Six students complete hands on, on the job training at CCAT’s AMC

Six students complete hands on, on the job training at CCAT’s AMC

Six students complete hands on, on the job training at CCAT’s AMC

Six students apart of the Knowledge 2 Careers Academy Program completed 18-hour hands on training at CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center and graduated the program last week.

The Knowledge 2 Careers Program was established by the KRA Corporation through Capital Workforce Partners (CWP) in partnership with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. for Tooling U and on the job training.

The program, geared toward out of school youth between the ages of 18-24 in Hartford, East Hartford, and Manchester, aims to give the students increased knowledge in work readiness, financial literacy, math, shop-safety, machining principles and processes, blue print reading, and exposure to skill trades and technology. These students participate in a one week job readiness workshop, receive 21st Century Job Search Tools, are provided a workshop on Financial Literacy and take the MAT test. The last portion of the program includes Tooling U training, which is administered by CCAT in a 72 hour online pre-apprenticeship training module. Once completed they are earmarked for placement through company tours and interviews scheduled through CCAT’s Career Navigators.

Additionally, a segment has been introduced through CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center for hands on, on the job training. These six students completed their Tooling U training but had no hands-on exposure to manufacturing machines, so they participated in an in-depth 18 hour training component where they got firsthand training with CCAT’s Manufacturing Applications Engineer John von Roemer using a few different pieces of equipment including the Mazak Variaxis 630-5X-II-T milling machine. Among the skills they learned include the basics of setting up a work space, drilling, inspecting and measurements.

For more information on the program, please contact Lead Youth Career Agent, Eliz Cruz at 301-928-3432 or ecruz@capitalworkforce.org or Youth Career Agent Tony Harrington at 860 656-2504 or tharrington@capitalworkforce.org

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