Friday, February 02, 2018

Manufacturing Talent Pipeline Workshop to be Held After Middlesex Chamber’s February 26 Breakfast Meeting

(Middletown, CT) Rick Morin, Chairman of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that a Manufacturing Forum entitled “Building Solutions to the Talent Gap and Opportunities for Connecticut Manufacturers,” will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel Cromwell. The informational forum is focused on manufacturers’ workforce challenges is presented by the Middlesex Chamber, the Connecticut Department of Labor and the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship Training.

This informational forum helps employers discover available funding opportunities and financial incentive programs including Manufacturing Innovation Fund initiatives. Partnership opportunities with Connecticut educators to help meet workforce needs are also discussed. There are many incentives, training programs, and services the Department of Labor can offer at no cost to a business. Companies who have successfully taken advantage of Connecticut's Apprenticeship program to develop a competitive workforce will be on hand to discuss their success in working with the program.

“Developing a strong talent pipeline to our manufacturing sector is crucial to build on success in future years. We look forward to hearing the many strategies to recruit, train, and continue to develop talent in manufacturing. I would like to thank Program Manager Todd Berch at Connecticut Department of Labor/Office of Apprenticeship Training for working with us on this important forum,” said President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Larry McHugh.

The forum will directly follow Middlesex Chamber’s February Member Breakfast Meeting with Matthew Bromberg, President of Military Engines at Pratt & Whitney. The Member Breakfast Meeting will be held at the Radisson Hotel Cromwell, 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, with networking beginning at 7 a.m., breakfast buffet opens at 7:30 a.m., and the meeting program, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Registration to both the breakfast and the forum are available on For more information contact Middlesex Chamber Vice President Jeff Pugliese at

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