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Gov. Lamont Announces Commencement of CareerConneCT

Kelli-Marie Vallieres, Chief Workforce Officer, OWS Mary Ellen Jukoski, President, Three Rivers Community College Rep. Joe Courtney, US Congress CT – 02 Ben Stang, SVP Connecticut Director of Healthcare Workforce Development Judi Hahn, Executive Director of Nursing Professional Practice, Yale New Haven Health Governor Lamont Secretary Marty Walsh Terrance Cheng, President, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities John Maduko, President, CT State Community College

(GROTON, CT) – Gov. Ned Lamont today announced the commencement of 19 job training programs funded by CareerConneCT, a $70 million program designed to support getting individuals in Connecticut whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19 back to work.

These statewide and regional programs will provide short-term job training through industry-recognized credentials that create pathways to employment in high-quality, in-demand careers.

“CareerConneCT is a key pillar of the Governor’s Workforce Council plan to build an equitable, demand-driven workforce system that provides high-quality employment for all residents,” Mark Argosh, chair of the Governor’s Workforce Council, said. “Employers have made hiring commitments for more than 6,000 positions in our highest growth sectors including manufacturing, health care, information technology, life sciences, business services, financial services, and clean energy.”

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