The New Jersey Department of Labor has released information on the next round of Workforce Development Grants to help companies upgrade the skills of their current staff and/ or train new employees with up to $50,000 per company available.
The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc., a not-for-profit, is working with manufacturers and STEM-based firms throughout the state on the program, according to a press release from the organization, which said that a plan is developed after a corporate assessment is conducted to determine appropriate training for organizations.
The key programs include: Lean Transformation, ISO Process – towards Certification, ISO – 2015 Revisions for Re-Certification and Food Organization & Safety. Other programs available include Business Development – Sales & Marketing, Supervisory Development and Leadership / Business Communication, the release said.
NJMEP is recommending Nov. 25, as a deadline for the letters of intent and Dec. 9, as the deadline for grant submittals. The 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.
Manufacturers or STEM-based firms interested, should contact NJMEP by calling 973-998-9801, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or filling out the online form by clicking here.