October marks the fifth annual Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing Month, officially proclaimed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy to recognize the importance of the more than 5,000 Connecticut manufacturing companies to the state’s economy and to highlight industry career opportunities statewide.
Licensed and led by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) and funded by the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. is part of The Manufacturing Institute’s nationwide campaign to dispel misconceptions about manufacturing and attract the creative, skilled young people needed to grow the industry.
To kick off Manufacturing Month, nearly 400 middle and high school students will participate in signature Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. events: Manufacturing Mania on Friday, October 7; and Making It Real: Girls & Manufacturing Summit on Friday, October 28.
More than 200 middle school boys and girls from surrounding communities will join in Manufacturing Mania activities on National Manufacturing Day, October 7 at the Radisson Cromwell Hotel in Cromwell, Conn. The program will include displays from manufacturers and higher education institutions, hands-on workshops, team-based competitions, and guest speakers.
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