CCAT provides students, parents, educators and manufacturers with tools and resources to increase awareness of educational and career pathways that will help introduce youth to the variety of opportunities the manufacturing field offers. Contact us directly for printed brochures and giveaways to support your next event.
Prepare your students for rewarding careers in manufacturing
Participate in our Workshops for Educators Series to learn more about modern manufacturing and digital technologies used by companies across Connecticut.
Augmented Reality Smart MFG Comic Book
Use augmented reality to design, manufacture, and test a flying drone! Download the SmartMFG comic book and app and bring manufacturing to life in the comfort of your own home or classroom.
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The puzzle game introduces students to:
- Blueprint reading
- Translating 2D into 3D objects
- Spatial awareness
- Problem solving
- Attention to detail
Help your students see if they have the spatial awareness needed to succeed in high demand jobs like machinist, CNC machine operator, welder, and technician.
Cube Cut is a Simcoach Skill Arcade game.
CCAT works with a variety of education partners to help guide students toward a pathway that will develop the skills needed for future careers in manufacturing. Take a closer look at some of the options available right here in Connecticut.
- CT’s Manufacturing and Other Middle-Skills Jobs – In-depth information about Manufacturing careers and other opportunities in CT including job descriptions, average wages, training requirements and more.
- CT’s STEM and Manufacturing Jobs – Detailed information about STEM and Manufacturing careers with job descriptions, average wages, training requirements and more.
- CT Career Paths – Information about various career clusters within CT. Manufacturing Careers information starts on page 31. A key for the various symbols and abbreviations is located on page 8.
Connecticut Technical High School System
The largest high school system in Connecticut serves all geographic regions with 17 diploma-granting technical high schools. The Manufacturing cluster prepares students for careers in manufacturing in areas including automated manufacturing, mechanical design and engineering, mechatronics, precision machining, and welding and metal fabrication.
Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU)
CSCU is governed by the Connecticut Board of Regents and is made up of 12 regional community colleges, 4 universities and an online college. Credit programs leading to a degree or certificate, as well as non-credit, skill-building programs are offered at most schools.
Goodwin University Manufacturing Training
Goodwin University offers a variety of majors and degree and certificate programs to develop the skills that will lead to careers in manufacturing, including manufacturing management, quality, supply chain and logistics, CNC machining, and certified production technicians.
Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing (RCNGM)
RCNGM was created through an award from the National Science Foundation and addresses the need for highly skilled workers in the new manufacturing workplace by building programs that provide resources to educators and students interested in learning new technologies in manufacturing.
2019 Connecticut Manufacturing Facts
The latest Connecticut manufacturing statistics from the National Association of Manufacturers
Connecticut Manufacturing’s Economic Power
Infographic from the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA)
2019 Connecticut Manufacturing Report
First annual Connecticut Manufacturing Report from CBIA and CONNSTEP
U.S. Facts about Manufacturing
Infographic from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Spark 101 STEM Videos
Engage your students in authentic problem solving and real “on-the-job” professional challenges. The Spark 101 videos meet national and state education standards and use a format proven to be effective in schools.
CPTV Making the Future
Meet up-and-coming young talent and learn about their journeys into Connecticut manufacturing.
Making Ideas Happen with Wepco Plastics
Take a virtual tour of Wepco Plastics, a plastic injection molding company located in Middlefield, CT.
Manufacture Your Future
Manufacture Your Future is an initiative from Arconic Foundation and Discovery Education designed to inspire students in grades 3-12 to take the first step towards exploring and pursuing today’s modern manufacturing careers through STEM-based exploration.
As the national representative of the precision custom manufacturing industry, NTMA recognizes that educators and students are experiencing an unprecedented disruption to their daily lives and need resources to continue their career and technology education remotely. With a focus on attracting, inspiring and preparing America’s precision manufacturing workforce, NTMA is proud to offer educators and students with complimentary access to a series of NTMA-U courses (Shop Safety, CNC, Quality Control and Metrology) to support their distance learning needs and ensure that we continue to have a talent pipeline of workers.
Each student is eligible to access each of these complimentary courses through July 31, 2020. For more information, click over to https://ntma.org/programs/education/educator-resources/.