Eastern Connecticut Manufacturing Pipeline to Expand Job-Training Opportunities

February 22, 2019

Creating jobs and expanding Connecticut's workforce are some of my top priorities, so I am pleased to let you know that Eastern Connecticut Manufacturing Pipeline is expanding its job-training programs for our area through various partnerships, new laws and state funding. 

The Eastern Connecticut Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative provides no-cost training to address the hiring needs of Electric Boat, members of the Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance, and other manufacturers. 
 
Training is provided by Three Rivers Community College, Quinebaug Valley Community College, and Metrix Learning.
 
For job seekers, this program provides several options:

  • Short-term classroom training
  • Online manufacturing training
  • Job search assistance

For more information about the program, please click here.

If you are interested in applying for this program, please click here.
 
The manufacturing industry is a major component of Connecticut’s economy, and its workforce produces some of the industry’s most complex technologies, from jet engines to nuclear submarines.  Connecticut-based manufacturers employ over 154,700 private sector employees in Connecticut, according to a 2017 report from the Department of Labor.  In 2016, Connecticut manufacturers exported $14.4 billion in goods internationally.  As this field continues to grow, a skilled workforce is necessary to meet the industry’s demands. 

I have also partnered with my colleagues in the legislature to introduce legislation that ensures Connecticut's students receive high-quality skills training to meet the evolving needs of Connecticut's workforce.  To read the proposal, click here.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact my office at the Capitol at 1-800-842-8267 or email me at Linda.Orange@cga.ct.gov.  Don't forget to like my Official Facebook Page for news and legislative updates! 

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