A 4-year, $6 million US Department of Labor Workforce Innovation Grant (WIF) for Eastern Connecticut. The Eastern Connecticut Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative will implement and bring to scale customized training programs that will help to address a massive need for skilled trades workers at Electric Boat and other Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA) members by providing a short-term training option to unemployed and underemployed workers unable to attend longer-term training.
The Pipeline Initiative will assess the basic and occupational skills of program applicants and those deemed ready for occupational training will complete a short-term work-based customized training course based on Electric Boat and EAMA curriculum input. Pipeline Initiative staff will provide case management to all participants, helping participants access supportive services, stipends, and leverage needs-based payments to reduce barriers to training enrollment and completion.
If you have someone that may be interested in any of this training that is underemployed or unemployed, they can visit EWIB’s portal and apply online at: http://www.ewib.org/ . Interested applicants can click the Get Trained! Eastern Connecticut Manufacturing Pipeline Get a Job! Link and apply. The application will be setup to go right to the American Job Centers. This is no-cost to trainees – everything is covered.