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.
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.
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."