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On Tuesday, March 28, at 2 p.m. a news conference will be held at Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems, the manufacturer of inflatable evacuation slides and life rafts used by commercial airliners, to mark the 10th anniversary of the successful NJBIA Basic Skills Workforce Training Program. This grant-funded program is the most widely used employee-training program in the state’s history and has trained 113,000 workers on behalf of 7,500 NJ businesses to date.

Who:      Michele Siekerka, President & CEO, New Jersey Business & Industry Association; Aaron Fichtner, Acting Commissioner, Department of Labor & Workforce Development; Sivaraman Anbarasan, Executive Director, NJ Community College Consortium for Workforce & Economic Development; Neil Cavaleri, Vice President of Manufacturing, Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems; Juan & Carolina Diaz, Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems employees whose utilization of the Basic Skills Workforce Training Program has helped them advance in their careers.

What:      Press conference marking 10th anniversary of the NJBIA Basic Skills Workforce Training Program, a partnership of NJBIA, the NJ Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development, and the Department of Labor & Workforce Development. A tour of Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems’ manufacturing facility will follow.

Where:      Zodiac Aero Evacuation Systems , 1747 Route 34 South, Wall Township, NJ 07727

When:      2 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Media wishing to attend the news conference and factory tour are asked to contact Peter Peretzman at 609-858-9502.