CT looking to bond $50M to create more ‘job-ready’ citizens

Connecticut taxpayers could fund up to $50 million to train and certify as many as 10,000 eligible residents to fill job shortages in manufacturing, health care and construction, workforce development pros say. State lawmakers at the end of this year’s legislative session quietly authorized the “Apprenticeship Connecticut” initiative, which requires the state Department of Labor and workforce-development agencies in the Hartford area and statewide, to identify and make “job ready” thousands of unemployed and underemployed residents, ranging from teens to middle-agers, authorities say.


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