U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty attempted to clear up misconceptions about manufacturing jobs Tuesday while touring Connecticut Tool and Manufacturing.
“It’s not dirty, dark and dangerous,” said Esty, a Democrat representing the 5th Congressional District. “We’re trying to get the word out.”
Esty recently authored the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act to encourage women to enter science and technology fields, including manufacturing. The bill passed the House last year. She also worked to pass the Manufacturing Universities Act to help schools with manufacturing programs collaborate more with local companies.