The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) announces the appointment of Dr. Amy Thompson as its new Chief Training Officer (CTRO), effective September 1. Thompson will lead CCAT’s workforce, training, development and certification programs. Thompson, who is widely respected in industry and academia, joins the organization after directing Systems Engineering education programs at higher education institutions for more than a decade, the most recent at UConn. She has received funding previously for her work from the U.S. Department of Energy, AFRL, NIUVT, Pratt & Whitney, Eversource, and United Illuminating. She most recently, in 2023, led the effort at UConn to win the DoE Renew America’s Schools grant for Connecticut, working with Bridgeport Public Schools, bringing over $4M in federal resources to improve energy efficiency at some of their schools, only one of 26 awards made nationally. Thompson also contributed to the development of the new U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at UConn, serving as an Assistant Director.
Please join us online Thursday, November 9 for Importance of Performance Feedback, the final webinar of our Job Quality Learning Labs series for manufacturers. In this session we’ll discuss performance management and how your team can build an empowered workforce.
Sponsored by Workforce Solutions Collaborative of Metro Hartford, Job Quality Learning Labs are free online workshops designed to explore new ways for manufacturers to develop a transformative culture.
Session 1, June 29
Job Quality: What’s the Hype?
We’ll define, discuss and help you to understand what this means for your company.
Session 2, August 2 (This session was cancelled)
Supporting the Employee Life Cycle
Come talk best practices that support your employees from recruitment all the way to retirement.
Session 3, Sept. 27
Employee Engagment Surveys
Learn how using the workers’ voice can drive employee satisfaction which leads to better business outcomes.
Session 4, Nov. 9
Importance of Performance Feedback
Let’s discuss performance management and how your team can build an empowered workforce.
Instructor: Monica Perez, People & Culture Manager, CCAT
Monica Perez is the People and Culture Manager for the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology. In this role she works directly with the president and chief executive officer to establish and maintain a positive work environment that aligns with CCAT’s vision, mission, and core values. Her goal is to create an inclusive culture where all employees at all levels have a sense of belonging, feel valued, respected, heard, and supported. She also has over 10 years of experience working for non-profit organizations ranging from program management, overseeing employer and community-based partnerships and coaching others in job quality initiatives. As a leader in workforce development, Monica supports innovative business strategies that yield positive, tangible outcomes for both the employer and their teams. Bringing together her education and military experience, she’s able to use a unique lens to visualize opportunities. Monica is currently a technical sergeant in the Connecticut Air National Guard; she enlisted as a Security Forces member in June of 2008, was a combat arms instructor since 2013, and recently has been selected to become a first sergeant for the Connecticut Air National Guard and is beginning that journey alongside her work at CCAT.
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