Manufacturing is Making.

Connecticut is home to the 3rd most concentrated manufacturing area in the U.S., “We are the silicon valley of advanced manufacturing,” Governor Ned Lamont.


Manufacturing jobs are waiting for you!


The South Central Manufacturing Partnership launched in March 2021, spearheaded by companies like Roto Frank of America, Hobson Motzer, PennGlobe, Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Metals, and Unicorr Packaging, involving over 25 manufacturing execs with three shared priorities: talent, promoting manufacturing, and cost competitiveness. The focus of our work is to mitigate or solve issues in the manufacturing industry in South Central Connecticut. It is supported by two Chambers of Commerce, the regional Workforce Board and involves nearly 30 additional public and government partners.

For more information about joining the SCMP contact Anne Benowitz:

For more information about training, and jobs contact Steve Johnson:

Previous Events

Creative Energy Savings –
What are You Missing? [webinar]

This event was held live Monday, October 31, 2022
Join Ulbrich Stainless Steel & Special Metals, Globelé, and UI to find out how Ulbrich has reduced their energy consumption over the last 10 years and saved thousands of dollars year-over-year, hired more staff, invested in newer technology and equipment — all while strengthening their manufacturing competitiveness. You can too!

How do You Transform your Company’s Electric Bills into a Competitive Advantage? [webinar]

The live event was held Thursday, October 27, 2022
Manufacturers are looking for ways to cut costs and at the same time, align their organizations with sustainability goals. Where do you start? What does it take to transform sustainability into a competitive advantage?

Connecticut Manufacturing


With over 6,000 open jobs, the demand for skilled employees is high and continues to grow – guaranteeing long-term career opportunities here in Connecticut.


Connecticut is the top paying state for CNC machinists and tool and die makers – earning an average of $67,700 annually – 20% higher than the national average.


Connecticut manufacturers provide career opportunities to individuals from high school graduates to PhDs.

Training Programs

Easily accessible training programs are located all over the state. Ask about financial assistance!

ProviderLocationProgram Offering
CCSU: Central Connecticut State UniversityNew BritainLean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Additive Manufacturing, Robotics
CCAT: Connecticut Center for Advanced TechnologyEast HartfordVarious Programs
ConnCATNew HavenAdult Training
CONNSTEPHartfordLean Manufacturing, OSHA, Quality, Continuous Improvement
E. C. Goodwin Technical High SchoolNew BritainPrecision Machining Technology
Eli Whitney Technical High SchoolHamdenSheet Metal Adult Ed
Gateway Community CollegeNew HavenSkill-Up Manufacturing Program
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Associate Degree
Goodwin UniversityEast Hartford

CMWDI Closing the Skills Gap
Onsite Incumbent Worker Training

H.C. Wilcox Technical High SchoolMeridenPrecision Machining Technology
Hill Regional Career High School/JusticeNew HavenWelding
HUBCAP WallingfordWallingfordCollege / Career Readiness Partnerships
Lincoln TechShelton, East Windsor & New BritainMachining and Welding Certificate Program
MakehavenNew HavenAdditive Composites
Middlesex Community CollegeMiddletown at Vinal TechManufacturing Machine Technology Certificate
Manufacturing Machine Technology Degree, Plastics Sector & CNC (Skill-Up) 
Naugatuck Valley Community CollegeWaterburyManufacturing Training - New Students & Incumbent Workers
New Haven WorksNew HavenTraining
Next Generation Manufacturing Center, Tunxis Community CollegeFarmingtonAdvanced Manufacturing Technology Program
Platt Tech Vocational High SchoolMilfordMechitronics (motors/power supplies), Precision Machining, CNC Adult Ed
Quinnipiac UniversityHamdenSchool of Engineering
Workforce AllianceNew Haven & MiddletownSkill Up for Manufacturing

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SCMP Convening Partners

Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

900 Chapel St #10

New Haven, CT 06510

(203) 787-6735


Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce

393 Main Street

Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 347-6924


Workforce Alliance

560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd.

New Haven, CT 06519

(203) 867-4030



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