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Goodwin College partners with CCAT to become a ‘full-service’ stop for manufacturing

Goodwin College partners with CCAT to become a ‘full-service’ stop for manufacturing

(Bristol Press, 1/8/18) EAST HARTFORD -As more businesses pack up and leave Connecticut and thousands of manufacturing jobs go unfilled each year, Goodwin College has a plan to fix that. “We want to be a full service stop for all these manufacturers,” said Clif-ford Thermer, chairman of the Department of…

Raising awareness to close the manufacturing skills gap

(Hartford Business Journal, 10/30/17) Q&A talks to Susan Palisano, the director of education and workforce development at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), which leads October’s annual “Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing Month.” Q. How did the idea of establishing October as “manufacturing month” come about? A.…

Catalyst Endowment Fund Awards $50,000 to Program to Recruit and Train Women in Manufacturing Careers

(Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, 10/25/17) Connecticut manufacturers have said they are struggling to find skilled labor both for a growing number of existing positions and to replenish a workforce from which baby boomers are retiring at a rapid pace. In Connecticut there is currently no direct pipeline for many…

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…

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…