NJMEP: New Events & Open Enrollment Workshops

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) is an incredible entity that has been helping manufacturers realize more than $3.4 billion in value since 2000. NJMEP hosts events around the state and offers programs and services in Operational Excellence, Workforce Development, and Innovation & Growth.

NJMEP has some new events and programs lined up over the next few months. Below we will be offering a breakdown of what you can expect from this impressive organization and information on how to get involved.

Hill Day with NJMEP

The first week of March is Hill Day where NJMEP will be visiting DC and meeting with Senators and Congressmen/Congresswomen. Anytime representatives from the manufacturing industry have the opportunity to speak with public officials, it’s a chance to show them what the industry needs to survive and flourish. Being able to meet and speak with public officials that will be in charge of regulating and developing the manufacturing here in New Jersey offers keen insight into the future of the industry.

State-of-the-State New Jersey Manufacturing

Later that month on March 29th and March 31st, NJMEP will be hosting a State-of-the-State New Jersey Manufacturing Event with NJBIA, CIANJ and MCCC. The event on March 29th will take place at the NJSM Auditorium in Trenton, NJ and the event on March 31st will be held at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, NJ. The goal is to begin and sustain positive communications regarding our most critical sector. The event brings together senior manufacturing executives that are interested in learning more about the opportunities and challenges that exist in the sector. Senior Executives will have the opportunity to listen to industry experts discuss Workforce Development, Taxation and Fees, and Environment/Energy.

Several elected state officials will be in attendance. Please make sure to invite your Senator and Assembly Members. Senior Manufacturing Executives and elected state officials can register at NJMEP.org.

Open Enrollment Workshops

In another exciting announcement, NJMEP will now be offering open enrollment classes. Focused on firms that have a difficult time supporting a large-scale, on-site training initiative, or those unable to fulfill the requirements of a Customized Training Grant (NJDOL), but still need to elevate the skills, knowledge or to acquire certifications for employees, NJMEP is here to help. Popular courses will now be available to all.

NJMEP will be conducting the courses in their new Training facility at their Cedar Knolls headquarters. Breakfast and lunch services will also be provided. The first set of classes are listed below:

*Please Note*: All courses will take place between 8:30am – 4:30pm.

1.ISO 9001-2015 Internal Auditor

Learn the best practices and how to prepare for and conduct ISO audits.
Dates: Feb 22nd, March 8th
Cost: $750/person – 2 days

Course Description: Course Description: ISO requires you to conduct internal audits of your own system. Your registrar expects that your internal auditors will become qualified to conduct internal audits and have taken the cia part 1 exam to help keep their knowledge current. The Project Manager will help the Internal Audit Process Leader schedule the audits according to the status and importance of your processes and confirm the independence of the auditors involved. The Internal Auditor Training Class is designed to train your personnel to become qualified and confident to conduct internal audits in a positive, constructive approach consistent with the objectives of your management system. This class teaches the fundamentals of the audit process and includes a number of case studies that facilitate the learning process.
Register here for ISO 9001-2015 Internal Auditor.

2.Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)

Compliance is now required, make sure your business has a PCQI certified employee on staff.
Dates: February 21, 2017; March 1, 2017 and March 7, 2017
Time: Class – 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM with half day on March 7th
Location: NJMEP Headquarters 2 Ridgedale Avenue, Suite 305 Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Cost: $650 / attendee Workshop price includes materials, breakfast and lunch
Contact: NJMEP at 973-998-9801

Course Description: NJMEP will be opening their doors for PCQI certification training as part of their new Open Enrollment program. With new regulations requiring a PCQI certified employee to be on staff, the only other option is hiring an outside consultant to oversee and implement their food safety plan. Training an existing employee can be a valuable alternative that can save manufacturers money.

3.Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Training

Dates: March 1st, 15th, & 29th, April 12th, & 26th, May 10th
Cost: $1900/person – 6 days

Course Outline:
Day 1
Intro to Lean Six Sigma
Understanding Six Sigma
Introduction to Lean
Six Sigma Fundamentals

Day 2
Intro to Minitab Software

Day 3
Process Discovery
Data Collection
Six Sigma Statistics
Measurement System Analysis
Wrap Up and Action Items

Day 4
Process Analysis
Process Capability
Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
Testing Means, Proportions & ANOVA
Wrap Up and Action Items

Day 5
Lean Improvement Tools
Introduction to Regression
Designing Experiments (DOE)
Wrap Up and Action Items

Day 6
Welcome to Control
Lean Improvement Controls
Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Defect Controls
Six Sigma Control Plans
Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
Wrap Up, Project Action Items, Final
Complete Selected Projects

Register Here for Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Training
To register for Open Enrollment Training courses call Kathleen Baldwin, 973-998-9801 or email her, kbaldwin@njmep.org.

Seating is limited – early registration will ensure your participation!

Location: 2 Ridgedale Ave, Suite 305, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Check out the full listing of NJMEP Workshops and Webinars to see what else may be helpful to you.

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