Asnuntuck Community College is offering a free summer Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program for rising ninth grade students from Enfield, East Windsor, Ellington, East Granby, Granby, Suffield, Somers, and Windsor Locks.

The week-long program is for students who enjoy working with tools, electronics and/or computers. Students who are curious about the way things are made, and interested in a possible career in manufacturing, are encouraged to attend.

The program is being offered July 8-12th from 9 a.m.-noon each day at Asnuntuck Community College. Class size is limited. First come first served. There are slots available for older high school students as well.

This hands-on, team based, week is designed to provide students with instruction and skills through rotations in three key areas: machining, welding and electronics.

For more information call Julie Cotnoir at 860-253-3019 or email This program is funded in part, with a Perkins grant.