MFGSkillsCT.com: ‘Leverage High-Quality Career Opportunities’
As Connecticut employers navigate the labor shortage crisis, how are manufacturers grappling with recruiting entry-level talent?
MFGSkillsCT.com—a collaboration between ReadyCT, CBIA, and CONNSTEP—bridges the education-manufacturing gap, offering information on K-12 career pathway programs, best practices for high-quality programs, a map of manufacturers across the state, and other resources for educators and employers to form meaningful partnerships.
CONNSTEP received a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Technology Manufacturing Extension Program Competitive Awards Program to fund the project.
ReadyCT led the effort from the education perspective, with CBIA and CONNSTEP providing representation directly from Connecticut manufacturers.
ReadyCT executive director Shannon Marimón encourages educators to use the website to find manufacturers in their region.
As these collaborations grow, “students will be able to leverage high-quality career opportunities for their individual success in ways that grow the local and state economies,” Marimón said.
“This website is an important platform that can connect manufacturers with schools in their areas to further develop the talent pipeline,” added CBIA president and CEO Chris DiPentima.
CONNSTEP president and CEO Beatriz Gutierrez called the website “a great tool for manufacturers and schools alike.”
“We’re thrilled to play a part in helping the next generation find career opportunities in Connecticut manufacturing,” she said. Learn more and get involved at mfgskillsct.com.
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