English Language Learners Report

In 2014–15, the Latino Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving focused on the issue of English Language Learners (ELL)* through a series of forums. This report examines what they learned and highlights the opportunities and the challenges of increased cultural and linguistic diversity.

The Status of Women in Connecticut's Workforce

The Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) has released a new research report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) titled: “The Status of Women in Connecticut’s Workforce.”

Increasing Awareness of Technical-Based Career Pathways

BRISTOL, CT -- Main Street Community Foundation, serving the central Connecticut communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott, has joined with local Individuals, groups and businesses to increase awareness of technical-based career pathways in order to enhance students’ success, alleviate the shortage of skilled technical workers and increase employment opportunities in those communities.

How a Public/Private Partnership Brought $30 Million and 6,650 Jobs to Connecticut

This report describes the significant challenges and innovative solutions of the partnership that successfully secured millions in federal stimulus funds for the state in 2010 and 2011. The state’s philanthropic community, government representatives and nonprofit advocates partnered to leverage the funds through the Emergency Contingency Funds of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

Monday, July 20, 2020
Governor Lamont Launches State Workforce Development Unit Focused on Building the Nation's Strongest Talent-To-Jobs Pipeline

HARTFORD, CT -- Governor Ned Lamont today announced the creation of the Connecticut Workforce Development Unit – a state office that will be responsible for developing workforce policy, utilizing data to set a vision for the workforce pipeline, and coordinating the state’s workforce ecosystem around a common strategy and set of goals.