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QVCC Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Recognized Nationally for Excellence

October is Manufacturing Month and QVCC has reason to celebrate.

The Quinebaug Valley Community College Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is now one of the selected few educational training facilities in Connecticut to receive accreditation from The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

As stated by NIMS, “Your program has officially set the bar for excellence in metalworking training in your region and is now among the ranks of the best training providers in the United States.”  As staunch advocates of the importance of certifying skills of QVCC manufacturing students, and further supporting the strength of the program, QVCC Director of Advanced Manufacturing Stephen LaPointe stated, “The importance of stackable credentials that business recognizes when reviewing for possible hires makes this an important accreditation. QVCC has awarded 456 NIMS credentials to students over 4 years which validates the curriculum we teach meets industry standards.”

Scholarship Support from the Haas Foundation

Once again, QVCC has received monetary support from the Gene Haas Foundation.  The award this fall in the amount $15,000 brings the total support from Haas to $45,000 awarded over 3 years. Ninety-seven students have benefitted from their generosity.

Fifth Year of Manufacturing Your Future

On Friday, October 26, QVCC will welcome more than 200 students from 12 area high schools for an interactive morning.  The day will include presentations on the latest trends in advanced manufacturing.  Students’ participate in workshops featuring robotics, 3D scanning, lean continuous improvement and programmable logic controllers.  More than 25 businesses from Eastern Connecticut will be on hand to talk with students about the career opportunities in the industry.

For more information, please contact Steve LaPointe, QVCC director of the advanced manufacturing,  860-932-4111