Connecticut. Dream It. Do It.

Manufacturing. Make It Your Future.


Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. (CTDIDI) is one of more than 40 state efforts focused on developing an awareness of rewarding careers in manufacturing. CCAT licenses and leads CTDIDI as part of The National Association of Manufacturers and The Manufacturing Institute’s nationwide campaign to create a positive image of today’s manufacturing.

Through partnerships with industry, education, and economic and workforce development organizations statewide, CTDIDI is taking the lead in enhancing Connecticut’s future manufacturing workforce pipeline.

Career awareness

CTDIDI provides students, parents and families, and educators with a wide variety of resources and programs that dispel misconceptions about the 21st century manufacturing workplace, and introduce the broad range of educational and career opportunities that manufacturing offers.


CTDIDI engages in targeted marketing campaigns that include social media, radio and print, presentations, and distribution of collateral materials.

Manufacturing Month

Officially proclaimed “Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing Month,” every October CTDIDI features student-focused events, industry and education open houses, and many more activities – with Connecticut’s manufacturers in the spotlight.

National spotlight

CTDIDI has been recognized by The Manufacturing Institute as a national model, with both its “Young Manufacturers Academy” and “Making It Real: Girls & Manufacturing” programs named as best practices for replication throughout the network and endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers.

Count on CCAT

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