Norwich, CT (PRWEB) October 14, 2013
Nearly 100 students from middle schools in the greater Norwich region will travel to Three Rivers Community College in Norwich to participate in “Manufacturing Mania” on Friday, October 18 from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney, Connecticut Department of Labor Commissioner Sharon Palmer, and Three Rivers Community College President Dr. Grace Jones will welcome students to “Manufacturing Mania.”
At the event, students will be introduced to manufacturing through team-based activities that replicate the manufacturing process from concept to design to fabrication to quality control. They will see 3-D printing in action, tour the college’s manufacturing lab, and learn first-hand from manufacturers about rapid advances in manufacturing technology and future career opportunities.
“Manufacturing Mania” is part of Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing Month. Governor Dannel P. Malloy officially proclaimed October as Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing Month in recognition of the importance of the manufacturing industry to driving Connecticut’s economic growth and in honor of the state’s distinguished 200-year legacy of manufacturing products that impact the lives of people every day.
Throughout Manufacturing Month, tours of manufacturing facilities, open houses at colleges and the state’s technical high schools, and expos hosted by organizations such as the Aerospace Components Manufacturers, Smaller Manufacturers Association, and the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund, will help Connecticut residents learn about manufacturing and the career pathways it offers statewide.
The activities will provide a foundation for students, schools, employees and employers to foster the next wave of Yankee ingenuity needed to make Connecticut manufacturing companies more innovative, more productive, and more competitive in the global market.
For more information about Manufacturing Month and to find events scheduled throughout the state, visit http://www.ctdidi.com.
About Connecticut. Dream It. Do It.
Endorsed by the Manufacturing Institute and administered by Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. is part of a nationwide effort to create a positive image of manufacturing today and to develop an awareness of rewarding manufacturing careers.
Through partnerships with business, industry, education, economic and workforce development organizations statewide, Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. is taking the lead in enhancing Connecticut’s current and future manufacturing workforce pipeline.