September 15, 2022 Kenneth Colangelo

Tunxis Community College Foundation invites the community to a panel discussion on “Manufacturing in Connecticut,” at its 2022 Economic Breakfast and networking event on October 26, 7:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bristol.

Proceeds from the breakfast will support student scholarships and programs at Tunxis Community College in Farmington.

Paul Lavoie, Connecticut’s chief manufacturing officer, will lead the discussion, addressing workforce development, recruiting new companies to Connecticut, and accelerating the adoption of new i4.0 technologies. Panelists are Kelli-Marie Vallieres, Ph.D., vice chair of the Governor’s Workforce Council and chief workforce officer for the Connecticut Office of Workforce Strategy, Ted Fisher, director of business development for AdvanceCT, Jacquelynn Garofano, Ph.D., chief technology officer for Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc., and Karen Wosczyna-Birch, Ed.D., executive director of Connecticut College of Technology and National Center for Next Generation Manufacturing.

For sponsorship opportunities or more information, contact Keith Madore at 860.253.3041 or [email protected]. Individual admission is $70 and is tax-deductible. Tickets and sponsorships must be reserved by October 20, and can be purchased online at

Tunxis Community College Foundation, established in 1970, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by an executive director and managed by a board of directors composed of faculty, business and community leaders. Its mission is to raise funds for Tunxis Community College to support scholarships, special learning projects, the arts and student veterans.