Discussion On Advanced Manufacturing Opportunities
Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, said she hopes programs like the Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline can be expanded under the Lamont-Bysiewicz administration.
78% of MPI placements had no prior manufacturing experience
The pipeline, which the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) launched in 2016, has placed 1,100 people in jobs since its inception, 82 percent at Electric Boat and the remainder at other area manufacturers.
Hartford Business Journal labels "A successful program"
The $50 million apprenticeship program approved by the legislature earlier this year was largely based on the pipeline program's success, officials said.
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.