Information for Students
College and Education Programs
CSCU Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities offer advanced manufacturing programs offered 7 community colleges. These programs help unemployed and underemployed prepare for jobs in industries like aerospace, defense, and biomedical technology.
Next Generation Manufacturing Center
The Next Generation Manufacturing Center provides pathways for students to earn associates and bachelors degrees in engineering and technology as well as additional resources for students and educators who are interested in technology.
Connecticut Technical Education and Career System
The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System prepares high school students for changing workforce needs through technical education and access to apprenticeships and partnerships with employers and industries.
Job Training Programs
Connecticut Business & Industry Association
The CBIA's Education and Workforce Partnership helps expose students to STEM careers, especially in overlooked industries like manufacturing.
Office of Apprenticeship Training
The Connecticut Department of Labor's paid apprenticeship program ranges from one to four years and comes with a training credential.
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 »