From the Director

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Steve Lapointe
Advanced Manufacturing

Jodi Clark
Assistant Director
Advanced Manufacturing


Steve LaPointe

So here we are about to conclude another fantastic academic year in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, graduating successful employed students. It’s always bittersweet because we have watched the students grow from the beginning of the program to the mature individuals they’ve become. QVCC was part of a CSCU Manufacturing Challenge event at Asnuntuck Community College on May 12th. This was an opportunity for the 5 competing schools to be handed a machining project to a team of 4 students to create 4 different parts to blueprint specifications. It was a huge event and the team from QV executed the projects to take 3 of the 4 awards: Assembly, Precision and Aesthetics. They scored 290 points out of 300. Congratulations to the team of Caitlin Boyce, Alexander Marzullo, Jacob Scotti and Joe Thompson (Class of ‘23).

This class will be graduating 16 students and we are really looking forward to getting our cohort enrollment numbers back to the 50 number. COVID took a toll on all of us but it’s time to return to some sense of normalcy. Fall 2023 classes are on the schedule and there is a limit, so first come first serve, don’t delay. The Mechatronics classes are filling quickly and we may be offering a day time class schedule to accommodate the overflow in this fast growing field. Many of our machining students are hooked on the hands-on style of learning here at QVCC and are enrolling in more classes. The more you learn, the more you earn!!

There are plenty of options for financial aid and various scholarships at QVCC and most likely your education will come at no cost. We offer incentives through the Gene Haas Foundation for the first 25 enrolled students, making the Dean’s list and completion of the certificate. The QVCC Advanced Manufacturing Endowment also has special accommodations for those in need. We also have the area high schools that have Youth Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative students who will be coming here for an assessment process that can award them up to $500 if they succeed and enroll.

So the team and I are waiting to take you by the hand and see you through the process to make you one of next year’s success stories,

Stephen LaPointe
Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center