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Supporting New Jersey Manufacturing
Supporting New Jersey Manufacturing
Customizing our approach to the specific needs of a problem – at New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) we draw on the expertise of our staff and talented pool of resources to help New Jersey manufacturers meet the challenges of competing in an ever-changing economy.
We have the unique ability to identify, analyze, and help manufacturers overcome strategic, operational, and workforce challenges that may be blocking their path to growth and success. We help them determine the best courses of action with the highest impact and ROI. Then we guide project implementation with a focus on rapid and effective results.
We are in a time of unprecedented change, with major challenges facing our manufacturers every day such as the skills gap, new technology, cybersecurity, competition, taxes and regulations. As leaders, thinkers and problem solvers, the traditional ways of operating no longer work and it’s imperative to have solutions and invaluable insight to help you innovate rapidly and effectively adapt to change.
New Jersey isn’t immune to the workforce challenges facing the global manufacturing industry. Students are being steered away from industrial sectors and instead are flocking to college directly after high school. Shop classes are disappearing across the country and the essential skills manufacturers are constantly seeking are becoming less and less abundant. NJMEP is taking a hands-on approach to address this severe disruption.
Utilizing our vast network of industry resources, through new and existing industry partnerships, and by collaborating with educational institutions, NJMEP developed the Pro-Action Education Network™. This program focuses on all aspects of the manufacturing workforce. It covers all ages and includes candidates with varying experience levels. Beginning at the pre apprenticeship level along with providing training for senior level manufacturers to refresh their skills, NJMEP’s Pro-Action Education Network™ is cultivating a robust talent pool to ensure New Jersey manufacturing businesses have access to qualified workers.
Pro-Action Education Network™ provides its students with multiple career pathways. The goal is to offer these individuals the skills they need to contribute more and advance their careers. Each of the programs listed below are customizable to meet specific employer needs.
NJMEP encourages the strength and competitiveness of New Jersey manufacturers through coaching, training, and consulting, collaboration-focused industry programs, and by leveraging government, university, and economic development partnerships.
The experienced engineers and business professionals at NJMEP have skills in manufacturing, management, process improvements, and technology acceleration and work closely with manufacturers to provide company assessments and customized solutions including hands-on facilitation and implementation.
Foundational support services range from manufacturing process improvement and quality systems to food and safety, energy assessments, and more. The focus of these services is to maximize your productivity and optimize the knowledge of your workforce. Innovative growth services include innovation, product design, supply chain development, export assistance and training, and access to multiple national product and marketing opportunities. The focus of these services is to develop new products, utilize new technology, and access new national and global markets.
In addition, NJMEP can assist in recommending funding resources designed to help you spur technology development and commercialization across New Jersey. These resources can help reduce the costs to manufacturers of undertaking projects like prototype development, manufacturing scale-up, and other projects to advance production capabilities.
We’ll help you work within your budget, identify and articulate your needs and connect you to potential funding resources. We’ve culminated all funding resources we’ve used in the past and plan to use in the future; and established a streamlined process to help you offset costs when investing in NJMEP programs/services.
NJMEP is committed to maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction and providing results that improve a company’s bottom line and drive top line growth.