|New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) Good Neighbor Award recognizes businesses that contributed to the economic value of their communities either through the construction of a new building or by investing in prominent improvement projects within the last two years.|
Published On: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) Good Neighbor Award recognizes businesses that contributed to the economic value of their communities either through the construction of a new building or by investing in prominent improvement projects within the last two years. Thirteen winners throughout New Jersey, including the Northeast Carpenters Apprenticeship Fund Edison Training Center, were honored on July 16th at NJBIA’s Annual Good Neighbor Awards Luncheon.
The state-of-the-art, two-story complex encompasses 100,000-square-feet can accommodate training for approximately 1,200 students at one time. Offering vast open spaces for trade-specific learning helps the Edison Training Center instructors easily identify the skill sets necessary to assist apprentices looking to forge a long-term career in trades like mill-cabinetry, flooring, concrete, and pile driving.
Hands-on training coupled with classroom instruction is the most effective way to train apprentices on the new technologies and procedures in the ever-changing construction industry. This in turn opens up new job opportunities. Advanced technology and equipment also help journeyman with ongoing training and certifications. Sharpening their job skills and general industry knowledge of the latest materials, building requirements and technological nuances makes them highly efficient, productive member of the workforce.
“We’re proud to receive this award for the Edison Training Center,” said Kevin Leary, Edison Facility Training Director of the Northeast Carpenters Apprenticeship Training Fund, “Our facility has been open for over a year now and have had over 900 apprentices and journeyman come through.”
As more young people are turning to the trades as a career, carpentry has become a critical part of New Jersey’s economic strength and future growth. The Northeast Carpenters Apprenticeship Fund Edison Training Center expects to work with the state on workforce development as demand increases. During the construction of the training center, the KML Council of Carpenters employed more than 100 carpenters. Today the training center employs more than 19 full-time workers and 6 part-time workers.