Not Just a Job but a Career
Supporting students and businesses from the Quiet Corner to the shoreline, the 10,000 square foot Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center provides hands-on learning opportunities for students, as well as a location for area manufacturers with customized training needs. The Center includes a machine lab, mechatronics and metrology labs, classroom, conference space, and offices.
October is Manufacturing Month!
Come join us to celebrate. There are so many opportunities!
For educators: Quinebaug Valley Community College will be hosting The 2019 New England HTEC Educators Conference on October 18, 2019. Learn how to register here.
For students: The 6th Annual Manufacture Your Future will be held October 25, 2019. Guidance Counselors can contact Jodi Clark to register their school for the event.
For everyone: The Spirol Art Gallery will be presenting The Art of Manufacturing, featuring work from graduates, students and instructors. The show will run from October 7-25 with an Opening Reception October 17, 2019. Click here for more info.
Women in Manufacturing
Graduate of Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics - Now Employed at Pratt & Whitney
Start Your Career in Two Semesters
Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Program
Advanced Manufacturing is a world of innovation utilizing new technologies, software, automation and cutting edge materials. Our two semester Precision Machining Certificate will prepare you to join that world.
- Paid internships
- 95% job placement after graduation
Mechatronics Automation Technician Certificate Program
Mechatronics describes a field that combines mechanics and electronics. The technology is used to create automated processes that operate with minimal human intervention, freeing workers from routine tasks.
- Paid Internships
- Increase the skills you already have in manufacturing
- Jobs are in demand
Our Manufacturing programs offer:
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So Much to Celebrate at QVCC Manufacturing
So here we are, another year in the books with so many success stories from our latest graduates in the Advanced Manufacturing program. We did some unrehearsed video testimonials of some of the students. It is amazing to hear their versions of how things turned out. 30 more graduates are heading into the employment world of manufacturing. It’s great knowing we prepared them for the real world. You will be able to hear some of these on our website and through various promotions via social media. I’m sure many of you have heard about the incredible need for skilled employees in manufacturing in CNC operators and programmers, entry level machinists and toolmakers. Once again, Connecticut is in a position to dominate the rest of the country in workforce development. There are manufacturing programs sprouting up all over the state.
So what makes QVCC’s program special? I’ll start by saying it’s the passion our instructors display on a daily basis. Our goal is all about student success. Not to mention the years of experience they all have as toolmakers in the industry. Then of course, there is our office staff that helps students from the time they enter the college, to completion of the certificate. The team that surrounds me has a few sayings or mottos: “Commitment to Excellence” and “Whatever it Takes”. We live by those words and it’s evident in those student testimonials.
I can’t stress enough about our job placement statistics. I only have a few graduates to place in great paying jobs locally in our business and industry partners. There are so many unfilled positions in manufacturing, and that will continue for some time. We are always doing some type of manufacturing information sessions, or having a table set up on First Fridays in Putnam to educate people on the process to start a path for a new career. Our next Information Session will be held at Super Saturday on August 10, 9am.
Most of our students will attest they were a little afraid of the challenge that was in front of them. I’m sure they will all tell you about that incredible feeling of success after completion.
Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center