Manufacturing

Making waves (access required)

Gov. Phil Murphy announced grant awards on Feb. 11 totaling $2.8 million to seven New Jersey businesses, colleges and other organizations for training programs that will employ 480 new apprentices within the next 12 months. The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program received $596,000 for its efforts through the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Growing Apprenticeship in Nontraditional Sectors program. The training is designed to promote economic growth by building experience.

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On the job learning (access required)

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program is hosting training classes consisting of four sets of courses that meet requirements of the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council in safety awareness, quality practices in management, manufacturing processes and production and maintenance awareness.

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Faster fashion (access required)

Suuchi Ramesh spent years in the technology business, including a stint with the supply-chain analytics division at Intel. In 2016, she leveraged that experience to create Suuchi Inc., a next-generation supply chain platform provider for fashion brands and retailers.

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NJMEP is earning a return on investment of 15.3 to 1

John Kennedy, chief executive officer and president of the nonprofit New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, cited an independent third-party report showing NJMEP is earning a return on investment of 15.3 to 1. Kennedy cited a new study by the W.E. Upjohn Institute that found the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program ...

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Assembly Panel approves two bills strengthening access to apprenticeship programs

Assembly Bill, A-4655, creating a tuition fee waiver for apprenticeship programs and A-4656 establishing a task force to develop a statewide plan to diversify apprenticeships cleared their first legislative hurdle Thursday, according to New Jersey Assembly Democrats. The first measure is sponsored by Assembly members John Armato, D-2nd District, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, D-37th District, and Wayne ...

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