Education/Workforce

Community News For The East Hartford Edition – Working Cities Challenge

Community News For The East Hartford Edition – Working Cities Challenge

(Hartford Courant, 10/17/17) Working Cities Challenge EAST HARTFORD — East Hartford has been selected to participate, competing with nine other towns and cities across Connecticut, in the Working Cities Challenge. Developed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, this Challenge is a multiyear, multistate funding initiative that is designed to…

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…

Thienly Nguyen: Summer Internship in Education

(CT Space Grant, 10/5/17) During this past summer, Ms. Thienly Nguyen, an undergraduate biomedical engineering student enrolled in the University of Hartford, was an intern at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) in their Education and Workforce Development (EWD) department. CCAT is a non-profit organization that, at its start, focused on supporting and…

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…

CCAT leads manufacturing industry boosting awareness in October

(Hartford Business Journal, 9/27/17) For the sixth consecutive year, Connecticut is celebrating October as manufacturing month, and coordinating activities with a nationwide campaign to draw more talent to the industry. Licensed and led by East Hartford’s Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) and financed by the Department of Economic…

October Declared Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing Month

  Nearly 400 middle, high school students to join in interactive, hands-on events to learn about manufacturing careers on Oct. 6 and 19. EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – September 26, 2017 – Connecticut’s next generation of manufacturers will come together by the hundreds in October for the sixth annual Connecticut. Dream…

We Need to Give Low-Income Kids a Chance at High-Tech Futures, and After-School Programs Can Help

We Need to Give Low-Income Kids a Chance at High-Tech Futures, and After-School Programs Can Help

(Education Post, 8/28/17) STEM education—science, technology, engineering, and math—has become a national priority. STEM jobs are among the fastest-growing and highest-paying jobs in America, and nearly 80 percent of all new jobs created nationwide over the next decade will require STEM skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, perseverance…