Connecticut Green Jobs Partnership
The Connecticut Green Jobs Partnership is a grant program funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that offers tuition assistance and training opportunities for Connecticut jobseekers and businesses. Individuals seeking employment in careers in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other industries with a green focus may qualify for tuition assistance.
No-cost training is available to municipal building officials to prepare them for implementation of Connecticut’s new building codes and increase familiarity with green building technology. Businesses interested in sustainability practices, incorporating green technology into current practices, or providing additional knowledge and skills to incumbent workers may also benefit from the Partnership’s offerings.
For more information about this initiative, contact Kim Andy.
CWP EnergyConsGreen Construction Welding Course
Workforce Solutions Collaborative of Metro Hartford Implementation Grant
A recent project of the consortium funded by the Workforce Solutions Collaborative of Metro Hartford is designed to implement strategies for building Connecticut’s energy career pipeline. Action items include:
- Strengthening and expanding the Connecticut Energy/Utility Workforce Partnership (EUWP), with a focus on increasing the educational and skill development of lower-income workers to meet current and future workforce needs
- Surveying companies, municipalities, and the public sector to define energy-related workforce needs
- Providing greater access to worker support services
- Working with the Connecticut Department of Labor, Capital Workforce Partners, and the State Energy Sector Partnership to build energy career ladders
- Promoting a learning network for service delivery organizations
- Establishing workforce readiness and related skills training leading to a recognized workforce credential
- Implementing an entry-level electric/gas utility worker training program in collaboration with Northeast Utilities.
For more information about this program, contact Deb Presbie at CBIA.