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The Skills for A Career In The 21st Century Deep Draw Metal Stamping Industry

A Blog from Manufacturing Engineer David Boiano

Technology Hall

NVCC Technology Hall

In 2012 I was asked to join the advisory council to help guide the creation of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC) at Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC), our local community college. The purpose of the AMTC at NVCC, one of four new centers in Connecticut, being modeled after the highly successful Asnuntuck Community College program, is to provide local manufacturers with qualified trained technicians to meet industry specific needs. The centers needed to be designed, built and filled with students in less than one year. Continue reading

Grant helps Prospect business renovate

State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) talks with representatives of Prospect Machine Products about the company’s recent renovations, funded in part through the Small Business Express Program, and the state’s business climate during a tour of the facility Aug. 26. -CONTRIBUTED

PROSPECT — A local business has upgraded thanks to help from a state grant.

Prospect Machine Products at 139 Union City Road received a grant through the Small Business Express Program. Continue reading

Apprenticeships Lead to Bright Manufacturing Future

ApprenticeApprenticeships are to the manufacturing world what internships are to the healthcare field a training ground where students of the trade acquire hands-on skills and first-hand knowledge, while being paid. An apprenticeship is a crucial and helpful step to a permanent job and successful career, yet also a valuable resource in the success of manufacturing. H&T Waterbury, Inc. General Manager Ron Turmel said, “The Waterbury/ Naugatuck Valley area is known as the metal form- ing/stamping capital of the world due to the highly skilled workforce that has been developed and maintained through many apprenticeship programs.” Nothing new, apprenticeships in some area manu- facturing companies have been in existence for decades. Stewart EFI, a precision stamping company in Thomaston, has been offering an apprenticeship program for 27 years.

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