The first-ever New Jersey Manufacturing Week will be held October 22 through 26, and will include scheduled activities throughout the state for manufacturers, students, educators, policy makers and the media. Co-sponsored by New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program and ManufactureNJ, the week will focus attention on manufacturing as a core sector in the state’s economy. To sign up for the kick-off event or any of the four regional site tours, please visit http://www.manufacturenj.org/events. NJ manufacturers or educators interested in participating, can contact: Meredith Aronson, director, Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network at (973) 596-3065 and (800) 624-9850; email: aronson (at) njit (dot) edu. For a more detailed look at the state of manufacturing careers the U.S., visit http://kwhs.wharton.upenn.edu/2012/09/made-in-the-usa-manufacturers-look-for-skilled-workers/.