Information for Parents
When your child is considering career options, manufacturing may not seem like a viable industry; but with the advent of new technologies like 3D printing and Artificial Intelligence, manufacturing has grown as the 6th largest employer in the United States and a good source of skill-based and professional careers.
Manufacturing Jobs are in High Demand
5 Ways to Explore Manufacturing With Your Child
3. Watch Making the Future, Connecticut Public's video series on the young people choosing careers in advanced manufacturing.
4. Encourage your child to attend STEM events and activities around the state.
Getting to Work
There are more employment opportunities in high-demand career areas—like insurance, financial services, dental health, manufacturing, and digital media. Many of these fields offer on-site training through apprenticeships and certifications. For more information on training and certification opportunities for careers in Connecticut, see these resources »
“Women's Work” features the stories of Connecticut women serving as leaders, trailblazers, artists, educators, advocates and entrepreneurs. Watch the original TV documentary. Six additional short films will be released weekly - watch them here.