Gov. Phil Murphy makes an address at Math for America's NJ STEM Innovation Fellowship Summer Institute at Montclair University on Aug. 22, 2019.
Aug 23, 2019

Workforce initiative announcement zeroes in on apprenticeships

The German-American Chamber of Commerce is setting up shop at Montclair State University, it was announced at the school on Aug. 22, where Gov. Phil Murphy also revealed inaugural PACE grant recipients, opportunities for the second round of GAINS grants, and the first-ever ExPAND grant.

Alfred Carolonza, director of marketing research and strategy; Brian Semcer, president; Frank Semcer Sr., chairman; Paige McCann, shareholder and manufacturing coordinator; Frank Semcer Jr. director of human resources cut the ribbon at Micro's newest Somerset location.
Aug 22, 2019

Manufacturer MICRO opens new R&D center in Somerset

The 15,000-square-foot facility is housed inside the recently purchased, 50,000-square-foot building at 130 Belmont Drive that will also serve as the company's new headquarters.

NJMEP LEDR Program cardboard boat race.
Aug 19, 2019

NJMEP program uses cardboard to show importance of STEM, manufacturing

For the past four years, the LEDR Program has been challenging young adults to construct and navigate canoes made entirely of corrugated cardboard.

Aug 19, 2019

Going national

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program will use a $992,050 grant to assist the MEP National Network in creating a platform for centers to advise food manufacturing companies across the county on quality, safety and efficiency questions.

Aug 13, 2019

NJMEP awarded nearly $1M grant to offer food training to national network

"We are excited to expand our work nationally with other MEP Centers and appreciate that NIST MEP has seen the great importance of engagements with food manufacturers on a national scale," NJMEP CEO John Kennedy said in a statement. "Our services address manufacturing priorities through the creation and use of tools and resources that provide food manufacturing leaders with a clear roadmap and ac[...]

Aug 13, 2019

Labor department announces $6M available in skills training funding

Grants will be competitively awarded to employers to provide cost reimbursement assistance for employees to meet current and future occupational skill requirements of high wage, middle- and high-skill jobs.

Aug 13, 2019

Hayward announces new president and CEO

Kevin Holleran was named president and chief executive officer as Clark Hale leaves the company after seven years in the role.

From left, Bob Salamone, account manager, and Peter Okun, program director of marketing and public relations, New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program.
Aug 12, 2019

Protecting the pantry

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program and the County College of Morris have introduced online training courses to teach employees of food production companies to protect the integrity of food during its preparation.

Ed Farnish installs a control arm on a customer vehicle at Malouf Chevrolet Cadillac in North Brunswick. Farnish is receiving training through NJ CAR’s Automotive Technician Apprenticeship Program.
Jul 29, 2019

Keep the wheels turning

New Jersey needs more people who can fix cars, and Jim Appleton, president of the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers is helping to train thousands of individuals to do the work. His organization received a $907,000 grant to the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development to support its Automotive Technician Apprenticeship Program.

Multi ethnic group of women with various occupations
Jul 15, 2019

Breaking the mold

Some government procurement programs favor women-owned business, and a number of programs “in New Jersey in general, and Newark in particular, encourage women entrepreneurs in general,” said Zago Manufacturing Chief Executive Officer Gail Friedberg Rottenstrich. “But not so many in manufacturing. There could be more.”

Jun 27, 2019

NJIT, Penn College awarded nearly $8M to develop apprenticeship programs

The funding is part of the U.S. Department of Labor's awarding of $183.8 million in grants to 23 academic institutions and consortia nationwide.

Jun 26, 2019

SuuchiX streamlines fashion industry white-label, wholesale purchasing

Through an online B2B catalog, established and emerging brands can choose from women’s, men’s and children’s wear; shoes and accessories; and home textiles to label with their own brand and offer to customers, in weeks, and for some styles, in just days.