Young Manufacturers got a glimpse into what it’s like to work in manufacturing from a talented engine mechanic from Pratt & Whitney.
Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. (CTDIDI) Ambassador and Pratt & Whitney Lead Engine Mechanic Rhonda Leonard visited CCAT on July 27 to speak with the Young Manufacturers Academy students regarding her work at Pratt & Whitney. Leonard answered questions on a day in the life and how a career in manufacturing can be worthwhile.
Leonard also spoke with the kids on July 26 at Howell Cheney Technical High School in Manchester, and will be speaking again at CCAT on August 15.
Launched in partnership with Pratt & Whitney in October of 2016, the Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Ambassador Program is a collaboration of talented, young employees who play the role of manufacturing industry ambassadors to area youth. It is designed to help students understand the global challenges and educational pathways to obtaining skills, which lead to good paying, rewarding careers in manufacturing. Through the program, Pratt & Whitney employees reach out to primary and secondary school students and deliver a powerful message – that manufacturing is a rewarding career path. The CTDIDI Ambassadors program is based on a national best practice model from the Manufacturing Institute.