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Asnuntuck Community College

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:

Located in Enfield, CT. - Expanded its transfer opportunities to four-year institutions with Guaranteed Admission to the University of Connecticut and other state universities. Offers 17 Associate Degree programs and 31 certificate programs. Programs of strength include: Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, Technology, and Business & Industry. 67% of students received financial aid

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:

Work Readiness Credential - Credential the of the American Council on Education which helps youth explore and enhance job interests and abilities through career assessments, career counseling, portfolio development, paid internships, job coaching and job retention services. Customer Service Certification - Distributed through the National Retail Federation which develops transferable skills for youth to carry into their careers. Construction 101 - Delivered by an experienced OSHA-authorized trainer, offers OSHA 10 certification to promote workplace safety and prevent health hazards.


Pathways is funded in part by the US Department of Labor.