Foundation for America and HCC Bring Makership Back to America

Well-known actor and U.S. manufacturing advocate John Ratzenberger met with young people at Housatonic Community College (HCC) in Bridgeport. The visit by Ratzenberger, a Bridgeport native, is part of the launch of the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame at HCC.

John also appeared upstairs at the Hampshire House above the Cheers bar on Beacon Street in Boston, with hopes to build support for training young people in skilled jobs like carpentry and manufacturing, a movement he described as “nothing less than the second American revolution.

The former TV sitcom star said he’s hoping his non-partisan foundation will be able to raise money to support school districts and non-profit organizations around the country to teach kids trade skills that are disappearing from the workforce, and hopes to gain enough publicity to catapult the issue into the national spotlight during the 2016 presidential election.

For more information, read this article on and this article from the Shelton  Herald.