Workforce Development

Developing the Workforce of the Future with
Apprenticeship Programs

The New Jersey Institute of Technology and Pennsylvania College of Technology were jointly awarded a federal grant to develop apprenticeship programs to support industry growth in advanced manufacturing fields. Employers can utilize this opportunity to upskill their current workforce and hire new talent through a pipeline of pre-apprenticeship programs. 

The New Jersey Innovation Institute’s (NJII) Human Capital Division is partnering with NJIT and Penn College to bring this program to life and introduce it to employers and potential candidates across the Garden State. Our team will work with you, as an employer, to understand which programs are best suited to your workforce. Or, if you are a candidate for our grant-funded pre-apprenticeship programs, we will help onboard you to a program that’s right for you.


Fundamentals of Advanced Manufacturing Online

Funded by the US Department of Labor

FREE for Veterans, Transitioning Military & Spouses


Employer-funded, grant-subsidized

Range from 3 months to 12 months

Emphasis on Mechatronics & Biopharma

Why Apprenticeship Programs?

Meet Growing Demand

Only half of the 4.6 million manufacturing job openings anticipated between 2018 and 2028 will be filled.

Take Advantage of Funding

The US Department of Labor is offering matching funds to approved apprenticeship programs through 2023.

Get a Return on Investment

For every dollar employers invest in training their workforce, $1.50 is returned in improved production.

Get in touch

If you’re an individual, get in touch with our team to talk about the pre-apprenticeship programs that are open to you. If you’re an employer, reach out and let us work with you to develop an apprenticeship program tailored for your company.

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