Connecticut to help firms train their high-tech employees

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Real Story: Manufacturing In Connecticut

HARTFORD — The state of Connecticut is creating a two-year, $7 million program to help advanced manufacturing companies in training their workforce.

Under the program, companies are required to contribute matching funds in order to qualify for grants ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 per calendar year. Employers will be able to send their workers to a third party vendor, such as a community college or industry trade group, for skills enhancement.

The Department of Economic and Community Development will fund the worker training program through its $30 million Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund. The agency is working with the Department of Labor to administer the program.

Labor Commissioner Sharon Palmer said “gaining a competitive edge in today’s business world” requires workers to have their knowledge and expertise constantly upgraded.