From NJBIZ: Preparing the next generation: As manufacturing workforces dwindle, colleges and state officials are looking to nurture the employee base of the future

August 18th, 2015

Great article from NJBIZ about careers in advanced manufacturing in New Jersey.

“Manufacturers not only have to invest in changing their processes and updating their equipment, but also the ways that men and women can be professionally developed for such careers,” [Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president for continuing and distance learning at NJIT] added. “This is not your grandfather’s manufacturing anymore.”

Not when the average employee, according to the National Association of Manufacturers, is making about $90,000 a year.

“It’s all robotics and automation these days on complex machines that could cost $2 to $3 million — which requires additional knowledge that Rosie the Riveter did not need,” Spak said.

Read the whole story.

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