Essex County College will host its 3rd annual Manufacturing Career Day for current and prospective students on Wednesday, October 1. The Career Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the First Floor Atrium of the Center for Technology, on the main Newark campus.
Essex has joined with various manufacturers, associations and educational institutions from around the state in holding events leading up to National Manufacturing Day, on Friday, October 3. National Manufacturing Day was established in 2012 to expand the knowledge about and improve the public’s perception of manufacturing careers and the industry’s value to the nation’s economy.
This event is designed to give students information about manufacturing that is going on around the State of New Jersey and the ability to speak to representatives of local companies and their engineers regarding engineering careers.
Ravi Manimaran, Chair of the College’s Division of Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences, said today’s manufacturing requires a workforce educated in a number of engineering technology areas including electronic, mechanical, and manufacturing, as well as engineering and the computer sciences. Essex offers Associate degrees in all those disciplines. He said there are also opportunities for people with CAD training.
Additional information on the Essex County College Manufacturing Career Day is available from Chair Manimaran at 973.877.3454 or Ms. Yesenia Eltantawi at 973.877.4400.
The week will culminate with a National Manufacturing Day program highlighting manufacturing in New Jersey on Friday, October 3 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.
“New Jersey’s manufacturing community is vital to our state’s economic growth,” said Lynore DeSantis, New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program Chief Financial Officer. “This annual celebration recognizes how crucial manufacturing is to our economy and spreads awareness about the diverse positions in our sector.”