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(l to r) Barry Agosti and Gary Caravella present a check from a golf tournament held to benefit the ACC’s CNC Machinist Program. In photo, from left to right, ACC President Martha McLeod, Nicholas Suttle, Agosti, Instructor Stan Kochanek, Caravella, Michael Doherty, Brett Methe, Carissa Baxter and ACC’s MTC Director Frank Gulluni. Photo by Julie Cotnoir.
Asnuntuck Community College 4th Annual Manufacturing Technology Benefit Golf Tournament held in September netted $33,000.00.
Gary Caravella, President of CNC Engineering, Inc. in Enfield, Connecticut and Barry Agosti, Vice President of Koma Precision, Inc. in East Windsor spearheaded the event, held at Wintonbury Hills Golf Course in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
The tournament, in its fourth year, benefited Machine Technology at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, Connecticut. Asnuntuck Machine Technology Program has been instrumental in helping ready the manufacturing workforce through their educational courses, as well as being the catalyst for scholarship programs.
The Machine Technology program was developed in 1998 and has evolved into a college program. More than 1300 students have graduated from the program with certificates and degrees. The manufacturing community has provided career opportunities for more than 90% of the graduates.
Major sponsors of the event were CNC Engineering, KOMA Precision, Inc. and The Robert E. Morris Company. Steel Sponsors were Delta Industries, Kamatics Corporation, Mazak Corporation, Packard Machinery, Senior Aero Space CT and Tomz Corporation. ACM, Inc., Able Machine Tool Sales, Birken Manufacturing, Caron Engineering, J.H. Cohn, SPX Precision Components, Technical Education Products, Inc. and TPC Wire & Cable Corporation were Copper sponsors.
Plans are underway for the 5th Annual Tournament scheduled for September 2013. For information about the Machine Technology Program, please call Frank Gulluni at (860) 253-3189.