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The college has chosen to partner with Ancora Corporate Training, based in Arlington, Texas, to manage a portfolio of new courses within the skills training program, including web development, app development, mechatronics, wireless technician training and commercial driver's license (CDL) Class A training.
The new White Plains Education & Training Center will expand resources for short-term workforce training options.
Sikorsky is an exception to the workforce dilemma, according to its president, Paul Lemmo; the Stratford firm hired about 1,000 people last year and has added another 600 so far in 2021.
According to the group's latest survey, 80% of employers report difficulty finding and retaining employees and 35% say the labor shortage is the greatest obstacle to growth.
IBM's apprenticeship program was officially validated by the American Council on Education, paving the way for academic institutions to award up to 45 college credits...
"By upskilling and reskilling our residents, we can prepare them to capitalize on these great jobs to fuel growth in the Connecticut economy now and well into the future," declared the governor.
In collaboration with global education, nonprofit, government and employment agency organizations, IBM seeks to develop workforce skills for underserved populations in 12 countries and connect participants to career opportunities.
In addition to the state’s recent $5 million allocation for the program, $2.5 million is coming from Connecticut’s portion of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The governor called his proposal “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shape the future of Connecticut’s workforce and ensure it aligns with the needs of the post-pandemic, 21st century economy.”
The $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will help build career pathways in the information technology and advanced manufacturing sectors.
“It’s still dicey out there,” the governor told today's Economic Summit and Outlook forum, presented by the CBIA. “We’re not going to get our economy back until we can get people back to work.”
“We must continue the fiscal discipline of recent years that has seen revenue growth and a Rainy Day Fund that is now at historic highs," declared CBIA president and CEO Chris DiPentima.
“Workforce development begins in kindergarten," says Kelli Vallieres, executive director of the newly-formed Connecticut Workforce Development Unit. "By talking with them at such a young age about what they’re interested in, you can find the fire that sparks their interest."
“This pandemic has made this more relevant than ever," the governor said.
"Ten years from now, you’re going to see virtually all of the money in workforce development not coming from government, but from the private sector," said Carbone.