On Tuesday, June 13, the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) and County College of Morris (CCM) announced that the United States Department of Defense (DOD) awarded a $5 million grant to educate and train veterans and their families for careers in manufacturing at no cost.
The NJMEP/DOD/CCM program will help veterans and their families prepare for in-demand, well-paying positions in advanced manufacturing. The partnership has a two-fold mission of supporting veterans on their path to civilian employment and assisting the DOD supply chain by identifying companies and technologies that will allow Picatinny Arsenal to strengthen innovation.
Certificate and Degree Programs include:
- Electronics Engineering Technology A.A.S.
- Electronics Engineering Technology – Biomedical Equipment A.A.S.
- Engineering Science A.S.
- Mechanical Engineering Technology A.A.S.
- Computer Aided Drafting Technology
- Short-Term College Credit Certificates
The training opportunities offered by NJMEP and CCM will focus on foundational manufacturing skills such as CNC, and welding, as well as certifications in safety and production processes. The program is available for five years and will assist 1,200 participants.