Today, as “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer,” U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) applauded the Connecticut Technical High School System’s (CTHSS) Precision Machining Program for their outstanding efforts to prepare Connecticut students to meet the demands of our state’s 21st Century advanced manufacturing industry.
The CTHSS Precision Machining Program was launched nearly eight decades ago to provide students in grades 9-12 with occupation-specific training, academic instruction, and apprenticeship credit that would meet the needs of Connecticut’s employers. Today, there are 784 students enrolled in the four-year program across 14 schools around the state. Upon completion of the Precision Machining Program, graduating students will be nationally credentialed under the National Institute for Metalworking Skills standards to read engineering blueprints, operate manual machining equipment, and CNC machining and turning centers to produce high quality precision machined components.