Lincoln Tech: 50 years of starting careers

Published on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 22:08
Written by Lincoln Technical Institute

 

NEW BRITAIN - Many of America’s most in-demand professions are experiencing growth in Connecticut. The healthcare, electrical, and HVAC industries are projected to add thousands of jobs in the coming years, and Lincoln Tech’s New Britain campus helps students build career skills in each of those fields. For hiring managers with spots to fill, Lincoln Tech offers highly-qualified, well-trained professionals ready to step up and contribute to their practice or business.

Michele Arn serves as Practice Manager for the surgical practice of Dr. Laureen Forgione-Rubino, with offices in Manchester and Farmington. “Dr. Rubino’s practice has taken advantage of the opportunity to serve as an externship site for Lincoln Tech medical assistant students for many years,” she says. “We are frequently able to offer permanent positions to externs. Lincoln sets the bar high for their students, then supports them in achieving their personal best.”

Employers and students alike turn to Lincoln Tech to overcome the skills gap – the challenge that exists in today’s workforce where there aren’t enough candidates with the right skills to fill the millions of open positions around the country. Lincoln Tech’s New Britain campus has a 50-year history of bringing together hiring managers in search of skilled candidates, and students in search of job skills.

This year the campus will celebrate its 50th year in New Britain, although its tradition of academic excellence dates back further, to 1940 when New England Technical Institute of Connecticut was founded in Hartford. Originally a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) training school, electrical and healthcare training programs were added in the 1990s. By 2005, the campus had been integrated into the Lincoln Tech family of schools.

Throughout five decades as a regional education leader, the New Britain campus has forged relationships with many of Connecticut’s top employers. Lincoln Tech’s programs in HVAC, Electrical and Renewable Energy Technology, Medical Assisting, and Practical Nursing are built around curriculum developed in tandem with industry representatives – providing advantages to both students and employers.

Lincoln Tech’s New Britain campus, along with locations in East Windsor and Shelton, is leading the way in building the state’s workforce. Visit lincolntech.edu to learn more!

 



Posted in New Britain Herald, on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 22:08. Updated: Wednesday, 24 January 2018 10:53.