With 2015 right around the corner, now is the time to focus on workforce development.
In today’s competitive environment, your staff is your company’s most valuable asset. With the right workforce in place, you can improve productivity and profitability. After all, an engaged workforce does more than just meets the demand of your target audience – they proactively help your business improve, suggest new ideas and spur innovations.
Many companies are still struggling with workforce engagement and retention efforts and studies and surveys alike are confirming this. At the national Conference Board’s CEO Challenge, a survey of senior executives named “human capital, or how best to develop, engage, manage and retain talent, as their lead challenge.” A survey from CareerBuilder relayed that “68% of employers are worried about losing employees”.
In 2015, prioritize upgrading the skills of your current staff and training new employees through projects such as:
- Lean Transformation
- ISO Process – towards Certification
- Business Development – Sales & Marketing
- Supervisory Development
- ESL-Tech – Safety, etc.
- Leadership / DSI
- Disaster Awareness & Planning
The timing is perfect, as the New Jersey Department of Labor (NJ-DOL) has released information on the next Round of Workforce Development Grants. Here are the important deadlines:
- January 16, 2015: Letters of Intent
- January 30, 2015: Grant Submittals
*Information due to NJMEP by 1/23/15 to ensure timely & accurate submittal
Please note that these Grants are developed to be “matching” as the NJ-DOL pays for the cost of the Training. Companies cover the cost of their employees to participate in training. These programs are generally provided on-site.
Training Grant Process
NJMEP has a long-standing history of success working with this program and has established itself as one of the top providers of Workforce Development Instruction for manufacturing and STEM-based firms.
We start with a Corporate Assessment to ensure that the training selected matches your needs. Then, we work with you to develop a plan and the application to support your request.
For more information or to begin the process, click here.
Or, connect with your NJMEP Account Manager or contact us at 973-998-9801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.