$6.7 Million for Healthcare Worker Training
U.S. Department of Labor – Ready to Work Partnership Grant –
Nearly $6.7 Million for Workforce Training in North Central CT
for Careers in Healthcare / Health IT
Monday, November 10th – 1pm
Hospital for Special Care, 2150 Corbin Avenue, New Britain, CT
Was a Press Conference with Senators Blumenthal and Murphy and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty where there was an opportunity to learn what this investment will bring to workers, healthcare organizations and the communities in North Central Connecticut.
Training provided by: Capital, Asnuntuck, Manchester and Tunxis Community Colleges as well as Charter Oak State College and Central CT State University (CCSU)
Career coaching and CWP's FIRST Program ( Focused Intensive Re-employment Success Training) – at the region's American Job Centers will help get the long-term unemployed back to work*
Employer Partners: Metro Alliance for Careers in Health, Bristol Hospital, Eastern CT Health Network (ECHN), Hartford Hospital, Johnson Memorial Medical Center, VNA HealthCare, Inc. and SMC Partners. Additional partner: the One-Stop CTWorks / American Job Center network.
About Capital Workforce Partners:
Capital Workforce Partners is a regional workforce investment board serving 37 municipalities in North Central Connecticut. The board coordinates comprehensive programs for job seekers and employers, and its mission is to leverage public and private resources to produce skilled workers for a competitive regional economy. For more information about Capital Workforce Partners, visit www.capitalworkforce.org or call 860.522.1111.
About the Grant:
On October 15, 2014 the U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of nearly $170M in Ready to Work Partnership grants to help long-term unemployed Americans find work. North Central Connecticut's Capital Workforce Partners was awarded $6,695,685. The Ready to Work Partnership initiative is to support and scale innovative collaborations between employers, nonprofit organizations and federal job training programs to help connect ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs. Grants, ranging from $3 million to $10 million, were awarded to 23 partnerships to serve individuals in 20 states and Puerto Rico. * A small portion of training funds will also be assigned to training existing workers in healthcare facilities.