Workforce

Advanced Manufacturing Employer Partnership highlighted in Fox 61 WorkinCT

WorkinCT #CTConfident: Push for new talent in advanced manufacturing (Fox 61 News, 9/18/18) Shawn Dow is fairly new to Phoenix Manufacturing in Enfield. “I was an auto mechanic before. There’s only so much you can do in the auto field without owning your own business, and here you can really expand…

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Recruits Entry-Level Team for Pratt & Whitney

(The New England Council, 9/12/18) NEC member Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) recently announced that their workforce development initiative helped onboard new manufacturing talent for aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney. Through CCAT’s Entry Level Pipeline Program, 16 new employees graduated in August 2018 with full-time positions as Airfoil Cell Operators/Machinists. Read…

NEC Releases Second Edition of “Partnerships for the Talent Pipeline”

NEC Releases Second Edition of “Partnerships for the Talent Pipeline”

Updated Directory Highlights Regional Higher Education-Industry Partnerships The New England Council is pleased to share with you the second edition of “Partnerships for the Talent Pipeline: Directory of New England Higher Education & Industry Partnerships.”   This updated version of the directory –which was first released in the fall of 2016 –…

Story on workforce initiatives aligns CCAT with Pratt & Whitney

How jet-engine innovator Pratt & Whitney is building its next-generation workforce (Hartford Business Journal, 9/10/18) Two of the region’s largest employers — Hartford HealthCare and Pratt & Whitney — are in constant hiring mode as they seek to build up their diverse workforces with top talent. This is a behind-the-scenes…

CCAT helps Pratt & Whitney grow the pipeline

CCAT helps Pratt & Whitney grow the pipeline

One of Connecticut’s largest and most iconic employers has new manufacturing talent onboard, thanks to a Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) workforce development initiative. CCAT provided Pratt & Whitney with several qualified candidates as a part of an Entry Level Pipeline Program in which 16 candidates were accepted and…

CCAT featured as model for Aussie success

(Defence Connect, 8/28/18) The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) is a leading non-profit organisation providing integrated workforce development, research, development and commercialisation support and opportunities, creating and implementing bold ideas for applied technologies, energy solutions, STEM education, career development, and export and cyber compliance, with a key focus on supporting…

Cybersecurity’s insidious new threat: workforce stress

(MIT Technology Review, 8/7/18) he thousands of cybersecurity professionals gathering at Black Hat, a massive conference held in the blistering heat of Las Vegas every summer, are encountering a different type of session this year. A new “community” track is offering talks on a range of workplace issues facing defenders…

U.S. Department Of Labor Announces Grant To Help Women Enter Apprenticeships, Expand Job Opportunities

(Public Now, 7/17/18) WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of funding to help recruit, train, and retain more women in quality pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs, and pursue careers in manufacturing, infrastructure, cybersecurity, and healthcare, among other industries. The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant…