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‘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…

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,…

CCAT Provides Hands-On Activities For Waterbury Regional Chamber’s Stem/Advanced Manufacturing Expo

CCAT Provides Hands-On Activities For Waterbury Regional Chamber’s Stem/Advanced Manufacturing Expo

The following press release was distributed by the Waterbury Regional Chamber: WATERBURY, CT, October 18, 2019 — The Waterbury Regional Chamber’s 2019 STEM/Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Expo, set for Friday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Naugatuck Valley Community College, will include new interactive activities for students…

Officials tour Pegasus Manufacturing in Middletown to learn about careers in field

(CTPost, 10/10/19) MIDDLETOWN — State officials marked Manufacturing Month by joining high school students on a tour of Pegasus Manufacturing on Timber Ridge Road earlier this week. Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, state Sen. Matt Lesser and state Rep. Quentin Phipps visited the facility Oct. 4 to hear from students and employees about…

Middletown Works offers HOPE to improve lives of single-parent families

(CTPost, 10/11/19) MIDDLETOWN — Middletown Works announces the launch of an outreach campaign designed to build community and investment in the citizens of Middletown. HOPE, has three areas of focus: monthly community cafés,designed to bring together a variety of people in the city to get to know each other, share resources and build…

Middle schoolers take part in Manufacturing Mania at Goodwin College

(New Britain Herald, 10/7/19) EAST HARTFORD – Connecticut Dream It. Do It. hosted over 100 middle school students for a Manufacturing Mania event on Friday at the Goodwin College Business and Manufacturing Center. The goal was to give students a hands-on positive look at the manufacturing industry and help them…

CPTV to showcase CCAT’s workforce development efforts

CPTV to showcase CCAT’s workforce development efforts

Connecticut Public Television’s (CPTV) film crew assembled yesterday morning at CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) for a new series called “Life Lessons:  New Collar Careers.” The series centers around pathways to success in advanced manufacturing as students seek meaningful career opportunities in the field and employers try to build their…

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…