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ManufactureNJ Week

The 2013 New Jersey Manufacturing Week will be held October 4, and October 7 through 10, 2013. Included are a variety of activities throughout the state for manufacturers, students, educators, policy makers and the media. Sponsored by a grant to NJIT from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development forming the Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network, and in partnership with the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), and the NJMEP (NJ Manufacturing Extension Program), a not-for-profit program, this event focuses state-wide attention on Manufacturing in New Jersey as a core industry sector, a source of jobs and economic prosperity for the state. 

The goals of the annual event are to: 1) build awareness about advanced manufacturing in the state, 2) help companies and students learn about regional assets including education/training opportunities, career paths, and jobs, and 3) help communities to connect more directly with their economic drivers in this sector.

To register for the kickoff event at NJIT on Oct. 4 send an email request to

The schedule for the kickoff event at NJIT on Oct. 4 is:

09:00 - Registration

09:30 - Opening Remarks - Dr. Gale Telen Spak, NJIT Associate VP, Continuing and Distance Education

09:40 - Welcome to NJIT - Dr.Joel S. Bloom, NJIT President

09:50 - Keynote Speaker - Honorable Harold J. Wirths, Commissioner, NJ State Department of Labor and Workforce Developoment

10:05 - ManufactureNJ: The Road Show - Raymond Vaccari, Director, ManufactureNJ (M-NJ) Talent Network hosted by NJIT

10:15 - Panel Discussion - Dr. Donald Sebastian, NJIT Senior Vice President of Research and Development (Moderator)

                                         - Michele E. Boronkas, Executive Director, NJ State Employment and Training Commission

                                         - Dr. David Cohen, Founder and Chief Science Officer, Cherry Med, Inc.

                                         - Cheryl O'Connor, Executive Director, LibraryLink NJ

                                         - Michael Powell, Executive Director, Passaic Co

                                         - Dr. Gale Telen Spak

                                         - Melanie L. Willoughby, Senior Vice President, NJ Business and Industry Association

11:45 - Closing Remarks - Raymond Vaccari


ManufactureNJ Week Events in New Jersey:

Oct 4 - 9:30 am to noon - Kickoff Event at NJIT, Newark - Contact

Oct 4 - 12:15 pm to 1 pm - 3D Printer Demo at NJIT, Newark - Contact

Oct 4 - 8 am to noon - NJMEP & Rutgers present "NJ Supply Chain: A Key Player in a Global Market" at Rutgers, New Brunswick - Contact

Oct 4 - 9 am to 2:30 pm - Annual Student Technologic Day at Sandvik Coromant, Fair Lawn - Contact

Oct 4 - 10 am to 3 pm - Plant Tour, Rosenberger-Toth, Pennsauken, Contact

Oct 4 - Plant Tour (invitation only), RockTenn, Newark -

Oct 7 - Plant Tour, Versa Products, Paramus - Contact

Oct 8 - Career Day, Essex County College, Newark - Contact

Oct 9 - Career Fair, NJIT, Newark - Contact

Oct 10 - Facility Tour and Planning Session (by invitation only), Passaic County Technical Institute, Wayne - Contact


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