HARTFORD, CT -- Lamont signed an executive order creating the Governor’s Workforce Council, an effort to deliver on a campaign promise to bring new methods and energy to workforce development, a buzzword that suggests a holistic approach to what once was called job training. It is tasked with expanding the workforce, then matching supply with significant demand. Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Presidetn Jay Williams was appointed one of twenty-three council members.
HARTFORD, CT -- Eastern Connecticut manufacturing jobs grew four times as fast as the rest of the state between 2015 and 2019, the Connecticut Business & Industry Association is reporting. Two-thirds of all statewide manufacturing job growth during that period took place in the eastern region's 41 communities, ranging from Lyme to Stonington in the south to Union and Thompson in the north.
DANBURY, CT -- A city-wide collaborative focused on helping lower-income residents build better lives has been awarded a $22,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF).
NORWALK, CT -- Underscoring their commitment to collaboratively support public agencies and non-profit organizations striving to close education, workforce and other opportunity gaps in Connecticut, the founding members of the Collective Impact Opportunity Fund today announced the initial distribution of grants from the Fund — bestowing $1,032,000 to 10 organizations serving the region.
HARTFORD, CT -- Eversource held an incredibly successful employee clothing drive and made a financial contribution to support Dress for Success.
BRIDGEPORT, CT -- The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $20,000 grant to Housatonic Community College Foundation to support women who are interested in pursuing a career in the manufacturing industry.