Women in manufacturing was the focus of Naugatuck Valley Community College’s annual celebration on October 23 of Manufacturing Month in Connecticut. Women in Manufacturing—Inspire, Attract, Retain brought together industry leaders, educators, legislators and NVCC alumni to discuss the opportunities for women which exist in manufacturing and how to attract more women to the field. The event also featured tours of NVCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center led by current students and graduates.
Nearly 82 percent of manufacturing jobs in Connecticut are considered “advanced”—the highest proportion of any New England state, according to a study released by the Boston-based New England Council on October 5 during a forum at Naugatuck Valley Community College. The research, conducted by Deloitte Consulting, also finds that as manufacturing becomes even more high tech, Connecticut and the region have a considerable edge over other areas of the country.
Naugatuck Valley Community College student Wilson Rosado II of Watertown has been named NVCC’s Manufacturing Technology Student of the Year for 2015.
NVCC is one of four Connecticut centers to be recognized
The Advanced Manufacturing Centers Initiative was recognized for its program longevity since the creation of the first Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield in 1998, and for successfully duplicating the initiative in 2012 at three community colleges, including Naugatuck Valley Community College.
Hannah Lenoce, Cheshire, has been hired at Marion Manufacturing as part of CT Apprentice Program
As a 2014 NVCC Advanced Manufacturing program graduate, Hannah Lenoce, 19, has a promise of employment for at least the next four years at Marion Manufacturing Co. in Cheshire. At the end of this time, she will be nationally certified as a tool-and-die maker, making her highly marketable and transferable at a time when most manufacturers are scrambling to replace an aging workforce.
Representatives from the Precision Metalforming Association were on campus April 24 to confer the funds
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) presented Naugatuck Valley Community College with two $1,000 checks on Thurs., April 24, 2014 to support advanced manufacturing at the College. According to Joe Defeo, director of the NVCC Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC), the grants will be used to boost promotion and recruitment initiatives.
STEM Honors Society Accepts 19 from NVCC
On Friday, April 11, 2014, 17 NVCC students and 2 NVCC administrators were inducted into the Connecticut College of Technology’s chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau, Gamma Phi. Epsilon Pi Tau recognizes academic excellence of students in fields devoted to the study of technology and the preparation of practitioners for the technology professions.
Students talk one-on-one with professionals about career paths
What do manufacturing, water quality, biomedical engineering, research science, computer science, ecology and evolutionary biology have in common? You’ve undoubtedly guessed it: they are all powerful career fields for women who thrive on the “hows” and “whys” of the world and who embrace the challenge to make that world better.
Manufacturing Students Named SMA Students of the Month
On Monday, March 10, the Smaller Manufacturer’s Association (SMA) honored two Naugatuck Valley Community College Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC) students, TJ Dignan and Daniel Damiata, as SMA’s March Students of the Month. Both students entered the AMTC in fall 2013 and are expected to graduate this May with Level II Advanced Manufacturing certificates, which means they have completed all of the education necessary for entry into the workforce.
Naugatuck Valley Community College’s (NVCC) Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is currently enrolling students for the fall 2013 semester with an expected Advanced Manufacturing Certificate completion date of May 2014.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced on June 25 that Naugatuck Valley Community College will receive $825,000 towards the purchase of additional manufacturing equipment within its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.