What is the Future Makers & Creators Tour?

The Future Makers & Creators Tour will offer a unique opportunity for both schools and students in New Jersey to learn about and experience modern manufacturing first-hand! Students will have a chance to meet and connect directly with local manufacturers from their area, learn about career opportunities, and see the true face of manufacturing for themselves.

Hear from Local Manufacturers!

Connect students who may not be interested in the traditional four-year educational track with employers in their area! Students interested in alternative career paths need to know that the average salary for a manufacturing professional in New Jersey is $97,000. The Future Makers & Creators Tour brings together experienced and knowledgeable industry leaders, connecting future jobseekers and job creators together to build a stronger talent pipeline.

The Future Makers & Creators Tour is sponsored in part by the NJEDA - Providing the funds and support needed to make this tour possible. 

Get Hands-on with Modern Manufacturing Tech!

Program participants will be able to engage in hands-on learning with advanced manufacturing technologies like:

  • 3D Printing Machines
  • Robotic Arms
  • HAAS PLC powered Desktop Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) mills
  • Augmented reality (AR) welding equipment
  • Laser etching equipment
  • And Much More! 

Fun Giveaways and Swag!

Students will leave the Makers & Creators tour with a better understanding of modern manufacturing and the available career opportunities in their counties—but not only that, they’ll also get some cool 3D printed giveaways and t-shirts to remember the event for years to come!


NJMEP will be traveling to all 21 New Jersey counties bringing the latest advanced manufacturing technologies to students all over the state so they can see and experience modern manufacturing in action.

Schools and manufacturers are both being invited to participate.

For Schools:

Schools will engage directly with NJMEP who can provide students with insight into advanced manufacturing and students will be able to engage in hands-on learning with advanced manufacturing technologies like 3D printing, robotic arms, HAAS PLC powered Desktop Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) mills, augmented reality welding equipment, and much more! 

For Manufacturers:

Manufacturers can get involved with The Future Makers & Creators tour and speak to students about their professional experience in the industry. Help shine a light on the career opportunities available in manufacturing and share your story and journey in the manufacturing industry. You can even offer to host tours of your facilities and help change the perspective of manufacturing to New Jersey’s youth!

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