NJMEP gets funding from Walmart to launch training program at Newark school

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program has received funding from Walmart for a training program for students at Donald M. Payne School of Technology in Newark.

The money will enable the NJMEP to train 20 students and one teacher in a Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certified Logistics Associate Program, starting in May, the Cedar Knolls-based organization said in a news release.

“This program is a direct link between education and employment,” Patricia Moran, the NJMEP’s director of apprenticeships, said in a prepared statement. “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.”

The training is handled through the NJMEP’s Pro-Action Educational Network, and includes modules on global supply chain logistics, logistics environment, safety principles and more.

Students who complete the program will earn a nationally recognized certification from the MSSC.

“If people want to get into the manufacturing and logistics industries, they need to look into this program,” Dicxiana Carbonell, assistant superintendent for curriculum & instruction at Essex County Schools of Technology, said in a statement. “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.”