Manufacturing in Connecticut is a $25 billion industry with more than 160,000 jobs in place, according to the 2014 survey by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA). This makes manufacturing the single largest contributor to the state’s economy, with thousands of new jobs ready and waiting to be filled by skilled workers. To learn how to train for a career in manufacturing or increase skills for job advancement, Middlesex Community College invites prospective students its upcoming Manufacturing Open House.
“Manufacturing provides almost 11% of all job opportunities in the state, which represents a wonderful opportunity for workers right now and in the foreseeable future,” said Hubert Godin, manufacturing program coordinator. “Our program prepares graduates for positions as CNC machine operators, inspectors, and tool and die apprentices, and gives graduates the opportunity to earn better than average pay with full benefits and a better future.”
The open houses are for anyone interested in a manufacturing career and how to gain the basic skills and knowledge through MxCC’s Manufacturing Technology certificate or associate degree programs. These programs are designed for those looking for entry-level skills as well as workers looking to upgrade their skills.
The open houses will be held at the Manufacturing program’s new home at the recently renovated facility at H.C. Wilcox Technical High School in Meriden. Courses at Wilcox Tech will begin this September. The open houses will be held on Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wilcox Tech located at 298 Oregon Road, Meriden. Each open house will feature a presentation of MxCC’s manufacturing program. For more information, please contact Carolyn Sommer at 860-343-5749 or firstname.lastname@example.org.