Workforce

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Danbury Named As Finalist In Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2018 Mayors Challenge

DANBURY, CT -- Out of 320 applicants, the City of Danbury is one of 35 finalists in the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge, a nationwide competition that encourages city leaders to uncover bold, inventive ideas that confront the toughest problems cities face. Danbury’s application, led by the City of Danbury in partnership with United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC), rose to the top for our innovative approach to finding a solution to the lack of affordable childcare options for low-income families.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Braille Program to Offer York Inmates Job, Purpose

NIANTIC, CT -- The prison Braille program at York will be a partnership between the American Printing House for the Blind, Department of Correction and the state Department of Rehabilitation Services' Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind. The J. Walton Bissell Foundation of West Hartford awarded APH a $26,000 grant to buy computers and other equipment needed to launch the program, including a Perkins Braille embosser, translation software and Braille paper.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Hartford Selected to Participate in National Job Quality Initiative

HARTFORD, CT -- The National Fund for Workforce Solutions today announced that it is awarding $100,000 to Workforce Solutions of Metro Hartford to advance job quality strategies in the manufacturing and healthcare industries. The grants, made possible through The Prudential Foundation, will enable local employers to incorporate new skill development strategies and business practices that will improve their competitiveness and result in better jobs for workers.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Challenge Moves Forward for CT’s Working Cities

HARTFORD, CT -- In early 2018, up to five winning teams will be selected for larger Working Cities Challenge awards expected to be $450,000-$475,000 to implement their initiatives over a three-year period.

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