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Conn. high school teachers to learn manufacturing

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HARTFORD, CT (AP) -
Ten high school teachers and college instructors in Connecticut are using the summer to learn advanced manufacturing to add to their lesson plans.

The program gives teachers the opportunity to work with the latest industry practices and technologies. It is intended to enable educators to return to their classrooms in the fall with new ideas and information for their students.

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association administers the program on behalf of an engineering and technology program at the state's 12 community colleges. The initiative is in its ninth year.

The CBIA says Connecticut is home to nearly 5,000 manufacturers employing 165,000 workers.

Ten teachers who are taking part will each receive a $4,000 stipend for their time working at manufacturing companies and adding work-based projects to their curriculum.

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