Saturday Manufacturing Open House – April 27

Saturday, April 27, 9 – 1 pm

A Career that is in Demand – 25,000 jobs in CT over the next 10 years

amtc studentQVCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is hosting an interactive open house at the Danielson campus, Saturday April 27, 2019, 9 – 1 p.m.  The community and prospective students are invited to learn more about our certificate programs, which result in jobs, and one student will win a $500 scholarship.

The open house will feature presentations, tours, hands-on workshops and a live broadcast from WINY radio, Putnam, CT.  Beginning seven years ago with a certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Machining Technology, the program has grown to include a certificate in Mechatronics Automation Technician and courses in Metrology.  With strong support from local business partners in Eastern Connecticut, Central Massachusetts and Rhode Island, our graduates are employed with a 95% job placement rate.

Agenda:

  • Presentation on a career in manufacturing
  • Conversations with current students, alumni and local business owners
  •  Interactive workshops:
    • What is Mechatronics all about? ROBOTICS!
    • Is Metrology about the weather? No! That is meteorology!
    • Test-drive a CNC machine!
    • Program a traffic light with our PLC (programmable logic control)
  •  Tours and on-the-spot College application assistance

One student will win a $500 scholarship for the fall semester. Prospective students must apply to the College on or before April 27 and attend open house. Contact Steve LaPointe for additional information,  860.932.4111

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Summer College is Open for Registration

QVCC Summer Classes Are Now Open for Registration

Registration for Quinebaug Valley Community College’s Summer College 2019 is now open. Applications are now being accepted. Catch up or get ahead during the summer.

Three sessions are offered throughout the summer. Session one and two begin on June 10, with five and ten-week options. Session three begins on July 15 and will run for 5 weeks. Courses are offered online and on-ground at the Danielson campus. General Biology and Anatomy and Physiology , offered during session one, are hybrid courses.

Students who are currently attending other institutions should apply today . There is a $20 application fee. Confirmation of course transfer back to a home institution should take place prior to registration.

Released: March 19, 2019

Voices from the Immigrant Rights Movement

A Discussion Featuring Vania Galicia, Sister Mary Jude Lazarus and Erin O-Neil Baker

Quinebaug Valley Community College will host Voices from the Immigrant Rights Movement, A Discussion Featuring Vania Galicia, Sister Mary Jude Lazarus and Erin O-Neil Baker on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. The event will take place at the QVCC Robert E. Miller Auditorium, QVCC Danielson campus, 742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239.

The panel will include:

Vania Galicia-Bacilio is a twenty-year-old undocumented immigrant who has lived in Willimantic Connecticut since she was three years old. She first began organizing when she was sixteen years old through a local organization called GROW Windham, which inspired her to become more involved in the immigrants’ rights movement. Since, she has been involved in the movement through several local organizations such as, Connecticut Students for a Dream, The Windham Immigrant’s Rights Coalition, Freedom at Eastern, and The Neighbor Fund. She is now attending Eastern Connecticut State University and working towards earning her English bachelor’s degree, and plans to use her degree to attend Law school in order to become an immigration lawyer.

Sister Mary Jude Lazarus is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church.  She feels privileged to have been able to serve in ministry to Hispanics in Eastern Connecticut since 1985, primarily in the Willimantic area.

Erin O’Neil-Baker is the founder and a partner of Hartford Legal Group, LLC, a law firm in Hartford, Connecticut, established in 2005, which focuses primarily on representing individuals with their immigration and naturalization needs. She has represented clients in Immigration Court proceedings, USCIS adjudications, U.S. District Court actions, Fifth and Second Circuit Appeals petitions, and Board of Immigration Appeals proceedings. She has challenged the deportation of high-profile clients and has been an invited speaker, clinic organizer, and participant for immigrant rights and community groups such as the Women and Girl Foundation, Unidad Latina, CT For Dreamers, CT ACLU, Middlesex Immigrant Rights Alliance, Wethersfield Women for Progress, as well as many churches and public schools.

For more information please contact Jonathan Andersen, professor of English (phone: 860-932-4054). The QVCC Cultural Programming Committee sponsors this event.

Released: March 12, 2019

QVCC Awarded Healthy Campus Grant Addressing Opiod Education and Awareness

Quinebaug Valley Community College has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative (CHCI); funded by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), with the support of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA).  The overall purpose of the grant is to create an opioid education and awareness program.

Ct healthy campus logo With this grant, QVCC has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students, their families and the community.  The idea to purse a grant developed from a small group of staff whom came together to discuss how to provide Narcan training to students at the College. From this idea and with research, the CHCI grant surfaced and the task force generated ideas for an entire program.  The award will support  our mission to not only reduce opioid- related overdose deaths, but to also reduce stigma and provide resources through education, campus campaigns, training, and a panel presentation.

The current task force members are Satina Salce, Katie Gregory, Jenn Hyatt and Paul Martland.

THE QVCC FOUNDATION DELIVERS ON FUNDRAISING GOALS

 

DANIELSON, CT —  The Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation, once again, has raised the bar in their fundraising efforts to ensure that the residents of Northeast Connecticut have access to an affordable higher education.  Events this fall will raise $120,000 to support a debt-free education.

2018 golf tournamentThe 26th Annual Golf Tournament was held on Wednesday, September 19, at Connecticut National Country Club, Putnam, CT.  Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and players, the Foundation raised $70,000 at this year’s outing.  First Place Team, with a score of 56, included Brendan, Jared and Michael Meehan, and Ryan Salvas.

The fifth Annual Tackle the Trail,TM 20 mile chipped time race will take place on Saturday, October 20 from Pomfret, CT to Willimantic, CT. The race is open to individuals and teams with a registration cut-off date of October 10th.  Runners have registered from across all New England states.  The 2017 race winners included first place male John Xeller, 2:11:16 and first place female Amanda Rossolimo, 2:21:39, which was a course record. More than 300 runners are expected and the event will raise $50,000.

Proceeds from both events enable a debt-free education at QVCC. A special thanks to all the gracious sponsors for both events. Registration and race details can be found at www.qvcc.edu/tacklethetrail . Questions regarding the race should be directed to Race Director, Monique Wolanin,  860.932.4174.

2017 tackle the trail studentsThe QVCC Foundation Mission is to raise funds so all residents of northeast Connecticut have the opportunity to attend QVCC regardless of income and to support educational excellence, technological advancement, and professional development at the College. The Foundation also serves as the Regional Advisory Council to the College.

Released October 4, 2018

 

QVCC Hosts World Mental Health Day Activities on October 10, 2018

The College will be hosting a full day of training and events on World Mental Health Day, Wednesday, October 10.

The World Federation for Mental Health is focusing the 2018 WMHDAY campaign on Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World.  They are bringing attention to the issues our youth and young adults are facing in our world today and begin the conversation around what they need in order to grow up healthy, happy and resilient.

QVCC events include:

  • Mental health tips stations and screenings from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) Training. This training provides steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Two trainings for students will be available from Noon – 1 p.m. and 6 – 7 p.m. RSVP is required to Satina Salce, 860.932.4299.
  •  Pizza with the President, beginning at 5 p.m.  Satina Salce, QVCC Counselor and QVCC President Dr. Carlee Drummer will have a discussion in the Fireside Lounge.  There will be a short mental health video, discussion on Stomping out the Stigma of Mental Health, handouts and giveaways.

For additional information, contact Satina Salce, 860.932.4299

Released October 3, 2018