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The website is a dynamic and robust resource, highlighting high-impact K-12 manufacturing education programs that can be replicated!
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Map: Manufacturers In Your Community
Map: K-12 Manufacturing Education
MFG Skills-CT has addressed significant gaps exist in the state’s manufacturing workforce development system, most notably the dearth of comprehensive education, recruitment, and well-developed career pathways that, collectively, can connect industry to education.
Connecticut Manufacturing At A Glance
A comprehensive inventory and analysis of manufacturing career pathway programs and initiatives across school districts — and how they link to and align with manufacturers’ workforce development needs.
This study will cover pre-apprenticeship programs, standalone programs, and partnerships with postsecondary institutions and manufacturers, and will incorporate a comprehensive review of program models nationally.
Evaluate eight of the most promising models identified in Phase 1 together with two Rhode Island programs to asses efficacy and define a state standard for high-impact career pathway models.
Build a web-based repository of effective career pathway programs and key criteria for creating new programs that will also host an online community that supports scaling of models throughout Connecticut.
The MSforCT project is made possible through a grant from the US Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Manufacturing Extension Program Competitive Awards Program.