A Better Qualified Employee
RCNGM is working to build a more qualified and stronger workforce for manufacturing. Through our efforts, we are developing quality employees for Connecticut’s manufacturers.
ct APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM LAUNCHES
On July 23, 2015, Governor Daniel Malloy announced a new two year $7.8 million dollar workforce development initiative designed to bolster both classroom instruction and on-the-job training for apprentices in the state's manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Innovation Fund Apprenticeship Program will provide up to a maximum of $18,750 per apprentice for qualified employer sponsors through grants covering up to two years of wages as well as tuition reimbursement and industry credentialing costs.
Gov. Malloy described the program as an effort to "help residents find new jobs, provide employers with a new pool of workers, and align education and training with the needs of manufacturers."
Find out more program information and apply now through the Connecticut Department of Labor.
DID YOU KNOW?
1.5 to 4 Additional jobs – What each manufacturing job creates in other parts of CT’s economy
$1.35 – Amount generated in additional economic activity for every $1 spend in Manufacturing
In 2014, CBIA conducted a survey of manufacturers, updating the previous survey conducted on behalf of the RCNGM. The survey assessed manufacturers’ current needs, where manufacturers are finding workers, what positions are difficult to fill and where they see skill shortages and how that can be rectified. The survey was presented at a business conference sponsored largely by the RCNGM and attended by more than 250 manufacturers and educators.
Industry-based Educator Externships
Bringing relevancy into the classroom and updating educators’ skills have been critical goals of teacher externship programs. The COT-RCNGM has historically promoted bringing teachers into industry so that they can experience firsthand how advanced manufacturing has evolved over the years.