Skill Up is designed to quickly channel people into entry-level manufacturing jobs, in as little as 5 weeks, by providing the fundamentals that employers need.


Skill Up for Manufacturing interview on Fox 61


Complete the initial application form online to attend
*FREE* 7-WEEK CLASS: March 2nd, 2020 through April 17, 2020 
Classes are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and registration deadline is January 31, 2020

at Gateway Community College New Haven Campus

Course description: This course will familiarize students with the basic mechanic and manufacturing skills
and engineering knowledge required for an entry level employee in a manufacturing or related field. The course will cover basic trade knowledge, workplace skills and production readiness 
Course Layout : Students are taught through a variety of methods including Online Based instructions, Instructor lectures, Hands on Labs, and a variety of video and personal experiences.
Grading is broken down into the following categories: Tooling U (25%), Quizzes/ Short Test (30%), Applied Lab Evaluations (30%), Final Exam (15%).
Anyone interested in any of the three programs can still use the same portal to apply:

We are pleased that Wepco Plastics in Middlefield is hosting 3 weeks of the plastics class on-site. Read about the plastics program in a recent article in The Day.
Skill Up contact: 
Jean Arnold-Barry
(203) 867-4030 x227
 Ann Harrison
(203) 867-4030 x 242,
Janette Baxter,
Gaffney Bennett PR
(860) 229-0301
Skill Up for Manufacturing is a program of Workforce Alliance
and is funded by the Apprenticeship CT Initiative.