Workforce Innovations

Promoting engagement and achievement in science and mathematics is both an academic imperative and a critical component in developing a robust, highly skilled talent pipeline. Educators face the challenge of cultivating student interest in and appreciation for STEM. At the same time, companies need to be able to attract, train and retain a solid base of qualified employees to succeed.

At CCAT, we spearhead innovative approaches to enhance K-12 STEM education, career awareness, and workforce development. We create engaging, context-based curriculum, implement experiential student programming that introduces STEM careers, and offer professional development to help educators adapt to new national standards and transform their classrooms into active learning environments.

We work with the manufacturing community to enhance employer engagement and provide critical assistance to job seekers. As a licensed test center, we also administer basic and technical skills assessments for core manufacturing competencies, resulting in industry-recognized credentials.

Build your team’s skills with our Industry 4.0 demonstrations and workshops. 

Committed to ensuring that the manufacturing sector has access to a well-trained and qualified talent pipeline

Employer-led Workforce Solutions Collaborative Metro Hartford Industry Partnership focused on the workforce needs of advanced manufacturing and technology companies in the Hartford and Enfield labor market areas

Manufacturing might be right for you, if you: 

  • Enjoy figuring out how things work and solving practical problems
  • Enjoy developing new techniques and products
  • Have an interest in making things—especially using technology, electronics, lasers, and robots

Explore the possibilities of a rewarding career online, outdoors or in person! Meet the CCAT Workforce Innovation Team to learn more about:

  • Connecticut companies
  • Different career paths within advanced manufacturing
  • Job requirements and training programs
  • Pay scale and benefits for industry jobs  

Are you a high school Junior or Senior? Join us on Zoom for an overview of Connecticut’s high-tech manufacturing industry.
Every Monday from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Every Thursday from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

To register, CLICK HERE
(Sessions end Sept. 1)

On the front lawn of the East Hartford Public Library at 840 Main Street 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, September 9
Friday, September 30
Friday, October 14
Friday, October 28

Hartford Public Library at the Lyric at 603 Park Street. To reserve a spot, register here.
Mondays 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
(Sessions end Sept. 1)

These sessions are free and open to the general public.