MIDDLETOWN -Middlesex Community College will host a Manufacturing Awareness Day next month, open to prospective high school students, current students, local adult education programs and anyone interested in the manufacturing industry.
The event, set for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4, begins in Chapman Hall and will be conducted in several sites on the Middletown campus.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to not only learn about Connecticut’s growing manufacturing industry, but also to speak to employers and learn about their products,” said Carolyn Sommer, who is the internship and employment coordinator for the Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Initiative at the college.
After meeting at Chapman Hall, student attendees will split into groups and travel around the campus to hear different manufacturing representatives speak on a variety of industry topics including a panel on women in manufacturing.
According to Middlesex, manufacturers in Connecticut will need to replace 60,000 workers in the next 10 years.
“Learn how the industry is growing in Connecticut and how (Middlesex) is working with students to transition them into this exciting and challenging field,” said Sommer.
The program is funded by, or in part by, a $15 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.
For more information about the event or the Middlesex manufacturing program, visit mxcc.edu.