Capital Area Pipeline Partnership (CAPP)

The CAPP comprises three regional employer-led industry sector partnerships: Advanced Manufacturing Employer Partnership (AMEP), Metro Hartford Alliance for Careers in Health Care (MACH), and the Jobs Funnel Construction & Transportation Partnership (Funnel).

CAPP’s vision consists of a North Central Connecticut employer-led partnership of industry sector partnerships and strategic partners who will accelerate effective skills training and education systems and strategies to meet engaged employers’ needs for skilled workers, emphasizing in-demand middle-skill jobs with practical career pathways. Over the past several years CWP has partnered effectively with these employers to organize, support and sustain robust industry sector partnerships focused on meeting employers’ demand for skilled workers, collaborating with a wide range of effective committed training providers and community partners in the North Central Region.

CWP has been integrally involved in creating, supporting and sustaining these various industry sector partnerships from their beginnings, including close collaboration with Workforce Solutions Collaborative of Metro Hartford (WSCMH), a funders collaborative investing strategically in developing the region’s employer-driven industry sector partnerships. AMEP is co-convened by Capital Workforce Partners and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, and chaired by Glenn Ford, CEO of Phoenix Corporation. MACH is co-convened by CWP and WSCMH and chaired by Nancy Martone. The Jobs Funnel is convened by CWP and chaired by Joe Toner, the President of the Greater Hartford-New Britain Building and Construction Trades Council.

This CWP-supported collaboration has established the infrastructure of a responsive regional workforce system, anchored in multiple accessible American Jobs Center (AJC) locations in key communities across the region, with the capacity to close the regional skills gap, prepare skilled workers to meet current and anticipated future demand, grow the regional economy and promote financial security for workers and their families. These North Central regional partnerships have benefitted from implementing nationally-recognized standards of practice around employer-led sector partnerships developed in collaboration with WSCMH as an implementation site with the National Fund for Workforce Solutions – unique in Connecticut.

CAPP initiatives are employer-led and collaboratively designed, and currently include implementation of the Apprenticeship Connecticut Initiative (ACI), which comprises Pre-Apprenticeship and credential-based training in the Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Construction sectors, as well as partnership with the Hartford Work Based Learning Network to provide Work-Based Learning opportunities to youth in alignment with established and emerging career pathways and a core set of WBL Competencies.

CAPP partners are also critically involved in the implementation of various COVID-19 recovery initiatives including programs supported through the Workforce Training Innovation Fund, Dislocated Worker Disaster Relief Program, and the CARES Act Youth Employment Program.


The Metro-Hartford Alliance for Careers in Health (MACH) is an industry sector partnership with the mission of identifying and responding to workforce development policy issues for entry level and middle skill positions in the healthcare industry. MACH is an employer-driven, employer-led table that meets quarterly to address the workforce needs of healthcare institutions in North Central Connecticut. Members support strategic initiatives that bridge the gap between training programs and job placement efforts, ensuring that healthcare providers have access to a highly qualified workforce.

The MACH partnership is further developing and supporting workforce pipeline efforts to prepare qualified entry-level workers for job placement in healthcare. The need for short-term training in industry-based certificate programs is critical for regional healthcare employers. New efforts are also underway to prepare community health care workers and those in other occupations to qualify for pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship opportunities.

MACH receives funding from Workforce Solutions, a funders’ collaborative.

If you would like more information about MACH or wish to join, please contact Daniel Garewski at 860-899-3453.


The Advanced Manufacturing Employers Partnership (AMEP) is an employer led consortium that supports initiatives to grow and enhance the manufacturing talent pipeline for aerospace and other manufacturers in North and Central Connecticut. It is a prime venue for manufacturing employers to come together to share ideas, express challenges, and influence workforce development initiatives. AMEP has a core focus on the manufacturing talent needs of advanced manufacturing employers, primarily aerospace in support of the supply chain of small-medium size manufacturers centered around Pratt and Whitney.

Each quarterly meeting brings together speakers on current topics such as apprenticeship, manufacturing innovation, and workforce forecasting.  Participating employers have first-hand access to state and federal programs that offer financial support aimed at helping businesses succeed and grow.

AMEP receives funding from Workforce Solutions, a funders’ collaborative and is co-convened by Capital Workforce Partners (CWP) and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT).

If you would like more information about AMEP or wish to join, please contact Daniel Garewski at 860-899-3453.

Jobs Funnel

The Jobs Funnel Construction Partnership focuses on supporting pre-apprenticeship programming in the Building and Licensed Trades in collaboration with numerous local and regional labor organizations including the Greater Hartford-New Britain Building Trades Council. The Jobs Funnel has a successful long-term track record working with non-traditional populations to provide pre-apprenticeship training leading to apprenticeship opportunities and good jobs.

If you would like more information about the Jobs Funnel or would like to join, please contact Yolanda Rivera at 860-899-3448.

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