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Governor Rell: Federal Grant Provides More Job Training Opportunities for the Unemployed

For immediate release
August 7, 2010

CONTACT: Rich Harris, 860-524-7313 
rich.harris@ct.gov

Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that Connecticut is receiving $673,776 in federal funds to help match unemployed individuals with companies through an on-the-job training (OJT) program.

 

“These funds allow us to put more people directly into the workplace at both large and small businesses so that they can gain the skills needed for long-term employment,” Governor Rell said. “The popular program is an important collaboration of the state, employers and local training centers to put people back to work.”

 

The funds will be administered by the state Department of Labor, which will contract with four of the state’s Workforce Investment Boards to provide short-term, on-the-job training opportunities to unemployed individuals.

 

State labor officials say the state’s CTWorks Centers have seen a steady increase in interest for OJT and, as a result, the Workforce Boards have waiting lists for the program. The federal funds will now allow more people to participate.


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