Workforce

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…

New technology-assistance program designed to support manufacturing innovation

(Hartford Business Journal, 2/18/19) As the director of strategic partnerships at the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Michelle Cote is bullish about Hartford’s future. She was part of the planning team that helped draw investment from CTNext, a subsidiary of the state’s venture capital firm Connecticut Innovations, to create…

Innovations, entrepreneurs invited to apply for manufacturing assistance

  Hartford, East Hartford entrepreneurs have resources available through Technology Labs Assistance Program (TLAP) EAST HARTFORD, Conn – Jan. 22, 2019 – 3D printing, engineering design and prototype development are just some of the many services available to Hartford and East Hartford-based innovators through a manufacturing assistance program. “There’s a…

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…

Now trending in workplace safety: the next best tech thing

(Business Insurance, 10/24/18) Technology is the next frontier of workplace safety, according to experts at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo. Automation that hands off riskier jobs to machines, artificial intelligence that can help manage safety concerns such as protocols for preventing injuries, sensors that can tell a worker…

Female students attend manufacturing summit

(My Record Journal, 11/12/18) Middle School of Plainville Technology/Engineering faculty members Kim Coyle and Camille Westfall and a group of eighth grade female students recently attended the Making It Real: Girls & Manufacturing Summit sponsored by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology. Read more >