With the assistance of Capital Workforce Partners, the Pathways to Manufacturing Initiative (PMI) is a Pathways to Success extension for youth interested in careers in Advanced Manufacturing. With the certificate- and degree-granting Asnuntuck Community College (ACC), OPP further assists youth before, during and after their postsecondary education.
Asnuntuck Community College profile:
Youth enter the PMI program as young as seniors in high school. Youth will have presented interest in postsecondary education, specifically within advanced manufacturing.
While in school, Asnuntuck Community College delivers the comprehensive, contextual learning experience combined with Occupational Skills Instruction in up to four certificate programs in Manufacturing Technology, which include Precision Machining, CNC Technology, Electronics and/or Welding. The hands-on courses offer a blend of technology, math, and science on either a full- or part-time schedule that prepares graduates for high-demand positions. To further gain a hands-on understanding, youth will complete Career Competency Development Training as taught by an OPP Workforce Development Specialist.
In addition to their Asnuntuck Community College certificate or degree, youth will also be helped through the following during their completion of Career Competency Development Training:
Pathways is funded in part by the US Department of Labor.