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Youth Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative (YMPI)

12TH GRADE – 1/2 YEAR, 1 CREDIT, 2 channels (second semester)

The Youth Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative (YMPI) is a collaborative program with Norwich Free Academy, EWIB, Electric Boat and EAMA employers to help prepare students to meet a growing need of workers in Advanced Manufacturing. Students accepted into the program, will be enrolled in the 1/2 year, second semester, Advanced Manufacturing Course during their senior year.

How do I apply?

  • Click here to fill out the YMPI application- deadline December 12, 2023
  • Successfully pass the EWIB assessment
  • Be on track with credits towards graduation and in good standing with attendance and discipline
  • Pass Intro to Manufacturing (1/2 credit) with a C or higher (students can register for Intro to Manufacturing 1st semester, senior year)
  • Take at least one additional Technology Education course (1/2 credit)
  • Take Senior Seminar during the 12th grade (1/2 credit)

For more information

Contact your school counselor, or Linda Farinha,  Director of the Anne Macaione Mitchell '44 College & Career Center, or 860-425-5729.

You can earn

• YMPI certification to validate program completion
• OSHA 10 Certification
• Credit toward your NFA diploma
• Up to 9 college credits from Three Rivers and
Quinebaug Valley Community Colleges
• Pre-apprenticeship credits from CT Department of Labor

Also included

• Invitation to regional job fairs to meet leading manufacturers
• Job interviews with EAMA employers and Electric Boat

Skills valued by employers

  • Design
  • Welding
  • Machinists
  • Pipefitters
  • Electrical
  • Sheet metal, Ship fitters