October 9, 2018

CT seeks mobile manufacturing training partner

PHOTO | Steve Laschever
PHOTO | Steve Laschever
ACMT employee Joel Maldonado working on the shop floor.

Connecticut wants a collaborator who can set up a mobile manufacturing training lab to update and expand the skills of new and incumbent production workers.

The state Department of Labor and state Manufacturing Innovation Fund (MIF) on Tuesday issued a request for proposals for a mobile manufacturing training lab that aims to train both existing manufacturing workers and young newcomers.

It is an extension of efforts in Connecticut's public and private manufacturing sector to equip older and younger workers with the skills -- 3D printing, additive and advanced manufacturing, production quality control, etc. -- most in demand in today's sector, officials said.

Bidders will be responsible not only for the training regimen, but also for buying, operating and maintaining the mobile vehicle, authorities said. The application deadline is Nov. 7.

"... We have real employment opportunities in the advanced manufacturing sector – and a real need for skilled workers to fill those positions,'' Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said in a statement. "The mobile manufacturing training labs will be another important step toward ensuring Connecticut workers are ready to fill the jobs of the 21st century."

Interested applicants can find more information here.

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