Setting the groundwork for MEPs across the country to deliver high-value workforce solutions for both the manufacturing and educational communities.

Take Action: Use the school survey to capture information on your state’s K-12 manufacturing programs.

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Identifying best practices for education programs

The Manufacturing Skills for Connecticut project addresses the current state of manufacturing instruction and preparation in Connecticut K-12 public schools by ultimately identifying effective career pathway programs and best practices for creating new programs that support scaling of models throughout Connecticut and the network of Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEPs). 

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
Manufacturing Extension Partnerships.

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