(New Britain Herald, 10/7/19)
EAST HARTFORD – Connecticut Dream It. Do It. hosted over 100 middle school students for a Manufacturing Mania event on Friday at the Goodwin College Business and Manufacturing Center. The goal was to give students a hands-on positive look at the manufacturing industry and help them develop an awareness of the variety of rewarding career opportunities.
“The manufacturers here today are also playing a pivotal role in exposure, especially in this state where we have an incredibly rich history in manufacturing,” said Ron Angelo, president and CEO of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology. “We have to keep that going and the only way to do that is to start very young, give them exposure and get them excited about these fields.”
“I think this was a good opportunity for people like me who don’t know what they want to do,” said Shaylin Montanez, of New Britain. “It gives me a chance to see if this is something I may want to do.”