Connecticut’s manufacturing industry is booming, with tens of thousands of job opportunities expected over the coming years and decades.

This presents a tremendous opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to find rewarding and lucrative careers right here in our state. Connecticut’s community colleges are here to help.

With eight advanced-manufacturing technology centers and programs at all 12 campuses, a 98-percent job placement rate and financial aid available, our community colleges provide top-quality training at the lowest sticker price in Connecticut. With short-term training as well as certificate and degree programs in high-demand fields like welding, mechatronics and lean manufacturing, the opportunities are endless.

Our state remains a leader in aerospace, defense, biomedical and many other cutting-edge fields. Now, we must ensure that we have the workforce to meet those demands. Connecticut’s community colleges — in conjunction with our partners at Central Connecticut State University, technical and comprehensive high schools, private colleges and universities, and private-sector employers and trade associations — are committed to being part of the solution.

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Mark E. Ojakian

President, Connecticut State Colleges & Universities