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Manufacturing Talk Radio is a weekly Talk Radio Podcast broadcast to manufacturers of all sizes across the globe. Show host, Lew Weiss, and co-host, Tim Grady, present breaking manufacturing news and tackle business trends and economic forecasts in manufacturing for small, medium and large manufacturers across the globe.


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Episode 345: New Jersey Apprenticeship Programs – How to Launch Yours

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Today’s Episode

Patricia Moran, Ph.D. and Director of Apprenticeship Programs with the New Jersey MEP joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the services of the Manufacturing Extensions Partnerships. Manufacturers can get a free needs assessment to determine how to improve and grow their company.


Lewis Weiss

Mr. Lewis Weiss is Host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and President of All Metals & Forge Group, the principal sponsor of the show. He has 60 years in the metals industry as a manufacturer of open die forgings and seamless rolled rings, running a business that sells forged products globally to OEMs, major manufacturers, mid-size first- and second-tier suppliers, and small metalworking companies. Lewis Weiss puts his experience in manufacturing to good use as an expert consultant on various TV and radio programs nationwide.

Tim Grady

Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.


Patricia Mora

Today’s Guest

Patricia Moran has worked in the field of workforce development for over 30 years.  The majority of her career has been in the private sector working as the Director of Training for the Ford Motor Company at its Edison Assembly Plant.

In April, 2013, Patricia transitioned to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.  As Assistant Commissioner of Workforce Development, she managed the implementation and delivery of multiple grant programs and services.

In July, 2018, she transitioned to NJMEP where she is now the Director of Apprenticeship Programs.

Patricia serves an as adjunct faculty member at several county colleges and at William Patterson University.  Additionally, she writes bi-monthly workforce development articles for the Gannett newspapers.

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