New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program awarded funding from Walmart to train students

By Sean Galea-Pace
The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) has been granted funding from Walmart in order to use Certified Logistics Associate training for...

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) has been granted funding from Walmart in order to use Certified Logistics Associate training for students at Donald M. Payne School of Technology.

It is believed the NJMEP will use the funds to train 20 students and one teacher in the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Logistics Associate Program at the Donald M. Payne School of Technology in Newark, New Jersey at the beginning of May.

Patricia Moran, Director of Apprenticeships, NJMEP, commented: “This program is a direct link between education and employment. With a growing need for employable workers in the local manufacturing and logistics industries, this program is a great opportunity for students to develop skills and earn certification for employment.”

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The program includes modules on global supply chain logistics, logistics environment, safe material handling, safety principles and equipment operation. The successful candidates that complete the program will receive a nationally-recognised MSSC Certified Logistics Associate certification.

Dicxiana Carbonell, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction at Essex County Schools of Technology, said: “If people want to get into the manufacturing and logistics industries, they need to look into this program. The industry is getting more competitive, and having this certification really sets you apart. This training will better prepare an applicant to move up through a company.”

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