Collaboration Among Community Stakeholders Cited As Key To The Program Results
This bold and innovative initiative provides solutions to several urgent issues facing eastern Connecticut. The workforce program supplies trained and vetted employees to fill the roster for EB and its supply-chain vendors in Connecticut. EB already has hired several thousand more people to design and build two submarines a year for the Navy. In the coming years, EB estimates it will need to hire several thousand more skilled tradesmen to replace retirees and to meet the increased production demand.
Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative Highlighted For It's 1,000+ Placements
For he employers who are trying to fill the increasing number of manufacturing jobs being created in this region and throughout the state, American Job Center East is a way to grow the state's workforce.
Grand Opening Includes Grand Annoucements
As officials celebrated the grand opening of a new job center here, a local initiative that funnels trained candidates into local manufacturing positions also got a boost.
Quality of Instructors and Support Services in the Program Cited as Key Factors
It's already happening locally -- participation in the Eastern Connecticut Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative exceeds national and state averages in the four main skilled trades of the program.
Pilot Program At Norwich Free Academy Begins In June
The Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board, using grant money awarded to the state Department of Labor and in partnership with manufacturing employers, community colleges and other partners in the region, has implemented the Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative program for nearly three years with considerable success.