The NJMEP Pro-Action Education Network™ is a statewide, scalable platform developed to…
- Prepare students and workers to fill open positions
- Refresh the skills of incumbent workers
- Assess and pool the demand for education and training across geographic and institutional boundaries
- Facilitate collaboration between education and workforce development stakeholders
NJMEP works closely with Community Partners, CTE schools, Vocational/Technical Schools, Community Colleges, and over 25 Career Centers, pooling resources and expertise to create as many pathways as possible for the students taking part in the Pro-Action Education Network™. Leveraging the core functions of NJMEP, the model creates opportunities to more effectively monitor employer demand and offer students, incumbents, and dislocated workers the skills they need to become a standard of excellence within their sector. Employers can use the program to find new workers and up-skill their current workforce. Learn more about all the different opportunities and pathways, below.
We’ve been hearing from companies for quite some time now that they are having problems finding qualified individuals. Many companies indicate that they aren’t sure how to fix the skills gap within their organization and that there are four main skills gaps in today’s workforce:
- Lack of individuals with basic skills for employment, such as teamwork and problem solving
- Aging workforce
- Lack of workers who have the specialized skills
- Lack of applicants with STEM skills
The NJMEP Pro-Action Education Network™
Given the “multifaceted nature of skills gaps,” there are equally diverse set of solutions that NJMEP offers to address it. NJMEP developed the Pro-Action Education Network™, and it includes various paths, on & off ramps to get new hires productive at a shorter pace.
- Pre-Apprenticeship & Foundational Credentials – MSSC, SME/ToolingU – where you can bring someone on-board in the shortest period of time but require additional training. For Incumbents & New Hires.
- Open Enrollment ‘Career Advancement’ Training – where Incumbent Workers can gain enhanced skills to apply to their job – or- the next position at your organization. Upskill and grow.
- On the Job Training (OJT) – a must for New Hires to gain the knowledge and insights to expand skills. Basic Learning and Shop math help, but experiential and hands-on performance factors stand out.
- Apprenticeships – the ultimate in building a Team ready for the next levels, as you combine Foundational Learning with OJT with County College… and build for the future. These are New Members of your staff from the ‘get-go’.
- Train the Mentor – a Program that allows you to be more in control of new and current staff in order to ensure consistent productivity gains.