Aresimowicz Applauds Pratt & Whitney Expansion Announcement

September 16, 2016

House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D – Berlin/Southington) is applauding Pratt & Whitney’s Friday morning announcement that the company is committed to staying in Connecticut and is planning to expand their facilities and hire close to 8,000 jobs in the state.

“Pratt & Whitney’s announcement to significantly expand their facilities and work force in Connecticut is great news for our state and our economy. Their investment is a testament to the steps we are taking to help make Connecticut more attractive to businesses and reinforces our strategy of bringing businesses, educators, and government leaders together to invest in our technical schools and improve our workforce training programs to better meet the needs of employers,” said Aresimowicz.

This past Legislative Session, Aresimowicz worked with House Minority Leader Themis Klarides (R – Derby) to create and pass legislation that establishes partnerships between the Commissioner of Education and the manufacturing industry in order to encourage students to consider careers in manufacturing. The bill aims to strengthen Connecticut’s workforce development pipeline by making sure the state knows (1) how many trained workers in manufacturing are needed to meet the demands of businesses in the state, (2) how many students Connecticut has the capacity to train, and (3) how to effectively advertise these career opportunities to students in middle and early high school grades.

Press Release: Aresimowicz Applauds Pratt & Whitney Expansion Announcement