Goodwin University to create two production training centers for Hartford residents – NBC Connecticut


Goodwin University announced a new partnership with the City of Hartford to create two walk-in Community Manufacturing Training Centers (CMTCs) for Hartford residents.

Goodwin University will establish two accessible and visible campuses, one in Hartford’s North End and the other in the South End.

The CMTCs can accommodate 15 to 18 students each and are equipped with desks, computers, whiteboards, tables, and light fabrication equipment for hands-on experiences.

“This aligns with our mission in many ways,” said Mark Scheinberg, president of Goodwin University.

According to Mark Scheinberg, the CMTCs differ from others by saying that they are geared towards the needs of the students.

“Not just because we offer career-focused education, but because we do it in a way that brings education to our students rather than asking them to come to us,” Scheinberg said. “Designing and delivering our courses, what our students need, where they are now, and where they want to be is part of what sets us apart.”

According to Mayor Luke Bronin, the centers will provide students with a variety of opportunities, including learning introductory manufacturing skills, as well as job and continuing education opportunities.

“There is a huge number of jobs in modern manufacturing and some great training programs already exist, but what makes this new partnership so important is that it will bring those training opportunities right into our neighborhood,” Mayor Bronin said.

“I would like to thank our partners at Goodwin University, and I would like to thank Senator Fonfara and the State of Connecticut for their partnership to secure funding to launch these new neighborhood training centers. Greater Hartford is a global manufacturing hub and this program will help more Hartford residents achieve these good careers.”

The expansion of the CMTCs, which will be located in storefronts and nestled in Hartford neighborhoods, is made possible by a $1 million grant from the state of Connecticut.


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