Office of Workforce Strategy
Project Title: Strengthening Sectoral Partnerships Initiative
Region (applicant-defined)/State(s) or territory served: State of Connecticut
Phase (applicant-defined): Phase 1 - System Development
Award Amount: $23,930,442
Key Industry / Industries: Manufacturing; Healthcare; Information Technology, Bio-medical
Project Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)
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With the Good Jobs Challenge investment, the Strengthening Sectoral Partnerships Initiative will train and place thousands of workers – particularly from historically-underserved communities – in high-demand jobs in four priority sector areas: manufacturing, information technology, healthcare, and biomedicine. The project will pursue a robust, statewide approach to the Good Jobs theory of change through several sector partnerships with workforce boards and chambers of commerce from across the state serving as backbone organizations. In order to design training systems that are employer-led, the awardee has secured over 50 employer letters of commitment, including from General Dynamics - Electric Boat, Yale New Haven Health, and Hartford Healthcare.
The project narrative included above is what was submitted by the applicants. The final EDA-approved scope of work may differ.