CT Community Colleges and Xometry Announce Full Tuition Scholarships for Manufacturing Students
The Connecticut community colleges and technology company Xometry were joined by Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology and Connecticut’s Chief Manufacturing Officer Paul Lavoie at Asnuntuck Community College on October 4 to announce 19 full-tuition scholarships for advanced manufacturing students at nine community colleges across the state to help increase the state’s manufacturing workforce.
The scholarships are available for students attending:
- Asnuntuck Community College (Enfield)
- Capital Community College (Hartford)
- Housatonic Community College (Bridgeport)
- Manchester Community College
- Middlesex Community College (Middletown and Meriden)
- Naugatuck Valley Community College (Waterbury and Danbury)
- Northwestern Connecticut Community College (Winsted)
- Quinebaug Valley Community College (Danielson and Willimantic)
- Tunxis Community College (Farmington)
“We appreciate this partnership with Xometry and their support of Connecticut community college manufacturing students,” said Dr. Thomas Coley, CT State Community College’s executive vice president of strategic partnerships and enterprise performance. “This generous donation will provide real opportunities for our students as they train to pursue rewarding career paths in manufacturing that strengthen our workforce and economy.”
To be eligible for the scholarship, those interested must apply at one of the nine community colleges, choose a major in advanced manufacturing technology, and contact their college’s manufacturing director for a scholarship form. The community college application for spring or summer 2023 semesters is available at www.ct.edu/admission. Those interested in enrolling for fall 2023 should apply to CT State Community College at www.ctstate.edu and choose any of the nine CT State campus locations with manufacturing programs.
Access to free community college through PACT: Pledge to Advance Connecticut will continue to be offered to graduates of Connecticut’s high schools who have never attended college before.
“Xometry exists to champion manufacturers and prepare them for success with enterprise buyers and entrepreneurs across the United States,” said Laurence Zuriff, co-founder of Xometry, Inc. and managing director of Xometry’s Donor Advised Fund and ESG initiatives. “Connecticut is a significant and highly strategic state for manufacturing and we know when manufacturing succeeds, Connecticut succeeds and when Connecticut succeeds the nation succeeds.”
The 19 Connecticut student scholarships are among 250 that have been established by Xometry at community colleges in the key manufacturing states of Maryland, Kentucky, Wisconsin, South Carolina and New York.
In photo, L to R: James Lombella, Ed.D., CT State Community College executive vice president of workforce and economic development; Jacquelynn Garofano, Ph.D., chief technology officer for Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology; Paul Lavoie, Connecticut chief manufacturing officer; Laurence Zuriff, co-founder and a managing director of Xometry, Inc.; Karen Wosczyna-Birch, Ed.D., executive director for the College of Technology and National Center for Next Generation Manufacturin;, G. Duncan Harris, Ed.D., CEO of Capital Community College; and Thomas G. Coley, Ph.D., executive vice president of strategic partnerships and enterprise performance, CT State Community College.
About CT State
The 12 community colleges in Connecticut are merging in 2023 to become CT State Community College, one of the largest community colleges in the country and largest in New England, dedicated to quality, access and affordability. CT State students will be able to apply once and take classes at any campus. Locations include Asnuntuck (Enfield), Capital (Hartford), Gateway (New Haven and North Haven), Housatonic (Bridgeport), Manchester, Middlesex (Middletown & Meriden), Naugatuck Valley (Waterbury and Danbury), Northwestern (Winsted), Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley (Danielson and Willimantic), Three Rivers (Norwich), and Tunxis (Farmington). Find out more at www.ctstate.edu/becoming.
Xometry (NASDAQ: XMTR) powers the industries of today and tomorrow by connecting the people with big ideas to the manufacturers who can bring them to life. Xometry’s digital marketplace gives manufacturers the critical resources they need to grow their business while also making it easy for buyers at Fortune 1000 companies to tap into global manufacturing capacity and create locally resilient supply chains. Learn more at www.xometry.com or follow @xometry.