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CCAT & Connecticut Technology Council collaborate to bring you the 2020 Women of Innovation® Awards

CCAT & Connecticut Technology Council collaborate to bring you the 2020 Women of Innovation® Awards

CCAT and the Connecticut Technology Council are proud to collaborate to bring you the 2020 Women of Innovation® Awards.    Now in its 16th year, the annual Women of Innovation® program recognizes women innovators, role models, and leaders in science and technology professions, including outstanding young women at the high…

Over 1000 students represent the Future Workforce at ACM event

Over 1000 students represent the Future Workforce at ACM event

Nearly 1,200 students from over 60 schools were welcomed by 100+ companies at last week’s Aerospace Components Manufacturers (ACM) Future Workforce Opportunities Fair, apart of the annual Aerospace Alley® Tradeshow at the Connecticut Convention Center on Nov. 20. The students, ranging from middle school to college, were greeted by and had…

Joel Rinebold: CT’s pathway to energy and economic sustainability

CCAT’s Energy Director Joel Rinebold recently wrote an op-ed for the Hartford Business Journal entitled “CT’s pathway to energy and economic sustainability.” The op-ed discusses continuing the renewable-energy agenda by connecting the manufacturer and supply chain engagement with offshore wind and other clean energy and providing info for our policy…

‘There’s a Great Job Waiting for You’

(CBIA, 11/21/19) Ask any Connecticut manufacturer about their challenges, and you’re certain to hear that finding talented workers is among the top priorities. That’s why nearly 100 Connecticut companies welcomed 1,600 high school students to the Connecticut Convention Center Nov. 20 for the annual Aerospace Components Manufacturers trade show. In…

The Downside of Billions in New Aerospace Contracts

(Hartford Business Journal, 11/11/19) By Aerospace Components Manufacturers Executive Director, Paul Murphy The announcement that Pratt & Whitney won a major new contract for jet engines is good news, but it’s also scary. Anytime a Connecticut company wins a significant contract, it’s a positive development for the company and for…

CCAT participates in manufacturing-themed Reality Store event at Hartford Boys & Girls Club

CCAT participates in manufacturing-themed Reality Store event at Hartford Boys & Girls Club

Nearly 20 middle and high school students attended a manufacturing-themed, interactive, financial literacy event at the Boys & Girls Club in Hartford called The Reality Store on Tuesday, October 29.  Working with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), students were assigned different manufacturing occupations and had to make certain…

CCAT partners with Vineyard Wind to develop Connecticut’s clean energy supply chain

CCAT has been included in Vineyard Wind’s response to DEEP’s RFP for 22,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power. If Vineyard receives an award, CCAT will be the leading effort to support and integrate offshore wind within CCAT’s programs, initiatives, technical capabilities, and experience in order to develop Connecticut’s clean…

Women Rock Manufacturing Month at the Phoenix Manufacturing 30th Anniversary Celebration

Women Rock Manufacturing Month at the Phoenix Manufacturing 30th Anniversary Celebration

On Tuesday, October 7th, Alyce Stiles, Lynn Raicik and Monica Perez from CCAT joined Phoenix Manufacturing’s president Glenn Ford and Education and Workforce Colleagues Amanda Wiriya from Wepco Plastics and Melanie Hoben from Goodwin College to celebrate the success of the woman-owned business. Senator Richard Blumenthal was the keynote speaker…

Middle schoolers take part in Manufacturing Mania at Goodwin College

(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…

Young Manufacturers Academy graduates again awarded

Young Manufacturers Academy graduates again awarded

This year’s 2019 Small Manufacturers Association (SMA) Student of the Year was Krystal Santiago, a past participant in the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology’s (CCAT) Young Manufacturers Academy (YMA) program. This marks the second year in a row that the SMA Student of the Year award winner was a YMA…