Chris Jewell Named As Chairman
The Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) of Directors convened earlier this month and selected their slate of officers for 2018.
EWIB Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative (MPI) Is A Critical Component
Workforce training programs have also been created outside of the company, namely the manufacturing pipeline developed by the Eastern [CT] Workforce Investment Board and the state's technical schools and community colleges.
EWIB Workforce Programs Are Making A Difference
"Among hurdles the company faces is a shortage of residents with the necessary manufacturing skills. To contend with that, the company has doubled its annual training budget to $40 million and is scooping up workers trained by the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board, a nonprofit that coordinates regional training programs."
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.