About the Education Foundation
  • create forums to identify effective schools and model programs that work
  • promote high-demand manufacturing careers through Connecticut's technical high schools, community college system, and school- and university-based engineering programs
  • provide training and job placement services for current and future employees

Who We Are

Established in 1983, CBIA's Education Foundation is a nonprofit affiliate of CBIA whose mission is to help develop a skilled, knowledgeable workforce in Connecticut. The foundation, a 501(c)(3), works by strengthening educational policies and practices, stimulating career development and exploration, and promoting job training to match employer needs.


What We Do

For 25 years, the Education Foundation has been a leader in the development of model programs to improve educational outcomes for Connecticut's students. Grants and public-private partnerships have enabled us to create and administer programs that

  • increase academic excellence and rigor
  • develop students' employability skills and provide them with practical work experiences through job shadowing, internships, company tours, and guest speakers from the business community
  • coordinate externships for teachers in the workplace