What we do

It is our mission to strengthen the regional advanced manufacturing industry by harnessing the collective energy of regional manufacturers through advocacy, workforce and education development, and career awareness.


EAMA is a non-profit organization comprised of manufacturers in Eastern Connecticut, South Central Massachusetts, and Northwest Rhode Island. EAMA works with its education and training partners to promote and improve manufacturing careers and the regional manufacturing workforce.

EAMA creates a platform for our member companies to speak with one voice to advance the region’s manufacturing agenda.



more of what we do

EAMA works with Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) and Three Rivers Community College (TRCC) to review existing and proposed course content and equipment needs to ensure that the colleges’ credit and non-credit programs continually address the evolving needs of manufacturing employers and produce highly skilled workers ready to enter the manufacturing workforce.



1. Increase awareness of manufacturing and manufacturing careers in the Eastern CT region, and increase the number of individuals in the region who pursue jobs and careers in advanced manufacturing.


2. Improve manufacturing education at the secondary and post-secondary levels.


3. Advocate for policies and resources that are advantageous to the Advanced Manufacturing industry, and to education and training programs that support the industry.


4. Share best practices in manufacturing workforce development among EAMA members and other employers.

Our Four Strategic Priorities

EAMA also Sponsors a Variety of Initiatives such as:

  • Quarterly seminars on topics of interest related to manufacturing, as well as information sharing at round-table talks, discussions and other events.


  • Manufacturing events hosted by QVCC and TRCC that raise awareness of manufacturing careers for hundreds of local middle school students.


  • Tours for youth and adults to visit EAMA member companies to see
    first-hand the modern advanced manufacturing workplace.


  • Internship opportunities to expose students to manufacturing careers and to connect its member companies with future workers.