The County College of Morris hosted the Legislative Manufacturing Caucus on Tuesday, October 17th. The meeting focused on the education and technical training in vocational-technical schools and colleges, specifically issues that could be placed on next year’s ballot.
The caucus featured a panel with multiple Presidents and Directors of vocational-technical schools and colleges, along with Robert Staudinger, President and CEO of the National Manufacturing Company and Co-Chair of NJBIA’s Manufacturing Network. It is very important to include manufacturers in the discussion as they will be the ones to eventually hire the students from these manufacturing programs. The input from the manufacturing industry will help to create effective manufacturing education, especially with how rapidly the industry is evolving.
But it’s equally as important for employers to get involved and let their voices be heard. In the end, it will benefit both the educators and students to have more information about the ever-adapting industry from the manufacturers themselves.
To read more about the Legislative Manufacturing Caucus, visit NJBIA.org.