Congressman Jim Himes visited Housatonic Community College (HCC) on Tuesday, February 16 to gain firsthand knowledge of the college’s Advanced Manufacturing training program. The nine-month certificate program provides students with the cutting-edge manufacturing skills needed to enter Connecticut’s in-demand jobs in the industry.
This February, community colleges in our area are working together to honor and celebrate Black History Month. Two colleges of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities Shoreline-West region, Gateway Community College (GCC) and Housatonic Community College (HCC), are collaborating on an upcoming virtual panel honoring diversity, equity and inclusion.
Last spring, when COVID-19 struck our area, two intrepid Housatonic Community College (HCC) photography students set out to document the city of Bridgeport. Their work provides an unsettling and authentic look at how Connecticut’s largest city appeared during that shutdown period, earning them a coveted exhibit on the Social Documentary Network.
High school students dug deep into their studies this summer, participating in the Green Village Initiatives (GVI) Youth Leadership Program while also earning college credits from Housatonic Community College (HCC). The innovative partnership between the two organizations allowed students to earn four college credits in Biology while immersing themselves in the vibrant learning environment of GVI’s Reservoir Community Farm.
Women can now get a head start on their career with the Housatonic Community College (HCC) Advanced Manufacturing Boot Camp. This free, three-week training program begins January 13, 2020, and gives women who are interested in pursuing a career in the manufacturing industry a starting foundation in these technical skills.
Any and all learning institutions and individual educators interested in adopting best practices in STEM education are invited to attend a Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway workshop at Housatonic Community College (HCC) on Saturday, January 11.