FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT BILL GRIFFIN AT 203-332-5056

MANUFACTURING IN 21ST CENTURY FOCUS OF HCC WORKSHOP

BRIDGEPORT – Housatonic Community College’s Industrial Technology associate degree program will be the focus of a free workshop Thursday, Aug. 19 at the college.

The workshop, which will be held from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., will address emerging trends and current practice in lean manufacturing and HCC’s industrial technology program.    

The discussion of lean manufacturing will focus on cutting-edge practices to reduce waste, reduce defects, help an organization adopt a continuous improvement culture, increase flexibility in the manufacturing process, and empower employees to learn from their mistakes and improve their skills.

The discussion of HCC’s Industrial Technology Program will address how the program provides the knowledge and skills needed by today’s manufacturers in order to compete effectively in the global marketplace. Courses such as Writing and Research in Business and Industry (Technical Writing), CAD Mechanical AutoCAD, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Manufacturing Processes, Engineering Processes (Materials), Metrology, Environmental Safety and Health, and Computer Numeric Control (CNC) are designed to provide these skills.  

The workshops, to be held  in Room A225 in Lafayette Hall on the HCC campus, are sponsored jointly by HCC and the College of Technology's Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing. For more information, contact Academic Coordinator Bill Griffin at WGriffin@hcc.commnet.edu .

HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic Community College garage.