“Americans remain steadfast in their commitment to creating a strong, healthy, globally competitive manufacturing sector in the United Sates, no matter the prevailing winds.” Wall Street Journal: US Factories Buck Decline, J. Hagerty, 1/19/11
Manufacturing - Alive and Well in Connecticut
"Because the manufacturing sector is such a vital component of the Connecticut economy, businesses, policy leaders, and educators must work together to help create the next generation of manufacturing employees in the state."
CT Business and Industry’s, CBIA’s, 2011 survey of Connecticut’s Manufacturing Workforce
Manufacturers are Searching for Qualified Job Applicants
Fact: There are almost 5000 manufacturing companies in Connecticut
Fact: Connecticut manufacturing workers earn and average of $1,000 a week
Three of the state's community colleges have adopted Asnuntuck Community College's Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Program and are looking to fill their first classes starting August 2012. The program has been designed to train job seekers looking for manufacturing skills to meet the demands of manufacturers in the state.
For more information about the Advanced Manufacturing Program please contact the or visit the website of one of the participating community colleges.
Incumbent Worker Training Program
Incumbent Worker Training Funds may be available through Capital Workforce Partners, the North Central Workforce Investment Board, to companies focusing on Allied Health in the Greater Hartford area, to up grade skills of existing employees. The training must result in employee achievement of skills upgrades, increased wages or attainment of transferable skills to avoid a lay off. These funds can be applied for 50% of approved training costs.
Do You Qualify For Training Funds?
Find out more by contacting Dan Garewski at firstname.lastname@example.org