Manufacturing Month

October is all about manufacturing!

Since 2011, Connecticut has officially proclaimed October as Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing Month. Now in its eighth year, Manufacturing Month features a broad range of activities to introduce young people to careers in manufacturing, with Connecticut’s manufacturers in the spotlight.

Manufacturing Mania – kicking off Manufacturing Month on October 4th!

Manufacturing Mania gives middle school students from targeted communities an opportunity to learn more about the wide variety of careers today’s advanced manufacturing offers. The program includes exhibits and displays from manufacturers and educational institutions, demonstrations, hands-on workshops, competitions, and guest speakers. 

Manufacturing Mania 2019 Invitation-Only
National Manufacturing Day – October 4, 2019 
Goodwin College Business & Manufacturing Center

Manufacturing Mania 2018

Making it Real: Girls & Manufacturing Summit 

Manufacturing is facing a serious skills gap, and part of this gap is the under-representation of women in the industry. Improving the image of manufacturing and sparking interest in future careers among girls is a number one priority to assure that manufacturers can attract, retain and advance women in skilled positions.

At the Girls & Manufacturing Summit, middle and high school girls come together to learn more about career and educational pathways in manufacturing, experiential activities that showcase today’s manufacturing workplace, and opportunities to hear from women practitioners about 21st century manufacturing careers and the high-tech skills needed to be successful.

Making It Real: Girls & Manufacturing Summit 2019 Invitation-Only
October 22, 2019 | Sacred Heart University

ACM’s Aerospace Industry Future Workforce Opportunities Fair

Now in it’s 12th year, ACM is partnering with Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. for the ACM Aerospace Industry Future Workforce Opportunities Fair to add interactive stations to engage students and raise awareness about manufacturing.  Last year, nearly 600 students, teachers and school counselors from over 30 schools attended and this year we hope to have over 1,000 middle school and high school and college students participate!  Teachers have commented this is their best class field trip of the entire school year!

The goal of the Future Workforce Opportunities Fair is to make middle school, high school, college students and their teachers, guidance counselors, parents, and communities aware of the broad opportunities and well paying careers available in the local aerospace industry. Those attending will have the opportunity to speak with over 90 local aerospace firms to learn about the valuable career opportunities that exist in the industry and discuss the expectations employers have when hiring new employees.

Get involved during Manufacturing Month!

This year’s National Manufacturing Day is October 4, 2019. Held annually on the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders. Visit to learn how to get involved and to check out what statewide activities are happening near you all month long!
Mfg Day is produced annually by the The National Association of Manufacturers.

For more information on Manufacturing Month and how to get involved:
Ed Marinko| | 860.291.8832