Manufacturers can use this website to develop their K-12 talent pipeline.

Take Action: Join a school’s industry advisory board to guide curriculum development and equipment purchases. Host a teacher externship. Engage with students by providing guest speakers, company tours, job shadows, internships, and pre-apprenticeships. Participate in mock interviews.

Finding Schools With Career Programs for Manufacturing

As a critical component of Connecticut’s economy, manufacturing offers exceptional opportunities for students seeking career paths. Through the Manufacturing Skills for CT project, we have identified those CT schools who have implemented K-12 manufacturing career pathways.

School Programs
School Reports

The average wage in manufacturing is $100K annually.

There are over 3,700 manufacturing companies in CT.

Every 1 manufacturing job supports 3 additional jobs in other sectors.

44% of manufacturers plan on growing their workforce in the next 6 months.

The MEP National Network equips U.S. manufacturers with the tools and resources necessary to be competitive in today’s rapidly changing marketplace.

With MEP Centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, U.S. manufacturers have easy access to comprehensive, proven solutions. In fiscal year (FY) 2021, the Network interacted with 34,307 manufacturers. 

MEP Network

125746 jobs
created or retained by U.S. Manufacturers

with the help of the MEP National Network, according to clients surveyed in FY 2021.

Resources for Companies.

Throughout the state, significant gaps exist in the state’s manufacturing workforce development system, most notably the dearth of comprehensive education, recruitment, and well-developed career pathways that, collectively, serve to connect industry to education.

The Manufacturing Skills for CT project aims to address this issue – seeking to connect students with education opportunities leading to promising careers in manufacturing. Learn more about why manufacturing is so important to Connecticut’s economy, and why creating opportunities is critical to the future of the industry.

Manufacturing at a Glance