Manufacturing

Paths not always taken (access required)

The idea of pursuing an apprenticeship may sound archaic — but in the modern business world an apprenticeship is an employer-driven program that combines on-the-job learning with job-related instruction to build skills and establish pathways to higher levels of employment and wages.

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Nice work if you get to know it (access required)

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program works with educators to teach them about the importance of preparing high school students for careers in manufacturing. And they are educating society on the importance of manufacturing.

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Pioneer Power of Fort Lee sells subsidiary

On-site power generation equipment manufacturer Pioneer Power Solutions Inc. has completed the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary Pioneer Critical Power Inc. to microgrid company CleanSpark Inc. Announced Monday, PCPI’s sale was effective Jan. 22, and valued at approximately $4.4 million. Under the terms of the all equity transaction Pioneer said it received 1.75 million ...

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A label for the makers (access required)

Shoppers in farm markets or grocery stores regularly encounter a little red and green logo on many produce items guaranteeing that they’re Jersey Fresh, or grown in the Garden State. Soon, the same guarantee might be affixed to the state’s manufactured goods. If Senate Bill 2241 is enacted, the Department of State would be required ...

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Big name in lights (access required)

Randall Zaibek has worked as a production electrician on Broadway musicals and tours for more than 25 years. He chooses the hardware, then plans and supervises its installation to turn the visions of lighting designers into working systems. And he often chooses gear from a company in Carlstadt named City Theatrical Inc. “I count heavily ...

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NJ Department of Labor announces $3M pre-apprenticeship training grant

To better align secondary, post-secondary, and adult education and occupational training to the needs of Garden State employers, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced a notice of grant opportunity for $3 million to promote upward mobility and economic fairness through the Pre-Apprenticeship in Career Education Training Program. The PACE Training Program ...

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Degrees lead to jobs in additive manufacturing

Few New Jersey companies have full-time additive manufacturing operations, also known as 3-D printing, because the technology is evolving. Industry experts believe as the economics improve and local firms become more familiar with the process, that scenario is likely to change.

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