The students who attended the event at NVCC participated in YMA sessions that were held at EC Goodwin Technical High School and Kaynor Tech.
WATERBURY, CT–More than 40 students hailing from Swift, Timothy Edwards, Tyrrell, Wallace and Plainville Middle Schools, and the Waterbury Arts Magnet School, participated in the Young Manufacturers Academy Capstone hosted by Naugatuck Valley Community College. The Capstone was part of the 2018 Young Manufacturers Academy Summer Program which introduces students to manufacturing through experiences in the machine shop, workshops, industry site visits, and a Career Fair capstone event. Programs are held at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) and offer activities and workshops including an introduction to CNC manufacturing, 3D printing, CADD, and robotics. The Young Manufacturers Academy, now in its 10th year, is a program of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT). It is funded by the CT Department of Economic & Community Development’s Manufacturing Innovation Fund. Kristi Oki, Education and Workforce Development Specialist at CCAT said, “The Manufacturers Academy provides students with the opportunity to learn about everything that today’s high-tech manufacturing industry has to offer.”