- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Ten Connecticut high school and college educators are in summer school.

They’re using the summer to learn the latest industry practices and technologies they can use in lesson plans for their students.

The Connecticut Business & Industry Association administers the program on behalf of the College of Technology’s regional center for next generation manufacturing. The College of Technology provides career pathways for students to earn certificates, associate of science degrees and bachelor of science degrees in engineering and technology disciplines.

Advanced manufacturing is a major producer of high-paying jobs. The CBIA is home to about 4,100 manufacturers employing 164,000 workers.

Each teacher will spend 160 hours in a manufacturing facility before offering a work-based learning project for students. Work-based projects give students a more realistic understanding of how classroom learning is applied on the job.

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