Having recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, Sonics now looks to the future as it officially welcomes 3 new apprentices as part of the State of Connecticut Department of Labor Apprentice Program.
According to the official Apprentice Handbook, “Apprenticeship is a Connecticut tradition that combines supervised structured on-the-job training with classroom instruction. The purpose of the program is to provide comprehensive knowledge of a selected trade. Apprenticeship is a formal training program registered with the State of Connecticut, Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship Training.” http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/progsupt/appren/forms/ApprenticeHandbook.pdf
Sonics is a sponsor in the program and the 3 students mentioned below have been working at the company (2 of them in work-based learning programs) and will now be entering into the State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program as noted.
Cole Latte, will be graduating this June from the Precision Machining Technologies program at Henry Abbott Technical High School. He is entering into the State of CT Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program as a General Machinist here at Sonics & Materials. After completion of his 4 year apprenticeship, Cole will receive a certificate as a General Machinist, from the State of CT.
Melissa Langevin, will be graduating this June from the Precision Machining Technologies program at Henry Abbott Technical High School. She is entering into the State of CT Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program as a General Machinist here at Sonics & Materials. After completion of her 4 year apprenticeship, Melissa will receive a certificate as a General Machinist, from the State of CT.
Reggie Alves, is a graduate of the Mechanical Design & Engineering Technology Course at Emmett O’Brien Technical High School. He is entering into the State of CT Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program as a Mechanical Engineer Technician here at Sonics & Materials. Reggie is also planning to attend Naugatuck Valley Community College in the fall where he will be enrolling in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program. After completion of his 3 year apprenticeship, Reggie will receive a certificate as a Mechanical Engineer Technician Apprentice, from the State of CT.
Sonics has a long tradition of fostering education at their manufacturing facility since the company was founded by a pioneer in the ultrasonics industry, Robert Soloff (who received the groundbreaking patent for the ultrasonic method of welding thermoplastic parts in 1965). The company has accumulated many patents for new technologies over the years, and encourages an environment of innovation, invention and inspiration.
According to company President, Lauren Soloff, “We look forward to working closely with these students as they continue their on-the-job training, expand their skillsets and learn more about the very specialized but growing field of ultrasonic technology. The Apprentice Program is a win-win for all involved and we are happy to participate.”
Since 1969, Sonics & Materials, Inc. has been a world leader in the field of ultrasonic technology, designing and building complete lines of plastics assembly, metal welding, packaging, cutting/sealing, and liquid processing equipment and accessories. The company, which is ISO 9001 certified, manufactures hand-held, bench-top and semi-automated plastics assembly, packaging and metal welding systems, as well as the most technologically advanced line of high-intensity ultrasonic liquid processors used for applications such as dispersing, blending, cleaning, cell disruption, sample prep, homogenization, emulsification and atomization
For all its divisions, Sonics offers in-house application assistance, materials testing laboratory service, on-site field service, plus a global sales and distribution network.
Sonics & Materials, Inc., 53 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470, USA
Phone: (203) 270-4600, Fax: (203) 270-4610, Toll Free in USA: (800) 745-1105
Email: email@example.com, or visit the company’s website at www.sonics.com
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