Young Manufacturers Academy

Young Manufacturers Academy

CTDIDI’s nationally-recognized Young Manufacturers Academy (YMA) fosters a positive image of manufacturing through experiential learning, promotes achievement in STEM, and develops an awareness of future career possibilities among middle grade youth. YMA includes hands-on activities, simulation-based learning, virtual machining environments, travel to industry locations for on-site interaction with manufacturers and a mock career fair.

YMA is run by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. in partnership with the Connecticut Technical High School System and is funded through the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development’s Manufacturing Innovation Fund. Funding for the Hartford area provided through the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and funding for the Groton, New London, Bridgeport, New Haven area provided through the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority.

For more information on our Young Manufacturers Summer Academy, click here. 

Check out what we did this summer! 
2019 Young Manufacturers Academy Capstone Videos

    Session 1: June 24 – July 3, 2019 – O’Brien Tech HS, Ansonia         Session 1: June 24 – July 3, 2019 – Eli Whitney Tech HS, Hamden

Session 2: July 8 – 18, 2019 – Goodwin Tech HS, New Britain                   Session 2: July 8 – 18, 2019 – Kaynor Tech HS, Waterbury

Session 3: July 22 – Aug 2, 2019 – Cheney Tech HS, Manchester          Session 3: July 22 – Aug 2, 2019 – Goodwin Tech HS, New Britain

Session 4: Aug 5-8 & Aug 12-15 – Eli Whitney Tech HS, Hamden          CCAT Session 1: July 8-12 & July 15-19 – CCAT, East Hartford

CCAT Session 2: July 22-26 & July 29-Aug 2 – CCAT, East Hartford    CCAT Session 3: Aug 5-9 & Aug 12-16 – CCAT, East Hartford

For more information about the program or applying, please contact Kristi Oki at or 860-282-4907.