Source: NJ Advance Media -
State and local officials helped celebrate the grand opening of the new Festo Didatic Center for Workforce Technology Education on Industrial Way on Monday.
Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, R-Monmouth, said Monday’s grand opening was a terrific opportunity to see a business growing in New Jersey, particularly in Monmouth County.
“Good, strong communities need good cooperate partners,” Angelini said. “I know this is going to be a very strong corporate partnership … and hopefully I’ll be back here in a year with an expansion.”
The Festo Didactic Center, part of the Festo AG company with 17,600 employees in more than 100 countries, is a high-tech learning laboratory that will help provide the kind of instruction that modern manufacturers need to compete and succeed.
According to the company, two million manufacturing jobs in the United State are unfilled due to a lack of trained individuals.
Nader Imani, CEO of Festo Didactic Inc., said the new center would be a “job multiplier in New Jersey and beyond for many years to come.”
Tim Lizura, president of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, thanked Festo Didactic, on behalf of the state, for locating the facility in New Jersey.