Monday, September 17, 2012

CETA opens Metrology lab in Dana Hall

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On Aug. 24  the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture opened their Manufacturing Metrology Lab located in Dana Hall.
About 40 executives from the region’s top manufacturing firms and political figures joined the staff and faculty of CETA for their ribbon cutting ceremony.
According to CETA Dean Lou Manzione the metrology lab, “will be used to address critical skill shortages in this enabling technology.”
Many people are not aware of what metrology is. Metrology is the technology of measureming complex manufactured parts.
Dean Manzione and J. Micheal Quade, Senior Vice President of United Technologies Corp. spoke at the opening ceremony.
The University of Hartford has collaborated with Pratt & Whitney to build this new lab for the University and help students build manufacturing skills for the real world.
Quade mentioned several workers from Pratt & Whitney who have graduated from the CETA program.
CETA will be offering a four credit course that trains students in lab use, in order to be certified in manufacturing metrology.
When students complete the course requirements they will receive a certificate stating that they have the ability to operate manufacturing metrology labs.
The opening of the new lab also prepares students to fulfill requirements for the Connecticut manufacturing workforce.
CETA’s new metrology lab is opening more and more opportinities and partnerships with other manufacturers and political figures.
This will greatly benefit the students.

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