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January 20, 2022

Hartford, Goodwin Univ. to open community manufacturing centers

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Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and Goodwin University President Mark Scheinberg announced a partnership Thursday that will lead to the opening of two new community manufacturing training centers in the Capital City.

Each training center will provide Hartford residents a hands-on chance to learn introductory manufacturing skills, the city said. The training centers’ locations have not yet been identified, but they will be located in the city’s north and south end neighborhoods and be equipped with desks, computers, white boards and tables, in addition to some manufacturing equipment, officials said.

Each site will accommodate between 15 and 18 students and are being funded with a $1 million state grant, officials said.

Goodwin University will offer introductory manufacturing-related classes to students and Hartford residents. Some areas of training will include CNC machining and quality inspections, along with related skill sets like blueprint reading, measuring tools, shop math and computer-aided manufacturing and design, Goodwin officials said.

“There’s a huge number of jobs available in advanced manufacturing, and there are some great training programs out there already, but what makes this new partnership so important is that it will bring that training opportunity right into our neighborhoods,” Bronin said.

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