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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…

Alyce Stiles joins CCAT’s Education team

Alyce Stiles joins CCAT’s Education team

Alyce Stiles has joined the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) in East Hartford as the Associate Director of Experiential STEM Education.  In this new role, Alyce will oversee the delivery of the Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. activities, including the highly-successful summer and in-school Young Manufacturers Academy programs across…

Nonprofits, colleges share $1M grants for workforce development

(Hartford Business Journal, 2/27/19) Several nonprofits and state colleges are splitting more than $1 million in grants from a quasi-public funder to spur workforce development in Connecticut. The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA), an agency that lends tax-exempt capital to nonprofits, on Wednesday awarded several grants aimed at…

CCAT’s Education and Workforce team to support STEM/Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Expo

CCAT’s Education & Workforce Development team will be on hand to show its wares as the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s Manufacturing Council host its eighth annual STEM/Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Expo on Friday, Nov. 30. The free and public event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the…

Female students attend manufacturing summit

(My Record Journal, 11/12/18) Middle School of Plainville Technology/Engineering faculty members Kim Coyle and Camille Westfall and a group of eighth grade female students recently attended the Making It Real: Girls & Manufacturing Summit sponsored by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology. Read more >

Manufacturing career summit aims to inspire women

(WFSB, 10/31/18) CROMWELL, CT (WFSB) – Careers in science, engineering and manufacturing were all on display at a women’s summit in Cromwell on Wednesday. The message for young girls at the summit was “if you can dream it, you can do it.” Watch the news story here >

Manufacturing Mania in Southbury introduces students to industry in need of skilled workers

Manufacturing Mania in Southbury introduces students to industry in need of skilled workers

Published with permission of the Waterbury Republican-American (Waterbury Republican-American, 10/17/18) SOUTHBURY – Some 200 middle school-aged students left their classrooms Wednesday and traveled to the Heritage Hotel in Southbury for Manufacturing Mania, an event organized by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. For manufacturers it was a chance to introduce students to…

Event for students highlights manufacturing industry

Event for students highlights manufacturing industry

(WFSB, 10/17/18) SOUTHBURY, CT (WFSB) — A huge event in Southbury brought together middle school students from across the state on Wednesday. The task of Manufacturing Mania was to highlight career opportunities in the industry “We’re doing all these different kinds of engineering experiences and manufacturing to see what it’s…