Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Recruits Entry-Level Team for Pratt & Whitney

NEC member Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) recently announced that their workforce development initiative helped onboard new manufacturing talent for aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney. Through CCAT’s Entry Level Pipeline Program, 16 new employees graduated in August 2018 with full-time positions as Airfoil Cell Operators/Machinists.

The Pipeline Program began with online recruitment, where any candidate with a high school diploma and little-to-no manufacturing experience could apply. After a series of assessments and one-on-one interviews, qualified candidates were onboarded and coached in a seven-week training course. Targeting underrepresented groups in manufacturing, this is just one example of CCAT’s ongoing initiative to build a diverse future workforce.

Lynn Raicik, CCAT’s associate director of workforce development stated, “Congratulations to the graduates and thanks to Pratt & Whitney for the opportunity to drive the pipeline initiative. We feel this can be the start of a great program that can help fill the manufacturing talent needs of the state.”

The New England Council congratulates CCAT on this important partnership with Pratt & Whitney and commends them on their sustained commitment to developing our future workforce.

CCAT’s services are available to companies and individuals throughout the region and they encourage you to reach out. Email

Read more in CCAT’s blog.

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