2 Year Colleges – Career Development Professionals

Modern, Advanced Manufacturing: Offer Your Students High Demand Employment Opportunities

Community College faculty and career development professionals work to prepare your students for a future meaningful and family-sustaining job in an industry sector which offers growth, good wages and medical benefits; and your programs also offer students a pathway to earn a bachelor’s degree related to their associate degree. Many of your students are already studying part-time.  With that said, why not prepare your students to work and train in advanced manufacturing all while getting paid, building a career in a high demand related field.

The MechaFORCE SM – Registered Internship Manufacturing Program (M-RIMSM) can offer your trade and technologist-seeking students the ability to expand their skills into Advanced Manufacturing by participating in a “Registered Internship” (RI) program that offers them a tremendous opportunity.

How does this work?

M-RIMSM works with NJ manufacturers to build their talent pools by placing and developing workers in high wage, high demand occupations, and then overseeing their training and development to earn industry-recognized credentials in high skill, high demand occupations needed today such as:

  • machining
  • robotics
  • digital programing
  • fabrication
  • assembling
  • mechatronics technician
  • industrial maintenance
  • manufacturing technician
  • welding
  • metalworking
  • tool making
  • CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining operations

Today, there are examples of excellent community college modern manufacturing programs which offer undergraduate certificates, associate degrees and non-credit industry-valued credentials in this field.  M-RIMSM looks forward to partnering with you to build the momentum of and enrollment in your programs.

However, focused for the moment on academic degree programs and given that M-RIMSM follows the ApprenticeshipUSA model where a full-time RI employed by an NJ company not only receives on-the-job and supervised instruction but concurrently also must take classes during non-working hours. M-RIMSM is especially committed to helping the RI enroll in needed courses which offer academic credit, at educational facilities nearby to where they work or live.  It is hard enough to work full-time and then drive miles to a distant campus.  That is, M-RIMSM  is ready to help your 2-year college build your capacity to begin an academic program.  Furthermore, while this is happening, M-RIMSM  is able to give your students the chance to still-in-all earn an associate degree which, in this case, is based on your classes but cannot as yet be awarded by your school.  How does M-RIMSM make this happen? There is one NJ public university which is mandated to “bank credits”.  As NJ educators know, that institution is Thomas Edison State University (TESU) and this school currently is authorized to issue an Associate Degree in manufacturing engineering technology. Written in the name of M-RIMSM, NJIT and TESU have forged a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate just this outcome.

M-RIMSM is equally committed to assisting your college, if it is nearby to where RIs are employed, to offer the requisite formal training track and corresponding industry-valued credentials through your non-credit divisions.  Such programs could be particularly appealing to individuals who already possess college degrees (and so do not need to earn another,) who are un- or under-employed and/or who are currently employed in fields where achieving a life-long sustainable earning potential is not as promising as in modern manufacturing.

Benefits of M-RIMSM for Your Students

  • Getting paid while they learn at your school
  • Being in a high-tech, well-paying career
  • Working with state-of-the-art precision equipment
  • Earning higher than average wages for the lifetime of the career
  • Earning your college’s associate degree; or if one is not yet available, then because of the unique partnership M-RIMSM has forged involving TESU, using your courses as the basis of their AS degree.  With such a degree in hand, your graduates could be on a pathway towards earning a bachelor’s degree at NJIT studying part-time while working
  • Earning only industry-valued credentials rather than degrees or if academic degree(s) in fields have already been acquired.

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