Manufacturing Your Future with ACI

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Creating a Stronger Manufacturing Workforce

Manufacturing Your Future focuses on addressing the shortage of skilled workers in the manufacturing sector. The Apprenticeship Connecticut Initiative (ACI) develops workforce pipeline programs for training qualified, entry-level workers for job placement with manufacturers and employers experiencing sustained workforce shortages. 

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Program Details

This regional partnership is composed of:

  • Manufacturing Alliance Service Corporation
  • Northwestern CT Community College
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • CT Technical High Schools
  • Torrington High School
  • Danbury High School
  • New Milford High School
  • Waterbury High School
  • Sixteen employers throughout the northwest workforce region (Waterbury, Torrington and Danbury)
  • Several business associations and chambers of commerce. 

Training programs available include (but are not limited to):

  • Introduction to Manufacturing (7 weeks)
  • Introduction to Machinist (30 weeks)
  • Fundamentals of Manufacturing Technology
  • Engineering Drawing Specifications (8 weeks)
  • Manufacturing Process/Precision Machining (8 weeks)

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • Students in the 11th or 12th grade, or
  • 18+ young adults not currently enrolled in 11th or 12th grade

How to Apply

Potential participants interested in learning more and/or applying for the program are encouraged to contact Kevin Canady, Project Manager, at 203-574-6971 ext. 429 or via email [email protected]

Meet the Team

Apprenticeship CT Initiative Project Manager, Kevin Canady

Kevin Canady


Project Manager

203-574-6971 ext. 429

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