Housatonic Community College (HCC) is elevating its commitment to under-resourced and underserved students across our region with the creation of a new initiative: The Equity Project. Through financial investments and an array of support services, the initiative seeks to increase access to higher education, retention and academic achievement.

At Thanksgiving, turkey is typically the star of the show, but one local vegan is helping those in need this holiday season and sharing his healthy lifestyle.

To show appreciation for its student body, the Housatonic Community College (HCC) Student Senate handed out 200 Thanksgiving meal bags on Friday. Each thermal bag was filled with holiday dinner staples such as stuffing, potatoes, green beans, cranberries and pumpkin. In addition, the first 50 students received turkeys and another 10 students received donated Stop & Shop gift cards to buy one.

To celebrate the intersection of art and technology, the Housatonic Museum of Art will present the award-winning films ‘Lost & Found’ and ‘Two Balloons’, as well as several films about the making of stop motion animation movies. The films will stream online for FREE on Friday, November 13th at 7pm, please visit www.HousatonicMuseum.org for the film link.

In connection with National STEM/STEAM Day on Sunday, November 8th, Housatonic Community College (HCC) will present an engaging, online program to celebrate advances in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. The college’s 4th annual ‘STEAMfest’ event is going virtual this year, with something exciting planned for every day of the week.

On Friday, November 6th the Housatonic Museum of Art presents the latest films in its FREE Friday Night Flicks online film series: “With Dad” and “Summer Spent.”

The Housatonic Museum of Art announced today the opening of an exciting new exhibition, “Photorealism: Fixing the Fleeting Moment.” The show features nine images by artists whose work helped define the art movement, including Robert Bechtle, Charles Bell, John Baeder, and Arne Besser.

October is National Manufacturing Month, and as the home to over 4,400 manufacturers, Connecticut is a center for manufacturing innovation. To help grow the talent pool for this key driver of our state’s economy, Housatonic Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC) program prepares the next generation of workers with substantial backing from community partners.

On Wednesday, October 14th Housatonic Community College (HCC) celebrated the graduates of its first-ever accelerated Sterile Processing Technician (SPT) program. Ten former hospitality and service workers whose jobs were displaced by Coronavirus entered the no-cost pilot program last month to quickly retool their skillsets and match in-demand job opportunities in the healthcare field.

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