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Connecticut Youth Employment Program Expands by $2 Million

Officials hope for an increase of jobs with community health organizations

"For EWIB, its share will go to the Summer Youth Employment Program."

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Workforce Board President Steps Down

Beauregard received high praise in his career

“John Beauregard’s 30-year tenure as head of what is now called the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board started after the Cold War, with a nationwide recession and massive layoffs at Electric Boat, and it ended during another recession but with ramped-up hiring at EB . . . The new president and CEO is Mark Hill . . . [who] has been chief operating officer at EWIB for the past five years.”

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Governor Lamont Announces Statewide Launch of Free Online Job Training Program for Unemployment Claimants

During COVID-19 Emergency, SkillUp CT Allows Jobseekers to Upgrade Skills From Their Own Homes

"Based on a successful model implemented by the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board, it is being offered through Connecticut’s five regional workforce development boards."

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EWIB Receives National Workforce Board Award for Partnership

MPI cited amongst 550 national boards

The program was singled out for its impact on employers, jobseekers, and the community at large.

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U. S. Rep. Joe Courtney Hosts EWIB President/CEO John Beauregard For State Of The Union Address

Strong recognition for the success of the MPI and other EWIB programs

U.S. Rep. Courtney worked with EWIB and its partners to secure a $6M grant from the U.S. Dept. of Labor (1 of only 6 nationally) to get the Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative (MPI) up and running. "Since then, the program has flourished alongside our state's burgeoning manufacturing sector, and in the last year Electric Boat reported that they had already made over 1,000 hires directly from the pipeline."

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