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Each week, Ari Santiago interviews a thriving CT manufacturing leader to share the positive messages around the industry with two goals:

1) To share best practices amongst manufacturing business leaders to help each other to grow and succeed

2) To spread the word throughout the state that manufacturing is a growing part of our economy and offers exciting opportunities for incredible, well-paying careers 

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Ari Santiago is the President, CEO and Founder of IT Direct, a Technology Managed Service Provider in Hartford, CT. He has a passion for the manufacturing industry and the incredible impact it is making on our local economy. IT Direct focuses on providing its manufacturing clients the technology, support, and strategic guidance they need to not only meet their business goals but to drive future success. 

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This podcast is brought to you by IT Direct - www.gettingyouconnected.com

Produced by Miceli Productions - www.miceliproductions.com

Oct 27, 2020

Sal Menzo, Superintendent of Wallingford Public Schools, talks to Ari about his passion for watching students grow, building strong relationships with local manufacturing businesses, and getting involved with the community. They also discuss how diversity prepares students for life!

Sal describes the Hubcap Wallingford program, what it takes to create an authentic manufacturing curriculum, and how important workforce development is in the town.

Sal expresses his excitement towards manufacturing careers and the industry overall. He believes that students will have endless opportunities available to them post-high school!

Sal Menzo, Superintendent, Wallingford Public Schools,
Company Website: https://www.wallingford.k12.ct.us/
Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wallingfordschools
Company YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/WPSConnections
Sal's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/salvatore-menzo-a4644b31/

Ari Santiago, President/CEO/Founder, IT Direct
Company Website: https://www.gettingyouconnected.com/
Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itdtech/
Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/it-direct-llc
Company YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/itdirect151
Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/

Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/

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