New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) has expanded to provide local manufacturers with easier access to training and consulting services with the opening of a new training facility in Bellmawr. This new facility is fully staffed and ready to host professional development training courses and workshops in the South Jersey region.
In addition to NJMEP’s suite of effective training options, the NJMEP Pro-Action Education Team invested in innovative Augmented Reality welding equipment and CNC equipment to provide hands-on training to help alleviate the skills gap in these in-demand areas.
“It’s our responsibility to ensure that every manufacturing business in New Jersey has the option to take advantage of our services as New Jersey’s MEP center. We’ve always been able to serve South Jersey-based manufacturers from our Cedar Knolls headquarters, but the opening of the Bellmawr training center makes it even easier for these businesses to upskill their staff and engage with NJMEP,” explained John W. Kennedy, Ph.D., CEO, NJMEP.
Kennedy continued, “New Jersey is home to over 11,000 manufacturing and STEM firms. These businesses are located all around the state. The opening of our Bellmawr office not only marks a milestone in NJMEP’s growth, but it is a massive step forward for the industry by extending our support of New Jersey manufacturing firms. It’s a big day for our state and our industry.”
The Bellmawr facility has been given the name the ‘Chris DePace’ training center to commemorate one of NJMEP’s longest-running Account Managers who lost his life to COVID-19 complications. As South Jersey-based manufacturers recover from the disruptions caused by the pandemic, they can take advantage of the training being offered or consulting services available at the ‘Chris DePace’ training center in Bellmawr.
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