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Young Manufacturers Academy graduates again awarded

Young Manufacturers Academy graduates again awarded

This year’s 2019 Small Manufacturers Association (SMA) Student of the Year was Krystal Santiago, a past participant in the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology’s (CCAT) Young Manufacturers Academy (YMA) program. This marks the second year in a row that the SMA Student of the Year award winner was a YMA…

Alyce Stiles joins CCAT’s Education team

Alyce Stiles joins CCAT’s Education team

Alyce Stiles has joined the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) in East Hartford as the Associate Director of Experiential STEM Education.  In this new role, Alyce will oversee the delivery of the Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. activities, including the highly-successful summer and in-school Young Manufacturers Academy programs across…

CCAT helps facilitate Youth Manufacturing Pipeline Job Match at RHAM High School

CCAT helps facilitate Youth Manufacturing Pipeline Job Match at RHAM High School

With the assistance of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), eight students from RHAM High School in Hebron and eleven local manufacturers convened yesterday during a Youth Manufacturing Pipeline Job Match. RHAM High School has implemented a Youth Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative Program (YMPI) at the high school with…

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…

Youth manufacturing education opportunities grow under CHEFA grant; CCAT selected to expand into New London, Bridgeport

Youth manufacturing education opportunities grow under CHEFA grant; CCAT selected to expand into New London, Bridgeport

EAST HARTFORD, Conn.— March 5, 2019 – The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) will be expanding its successful Young Manufacturers Academy (YMA) program thanks to a $250,000 Targeted Grant award by the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA). Currently based primarily in Greater Hartford public schools, under…

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…

CWP Targets Training, Development and Marketing to Help Build Connecticut’s Manufacturing Workforce

(Advanced Manufacturing, 11/29/18) Capital Workforce Partners (CWP) is the regional workforce development board in North Central Connecticut; our objective is to help individuals overcome barriers to employment and build the necessary skill sets to meet business hiring needs. Through the American Job Center network, CWP invests in youth development, develops sustainable career pathways…

CCAT’s Education and Workforce team to support STEM/Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Expo

CCAT’s Education & Workforce Development team will be on hand to show its wares as the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s Manufacturing Council host its eighth annual STEM/Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Expo on Friday, Nov. 30. The free and public event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the…