The NJTMA continues to support the vital work being done by the New Jersey Community College Consortium to help secure the future of manufacturing and technology in NJ.
Attracting, retaining and training skilled workers is the Number One challenge facing New Jersey manufacturing companies. The NJ Community College Consortium for Workforce & Economic Development has now awarded a total of three apprenticeship certificates to employees of NJTMA member companies in 2023 alone.
Kristopher Amarescu (center) and Matthew Arzt (2nd from right), CNC machinists at Townsend Machine received their Operator One Apprenticeship Completion from the United States Department of Labor.
Presenting the certificates are retired Colonel Anthony Lamastra (from the New Jersey Technology & Manufacturing Association, 1st on the left), Barclay Townsend (President of Townsend Machine and die maker apprentice class of '65, 2nd from left), and Cliff Nanfeldt (Barcley Manufacturing Manager, 1st on right).
Mr. Amarescu and Mr. Arzt completed 2000 hours of on-the-job training and online academic Related Technical Training (RTI) from Camden County College. That RTI resulted in their receiving a 13 Credit Academic Certificate in Precision Machining Technology.
The 13 Credit Academic Certificate in Precision Machining Technology (PMT) curriculum consists of the following:
• PMT (CIM-101 Machine Shop Practices)
• CIM-221 (Conventional Machinist)
• CIM-202 (CNC Machinist)
• CIM- 219 (Programming & CAM)
All 13 credits can be directly applicable to an Associate in Applied Science Computer Integrated Manufacturing.
This program provides the following 11 NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) certifications:
1. Measurement, Material, & Safety
2. Job Planning & Bench Work
3. Drill Press
4. Manual Mill Lathe Work & Chucking,
5. Lathe Work
6. Turning between Centers
7. CNC Mill & Set-up Operations
8. CNC Lathe Set-up & Operation
9. CNC Mill Programming
10. CNC Lathe Programming
11. Surface Grinding
Having completed similar training in 1965 Barclay Townsend, President of Townsend Machine, obviously sees the long-term value in these programs. He has chosen to continue the tradition by investing in his current employees, helping to develop their skills and ensure their success.
Programs like these are a win-win for NJTMA members and their employees.