Friends of Manufacturing

With Thousands Of Manufacturing Jobs Approaching, Connecticut Trains Hundreds


Thousands of manufacturing jobs are becoming available in Connecticut, but schools and businesses are straining as they find and train just hundreds of new workers ready to be hired.

To close the gap, schools and policy makers are using a variety of strategies: pitching manufacturing as a career to high school students and even grade-schoolers, boosting marketing to draw in more students interested in manufacturing and shortening class time to get workers onto the shop floor faster.

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