Legislature’s Manufacturing Caucus Backing Key Bills
Finding enough skilled workers is a major challenge for Connecticut’s manufacturers and this week the legislature’s bipartisan Manufacturing Caucus endorsed several proposals that aim to meet that test.
After hearing from many of the state’s manufacturers, particularly small and midsize companies, the caucus threw its support to combine measures that strengthen the state’s apprenticeship programs (SB 1053 and SB 1079).
They also are backing a measure to enhance technical education in the state (SB 868) and another that helps manufacturers with an innovative program to improve their production processes (SB 1021). In addition, the group recommended that funding be restored to incumbent work training programs.
Caucus members said they believe that strengthening manufacturers and keeping them competitive is critical to growing Connecticut’s economy and getting people back to work.
The Manufacturing Caucus was created in 2012 and is dedicated to supporting policies that increase the competitiveness of Connecticut manufacturers.
For more information, contact CBIA’s Bonnie Stewart at 860.244.1925 or email@example.com.
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