As a member of the Moderate Caucus, I'm proud to co-sponsor the Student-Manufacturer Connection Fair.
On May 10, students from across the state will be bussed to the Capitol to meet with manufacturers, advanced manufacturers, and trades to learn about these high-tech careers. Over 500 students who are directly interested in the industry come through every year and enjoy hands-on experiences, learn about the industry, and many have even secured pre-apprenticeships through DOL, and summer jobs with local companies. Some have even stayed with those companies for long-term, full-time employment after high school.
The Student-Manufacturer Connection Fair started in 2017, in an effort to assemble STEM students in one place to meet local manufacturers and help stock the workforce pipeline.
The registration date for manufacturers to take part is April 10 and the school registration deadline is April 26.
If your business would like to participate, please reply as soon as you can to let us know. The ideal businesses are those in manufacturing, the trades, aerospace, tech, and engineering. The most exciting booths have something hands-on for students; we are happy to talk through any ideas. If you are interested or need more information before committing, you must reach out to Julianna.Goldfluss@cga.ct.gov.