Meeting the Needs of Students and Employers
County College of Morris (CCM) has developed plans for a regional Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Center to educate new students and train existing employees for high-paying careers in manufacturing, a vital part of Morris County’s economy. Meeting the need for skilled employees is challenging as retirements take place and new demands develop in industry.
The 31,500-square-foot facility will include labs for electronics, prototyping, computer, analysis, automation and controls/robotics/emerging technologies, measuring and materials testing, and welding. There will also be a 3D printing room, maker space, conference rooms, classrooms, and offices.
The center is designed to allow students, faculty, and industry partners to work collaboratively in an advanced environment using state-of-the-art technology. Funding is being provided by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the state, and private donors.
The manufacturing industry in Morris County serves multiple sectors including pharmaceuticals, metals, plastics, production, technology, and scientific instrumentation, according to the Morris County Economic Development Corporation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that median annual wages in manufacturing tend to be higher than the median for all industries combined.
For more information on CCM’s engineering and manufacturing programs, visit https://goo.gl/982uAu.