Manufacturing

Eastern Connecticut Manufacturing Pipeline Program

Your Pipeline to Success

The Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative was featured on News Channel 8

Like working with your hands and building things? Looking for a well-paying career?

Free Manufacturing Training Programs

We offer free, customized non-credit programs in Welding, Design Engineering, Outside Machining and Intro to Manufacturing for eligible students through the Eastern Connecticut Manufacturing Pipeline. Developed to address the massive need for skilled trades workers at Electric Boat and Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA) companies, these short-term (6-8 weeks long) training programs are available to unemployed and underemployed workers unable to attend longer-term training. The course curriculums are developed by Three Rivers with Electric Boat and EAMA input.

Courses taught by Three Rivers Faculty

Courses are taught by Three Rivers Community College faculty at Ella Grasso Technical School in Groton. To date, hundreds of people have been trained through this program and are now working for Electric Boat and EAMA manufacturers. See the story of one of our students here.

Benefits during the training

Accepted students may receive conditional offers of work from the manufacturers based on their successful completion of the program. Students also receive support from the American Job Centers staff, helping them access supportive services while in classroom training to reduce barriers to enrollment and completion. Examples include: travel reimbursement, daycare assistance, and required books, tools, and clothing. Additionally, there is a cash stipend awarded to participants for successful completion of classroom training benchmarks.

Apply Online

If you or someone you know is interested in this training and is underemployed or unemployed, apply online at: http://www.ewib.org/pipeline. EWIB, the Eastern  Connecticut Workforce Investment Board, and the American Jobs Centers handle the application process for Pipeline programs at Three Rivers. Applicants will be assessed for basic and occupational skills to determine if they are ready for this training, or if they should take an intensive two-week Education Refresher course, or be referred to the American Job Center.

Remember, there is no cost to trainees. All expenses are covered.

Have questions? Read more at EWIB’s Frequently Asked Questions or call (860) 215-9028.

The groups that make the Manufacturing Pipeline possible

The Eastern Connecticut Manufacturing Pipeline is one of several workforce-related programs overseen and administered by the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB). The Pipeline program is funded by a 4-year, $6 million U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Innovation Grant (WIF) for Eastern Connecticut in partnership with the CT Department of Labor and EWIB.