Asnuntuck Community College offers students, from nine area high schools, the opportunity to explore the field of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, and earn college credits while still in high school. This fall, 100 high school juniors and seniors will travel by bus from their high school to the college, for a half-day of instruction in Asnuntuck’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, each day, during the week. This educational opportunity is Asnuntuck’s College Connections program. Students from Enfield High School, high schools in East Granby, Granby, Windsor Locks, Suffield, East Hartford, Bloomfield, Hartford and Pathways High School of East Hartford are enrolled in the program.

The college recently has completed renovations to accommodate the ever-increasing demand for the program. The college’s welding area encompasses 1,044 square feet; the new College Connections’ machining area is 2,616 square feet, with an additional 5,000 square feet dedicated to the electro-mechanical program. The College Connections program is a combination of coursework and hands-on opportunities in lab settings. A ribbon cutting will take place at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 4th for the new space. The public is invited to attend.