Workforce

‘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…

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…

Manufacturing Expo & Career Fair Attracts Students and Job Seekers

Manufacturing Expo & Career Fair Attracts Students and Job Seekers

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – October 18, 2019 –  Students, families and job seekers explored the exciting field of manufacturing and gathered information about jobs and creative career opportunities at the Manufacturing Expo & Career Fair, a free, public event, held Thursday, Oct. 17 at Vinal Technical High School in Middletown.…