A Special Interest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management


Here are some resources to help you build your recruitment strategy to attract Advanced Manufacturing and Technology talent:


Manufacturing Day (First Friday in October) – visit www.mfgday.com if your company is interested in hosting an open house and take advantage of the resources available such as videos, a guideline on what makes a successful event, publicity surrounding your event once you register your event, etc.  You can also look up all available hosting businesses for the event for October in case you are interested in visiting one. 


Student/Manufacturers Connection Fair - Wednesday, April 24, 2019 At The State Capitol 9am-3pm (see attached flyer)


Hartford Job Corp Academy (HJCA) – great resource for entry-level talent, contact Shimika Drummond (see attached flyer)


Year to Career Programs @ Tunxis Community College – see attached flyer to review a list of available programs


Manufacturing Institute – visit www.Costofahire.com for an ROI calculator to determine how much the skills gap is costing your business (attached flyer)


National Association of Manufacturers – visit https://www.nam.org/


New England Spring & Metal Stamping Association – visit https://www.nesma-usa.com/


Bristol Press Article – visit http://www.bristolpress.com/BP-Southington+Herald+News/344262/panel-to-discuss-human-resources-strategies-at-southington-event


Bristol Adult Education – visit https://adulted.bristol.k12.ct.us


Central CT Chambers of Commerce – visit www.CentralCTChambers.org


Connecticut Department of Labor/American Job Centers – visit https://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/ajc/americanjobcenters.htm


Join local high schools, technical schools, and college Advisory Boards!  Get involved, make connections!  Some local schools to consider include: Bristol Tech, Southington HS, Plainville HS, and Tunxis Community College.  Manufacturing training centers are currently located or being built at CT State Community Colleges.


For more information about these resources or for additional questions, contact our panel members from the Bristol Tech Advisory Committee:


Cindy Bombard
President & CEO
Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce

Executives Suites at 440 North Main Street

Bristol, CT  06010

Office: 860-584-4720

EFax: 860-254-7191






Betty DaCruz

Chief Financial Officer

100 Broderick Road
Bristol, CT 06010

t: 860-584-5315 
f: 860-584-5239


Lawrence Covino

Supervisor; Adult Education,

EL's and Bristol Preparatory Academy

President; Connecticut Association of Adult and Continuing Education


860-584-7865 Ext 710102