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CETA and CCAT Providing Specialized Courses for Regional Manufacturers
The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) and the University of Hartford's College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) are collaborating to create and provide a series of certification courses for regional manufacturing companies.
The collaboration got underway this week with a two-day course on "Transition to Titanium Machining," which is being held at CCAT’s state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) in East Hartford.
“Through the capabilities of the Advanced Manufacturing Center laboratories, we help companies generate topline growth and enhance their bottom-line savings,” CCAT President and Chief Executive Officer Elliot Ginsberg said. “Most importantly, the programs we offer through the AMC keep manufacturers competitive not only in Connecticut, but across the region and the nation to succeed in today’s global market.”
Future certificate courses will be held either at the AMC or on the University of Hartford campus in the Manufacturing Metrology Lab, which opened last August.
The lab, which is part of CETA's Center for Manufacturing and Metrology, addresses critical skill shortages and helps prepare students to assume leadership positions within a world-class manufacturing base, according to CETA Professor Chittaranjan Sahay, who serves as director of the Center for Manufacturing and Metrology and heads the Manufacturing Metrology Lab. “The Center extends the University’s capability of providing technical service and training to the manufacturing industry in coordinate-measuring machines, structured light scanning and scanning electron and optical microscopy, and surface profiling and machining,” Sahay said.
In Connecticut, small- to mid-sized manufacturers looking to hone their competitive edge will strongly benefit from the new courses, according to CETA Dean Lou Manzione. “These certifications will enable Connecticut’s manufacturing companies to extend their reach to the global supply chain,” he said. “This is an exciting partnership that enhances the relevance of the University of Hartford’s curriculum for regional businesses.”
CCAT Director of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Initiative Robert Torrani added, “We are excited to collaborate with the University of Hartford and pleased to add our expertise to the courses CETA will offer. We look forward to seeing the certificate program grow to help Connecticut’s advanced manufacturing companies develop the skilled workforce that they need to thrive today and to prepare for the future.”