In photo, L to R: James Lombella, Ed.D., CT State Community College executive vice president of workforce and economic development, Jacquelynn Garofano, Ph.D., chief technology officer for Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Paul Lavoie, Connecticut chief manufacturing officer, Laurence Zuriff, co-founder and a managing director of Xometry, Inc., Karen Wosczyna-Birch, Ed.D., executive director for the College of Technology and National Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, G. Duncan Harris, Ed.D., CEO of Capital Community College, and Thomas G. Coley, Ph.D., executive vice president of strategic partnerships and enterprise performance, CT State Community College.
The Connecticut community colleges and technology company Xometry were joined by Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology and Connecticut’s Chief Manufacturing Officer Paul Lavoie at Asnuntuck Community College on Oct. 4 to announce 19 full-tuition scholarships for advanced manufacturing students at nine community colleges across the state to help increase the state’s manufacturing workforce.
The scholarships are available for students attending:
- Asnuntuck Community College (Enfield)
- Capital Community College (Hartford)
- Housatonic Community College (Bridgeport)
- Manchester Community College
- Middlesex Community College (Middletown & Meriden)
- Naugatuck Valley Community College (Waterbury & Danbury)
- Northwestern Connecticut Community College (Winsted)
- Quinebaug Valley Community College (Danielson & Willimantic)
- Tunxis Community College (Farmington)
“We appreciate this partnership with Xometry and their support of Connecticut community college manufacturing students,” said Dr. Thomas Coley, CT State Community College’s executive vice president of strategic partnerships and enterprise performance. “This generous donation will provide real opportunities for our students as they train to pursue rewarding career paths in manufacturing that strengthen our workforce and economy.”
To be eligible for the scholarship, those interested must apply at one of the nine community colleges, choose a major in advanced manufacturing technology, and contact their college’s manufacturing director for a scholarship form. The community college application for spring or summer 2023 semesters is available at www.ct.edu/admission. Those interested in enrolling for fall 2023 should apply to CT State Community College at www.ctstate.edu and choose any of the nine CT State campus locations with manufacturing programs.
Access to free community college through PACT: Pledge to Advance Connecticut will continue to be offered to graduates of Connecticut’s high schools who have never attended college before.
“Xometry exists to champion manufacturers and prepare them for success with enterprise buyers and entrepreneurs across the United States,” said Laurence Zuriff, co-founder of Xometry, Inc. and managing director of Xometry’s Donor Advised Fund and ESG initiatives. “Connecticut is a significant and highly strategic state for manufacturing and we know when manufacturing succeeds, Connecticut succeeds and when Connecticut succeeds the nation succeeds.”
The 19 Connecticut student scholarships are among 250 that have been established by Xometry at community colleges in the key manufacturing states of Maryland, Kentucky, Wisconsin, South Carolina and New York.
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