NEC Releases Second Edition of “Partnerships for the Talent Pipeline”

NEC Releases Second Edition of “Partnerships for the Talent Pipeline”

Updated Directory Highlights Regional Higher Education-Industry Partnerships The New England Council is pleased to share with you the second edition of “Partnerships for the Talent Pipeline: Directory of New England Higher Education & Industry Partnerships.”   This updated version of the directory –which was first released in the fall of 2016 –…

Story on workforce initiatives aligns CCAT with Pratt & Whitney

How jet-engine innovator Pratt & Whitney is building its next-generation workforce (Hartford Business Journal, 9/10/18) Two of the region’s largest employers — Hartford HealthCare and Pratt & Whitney — are in constant hiring mode as they seek to build up their diverse workforces with top talent. This is a behind-the-scenes…

Startup Success: Monitoring the oceans thanks to undersea technology

(The Day, 8/27/18) A 19th century naval officer continues to inspire maritime strategy today. ThayerMahan Inc., located in Groton, is named for the famed officer. This 21st century company is dramatically changing how the physical and environmental security of the world’s oceans are monitored. ThayerMahan, founded in 2016, uses modern…

NIST Awards $4 Million For 2018 Small Businesses Innovation Research Program

(Public.now, 8/21/18) GAITHERSBURG, Md.-The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $4 million in grants to 21 small businesses to support innovative technology development. Awardees in 15 states will receive Phase I or Phase II funding through NIST’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The…

CCAT helps Pratt & Whitney grow the pipeline

CCAT helps Pratt & Whitney grow the pipeline

One of Connecticut’s largest and most iconic employers has new manufacturing talent onboard, thanks to a Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) workforce development initiative. CCAT provided Pratt & Whitney with several qualified candidates as a part of an Entry Level Pipeline Program in which 16 candidates were accepted and…

MEP at 30 — Looking Back at the Four Eras of Manufacturing

(NIST, 8/23/18) Today (August 23, 2018) represents a milestone in the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Thirty years ago, on this date in 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act (Public Law 100-418). Section 5121 established the…