New Haven Manufacturers Association Workshop

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“Solving the Skills Gap in Manufacturing – Innovative CTE Initiatives”

There are over 13,000 career opportunities in manufacturing in Connecticut today, only to grow to over 25,000 in the coming years. Today’s advanced manufacturing requires a highly skilled workforce and our panelists will talk about innovative initiatives they are employing to meet these needs. Hamden Public Schools is building a brand new engineering academy, with a career path for students who can ultimately graduate with not only a high school diploma but also an Associate Degree in manufacturing technology. Wallingford is seeking solutions and partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally which is central to the district’s focus on workforce development. Southern CT State University hosts a Materials and Manufacturing program for Educators to get a stronger sense of today’s real world manufacturing needs.

Jamison Scott, Moderator

NHMA Executive Director

Daniel T Cocchiola, Panelist

Coordinator of Counseling and Career Pathways
Hamden Public Schools

Christine Caragianis Broadbridge, Ph. D., Panelist

Professor of Physics & Executive Director of Research and Innovation, Southern CT State University (SCSU)
Education Director, CRISP, Yale and SCSU
Director, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Center for Nanotechnology
Visiting Fellow, Yale University, Electrical Engineering

Dr. Salvatore Menzo, Panelist

Superintendent
Wallingford Public School District

Rich DuPont, Panelist

Director of Community and Campus Relations AMTC, Housatonic Community College
President, Resource Development Associates