New Standard Institute has been selected to receive a Connecticut Quality Improvement Award (CQIA) Innovation Prize in the category of Education and Training. Other award recipients in this category are Fairfield University, Norwalk Community College, Praxair and the University of Hartford.
The Connecticut Quality Improvement Award (CQIA) is the nation's first state-level quality award using the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Performance Excellence and Innovation criteria in a campaign to advance innovative programs that improve quality, performance and marketplace competitiveness.
According to the CQIA, "the Innovation Prize is meant to stimulate interest in organizations to implement quality while fostering recognition of innovative improvements". Awards recognize manufacturing and service companies, health care, education, government and other not-for-profit organizations.
The Awards will be presented at the CQIA Twenty Third Annual Conference on Quality and Innovation on October 29, 2010, at Water’s Edge Resort in Westbrook, Connecticut.