Officials celebrate new job center in Montville, talk manufacturing gains

31 Jul 2018

Economic Development

Montville — As officials celebrated the grand opening of a new job center here, a local initiative that funnels trained candidates into local manufacturing positions also got a boost.

The Gawlicki Family Foundation has awarded a $450,000 grant to advance an expansion of the Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline initiative to high school students. The grant was announced Friday by Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board President John Beauregard during a celebration of the new American Job Center in Montville.

The pipeline, which began two and a half years ago, hit the 1,000 mark for job placements 42 days ago, Beauregard said.

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