREAM IT. DO IT.
PROMOTING NJ MANUFACTURERS
“We have programs across the state — particularly with the career and technical high schools — that specifically train and educate youngsters in advanced manufacturing. … If they wish to go to Rutgers, NJIT, Stevens, they can study part-time, work for you now, and continue to learn and take more advanced jobs in your company. … This is what the talent network does in the state of New Jersey, so take advantage of it.” — Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president for continuing and distance education at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and leader of New Jersey’s Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network, ManufactureNJ.
Despite perceptions to the contrary, manufacturing continues to play a vital role in New Jersey’s economy, according to a new analysis by the NJ Policy Research Organization (NJPRO) Foundation, an affiliate of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association.
Struggling to find skilled workers, some of North Jersey’s biggest high-tech manufacturers have joined together to help forge an innovative high school program designed to create future employees for the increasingly computerized industry.