Connecticut Manufacturing 4,500 manufacturers employ over 160,487 employees in CT!


Made in America.

The iconic strength of American manufacturing is built on ingenuity and innovation. In order to lead in today’s quickly evolving global economy, manufacturers are investing in advanced capabilities and technologies. The most critical investment, however, is training and attracting a new generation of skilled manufacturers. Students with interest and aptitude for a wide range of STEM-based skills will have countless opportunities to become next-generation manufacturing builders, innovators, and leaders right here in Connecticut!

​ManufaCTure 4.0: Creating Tomorrow’s Industrial Revolution Today

ManufaCTure 4.0 is an effort led by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) to help develop the future manufacturing workforce pipeline by building awareness and opportunities for students interested in pursuing an education and career in manufacturing. Through programs, events, and educational resources, students can explore manufacturing and prepare to lead Connecticut’s robust manufacturing industries into the future.

Explore Opportunities

CCAT offers students, parents, and educators many ways to get involved and get inspired by 21st-century manufacturing and the countless high paying jobs and career opportunities waiting for high school and college graduates. As ambassadors, CT manufacturers are offered the opportunity to introduce their operations and attract the best and the brightest future employees.

“A smart, safe, and sustainable manufacturing sector relies on the knowledge, advanced skills, and innovation of its workforce. We need to attract students to long-term careers in manufacturing and prepare them to meet future marketplace demands. An education system that provides industry-sponsored credentials is a critical part of creating the workforce we need to be successful.”

– Blake Moret, Vice President, Rockwell Automation