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Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) Awards Contract to University of Hartford’s Center for Professional Development

Posted 03/30/2011
Posted by Meagan Fazio

The University of Hartford’s Center for Professional Development has received a nearly $25,000 contract from the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) to assist dislocated workers in the aerospace/defense manufacturing industry. The contract is in support of a $990,000 grant awarded to the Town of East Hartford by the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) in October 2010.

The Center for Professional Development will design a comprehensive and personalized service delivery model to provide innovative holistic and integrated employment transition support services for the aerospace and defense manufacturing sector. It is expected that the model will become a prototype for employment transition support services that can be used with numerous manufacturing industries in the future.

“We are pleased to participate in such an important initiative of creating a service that will help dislocated aerospace workers transition to new jobs that, we hope, will keep their talents and skills in Connecticut,” said Center for Professional Development Senior Director Eileen Peltier.

The Center for Professional Development provides career development, training, education, and consulting services for individuals, organizations, businesses, and corporations. Located on the University of Hartford’s Asylum Avenue Campus, it has served adults from across Connecticut since 1968. To learn more, visit the Center’s website at

Chartered in 1957 with the mission to be a “private university with a public purpose,” the University of Hartford offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in the arts, the humanities, business, engineering and technology, education, and the health professions. The University’s student body of 7,200 represents 48 states and 62 countries. For more information about the University, visit

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) helps private and public entities to apply innovative tools and practices to increase efficiencies, improve workforce development and boost competitiveness. CCAT functions as a unique economic development organization that combines expertise in cutting-edge technology with specialized centers of excellence in manufacturing, education, training, energy, and entrepreneurism. Throughout these efforts, CCAT promotes partnerships between industry, academia, and government to create a new collaborative framework for addressing 21st-century economic challenges. For more information, visit