WorkinCT #CTConfident: ‘Skill Up for Manufacturing’ looks to quickly train people for jobs in manufacturing

17 Apr 2019

For Elyse Maldonado, her goal is a career in manufacturing.

After seeing her dad and other family members work in the business, she wanted a job that was hands-on.

“I just wanted to pursue my career and find something that I really wanted to do,” said Maldonado.

Dacien Jones spent several years in carpentry, but found himself in jobs that weren’t stable.

“This is a fresh start. It’s nothing to do with carpentry for the most part, so it’s refreshing,” said Jones.

Both Maldonado and Jones are now part of Skill Up for Manufacturing. It’s a free five-week program managed by the Workforce Alliance of South Central CT. Students spend six hours in classes five days a week at Gateway Community College in New Haven learning the skills needed to be placed in a manufacturing job.

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