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Manufacturing Pipeline Program Receives National Recognition

"Employment & Training Reporter" Cites Program Results

"As an eastern Connecticut manufacturing workforce initiative nears 1,000 job placements in under three years, it met a sustainability milestone -- an economic development package included $8 million to further efforts..."

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Electric Boat and the State of Connecticut Announce Partnership

$8 million targeted for workforce development programs like the Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative

The DECD will also provide EB an $8 million grant to be spent on third-party workforce development initiatives through community colleges, technical high schools, and organizations in Connecticut, such as the Eastern [CT] Workforce Investment Board to benefit the company and its manufacturing supply chain, according to the governor's office.

 

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U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta To Visit Region

Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative Will Be The Focus Of His Visit

Sen. Murphy "secured the commitment" from Acosta during a hearing of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee on Thursday, his office announced in a news release.

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State Senate Bill Targets Funding For Pipeline Programs

Bill proposes to provide $10 million over five years

"The Navy needs to know, if Electric Boat is granted these contracts, that they are able to fulfill the contracts by having a skilled workforce," [CT Senator Heather] Somers said Tuesday, testifying in support of Senate Bill 444 at a a hearing of the Commerce Committee.

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EWIB Elects New Board of Directors

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.

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