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Public-private partnerships key to workforce development

(Hartford Business Journal, 4/3/17) Amid Connecticut’s budget woes, the state received a nice gift last week from manufacturer and electronics maker Siemens. The German conglomerate announced it is donating $315 million worth of manufacturing and product design software to the state’s community colleges to help better prepare students for advanced-manufacturing…

Siemens gives CT community colleges $315M worth of manufacturing software

(Hartford Courant, 3/27/17) — Siemens, a German manufacturing and electronics company, is giving the state’s community colleges manufacturing and product design software with a commercial value of $315 million. “This is great news for our system but especially for our students,” said Mark Ojakian, president of Connecticut State Colleges &…