The NRWIB has been successful in its application (in conjunction with State DOL and two other WIBs) to US DOL for funds to train and place, through OJTs, unemployed participants in two industry sectors. Using its existing extensive network of partnerships in both construction/deconstruction industry and manufacturing, the NRWIB has been awarded $1.1M. In relation to the Brownfield Remediation Training, the plethora of Brownfield sites in the region, and statewide, will require the services skilled environmental technologists for years to come. Training to secure State of CT Lead and Asbestos licenses will be provided to 50 participants.
The field of manufacturing posts hundreds of job openings statewide and many of those position are concentrated in the Northwest Region. Through the Smaller Manufacturers’ Association, a variety of Chambers of Commerce, Manufacturing Councils (Danbury, Waterbury & the Northwest Chamber), manufacturers of all sizes- from international syringe maker B-D to small niche supply chain companies- work with the NRWIB to address the shortage of skilled workers. Advanced Manufacturing training through the Community College system and the Manufacturing Alliance Service Corp will prepare NEG participants for entry into the manufacturing sector.
The link to the grant is here: Gov. Malloy: State Receives $3.3 Million Federal Grant to Train Workers for High-Demand Jobs