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Randy Lockwood of Platinum Fitness pushes community aspect of training

“None of our programs in our gym have contracts,” Lockwood explained. “If you don’t want to be here, I don’t want you here."

Making the leap from college campus to the workplace

Another trend that impacts the workplace is the erosion of corporate loyalty. While that problem took root before millennials were entering the workforce, it has been accelerated by a new wave of graduates for whom job-hopping is the only way to approach a career.

HCC receives grant for skilled training

Health and IT fields are the targeted areas of employment.

Danbury health center receives $112K grant

The Community Health Center of Greater Danbury has received a $112,000 federal grant to help support the training of primary care physicians.

NCC, colleges land $12m grant

Norwalk Community College and six other schools landed $12 million in DOL funds to train workers for health careers.

An American comeback for manufacturing

From his vantage point in Westchester County’s business community, Leonard “Len” Vallender saw his industry neglected for years and all but disappear as the...

Health career academy born in Bridgeport

The WorkPlace secured nearly $10 million in funding to train people for careers in the health care industry.

In brief

News from around Fairfield County and Connecticut.

Housatonic debuts training program

While Connecticut was shut out of $500 million in training funds, Housatonic Community College established its own program.

Danbury Hospital shooting spurs new guidelines

After a 2010 shooting at Danbury Hospital, institutions across the state face new workplace violence requirements.

100 99ers on tap for training

The Workplace is enlisting companies to hire 100 area residents who have exhausted their unemployment benefits.

Bridgeport in brief

Business news and notes from around Bridgeport.

Selling Bridgeport – and its brownfields

A range of elected and private sector individuals are working to galvanize redevelopment of Bridgeport’s brownfields.

Students get lesson in high-tech manufacturing

Local companies were at Norwalk Community College April 1 to teach hundreds of area high-school students about careers in high-tech manufacturing.

Workplace program takes on ‘99ers’

The Workplace Inc. is dedicating resources to getting the long-term unemployed back to work.