Aiden Coyle, Paradigm Precision
Coyle chose Paradigm Precision’s Engineering Development program after the company visited his school – E.C. Goodwin Technical High School in New Britain. He was in his junior year when Paradigm partnered with Goodwin in an effort to build a brand-new apprenticeship program. Coyle is one of the first students to ever participate.
“The program is structured into two-week blocks,” said Coyle. “Two weeks in school, two weeks in the shop. During shop cycle, we go to Paradigm two days out of the week and work after school the other three.”
Company: Paradigm Precision, Manchester
Makes: Parts for aerospace, land-based power generation and marine markets
Career aspirations: To be a CNC operator at Paradigm Precision
This past summer, Coyle put in 40-hour work weeks. This will enable him to finish the two-year program early. Paradigm Precision is a leading manufacturer of complex machined and fabricated components for the aerospace, land-based power generation and marine markets.
“I’m looking to jump right into the workforce when I graduate in June,” said Coyle. “I’m interested in being a CNC operator with Paradigm and will be applying for a full-time position as soon as I’ve graduated.”
Paradigm’s program was created in response to a void in state programming. The company is now working with the state to align its programs, outlining curriculums and partnering with local trainers and high schools.
“I love that I can take pride in what I do,” said Coyle. “Every day I get to work on something that is going to help someone else, and that is a great feeling.”