Career Pathways: Manufacture Your Future 2.0
Despite some of the economic challenges facing many businesses, Connecticut’s manufacturing sector remains strong.
With nearly 5,000 firms employing over 168,000 workers, manufacturing is a vital component of the state’s economy and job market.
To stay competitive in a global marketplace, however, Connecticut manufacturers will need a skilled workforce. This is a critical concern now more than ever, as a large share of the industry’s most experienced workers approaches retirement.
CBIA’s 2014 Survey of Connecticut Manufacturing Workforce Needs revealed that manufacturers plan to hire a considerable number of skilled full-time workers between now and 2016 to fill existing and projected vacancies due to employee retirements and company growth.
They need a pipeline of well-qualified workers to meet that demand.
Today’s clean, high-tech manufacturing environment offers a wide range of employment opportunities for young people with various interests and abilities—from computer numerically controlled machine operators to aerospace technicians, machinists to mechanical engineers.
Jobs are rewarding, high-paying, and increasingly dependent on technical, professional, and interpersonal skills as well as a solid foundation in science, math, and English.
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