quinebaug valley community college

From the Director

Now is the time to get involved in advanced manufacturing

Steve LaPointeThe fall 2016 cohort of students were welcomed into our new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at the start of the fall term. As the need for skilled machinists, CNC operators and CNC programmers escalates, so will the desire for students to be educated in this exciting and growing field. The nation is faced with an aging manufacturing workforce so the demand for skilled workers will continue to grow. We are fortunate to have world class companies like Whitcraft, Westminster Tool, Linemaster Switch, Foster Corp. and Putnam Plastics looking to hire many of our graduates.

We thank our partner, H.H. Ellis Technical High School, who so generously allowed us to run our program in their lab over the past four years.  An exciting advancement is with the ability for technical high school students, who are specializing in manufacturing, to now take testing which allows them to enter the second semester of the QVCC certificate program.  This not only allows for a graduating high school student to fine tune and advance their skills in machining, but allows our business partners to provide a career path for these students.  We thank Ellis Tech for the partnership and support of our program.

Starting November 1, we will be enrolling students for our spring of 2017 daytime program.  If you are interested in enrolling, apply to the college now to allow you to register in November and secure your spot.  If you need financial assistance for the two semester certificate program, apply for financial aid today.

Here’s to advancing manufacturing and the future,

Steve LaPointe
QVCC Director, AMTC