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Over 1000 students represent the Future Workforce at ACM event

Over 1000 students represent the Future Workforce at ACM event

Nearly 1,200 students from over 60 schools were welcomed by 100+ companies at last week’s Aerospace Components Manufacturers (ACM) Future Workforce Opportunities Fair, apart of the annual Aerospace Alley® Tradeshow at the Connecticut Convention Center on Nov. 20. The students, ranging from middle school to college, were greeted by and had…

Joel Rinebold: CT’s pathway to energy and economic sustainability

CCAT’s Energy Director Joel Rinebold recently wrote an op-ed for the Hartford Business Journal entitled “CT’s pathway to energy and economic sustainability.” The op-ed discusses continuing the renewable-energy agenda by connecting the manufacturer and supply chain engagement with offshore wind and other clean energy and providing info for our policy…

‘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…

The Downside of Billions in New Aerospace Contracts

(Hartford Business Journal, 11/11/19) By Aerospace Components Manufacturers Executive Director, Paul Murphy The announcement that Pratt & Whitney won a major new contract for jet engines is good news, but it’s also scary. Anytime a Connecticut company wins a significant contract, it’s a positive development for the company and for…

Cutting-Edge Technologies to be Featured in Interactive Zone at ACM “Future WorkForce Opportunities” Fair

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – Nov. 18, 2019 – The latest leading-edge technologies used in manufacturing today will be showcased in a hands-on Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Interactive Zone led by Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) at the Aerospace Components Manufacturers (ACM) annual “Future WorkForce Opportunities Fair” on November…

New England Makers Summit 2019 – NEMS2019

The Maker Movement empowers people, businesses and communities across the U.S. and around the globe.

We have greater access to the hardware and technology needed to design and make anything imaginable.

Spirited and inclusive Maker communities are rising in urban areas everywhere, as the tools and tech available to passionate and creative people become more powerful, less expensive, and easier to use. How do these trends impact cities?

New England Maker Summit 2019 brings together experts in city planning, Maker Movement industry leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, manufacturers and curious minds to explore “The Impact of Innovation & Making on Urban America.”

CCAT represents Clean Energy at the 20th annual The Future of Energy: What’s the Deal? Conference and Exposition

CCAT represents Clean Energy at the 20th annual The Future of Energy: What’s the Deal? Conference and Exposition

CCAT’s Director of Energy Joel Rinebold took part in the 20th annual The Future of Energy: What’s the Deal? Conference and Exposition on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, Connecticut. The event, hosted by Connecticut Power and Energy Society (CPES) included panel discussions, two keynote speakers, and industry networking.…

CCAT participates in manufacturing-themed Reality Store event at Hartford Boys & Girls Club

CCAT participates in manufacturing-themed Reality Store event at Hartford Boys & Girls Club

Nearly 20 middle and high school students attended a manufacturing-themed, interactive, financial literacy event at the Boys & Girls Club in Hartford called The Reality Store on Tuesday, October 29.  Working with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), students were assigned different manufacturing occupations and had to make certain…

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,…

Girls & Manufacturing Summit inspires middle and high school girls

Girls & Manufacturing Summit inspires middle and high school girls

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – October 23, 2019 – Nearly 100 middle and high school girls from around the state gained new insight into manufacturing and future career options at the 6th annual Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Making It Real: Girls & Manufacturing Summit held Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Sacred…