MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — Federal and state officials spoke today at the Manchester Community College, Lobby of the Arts, Sciences & Technology Center about the next phase of the advanced manufacturing enrollment program specifically for veterans.
Mark E. Ojakian, President of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) was joined by Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Commissioner Scott Jackson, and others.
With the goal in mind to enroll Connecticut veterans looking for jobs, the initiative will provide specific resources and assistance to under or unemployed veterans seeking advanced manufacturing certification.
At the event, graduate Scott Carruthers talked about his experience for potential certified veterans. “My life has continually improved. You served your country, now it’s time for your country to pay you back by assisting you with help and with school and improving your life,” said Carruthers.
Veterans can get an advanced manufacturing certificate in 10 months. These programs train students for careers in aerospace, biomedical technology and other fields in manufacturing. To be eligible, veterans must register here. A $20 application fee is waived for all veterans.
More information can be found here.