EWIB's Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative Identified As Solution
"Officials at small manufacturers say they are grateful for the support they get from training and educational programs through the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board, Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance and local high schools and community colleges."
460 Job Placements And A 94% Placement Rate Achieved Since April 2016
The program has logged 4,228 registrants and resulted in 460 job placements for a 94 percent job placement rate, according to the board.
Editorial from EB President Jeffrey Geiger Lauding the Program
The E/CT Mfg. Pipeline program, managed by EWIB, is a particularly effective collaboration. This initiative offers short-term classroom & online training & job search assistance for the un- or under-employed, preparing them to meet the hiring needs of EB & other local manufacturers. In just 6-months, the Pipeline received 4,000 applications for training.
EWIB-sponsored study reveals strong job growth
All but buried in the state Department of Labor's latest monthly employment report was a sentence about how the Norwich-New London Labor Market Area was the fastest growing LMA in the state, having added 1,200 jobs since February 2016.
Emphasis upon the criticaltiy of education and training programs
"At a minimum, we want to make sure funds (for education and training programs) aren't cut," said Bates, who is now deputy secretary of the state. "At a maximum, we want to double down on these important investments."