A workforce development pilot partnership between Capital Workforce Partners (CWP) and Asnuntuck Community College (ACC) will have its official ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 6 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the new American Job Center (AJC) located on Asnuntuck’s campus, 170 Elm Street, Enfield CT.
The ceremony will be attended by U.S. Senator for the 2nd District Rep. Joe Courtney, Enfield Mayor Mike Ludwick, Connecticut Department of Labor Commissioner Scott Jackson, ACC President Jim Lombella, and CT State Colleges and University President Mark Ojakian.
This workforce development pilot partnership is expected to provide a synergistic opportunity to serve mutual employers and job seeker customers at a facility offering a full complement of workforce development and educational services. In working to close the state’s skills gap, Alex Johnson, President and CEO of Capital Workforce Partner, expressed “Our goal is to help businesses find, retain and grow talent, which will be greatly enhanced by this special partnership with Asnuntuck Community College.”
“Providing workforce services in our local communities has always been a priority for our agency, and having the American Job Center located on this busy and vibrant college campus offers new opportunities to deliver employment-related services to job seekers and employers, as well as students at the college who are just beginning their careers,” said Jackson.
The Enfield American Job Center’s partnership includes Capital Workforce Partners, the Department of Labor (DOL), the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) and other AJC service providers. The Center is located at ACC’s main campus location at 170 Elm Street and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It supports enhanced career development opportunities, increased job training capacity and improved access to an array of the college facilities and employment services, including workshops and career assistance. The partnership builds on CWP workforce development sector partnership work with the college on supporting healthcare and manufacturing employers with a quality workforce.
For more information, please call Pamela Tonello, Chief Program Officer at 860-522-1111.