Federal, State and Regional Dignitaries Praise the Program
"'I am where I am today because of the pipeline,' said one recent EB hire, Ricardo Jimenez. He said he worked a variety of jobs in restaurants and retailing, and saw no future in them. He applied to Electric Boat and was sent to the pipeline program at QVCC before being hired. 'I can see a life for me and my family,' Jimenez said.
Supports the strong growth in advanced manufacturing in the region
"Across the last three years, MPI has provided a $100 million investment into Connecticut by virtue of its eclipsing 1,300 job placements, according to the study."
A look into how the MPI connects job-seekers with employers
Program cited for "wildly surpassing" expectations.
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.