For anyone wondering, Manufacturing Mania has been planned as a hands-on, interactive event for middle school students as part of ‘Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing Month’ at Three Rivers Community College in Connecticut, US.
And on Friday (18th October) 100 students from middle schools in the greater Norwich region will travel to Three Rivers Community College to participate in “Manufacturing Mania” where they will be welcomed, by amongst others, US Congressman Joe Courtney, Connecticut Department of Labor Commissioner Sharon Palmer and Three Rivers Community College President Dr. Grace Jones.
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. And they will get to see 3D printing in action as well as get a tour around the college’s manufacturing lab to learn first-hand from manufacturers about rapid advances in manufacturing technology and future career opportunities.
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.
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.