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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.