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NJIT Hosts the Technology & Entrepreneurship Talent Network (TETN) Kicking Off Industry Week April 21-25

WHO:  New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is hosting the Technology and Entrepreneurship Talent Network (TETN) opening ceremony to kick off Industry Week that focuses on the latest trends in these two industry sectors. Technology & Entrepreneurship is one of nine New Jersey Talent Networks established by the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development to connect employers, job seekers, the state’s One Stop Career Centers, and educational institutions to help grow the economy through workforce development. TETN assists those who want to start or grow a business in New Jersey, or who want to pursue a career in technology areas such as IT/software, communications, life sciences, electronics/advanced manufacturing, and energy/environment.

WHAT: NJIT will host the opening ceremony of the TETN Industry Week with keynote speakers the Honorable Aaron R. Fichtner, PhD., Deputy Commissioner of the NJ State Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and Dennis Bone, Director of the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University and former president of Verizon.  NJIT will host a “People 2 BusinessTM” Meet Up following the kick-off session, connecting mid and upper-level volunteers with entrepreneurial companies, giving the former opportunities to contribute their skills while helping entrepreneurs grow their companies.

WHEN: Monday, April 21, 2014 at 1 p.m.

WHERE: NJIT’s Campus Center Atrium, 150 Bleeker Street, University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102-1982

WHY NJIT: NJIT has a long history of connecting industry and education through:

Economic Development – NJIT maintains a robust technology business incubator, the Enterprise Development Center (EDC). With over 95 companies in residence, the EDC is the state’s oldest and largest business incubator and one of the largest university-run enterprises in the country. NJIT is nationally ranked for invention disclosures relative to federal research and development support. NJIT also has launched highly successful extension centers in manufacturing, health information technology and brownfield remediation.

Training –NJIT has trained over 74,000 professionals associated with approximately 600 companies since 1990. Moreover, NJIT also hosts ManufactureNJ, a second New Jersey Talent Network focusing on advanced manufacturing.

For a complete list of events, email michel.bitritto@njit.edu.

To register for the event click https://tetnkickoffevent.eventbrite.com.

One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $121 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.