Manufacturing as a Career

THEN & NOW

Manufacturing today is much different from the assembly-line work, dark gritty factories and low paying jobs that often come to mind.

MODERN MANUFACTURING IS A SOPHISTICATED PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE THAT INCORPORATES AUTOMATION, 3-D PRINTING, SCREEN TECHNOLOGY, AND ROBOTICS.

Today’s facilities are safe, well-lit, ventilated, and high tech. It’s now a dynamic field full of opportunity and innovation that promises a career path and job security. Today’s manufacturing careers are sophisticated for both your sons and daughters and depending on your child’s interest, there are opportunities in the industry from marketing and logistics to advanced technical, production professionals, supervisors, and management.

Completing a certificate or a degree from a College of Technology (COT) pathway program is the first step to a rewarding career in manufacturing.

REASONS TO PURSUE A CAREER IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

  • HIGHER INCOME, HIGH DEMAND

  • SECURE JOB GROWTH

  • INNOVATING & COLLABORATIVE

  • CLEAN & SAFE ENVIRONMENTS

  • AFFORDABLE CAREER PATHWAY


DID YOU KNOW?

With the average age of a manufacturing worker at 57 years of age, the workforce in our manufacturing sector will be retiring in droves over the next 10 years, but the statistics show there’s not a ready and willing workforce being trained to replace them.

  • 164,200 – MANUFACTURING EMPLOYEES IN CT

  • 4,152 – MANUFACTURING ESTABLISHMENTS IN CT

  • $95,671 – AVERAGE MANUFACTURING COMPENSATION IN CT


Start planning now to help your child find success in manufacturing

Skills and topics to encourage and prepare your child for a career in Manufacturing


• Computer skills
• Basic Employable skills
• Technical skills
• Problem Solving Skills
• Process Improvement
• internship/apprenticeships Supervisor and Management Skills
• Enroll in shop, or anything related to STEM classes
• Research technical college programs & pathways related to manufacturing through the COT-RCNGM