“Solving the Skills Gap in Manufacturing – Innovative CTE Initiatives”
There are over 13,000 career opportunities in manufacturing in Connecticut today, only to grow to over 25,000 in the coming years. Today’s advanced manufacturing requires a highly skilled workforce and our panelists will talk about innovative initiatives they are employing to meet these needs. Hamden Public Schools is building a brand new engineering academy, with a career path for students who can ultimately graduate with not only a high school diploma but also an Associate Degree in manufacturing technology. Wallingford is seeking solutions and partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally which is central to the district’s focus on workforce development. Southern CT State University hosts a Materials and Manufacturing program for Educators to get a stronger sense of today’s real world manufacturing needs.