EWIB, based out of Franklin, CT, is a non-profit agency that oversees a network of workforce-related programs, including the operation of the region’s American Job Centers. Together, the Chamber and EWIB have a shared goal of growing eastern CT’s economy through workforce-related programs.
No single organization alone can solve the complex workforce and economic issues facing our region. However, by working together, partners in our region are making meaningful progress as we grow our most important asset: our dynamic workforce.
The Manufacturing Pipeline Program provides a training pipeline to develop skilled workers for Electric Boat (EB), the nearly 70 companies that make up the Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA), and other regional employers.
In just under three years, the program has placed more than 1,000 qualified candidates in jobs.
The initiative offers up to ten short-term classroom trainings, online training, and job search assistance. Curriculum for classroom training was developed by EB and EAMA in collaboration with Three Rivers Community College, Quinebaug Valley Community College, and the Community College of RI.
The Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline program is funded by Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board through a variety of state, private & philanthropic grant funds.