Workers in the field of high-tech precision manufacturing can make over $65,000 - in their first year. Employers are often willing to pay their workers' way through college, too.
Apprenticeships and scholarships are plentiful in this exciting field that's growing by leaps and bounds.
On Monday, May 22 I'm hosting the Student - Manufacturer Connection Fair at the State Capitol. This unique event will bring together local manufacturers and high school students - putting the school to career pipeline into action!
CT's manufacturing industry is expanding, and we need to ensure we have the skilled workers to meet growing demand. The first step is letting students and parents know about the skilled, high paying careers that manufacturing offers.
Students from Connecticut’s technical high schools and college programs will come throughout the day to speak to local manufacturers who will have booths set up throughout the first floor of the Capitol.
The fair will provide manufacturers an opportunity to showcase their work and students a chance to explore future career paths in the industry.
Students from non-technical Connecticut high schools are invited to attend from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, and are encouraged to come with their parents. Please click here to register.
Connecticut-based manufacturers can find information on registering for a booth here.
If you know a student or manufacturer who might be interested in attending, I hope you'll spread the word!