Education/Workforce

Intro to Manufacturing Careers for Educators

This workshop will discuss manufacturing in Connecticut, how the industry has changed, and available career opportunities and pathways.

Today’s manufacturing industry offers a variety of career opportunities for students with interests in art, gaming, inventing, building, and more. There are nearly 4,000 manufacturing companies in Connecticut that employ over 160,000 workers, and training for a manufacturing career is now easily accessible and facilitates a clear pathway for career growth.

This workshop will discuss manufacturing in Connecticut, how the industry is evolving, and available career opportunities and pathways. Participants will also receive a tour of CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center. This is a great workshop for educators of grades K-16 interested in learning about what manufacturing looks like today and how their students can get a head start on preparing for a rewarding career in the industry.

Registration is required and the cost to participate is $100 per person. Schools registering a group of ten or more participants will receive a reduced cost of $75 per person. This workshop will need a minimum of six attendees to run.

To register, please click here. 

The workshop is part of CCAT’s Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Workshops for Educators Series and will be held at CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to set up alternate workshop days or times, please contact Kristi Oki at (860) 282-4907 or koki@ccat.us.

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…

‘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…

Intro to Additive Technologies for Educators

This workshop is an excellent opportunity for any educator interested in going beyond desktop 3D printing and learning about the latest technologies and future of advanced manufacturing.

Today’s manufacturing industry offers a variety of career opportunities for students with interests in art, gaming, inventing, building, and more. There are nearly 4,000 manufacturing companies in Connecticut that employ over 160,000 workers, and training for a manufacturing career is now easily accessible and facilitates a clear pathway for career growth.

In this workshop, you’ll learn about cutting-edge materials and technologies used in Additive Manufacturing and the variety of career opportunities for your students. This workshop is an excellent opportunity for any educator interested in going beyond desktop 3D printing and learning about the latest technologies and future of advanced manufacturing.

Registration is required and the cost to participate is $100 per person. Schools registering a group of ten or more participants will receive a reduced cost of $75 per person. This workshop will need a minimum of six attendees to run.

To register, please click here. 

The workshop is part of CCAT’s Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Workshops for Educators Series and will be held at CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to set up alternate workshop days or times, please contact Kristi Oki at (860) 282-4907 or koki@ccat.us.

Cutting-Edge Technologies to be Featured in Interactive Zone at ACM “Future WorkForce Opportunities” Fair

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – Nov. 18, 2019 – The latest leading-edge technologies used in manufacturing today will be showcased in a hands-on Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Interactive Zone led by Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) at the Aerospace Components Manufacturers (ACM) annual “Future WorkForce Opportunities Fair” on November…

New England Makers Summit 2019 – NEMS2019

The Maker Movement empowers people, businesses and communities across the U.S. and around the globe.

We have greater access to the hardware and technology needed to design and make anything imaginable.

Spirited and inclusive Maker communities are rising in urban areas everywhere, as the tools and tech available to passionate and creative people become more powerful, less expensive, and easier to use. How do these trends impact cities?

New England Maker Summit 2019 brings together experts in city planning, Maker Movement industry leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, manufacturers and curious minds to explore “The Impact of Innovation & Making on Urban America.”

Cutting-Edge Technologies Showcased at Waterbury STEM/Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Expo

Cutting-Edge Technologies Showcased at Waterbury STEM/Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Expo

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – Nov. 5, 2019 – The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) led Connecticut Dream It. Do It. team-building activities and a unique Interactive Zone to showcase manufacturing and new technologies at the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s STEM/Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Expo held November 1 at Naugatuck Valley…

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…

Manufacturing summit for female students hosted at Sacred Heart University

(CTPost, 10/22/19) – FAIRFIELD — If the precision machining shop at Platt Tech in Milford was light on female students on Tuesday, it’s because nearly half of them were representing at a Girls & Manufacturing Summit at Sacred Heart University. It was a program designed to convince more girls that math,…