Explore high-paying careers in clean, high-tech Connecticut manufacturing.





"Engineer Your Future" Expo

Norwalk Community College

April 1, 2011

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Lean and Green: Next Generation Careers in Technology Expo

Manchester Community College

February 11, 2011

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"Immerse Yourself in 21st Century Technology"

More than 250 students attended a manufacturing expo at Naugatuck Valley Community College, November 18, 2010.  Students were introduced to the processes of manufacturing, new technologies and program opportunities at the college. (see story)

Career Videos

Want an up-close-and-personal view of what it's like to work in manufacturing and engineering?  Go back to the RCNGM's home page.   You can also view the Manufacture Your Future DVD and teacher guide along with a DVD on engineering careers, health and bioscience careers and energy and green technology careers at cbia.com.

College Career Pathways

Are you a high school junior or senior interested in earning college credit? Find out about College Career Pathways and how your local community college can help you get to where you want to go, starting now.

What is Connecticut's Tech Prep Program? It consists of at least two years of secondary and two years of post secondary education and leads to an associate degree or a bachelor's degree in a specific career field; established upon the signing of an articulation agreement between a specific high school and/or vocational-technical school and specific college and/or university. The course pathway toward the degree or certificate, beginning in high school, is a coherent sequence and does not require repetition of the same learning outcomes. A complete Tech Prep curriculum is comprised of courses in high school of math, communications, science, and a career pathway course in a program of study. Where learning outcomes can be established as being identical, college credit may be awarded for the course.

Please contact your local career counselor for more information.

Engineering Challenge for the 21st Century Program

Student Engineering Challenge

Students participate in hands-on activities and labs that emphasize critical thinking and problem-solving skills. They also learn how to understand wiring diagrams, and how to write concise, focused lab reports and related documentation. They are introduced to professional skills such as personal accountability and understanding human behavior in a diverse workplace. Participants who completed all program components received a $300 stipend.

The Enginering Challenge Program is coordinated in cooperation with the Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, a program of the Connecticut Community College System's College of Technology. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation.


CT STEM Jobs is a project of the Connecticut Workforce Development Council (the association formed by the state's five Workforce Investment Boards) and is funded by the US Department of Labor. CT STEM Jobs is focused on preparing prospective employees for new careers in STEM-related fields such as advanced manufacturing, engineering, information technology, and energy.

For more information, visit the CT Stem Jobs website.


The Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing is funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education program. Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.