June 25, 2012
HCC Manufacturing Summit Wednesday 6/27
Impact of Mfg. Center, New ProgramsTo Be Discussed
8- 10 a.m., Events Center, Beacon Hall
BRIDGEPORT - Housatonic Community College’s new Regional Advanced Manufacturing Center and the new Advanced Manufacturing Program that will debut there next semester will be introduced to area businesses at a Manufacturing Summit Wednesday (6/27) at the college. Manufacturers attending the summit will receive a briefing on the new center and program and what they will mean for them. The program, which is accepting applications now for the Fall, 2012 semester, will prepare students for advanced manufacturing positions that include machine operator, CNC (Computer Numeric Control) operator, CNC programmer, assembler, and Quality Control inspector. These can pay in the $15-$20 per-hour range. “Manufacturing in the area and the nation is leading economic growth,” said Bill Griffin, HCC’s academic coordinator, who spearheaded the drive for the new manufacturing center and the program. “Through the application of state-of-the-art technology, manufacturers are more competitive and they need to hire more skilled workers with advanced manufacturing skills.” HCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Program is designed to meet this industry need..
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