Education/Workforce

Congressman Larson encourages CCAT Young Manufacturers Academy students to become pioneers

Congressman Larson encourages CCAT Young Manufacturers Academy students to become pioneers

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Aug. 15, 2017 — Pointing to a future of manufacturing opportunities in the state of Connecticut, U.S. Rep. John Larson (CT-1) urged East Hartford and South Windsor students attending a program at Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) to attain skills and jobs that will make…

Pratt & Whitney Ambassador Teaches YMA Kids About Rewarding Manufacturing Careers

Pratt & Whitney Ambassador Teaches YMA Kids About Rewarding Manufacturing Careers

Young Manufacturers got a glimpse into what it’s like to work in manufacturing from a talented engine mechanic from Pratt & Whitney. Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. (CTDIDI) Ambassador and Pratt & Whitney Lead Engine Mechanic Rhonda Leonard visited CCAT on July 27 to speak with the Young Manufacturers Academy students…

The ‘Code Like a Girl’ Congressional Bill Wants to Close Tech Education’s Gender Gap

(Observer, 7/21/17) Women are vastly underrepresented in tech industries, earning only 28 percent of computer science degrees. This disparity can be traced back to K-12 education, where boys are nearly twice as likely as girls to take a computer science course. how many co-sponsors, what committeeThankfully Congress is starting to realize the scope of…

Letter to the Editor: Program changes perception of manufacturing careers

(New Haven Register, 7/26/17) The New Haven Register’s July 6 article, “Connecticut technical high school summer manufacturer’s academy teaches real skills,” was an enlightening look at the endless possibilities when introducing manufacturing to students at a young age. It opens their worlds to career prospects they may not have otherwise…

Young Manufacturers Learn To Code at CCAT

Young Manufacturers Learn To Code at CCAT

Future manufacturers are getting an early look into a widening field of opportunities by learning how to code at CCAT as a part of Connecticut. Dream It. Do It’s Young Manufacturers Academy. The Young Manufacturers Academy (YMA) is an innovative, customizable program for grade 6-8 students that develops awareness of and interest…