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CWP in the News - Manufacturing looks to inner-city schools for workforce

The Hartford Business Journal's cover story this week focuses on the need to tap into our inner-city schools for the manufacturing workforce.  Both Tom Phillips and Board Member Lyle Wray are quoted in the article:

By Brad Kane:

To replace its aging and retiring workforce, Connecticut manufacturers must find an untapped cache of younger workers, and workforce development professionals say urban schools offer the best solution.

Connecticut's cities — Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury, New London and Bridgeport — have significantly younger populations than the suburbs or rural areas, offering a potentially large supply of workers to fill in gaps left by an industry with one of the oldest workforces in the state, said Thomas Phillips, president and CEO of Capital Workforce Partners in Hartford. Read More.