Public Act No. 16-114: An Act Encouraging Middle School and High School Students to Consider Careers in Manufacturing and Concerning Information Posted on the Labor Department’s Apprenticeship Website, established the Manufacturing Committee to coordinate the education of middle and high school students about careers in manufacturing. The law requires the committee to compile a catalog of programs at public and independent institutions of higher education in the state that offer training in the field of manufacturing, to report on matters relating to commerce and higher education and workforce development an analysis of whether current programs available to Connecticut students are meeting workforce needs and to develop and administer a program to introduce middle school and high school students, their parents or guardians and guidance counselors to careers in manufacturing. Additionally, the law requires the Department of Education, in consultation with representatives from the manufacturing industry and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, to develop a best practices guide to help local and regional boards of education to incorporate relationships with manufacturing in their middle school and high school curricula.
Read the full Manufacturing Committee governing statute