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While Signing Bill on Workforce Development, Lamont Announces Regional Tech Collaborative

  • Governor Ned Lamont announces the formation of the Capital Area Tech Partnership, a collaboration of more than 50 technology companies
  • Training programs aligned with the partnership will prepare workers for entry-level jobs in high-demand fields
  • Sector collaborations are employer driven, and the partnership does not currently have any state funding

Summary by Dirk Langeveld

During a bill signing ceremony for legislation advancing his workforce development goals, Governor Ned Lamont announced the formation of a new regional sector partnership consisting of more than 50 technology companies.

The Capital Area Tech Partnership is the result of a partnership between the Connecticut Office of Workforce Strategy, Capital Workforce Partners, MetroHartford Alliance, regional IT technology businesses and industries, and training and education partners. It builds on the 2020 strategic plan developed by the Governor’s Workforce Council, identifying regional sector partnerships as a best practice for training workers and creating career pathways.

  • Such collaborations are employer-driven, and to date the state has not contributed any funding to the Capital Area Tech Partnership
  • Training programs aligned with the partnership are currently in development to provide skill-based training aimed to open up entry-level job opportunities in high-demand fields such as IT support, cloud services, data management, and cybersecurity
  • The bill signed at the ceremony aims to improve workforce development opportunities for students and workers, support growth, and better position Connecticut in the IT, artificial intelligence, and Industry 4.0 economy

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