There has never been a better time to pursue a manufacturing career in Connecticut than right now.

With so much growth, particularly in the aerospace and defense sectors, manufacturing companies need skilled workers — and they’re offering exciting, rewarding and well-paid careers.

Connecticut has a rich legacy of innovation. This is where the helicopter, the submarine, the color television and the artificial heart were invented — not to mention hamburgers, the Wiffle Ball and the Frisbee.

That spirit of innovation continues. Today’s manufacturing companies are thriving innovation hubs, driven by the latest technological advances and creating products for a global marketplace.

Here’s a number to think about: $96,812. That’s the average annual compensation for a manufacturing worker in Connecticut today.

That worker is highly skilled, usually responsible for running multimillion-dollar, high-tech machines (did I mention robotics?) and at the absolute center of what’s driving our state’s economy.

Is manufacturing in your future? Don’t miss the opportunity to find out!

Joe Brennan

President & CEO, CBIA