Senate Legislation Would Expand Training Opportunities For Workers In Eastern CT
Mandated by legislation passed last year, "An Analysis of Eastern Connecticut's Job Losses & Workforce Needs" was submitted this month by the commissioners of the state Department of Economic and Community Development and the state Department of Labor.
State Sen. Cathy Osten cited the report last week while testifying in favor of a bill calling for $1.5 million "to expand training opportunities for workers in southeastern Connecticut seeking employment in, or employment transition to, the advanced manufacturing, health care and defense manufacturing fields."
Federal, State, and Regional Dignitaries Applaud Community Effort Led by EWIB and EASTCONN
The center is the first of its kind in the state and will bring together EASTCONN's adult education programs, such as GED and high school completion classes, employment skills and training with Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board's Manufacturing Pipeline, case management, and employment resources.
All 14 Enrollees in Grasso Tech Welding Class to Receive Job Interviews
EB, which gives preference to pipeline graduates during hiring, has extended job offers to 148 pipeline participants, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney's office said Monday. Of those, 71 have accepted job offers.
Cites partnership with EWIB and local community colleges
Segment of Oct. 7, 2016 U.S. Rep. Courtney newsletter on his participation in Manufacturing Day 2016 events.
Initial Five Classes Achieve 92% Employment Rate
EWIB and dozens of other stakeholders have made great strides toward promoting potentially lucrative careers in advanced manufacturing via training and outreach programs. The first five classes of graduates from intensive training programs offered at Three Rivers Community College and Ella T. Grasso High School have enjoyed a 92 percent employment rate. And EWIB statistics show the local manufacturing workforce has experienced 9.2 percent growth since 2011.