Jemiel Rose from Connecticut Colleges and State Colleges and Universities shared information on Eastern Connecticut's pre-apprenticeship program with Electric Boat. 

He gave details about the program’s design and curriculum, employer engagement strategies, partnerships, support services, placement, and participant career pathways. The program targets participants with no prior manufacturing experience. As a result of completing the program, participants gain the baseline industry recognized skills and behaviors needed for apprenticeship program placement and success. After the presentation grantees discussed:

  • Strategies for developing and sustaining pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs
  • Leveraging the resources and services of WIBs and AJCs to connect to the under employed population.
  • Establishing employer engagement
  • Cultivating Employer engagement through right thinking and effective communication

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