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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.…

Video competition for high schoolers emphasizes ‘cool’ manufacturing

Program promotes industry partnerships; introduces youth to manufacturing and future careers EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — October 26, 2017 — What’s so cool about manufacturing? Connecticut’s high schools and manufacturers are about to get together and not just tell you … but show you. Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. (CTDIDI) is launching…

Careers for young women in manufacturing focus of  Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. summit on October 19

Careers for young women in manufacturing focus of Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. summit on October 19

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – October 12, 2017 – Inquisitive young minds will gather with leading women in manufacturing at the fourth annual “Making it Real: Girls & Manufacturing Summit” next week. As part of the Connecticut Center for Technology’s (CCAT) Dream It. Do It. initiative, the Summit taps into today’s…

Students urged to ‘dream it, do it’ on Manufacturing Day

(The Day, 10/6/17) Groton — More than 50 middle schoolers had been working on a K’Nex swing ride project for over 10 minutes when Bruce Karasik told them he didn’t like the way it was turning out, and they would have to partially start over with a new design. Paxton Montieth, an eighth-grade student…