Blumenthal, Bysiewicz tour Cromwell’s thriving GKN Aerospace

(Middletown Press, 10/24/18) CROMWELL — A manufacturing company that launched in 2005 as a “great idea” centered in a former dice-making facility employing five people now boasts 280 workers. GKN Aerospace Service, at 1000 Corporate Row, now is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. It’s technology is onboard…

Manufacturing Mania in Southbury introduces students to industry in need of skilled workers

Manufacturing Mania in Southbury introduces students to industry in need of skilled workers

Published with permission of the Waterbury Republican-American (Waterbury Republican-American, 10/17/18) SOUTHBURY – Some 200 middle school-aged students left their classrooms Wednesday and traveled to the Heritage Hotel in Southbury for Manufacturing Mania, an event organized by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. For manufacturers it was a chance to introduce students to…

Event for students highlights manufacturing industry

(WFSB, 10/17/18) SOUTHBURY, CT (WFSB) — A huge event in Southbury brought together middle school students from across the state on Wednesday. The task of Manufacturing Mania was to highlight career opportunities in the industry “We’re doing all these different kinds of engineering experiences and manufacturing to see what it’s…

CCAT, Novus taking measures to support cybersecurity awareness

CCAT, Novus taking measures to support cybersecurity awareness

EAST HARTFORD – October 16, 2018 — The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) and Novus Insight are supporting National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2018 by promoting awareness of online security and privacy. CCAT and Novus are part of a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities,…

Industry Reactions to New National Cyber Strategy

(Security Week, 9/24/18) The White House last week announced the release of the 2018 National Cyber Strategy, which outlines the government’s plans for ensuring the security of cyberspace. Described by officials as the “first fully articulated cyber strategy in 15 years,” the new strategy describes how the current administration plans on protecting…

Manufacturing Month focus of weekend radio broadcasts

Manufacturing Month focus of weekend radio broadcasts

The award-winning radio show Pulse of the Region will air broadcasts Oct. 13 and 14 on Connecticut Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing Month. The radio show will include a panel discussion with Lynn Raicik of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Charles Daniels of Wepco Plastics and Kristi Oki of…

Four Community Colleges To Launch Apprenticeship Program In Advanced Robotics

(Hartford Courant, 10/9/18) With a grant from a non-profit robotics manufacturing institute and some additional support from the state, several state community colleges will be launching a two-year apprenticeship program this spring in advanced robotics. The program, which will include a mix of class time and paid apprenticeship training at…