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Ward Leonard Receives Workforce Training Grant: Blumenthal Visits Facility

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THOMASTON, CT – Last week, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined managers, employees, and workforce development leaders at the Ward Leonard Electric facility, as well as aerospace components manufacturer Pegasus in Middletown, to spotlight a $10 million federal investment in Connecticut’s advanced manufacturing workforce. Connecticut’s Workforce Alliance and Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board were awarded $4.97 million and $5 million, respectively, by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Each company, in conjunction with local workforce development organizations, community colleges and chambers, will use these funds to train and hire workers in high-growth, competitive sectors. A report by the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness stated that manufacturing, including advanced manufacturing requiring increased levels of training and education, was Connecticut’s fourth largest hiring sector last year.

Blumenthal Visits Facility

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