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…

CCAT helps facilitate Youth Manufacturing Pipeline Job Match at RHAM High School

CCAT helps facilitate Youth Manufacturing Pipeline Job Match at RHAM High School

With the assistance of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), eight students from RHAM High School in Hebron and eleven local manufacturers convened yesterday during a Youth Manufacturing Pipeline Job Match. RHAM High School has implemented a Youth Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative Program (YMPI) at the high school with…

CPTV to showcase CCAT’s workforce development efforts

CPTV to showcase CCAT’s workforce development efforts

Connecticut Public Television’s (CPTV) film crew assembled yesterday morning at CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) for a new series called “Life Lessons:  New Collar Careers.” The series centers around pathways to success in advanced manufacturing as students seek meaningful career opportunities in the field and employers try to build their…

The Connecticut Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition Recognizes 50-Year Achievement

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – March 14, 2019 – The Connecticut Hydrogen Fuel Cell Coalition recognizes FuelCell Energy’s 50th anniversary in the fuel cell industry, making it the oldest continually operating commercial fuel cell company in the world. FuelCell Energy designs and manufactures fuel cells in Danbury and Torrington, Connecticut. This technology…

Restoring Industrial Components with Directed Energy Deposition Saves Time and Costs

(3D Print.com, 3/12/19) Welding on a micron level to restore and repair parts at a fast pace and cost effective is the core of Directed Energy Deposition or DED, also called laser engineered net shaping or LENS (Optomec’s version of DED). It’s an additive manufacturing process in which focused thermal energy is…

CT stakes high ground in additive-manufacturing arms race

(Hartford Business Journal, 3/11/19) Technology mankind has used for generations to cast and shape metal parts is giving way to “additive” processes, in which digital-laser machinery applies layer upon layer of hot material to create complex parts to fine tolerances. Some three decades after it was first introduced, additive manufacturing…

Youth manufacturing education opportunities grow under CHEFA grant; CCAT selected to expand into New London, Bridgeport

Youth manufacturing education opportunities grow under CHEFA grant; CCAT selected to expand into New London, Bridgeport

EAST HARTFORD, Conn.— March 5, 2019 – The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) will be expanding its successful Young Manufacturers Academy (YMA) program thanks to a $250,000 Targeted Grant award by the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA). Currently based primarily in Greater Hartford public schools, under…

Nonprofits, colleges share $1M grants for workforce development

(Hartford Business Journal, 2/27/19) Several nonprofits and state colleges are splitting more than $1 million in grants from a quasi-public funder to spur workforce development in Connecticut. The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA), an agency that lends tax-exempt capital to nonprofits, on Wednesday awarded several grants aimed at…