ManufactureCT is one of nine partners in CMC (Connecticut Manufacturers’ Collaborative), see graphic on right. The CMC is comprised of all the major regional and statewide manufacturing member organizations across Connecticut. Collectively, we represent over 1200 manufacturing companies with tens of thousands of employees throughout all of Connecticut.


Educational/Training/Funding & Grant Opportunities & Resources

  • Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund Voucher Program (MVP)$49,000 to conduct a project aimed at improving your manufacturing productivity, efficiency and competitiveness. Administered on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Connecticut Manufacturing IoT Integration Voucher Program (IVP)$20,000 to assist with the implementation of IoT solutions on your manufacturing floor. Administered on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Connecticut Apprenticeship – Apprenticeship is a paid training program of earning while learning. This on-the-job training, combined with classroom instruction, ensures a well-qualified, job-ready employee. Apprenticeships generally range from one to four years and at completion, the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship Training provides a portable training credential. A Registered Apprenticeship program can help employers develop a world-class workforce, enhance productivity, profitability and the bottom line. Hundreds of companies are already benefitting their business by taking advantage of Step Up training subsidies, and tax credits.
  • CTNext Talent Bridge Internship Program – Connecticut has the talent and the opportunities—and CTNext can help companies and students bridge the funding gap with our internship grant program. Grants will be up to $25,000 per project to compensate the intern and a 50 percent match is required by the company.
  • Career ConneCTCareer ConneCT is focused on: Reskilling and Upskilling: Continuous learning and job training are essential. Inclusiveness and Effectiveness: Help propel worker success while advancing social equity. Mutual Success: This win-win program helps students, workers, and Connecticut thrive by uniting employers, workforce development boards, secondary- and post-secondary institutions, and community and economic organizations. During the 2021 legislative session, Governor Lamont and the Connecticut General Assembly passed historic legislation investing in Connecticut’s workforce. The Office of Workforce Strategy is helping to bring their vision to life with CareerConneCT. We are awarding grants to innovative workforce development programs that help unemployed people, historically marginalized groups, and students prepare for high-demand, high-quality careers.
  • Advanced Manufacturing Faster – Connecticut manufacturing is booming, fueled by a robust supply chain of 4,400+ businesses. Nearly one of every 10 Connecticut employees now works in the manufacturing sector—and the demand for skilled manufacturers continues to accelerate.
  • CCAT – The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) is an applied technology demonstration and training center that validates, demonstrates, and assists with the adoption of leading-edge technologies into global industrial companies and the advanced manufacturing supply chain, while also providing the training and education necessary to utilize the capability of these advancements and drive efficiency.
  • CONNSTEP – Helping Connecticut Businesses grow, Improve Succeed
  • Skill Up for Manufacturing – This course will familiarize students with the basic mechanic and manufacturing skills
  • AdvanceCT Manufacturing ConnecticutSince the 1700s, when Connecticut’s own Eli Whitney first patented the cotton gin, Connecticut has been a center for manufacturing innovation. More than two centuries later, Connecticut is still home to manufacturing pioneers — from multinational Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to leading suppliers of components, composites and related services of all types. Together, they make Connecticut one of the most established and dynamic manufacturing ecosystems in America today.

Resources to Support Small Businesses in Connecticut


Wisconsin – NEW Manufacturing Alliance’s Get Real Math – The Get Real Math videos showcase over 40 math skills used in the real world. The videos serve as a capstone after a skill is learned in school to be applied in a real world situation at a manufacturing company. Math skills featured are 3rd grade through high school. The lesson plans were created by math teachers.

ManufactureCT Historical VIDEO LINKS