About the Manufacturing Centers
Modeled after the highly successful Manufacturing Machine Technology Program at Asnuntuck Community College (Enfield), the state's three new Manufacturing Centers opened their doors in August 2012. We prepare our students for a career in manufacturing by providing classroom instruction, computer, and hands-on training in a lab environment.
Certificate Program Contacts 2013 Annual Report (pdf)
Commentary from students and employers regarding internship opportunities through the program
The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at Quinebaug Community College
Teaching students the manufacturing industry in CT is alive and growing.
Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate (1st Semester)The first semester, 16-credits, provides essential entry-level skills by combining hands-on instruction, interactive lab experiences, and theory based courses.
Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate (2nd Semester)In the second semester, the 18-credits provides additional skills and knowledge to those seeking employment in machine technology and CNC manufacturing environments. Students may have the opportunity to participate in on-site manufacturing internships during the second semester. Additionally, credits earned in both certificates may be applied to the College of Technology's (COT) Technology Studies Advanced Manufacturing degree option, which may be used for transfer to several four-year universities including Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford.
At the completion of this certificate program students will have also earned their OSHA 10 certificate, 576 hours of related instruction toward an apprenticeship and the opportunity to obtain four National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) competency based credentials.
61 Woodland Street
Director of Advanced Manufacturing Centers
|Asnuntuck Community College
170 Elm Street
|Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd.
|Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Parkway
|Quinebaug Valley Community College
742 Upper Maple Street
Statewide Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Committee (SAMAC)
SAMAC was formed to assist with the oversight and guidance of work at the CSCU manufacturing centers. The existence, support and guidance of SAMAC will help to successfully grow and enhance the work of these centers.
2015 Meeting Schedule
|January 15, 2015 - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.||61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT - 3rd Floor, rm 313 (former 331)|
|February 19, 2015 - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.||61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT - 3rd Floor, rm 313 (former 331)|
|61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT - 3rd Floor, rm 313 (former 331)|
|April 23, 2015 - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.||61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT - 3rd Floor, rm 313 (former 331)|
|May 21, 2015 - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.||61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT - 3rd Floor, rm 313 (former 331)|
|June 18, 2015 - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.||61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT - 3rd Floor, rm 313 (former 331)|
|September 17, 2015 - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.||61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT - 3rd Floor, rm 313 (former 331)|
|October 22, 2015 - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.||61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT - 3rd Floor, rm 313 (former 331)|
|November 19, 2015 - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.||61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT - 3rd Floor, rm 313 (former 331)|
|December 17, 2015 - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.||61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT - 3rd Floor, rm 313 (former 331)|
Advisory Committee Members
|Tracy Ariel, Co-Chair||Director, Advanced Manufacturing Centers,|
CT Board of Regents for Higher Education/CSCU
|Catherine Awwad||Executive Director, Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board|
|John Beauregard||Executive Director, Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board|
|Dave Boiano||Director, Quality Assurance, Prospect Machine Products|
|Ray Coombs||President, West Minster Tool|
|Andrea Comer, Co-Chair||Executive Director, CBIA Education Foundation|
|Donald Dastoli||Director, HR/Ethics & Compliance Officer, Aerogear|
|Joseph Defeo||Coordinator, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, STEM, Naugatuck Valley Community College|
|Chris DiPentima||President, Pegasus Manufacturing|
|Edward Dombroski||Manufacturing Program Coordinator, Manchester Community College|
|Richard Dupont||President, Resource Development Associations|
|Elliot Ginsberg||CCAT President & CEO|
|Hubert Godin||Advanced Manufacturing Center Coordinator, Middlesex Community College|
|Michelle Hall||Project Director, CAMI, BOR/CSCU|
|Joe Haupt||Engineering Manager, EPG, Alinabal Inc.|
|Daniel Higgins Jr.||Production Manager, Fuel Cell America, Inc.|
|Paul Hoffman||President, Orange Research|
|John Kornegay||Retired Aviation/Manufacturing Professional|
|Keri LaMontagne||Regional Apprenticeship Representative,|
CT Dept. of Environmental Protection
|Steve LaPointe||Advanced Manufacturing Center Coordinator,|
Quinebaug Valley Community College
|Kenneth Lisk||President, Lacey Manufacturing Company|
|Louis Manzione||Dean, College of Engineering, Technology & Architecture|
|Nancy Martin||HR Rep., Sr./Electric Boat Corp.|
|Paul Martland||Dean of Administrative Services/Quinebaug Valley Community College|
|Taryn Mazejka||HR Manager, Aerospace|
|Steven Minkler||Dean of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer|
|John Murphy||Education Consultant for Manufacturing Technologies;|
Automated & Precision Machining, Welding & Metal Fabrication, Mechanical Design & Engineering Technology, Mechatronics, Sustainable Architecture, CT Technical High School System
|Jeff Paul||President, Whitcraft|
|Tom Phillips||Executive Director, Capital Workforce Partners|
|Michael Polo||CEO/Founder, Ad Chem Manufacturing Technologies Inc.|
|Elizabeth Roop||Academic Dean, Housatonic Community College|
|Catherine Seaver||Interim Assoc. Dean of Student Affairs, Manchester Community College|
|Catherine Smith||Commissioner, CT Dept. of Economic & Community Development|
|Pat Van Tassel||SchaefflerTraining Specialist/Facilitator|
|Jim Troup||Provost & Sr. Dean of Administration, Naugatuck Valley Community College|
|Robert Vaida||Representative, Asnuntuck Community College|
|Marjorie Valentin||Director of Continuing Education, Three Rivers Community College|
|Kelli Vallieres||CEO, Sound Manufacturing|
Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Initiative (CAMI)
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) were awarded a $15M, multi-year US Department of Labor (USDOL) Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCCT) grant in September 2014. The proposal, referred to as the Connecticut Advanced Manufactur-ing Initiative (CAMI), was among thousands of proposals competing for federal dollars in the fourth and final round of TAACCCT.
Three Rivers Community College will launch their new Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication certificate program in October 2015, which combines both non-credit and credit coursework. The program will begin with a non-credit pre-manufacturing program, which will include four weeks of coursework.
August 2015 Newsletter (pdf)
The CAMI grant, and preexisting bond funding, will give CSCU a rare and exciting opportunity to improve their advanced manufacturing facilities, which will include the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, renovation, and bricks and mortar construction. With design complete on most of the planned projects, we are excited to announce that ground breaking is slated to begin this fall at many CAMI Consortium community colleges.
June 2015 Newsletter (pdf)