Loos & Co., Inc. Donates $500 to Manufacturing Education Program
09/08/2022 Pomfret, CT, September 8, 2022 — Local high school students starting manufacturing courses this fall are the beneficiaries of a recent donation by Pomfret’s Loos & Company.
Loos & Company recently donated $500 to the Quinebaug Valley Community College Youth Manufacturing Pipeline program.
Marketing Coordinators Claire Galvin and Anne Nichols toured classrooms at the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center as the courses began in August and learned about programming options.
“We’re thrilled to present this donation to QVCC,” Galvin said. “The college has a tremendous impact on the community, helping students young and old reach their greatest potential.”
This donation benefits the Advanced Manufacturing Endowment fund, which provides scholarships to students showing an interest in manufacturing, mechatronics and engineering. The fund encompasses high schools in Putnam, Windham, Tourtellotte, Killingly, Plainfield, E.O. Smith, Griswold and Woodstock areas.
Stephen LaPointe, the Manufacturing Technology Center Director, explained how the Pipeline program allows students to start at their high school, learning about blueprint reading, benchwork, manufacturing math, metrology and safety in the workplace.
These programs allow students to earn college credits toward the QVCC Advanced Manufacturing Certificate program.
“Our students are gaining hands-on experience in manufacturing before they even leave high school,” LaPointe said. “We’re grateful to companies like Loos that help our students learn in our facility.”
The facility is accredited through the National Institute of Metalworking Skills.
Just down the road from the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is Loos & Company, which is the industry leader in wire rope and cable manufacturing. It employs around 250 people from the Pomfret, Putnam, Danielson and Willimantic areas.
“Loos is looking forward to ongoing partnerships with QVCC’s manufacturing programs,” Galvin said. “Both of these organizations are committed to the betterment of the local workforce. QVCC is bringing manufacturing into the 21st century, and our team at Loos is eager to be involved in that process.”
More information about the Quinebaug Valley Community College and its programs are available online at qvcc.edu.
Loos has made it a priority to support local non-profits, social services, schools and more. A full list of recent donors is available online at loosco.com/corporate/involvement.php.
Loos & Co., headquartered at 16B Mashamoquet Road in Pomfret Center, has served the northeastern Connecticut area since 1958. More information about Loos is available at loosco.com.