Newark, NJ (PRWEB) October 17, 2012
New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno along with other leaders from government, industry and education will address laborforce skill gaps and opportunities in manufacturing at the ManufactureNJ Week Kick-off on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at 10 a.m. At the Kick-off, media photo opportunities will be available and live TV and radio interviews of participants can begin at noon.
Kickoff Event: Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, 10 a.m. to noon.
Track One is Career Exploration from 10 a.m. to noon featuring the Fresh Faces in Manufacturing Panel and MakerHUB, a career exploration trade show with N.J. manufacturers available to middle, high-school, and college students who will learn about manufacturing career paths from working manufacturing professionals. Track Two is Policy with the Launch from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. featuring Lt. Gov. Guadagno, representatives from New Jersey Institute of Technology, N.J. Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Lockheed Martin, Manufacturing Institute, and ManufactureNJ, followed by an invitation-only Executive Roundtable from 11 a.m. to noon. The ManufactureNJ Week Kick-off will be followed by scheduled Regional Days Oct 23-26 throughout New Jersey for manufacturers, students, educators, policy makers and media.
New Jersey Institute of Technology Campus Center, 323 Martin Luther King, Newark, NJ 07201. Parking is available by request at 154 Summit St. (http://www.njit.edu/about/visit/gettingtonjit.php). Track One meets in the Ballroom. Track Two meets in the Atrium.
New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. and the New Jersey Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network (ManufactureNJ) are co-sponsoring the inaugural ManufacturingNJ Week. Support for the event is provided by a grant to NJIT Continuing Professional Education from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development as well as other generous donors including Eastern Millworks, Chemistry Council, Fabricating.com, and GE Aviation.
ManufactureNJ Week draws statewide attention to manufacturing in New Jersey as a core industry sector, a source of jobs and economic prosperity for the state. The event will build advanced manufacturing awareness, help companies and students learn about regional assets including education/training opportunities, career paths and jobs, and enable communities to connect more directly with their economic drivers in New Jersey’s manufacturing sector.