PREPARE YOUR STUDENTS FOR REWARDING CAREERS IN MANUFACTURING
These professional development offerings provide opportunities for K-16 educators to learn more about modern manufacturing, Industry 4.0, and the rewarding career opportunities the industry offers.
EXPLORE & INSPIRE
Learn about today’s manufacturing technologies and reinvigorate your teaching strategies to inspire your students to build their Industry 4.0 skills. Tour CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center in East Hartford to see the latest technologies in action and explore available career and educational resources in a hands-on environment.
Tour CCAT’s Advanced Technology Center to Inspire ALL Students
Teachers, counselors, and administrators, join us for an in-person, educator-minded tour to learn about technologies used in additive manufacturing, precision machining, automation and metrology. This immersive orientation will give you the tools you need to head back into classroom better prepared to inspire students to explore career opportunities in advanced manufacturing. Our Advanced Technology Center is located at 409 Silver Lane, East Hartford.
CT MFG Month Summit for Educators (video on demand)
In case you missed is, log in here and watch this important panel discussion with leading educators, industry experts, and state representatives. Learn more about how to engage Connecticut students, especially females and other underrepresented in STEM, to pursue careers in modern manufacturing. You can help collaborate to develop a robust talent pipeline that guides students to identify their talent, continue their education locally, and train for careers here in Connecticut. WATCH NOW
- Colin Cooper, Chief Manufacturing Officer, Department of Economic and Community Development
- Kelli Vallieres, Executive Director, CT Office of Workforce Strategy, Vice Chair: Governor’s Workforce Council
- Melissa K. Wlodarczyk Hickey, Ed.D., Reading/Literacy Director
- Ron Angelo, President & CEO, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
- Shannon Marimón, Executive Director, ReadyCT
INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING CAREERS FOR EDUCATORS
Over 4,000 manufacturing companies in Connecticut employ more than 160,000 workers. Discover how the industry is evolving through the nine Industry 4.0 technologies impacting industrial production and learn about career and educational pathways available to your students.
INTRODUCTION TO 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES FOR EDUCATORS
The world of manufacturing has exploded with advancements in 3D printing. Go beyond the basics of desktop 3D printing and learn the latest additive technologies used in aerospace, medical, sustainable energy and modern manufacturing industries to share with your students.
MODERN INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIES FOR EDUCATORS
Learn about the advances in non-contact inspection systems, fundamentals of how they work, and their application across a variety of industries. Discover how this technology is helping to streamline processes and the rewarding careers this technology promises for students.