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Make it here 2030

Reimagining Tomorrow: Preparing Today for the Future of Manufacturing Manufacturing Is Important to Connecticut Connecticut’s national rankings, across the [...]

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CMC Updates

By Allen Nadeau
Committee representative for NESMA

MVP is funded again. $5mm moved to CCAT to administer this fund. $2.4mm was still available two weeks ago per Paul.

Bond commission will meet this month to fund the MIF

Demand Driven Workforce Model. The hope is to have full industry development. To do this we have to attract people to the state, hoping to get people to come there to play, then stay to live and work. Tourism?

Paul Lavoie is still convinced that even if they attract many new workers there will not be enough. Projecting a shortage of 2.1mm workers. Automation is the only way Paul thinks that companies will survive. He wants to drive automation in industry by education and engagement. The office of manufacturing has created the Make It Here 2030 campaign. You can find the flyer on this website.

The office of Manufacturing paid for a study with Cronin to gage the perception of manufacturing. They thought they were getting the dirty, dingy, unsafe response. Cronin reported back that those interviewed had no idea how things are made, or that they are made in CT. Paul Lavoie was surprised.

As part of marketing Paul’s office plans to create a look book, like the books that colleges leave in the guidance office, to attract students to their schools. The CMC suggested pairing this with career and education path. Paul Lavoie plans to use the Career Connect Portal to set up that career path portion.

Office of Manufacturing will create a newsletter monthly that they would like for us to share with our membership. It is also posted on their website.

He was excited about the wind initiative. A 12-turbine project for NY has just wrapped up, they are beginning a 65 turbine project for CT and RI, then 85 more for NY are ordered. He feels there is work for CT companies.

Advanced CT is reporting they are working with 38 companies interested in starting in CT.

DECD will dissolve CTNext and open the office of innovation.

Women in Mfg. Paul Lavoie mentioned the Elevate Her program with the women in mfg counsel. They are focusing on networking, experience, and professional development. Women helping women. Anyone can get involved. Contact Paul Lavoie at his office if you want to join.

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