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Resource Development Associates, In Partnership With EPTAC, Increases Commitment to Electronics-Related Manufacturing With Programs Attracting Trainees From Across Four States

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December 20, 2018

Resource Development Associates, In Partnership With EPTAC, Increases Commitment to Electronics-Related Manufacturing With Programs Attracting Trainees From Across Four States


WATERTOWN, Conn., December 6, 2018 – Rich DuPont, president of Resource Development Associates (RDA) in Watertown, Conn., continues the company’s support of internationally-recognized EPTAC Corporation and its offerings with the opening of a newly-renovated and notably-enhanced certification training facility for the electronics-related industry at RDA’s offices in Watertown.


RDA’s focus is to provide companies in all industries with the tools, techniques, and skills that improve efficiencies of operations that keep them competitive in challenging and expanding markets. “RDA,” explained DuPont, “helps companies reduce operating costs. We look at high-cost areas that start with labor and energy.” By studying individual operations, RDA develops strategies that target programs and incentives that support pathways to sustained growth and stronger fiscal performance.


“The EPTAC training programs fit very well within RDA’s workforce development wheelhouse,” noted DuPont. “These programs improve the skill sets of employees seeking advancement or employment opportunities within electronics-based industries.” The newly-redesigned EPTAC training lab at RDA will support industry-needed skills in IPC Certifications, J Standard, PCB Fundamentals and Design, Hand Soldering, Rework and Repair, Inspection, Assembly, Cable & Wire Harness Technology and more.


“Because these training programs are so comprehensive, they are also attracting employers from outside the Connecticut area,” DuPont commented. “As a result, we are proud to be supporting local retailers, hotels and restaurants because we have trainees from companies across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey taking certification sessions at our downtown Watertown center.”


EPTAC President Mark Pilkington remarked, “We are excited about the continued efforts of Rich DuPont and his staff. Rich has relentless support for Connecticut’s industrial landscape and a support for EPTAC, which allows us to help provide the best possible offerings to meet all electronics-related applications and industries’ continued demands.”


In addition to workforce development, RDA provides comprehensive energy management services staffed and supported by electrical, mechanical and structural engineers, certified energy auditors and managers and other professionals with distinct experience in energy management conservation and procurement. RDA is registered as an approved contractor with Energize CT and CPACE to provide incentive-based financing programs for renewable energies including solar, combined heat and power, demand management and more. RDA has earned a widely recognized reputation for supporting businesses and manufacturing in Connecticut and is presently evaluating growth opportunities into Massachusetts. 


“Continuous improvement is a culture, and as such, is never-ending,” stated DuPont. “Programs and funding have shelf lives, and new programs are ever-evolving. Continuous improvement drives RDA’s ongoing ambitions to help businesses and employees to keep on task and take advantage of training programs that result in positive change. These programs allow business owners, and their teams, to do what they do best, while RDA helps them to do it better and with improved fiscal performance.”


EPTAC, the internationally-recognized world leader in solder training and IPC certification, provides professionals with the skills to accelerate their careers and businesses the talents to succeed in their ever-competitive industries. For over 30 years, EPTAC has been helping companies increase quality standards, improve productivity and maximize profits. Headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, EPTAC delivers the best training programs throughout established locations in the United States and Canada.


RDA services are almost always provided at no cost to the clients they serve. It is the relationships they have built within the private sector and agencies that RDA represents including the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board, CT Department of Labor, CT Department of Community and Economic Development, Departments of Education, Community Colleges and Universities, the Department of Energy and Environmental, Protection and more, that allow their business model to work to help grow businesses.


“Connecticut employers should also know that EPTAC’s programs at RDA can qualify for Incumbent Worker Training Grants,” concluded DuPont.


For additional information, contact Rich DuPont at Resource Development Associates at 860-417-2267,, or visit To learn more about EPTAC Corporation, visit, email to or telephone 800-643-7822.

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Photo caption: Resource Development Associates (RDA) President Rich Dupont stands inside one of RDA’s newly-enhanced electronics industry certification training classroom in the company’s Watertown, Connecticut offices.


Contacts: Rich Dupont, 860-417-2267,; Barbara Branagan-Mitchell 860-210-0149