A crowd of nearly 200 manufacturing and community leaders attended the evening in Trumbull, CT to witness the organization’s sixth annual induction ceremony. This year, the inductees included Ashcroft Inc., Medtronic PLC, Microboard Processing Inc., Pratt & Whitney and Sonics & Materials Inc. Joe Carbone, President and CEO of The WorkPlace once again served as Master of Ceremonies.
“We would like to thank all of you who contributed, invested, and believed in us,” said Dorsia Franklin, a program graduate who went through the program with her daughter, Chanel. “The fact that we started out knowing nothing about manufacturing to then successfully completing the program and graduating at the top of our class surpassed anything I could’ve imagined!”
HCC Foundation Executive Director Kristy Jelenik said, “This annual celebration spotlights the incredible advanced manufacturing program at HCC which enables our students to enter a meaningful career path that offers wage-sustaining employment.” Mrs. Jelenik continued, “We are so grateful to all of our sponsors, and to our manufacturing partners around the region who support our program and employ our students, including this year’s inductees.”
Frank Gulluni, director emeritus of the Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center at Asnuntuck Community College, received the AMHoF 2019 Leadership Award. Earlier this year, Housatonic and Asnuntuck Community Colleges opened an Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Derby High School in Derby, CT where students can now take college-level classes.
To learn more about Housatonic Community College and the Advanced Manufacturing Program, visit www.Housatonic.edu and to learn how you can support the next generation of manufacturers in our state, contact the Housatonic Community College Foundation at www.Housatonic.edu/foundation or call Kristy Jelenik 203-332-5078.
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