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Building high-impact manufacturing pathways in CT

Manufacturing is one of 12 Connecticut Career Clusters recognized by the State Department of Education within its Perkins V state plan. The manufacturing cluster contains six career pathways: health, safety, and environmental assurance; logistics and inventory control; maintenance, installation and repair; manufacturing production process development; production; and quality assurance. Top manufacturing occupations are listed below.

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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. 

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125746 jobs
created or retained by U.S. Manufacturers

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

With a high demand for talent, the manufacturing industry offers quality career opportunities that often go unnoticed by students.

The Manufacturing Skills for CT project aims to address the issue of gaps in the state’s manufacturing workforce development system – 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.

Why Manufacturing?