Governor Lamont Forms Council to Ensure Businesses Have Access to the Best Trained Workers in the Country

1 Nov 2019

Executive Order Focuses on Coordinating the State’s Workforce Training Initiatives to Meet the Needs of 21st Century Jobs

Governor Ned Lamont announced that he has signed an executive order directing the creation of the Governor’s Workforce Council, a body that will be responsible for partnering with the business community and knocking down barriers among state government agencies so that Connecticut can have the most aligned, high-quality, and equitable workforce development system in the country.

The governor explained that his goal is to “reform a system designed to meet the needs of 20th century jobs and realign it for the 21st century. Connecticut rightly has a national reputation for its high quality, skilled workforce, and maintaining that standing is key to attracting new businesses and creating new, good paying jobs.”

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