Young Manufacturers Academy

A High-Tech, Hands-On Summer Experience

2016ccatwebsite_studentfavpixThe Young Manufacturers Academy (YMA) is a manufacturing-themed, experiential, eight-day summer program that introduces middle grade youth to Connecticut’s high-tech advanced manufacturing industries. The program includes hands-on activities, simulation-based learning, virtual machining environments, travel to industry locations for on-site interaction with manufacturers, and a mock career fair.

YMA is a partnership with the Connecticut Technical High School System and is funded through the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development’s Manufacturing Innovation Fund.

Who is eligible?

Students entering grades 7 – 9 in the fall.

What does it cost?

There is no charge for the program.

What does it offer?

  • Experiential opportunities.
  • Real-world applications of science and math concepts.
  • Use of industry tools and CAD software.
  • Career awareness/readiness activities.
  • 21st century skills development.
  • Industry-based field trips.
  • Family capstone event.

When & how do I apply?

Please visit this page in March for information regarding the summer 2018 Young Manufacturers Academy program.

Is there anything else I should know?

Daily transportation and lunch are provided at no cost.

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Contact us today to learn more about the Young Manufacturers Academy.

Calvin Brown – cbrown@ccat.us | 860.282.4232