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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…

Indegy Releases Series of Videos on Critical Infrastructure Protection for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

(Business Wire, 10/2/18) NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Indegy, a leader in industrial cyber security, announced that beginning today it will release an educational video each week in October as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018. The annual event is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has…

CCAT Celebrates National Manufacturing Day with Pratt & Whitney

CCAT Celebrates National Manufacturing Day with Pratt & Whitney

CCAT’s Sue Palisano spoke at Pratt & Whitney’s Career Pathways event during Manufacturing Day on Oct. 5. Palisano, Director of Education & Workforce Development gave an overview to public school educators and administrators on the state of manufacturing in Connecticut, job opportunities and the services CCAT offers school systems.

UConn opens building to help foster research partnerships

(Norwich Bulletin, 9/21/18) STORRS — UConn has cut the ribbon on a building designed to foster partnerships between the school’s researchers and industry. The Innovation Partnership Building was funded with about $85 million from industry. It brings together academic experts and companies in fields such as flexible electronics, materials science,…

Connecticut Cyber Chief and other officials say utilities thwarted attacks

CT officials: Utilities thwarted millions of hacking attempts (Hartford Business Journal, 9/18/18) Connecticut cybersecurity officials said Tuesday that utility companies have faced more frequent and sophisticated attempts to penetrate their networks over the past year, but suffered no breaches. In a second annual review of utility cyberdefenses — a confidential…

Stanley Black & Decker’s downtown tech center a beacon into U.S. manufacturing’s future

(Hartford Business Journal, 9/17/18) Inside a downtown Hartford skyscraper, legendary New Britain hand- and power-tool maker Stanley Black & Decker has set up a collaborative technology laboratory whose aim is to bottle innovation lightning of all kinds. When it formally debuts as early as late October, the pilot Stanley Technology…