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Learn about the variety of opportunities a career in manufacturing offers by exploring interactive activities, educational pathways, and more!

Virtual CT MFG Fair

Virtual CT MFG Fair

Discover Connecticut manufacturing through virtual tours, interactive activities, and games.

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Career Pathways Brochures

Learn about careers in manufacturing throughout CT. Contact us to request printed brochures for a class or event.

Cool Stuff Made in Connecticut

Cool Stuff Made in Connecticut

Start your journey to a career in manufacturing and learn about products that are made here in CT and the people who make them.

CPTV Making the Future

CPTV Making the Future

Meet up-and-coming young talent and learn about their journeys into Connecticut manufacturing.

CT Department of Labor

CT Department of Labor

Student and educator resources from CT DOL

CT’s Manufacturing and Other Middle-Skills Jobs

In-depth information about Manufacturing careers and other opportunities in CT including job descriptions, average wages, training requirements and more.

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CT’s STEM and Manufacturing Jobs

Detailed information about STEM and Manufacturing careers with job descriptions, average wages, training requirements and more.

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CT Career Paths

Information about various career clusters within CT. Manufacturing Careers information starts on page 31. A key for the various symbols and abbreviations is located on page 8.

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CT Manufacturing Facts (2020)

CT Manufacturing Facts (2020)

Connecticut manufacturing statistics from the National Association of Manufacturers

CT Manufacturing’s Economic Power

CT Manufacturing’s Economic Power

Infographic from the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA)

CT State Colleges & Universities

CT State Colleges & Universities

CSCU is made up of 17 colleges and universities and offers credit and skill-building programs at most schools.

CT Technical Education and Career System

CT Technical Education and Career System

The largest high school system in Connecticut serves all geographic regions with 17 diploma-granting technical high schools.

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The Manufacturing cluster prepares students for careers in manufacturing in areas including automated manufacturing, mechanical design and engineering, mechatronics, precision machining, and welding and metal fabrication.

Cube Cut: Making Your Future

Cube Cut: Making Your Future

Encourage your students to play the Cube Cut: Making Your Future game – a fun way to explore careers in manufacturing via a free, mobile game.

Download the game today via Apple, Google Play, or Amazon app stores!

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The puzzle game introduces students to:

  • Blueprint reading
  • Translating 2D into 3D objects
  • Spatial awareness
  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail

Help your students see if they have the spatial awareness needed to succeed in high demand jobs like machinist, CNC machine operator, welder, and technician. Cube Cut is a Simcoach Skill Arcade game.

Test your spatial awareness by carving into cubes to match the plans in this free, mobile 3D puzzle game. Cube Cut is a Simcoach Skill Arcade game.

Download the game today via AppleAndroid, or Amazon app stores!

Edge Factor

Edge Factor

Watch videos profiling various careers and pathways in manufacturing. Free login may be required.

Goodwin University - Manufacturing

Goodwin University – Manufacturing

Goodwin offers degree and certificate programs to develop the skills that will lead to careers in manufacturing, including manufacturing management, CNC machining, quality systems, and welding.

Innovation Generation

Innovation Generation

Created in partnership between Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education, Innovation Generation aims to engage and excite educators and students in grades 6-10 and empower the makers within.

Created in partnership between Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education, Innovation Generation aims to engage and excite educators and students in grades 6-10 and empower the makers within.

K-5 Family Code Nights

K-5 Family Code Nights

A free introduction to coding for K-5 families sponsored by Infosys as part of the Pathfinders Online Institute

Making Ideas Happen with Wepco Plastics

Making Ideas Happen with Wepco Plastics

Take a virtual tour of Wepco Plastics, a plastic injection molding company located in Middlefield, CT.

Manufacture Your Future

Manufacture Your Future

Manufacture Your Future is an initiative from Arconic Foundation and Discovery Education designed to inspire students in grades 3-12 to take the first step towards exploring and pursuing today’s modern manufacturing careers through STEM-based exploration.

Take a Virtual Tour and explore today’s manufacturing careers.

Pathways to Manufacturing

Pathways to Manufacturing

Help your students plan their own pathway to a fulfilling manufacturing career! Explore various manufacturing careers, the pathways to these careers, and opportunities that are available to your students in Connecticut.

Plan your own pathway to a fulfilling manufacturing career! Explore various manufacturing careers, the pathways to these careers, and opportunities that are available to you in Connecticut.

PPE Matching Game

PPE Matching Game

Guide your students to test their knowledge about some of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that keeps manufacturing workers safe.

A STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activity brought to you by Fuss & O’Neill, based in Manchester, CT

Test your knowledge about some of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that keeps manufacturing workers safe.

A STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activity brought to you by Fuss & O’Neill, based in Manchester, CT

Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing

Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing

RCNGM was created through an award from the National Science Foundation and addresses the need for highly skilled workers in the new manufacturing workplace by building programs that provide resources to educators and students interested in learning new technologies in manufacturing.

Smart MFG Augmented Reality Comic Book

Smart MFG Augmented Reality Comic Book

Use augmented reality to bring manufacturing to life in the comfort of your own home or classroom.

Spark your interest in STEM

Spark your interest in STEM

Engage your students in authentic problem solving and real “on-the-job” professional challenges. The Spark 101 videos meet national and state education standards and use a format proven to be effective in schools.

Problem-solve real “on-the-job” engineering and manufacturing challenges through Spark 101’s videos and career profiles.

U.S. Facts about Manufacturing

U.S. Facts about Manufacturing

Infographic from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

What's So Cool About Manufacturing?

What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?

Explore student-created videos featuring CT manufacturing companies and follow along with our companion activity – Disponible en Español.

Women of Innovation® Video Spotlights

Women of Innovation® Video Spotlights

Hear from inspirational women and learn about their journeys in STEM.

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