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Goodwin College partners with CCAT to become a ‘full-service’ stop for manufacturing

Goodwin College partners with CCAT to become a ‘full-service’ stop for manufacturing

(Bristol Press, 1/8/18) EAST HARTFORD -As more businesses pack up and leave Connecticut and thousands of manufacturing jobs go unfilled each year, Goodwin College has a plan to fix that. “We want to be a full service stop for all these manufacturers,” said Clif-ford Thermer, chairman of the Department of…

WNPR Visits CT Dream It Do It Program at Simpson-Waverly School

WNPR Visits CT Dream It Do It Program at Simpson-Waverly School

WNPR’s David Desroches stopped by Simpson-Waverly School in Hartford, Conn. on Dec. 1 to talk to the students participating in Straw Skyscraper, a Young Manufacturer’s Academy activity led by CCAT’s Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. (CT DIDI) program, funded by CT DECD’s Manufacturing Innovation Fund and a Hartford Foundation for…

Raising awareness to close the manufacturing skills gap

(Hartford Business Journal, 10/30/17) Q&A talks to Susan Palisano, the director of education and workforce development at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), which leads October’s annual “Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing Month.” Q. How did the idea of establishing October as “manufacturing month” come about? A.…

Catalyst Endowment Fund Awards $50,000 to Program to Recruit and Train Women in Manufacturing Careers

(Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, 10/25/17) Connecticut manufacturers have said they are struggling to find skilled labor both for a growing number of existing positions and to replenish a workforce from which baby boomers are retiring at a rapid pace. In Connecticut there is currently no direct pipeline for many…

Community News For The East Hartford Edition – Working Cities Challenge

Community News For The East Hartford Edition – Working Cities Challenge

(Hartford Courant, 10/17/17) Working Cities Challenge EAST HARTFORD — East Hartford has been selected to participate, competing with nine other towns and cities across Connecticut, in the Working Cities Challenge. Developed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, this Challenge is a multiyear, multistate funding initiative that is designed to…