Making The Future

A New Video Series from Connecticut Public — Online, On Social Media and On TV

Stories of up-and-coming young manufacturing talent across Connecticut.

Latest Episode: "Angie" New

Previous Episode: "Alain"

Previous Episode: "Lucas"

Previous Episode: "Millie"

Yankee Ingenuity, Millennial-Style!

The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) and other like-minded organizations have clearly identified a challenge for our state’s economy: While 99% of manufacturers plan to increase their workforce over the next several years, there is a wide disconnect between the skillsets needed in today’s manufacturing and the number of well-trained people ready and excited to step into these jobs.

Expanding training programs and curriculum at every educational level is critical. Connecticut must develop the talent to meet this growing need.

Young people in high school considering career paths may not be aware of the full range of opportunities and choices available to them.

Even if students do know that manufacturing jobs exist, they may not be able to envision the satisfying work, the long-term careers, and the fulfilling lifestyles to which they can aspire. Teachers, counselors and parents can talk about opportunities, but it is always more effective to show – authentically – what these careers are all about.

With the help of our generous supporters, Connecticut Public is seeking out and telling these stories of up-and-coming young talent in our new video series, "Making the Future."

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