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Google spinoff to test truly driverless cars in California

(AP News, 10/30/18) The robotic car company created by Google is poised to attempt a major technological leap in California, where its vehicles will hit the roads without a human on hand to take control in emergencies. The regulatory approval announced Tuesday allows Waymo’s driverless cars to cruise through California at speeds…

CCAT workforce efforts highlights Pratt & Whitney United Way Leadership Reception

CCAT workforce efforts highlights Pratt & Whitney United Way Leadership Reception

CCAT was on hand for a recent Pratt & Whitney and United Way Leadership Reception hosted by Pratt President Bob Leduc and featuring Victor Sosa, a 2018 East Hartford High School graduate who successfully completed the CCAT/P&W Pipeline Program. CCAT facilitates a pre-screening process for manufacturers, including Pratt & Whitney,…

US Indicts 10 Chinese Over Scheme to Steal Aerospace Tech

(Industry Week, 10/31/18) The United States indicted 10 Chinese, including two intelligence officers, over a five-year scheme to steal technology from U.S. and French aerospace firms by hacking into their computers. The indictments came 20 days after the Department of Justice obtained the unprecedented extradition of a senior Chinese intelligence…

Waterbury Chamber’s STEM/Advanced Manufacturing & Tech Expo

(Naugatuck, 10/29/18) The Chamber will host their 8th annual STEM/Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Expo on Friday, November 30 – vendor space available. The Waterbury Regional Chamber’s Manufacturing Council will host its eighth annual STEM/Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Expo on Friday, November 30, 2018. The event, which is free and open…

Industry Reactions to New National Cyber Strategy

(Security Week, 9/24/18) The White House last week announced the release of the 2018 National Cyber Strategy, which outlines the government’s plans for ensuring the security of cyberspace. Described by officials as the “first fully articulated cyber strategy in 15 years,” the new strategy describes how the current administration plans on protecting…

Four Community Colleges To Launch Apprenticeship Program In Advanced Robotics

(Hartford Courant, 10/9/18) With a grant from a non-profit robotics manufacturing institute and some additional support from the state, several state community colleges will be launching a two-year apprenticeship program this spring in advanced robotics. The program, which will include a mix of class time and paid apprenticeship training at…

Digital Transformations Carry Cybersecurity Concerns

(Manufacturing Tomorrow, 9/11/18) Cybercrime is an ever-evolving epidemic. Pharmaceutical companies face threats like phishing emails that pose as mail from reputable companies as well as malware and insider hacking. Some attackers will encrypt files and ask for a ransom to decrypt them, but not all cybersecurity threats are financially motivated…

Workforce development and Manufacturing Month the focus of CCAT radio show this weekend

Workforce development and Manufacturing Month the focus of CCAT radio show this weekend

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology’s initiatives around workforce development and Connecticut Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing Month will be covered in a broadcast on WZMZ (93.7 FM) on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 6 a.m. The Beat of Connecticut is hosted by Nancy Barrow, who interviewed CCAT Communications Director Silvio Albino…